Square Enix is hosting a 14-hour livestream to celebrate Final Fantasy XIV, and a couple of collaborations have been announced.
Square Enix is hosting a 14-hour livestream to celebrate Final Fantasy XIV, and a couple of interesting collaborations have been announced.
First and foremost, the Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will get another chance to make the game’s official Karaage Only Fried Chicken.
Delicious (I guess, but the original taste was good) nuggets will come in a special “Light and Dark Crystal Flavor.” It will actually contain two flavored layers, one will taste like dark petter, and the other will be flavored with light tartar sauce.
Of course, the taste has been better by the Final Fantasy XIV team.
For something a little more traditional, the game also gets a duo of traditional Daruma Dolls made by the prestigious Yoshida Daruma Company who have created them for over a century.
Pre-orders in Japan will be limited, as daruma will be hand-painted. No info was promised about an (unlikely) western release. The price will be 3500 yen (about $ 32).
The product is delivered with shiny eyes, as you traditionally have to paint your own.
You can check out both products in the gallery.
By the way, the new Final Fantasy XIV expansion Endwalker will be released on November 23, 2021 for PS5, PS4 and PC. A reference will be released tomorrow for PC, including the male viera character creation.
To see more about it, check out the revelation of the extended trailer and repair job, and that of the male viera, locations and release date.
You can also look at many official screenshots and art, the original announcement, lots of introductory details and the first official screenshots and art.
If you are not familiar with Final Fantasy XIV, it is currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5 and PC. The PS5 upgrade is offered free to those who own the PS4 version.
You can also read our recent interview with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, another with composer Masayoshi Soken, and our review of Shadowbringers.
We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the advent of Yoshida-san as a director and producer.