Square Enix is hosting a 14-hour livestream to celebrate Final Fantasy XIV, and a few collaborations have been announced.
Square Enix is hosting a 14-hour livestream to celebrate Final Fantasy XIV, and a few interesting collaborations have been announced.
First of all, the Japanese grocery chain Lawson gets another chance to create the game’s official Karaage Only Fried Chicken.
The delicious (I guess, but the original taste was good) nuggets come in a special “light and dark crystal flavor.” It actually includes 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-like Daruma Dolls made by the prestigious Yoshida Daruma Company that has been creating them for over a century.
Pre-orders in Japan will be limited as the daruma will be hand painted. No info was promised about an (unlikely) western release. The price will be 3,500 yen (about $ 32).
The product comes with shiny eyes, as you traditionally have to paint your own.
You can check both products in the gallery.
Incidentally, the new Final Fantasy XIV expansion Endwalker will be released on November 23, 2021 for PS5, PS4 and PC. A benchmark will be released tomorrow for PC, including the male creation of viera character.
To see more about it, check out the unveiling of the extended trailer and the fateful job and the male viera, locations, and release date.
You can also look at lots of 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 for 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 Yoshida-san as a director and producer.