Final Fantasy XIV Summer Festival To Bring Yukata Costumes

By Ishaan . July 27, 2012 . 11:00am

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer, Naoki Yoshida, says in his Letter from the Producer column, that he has four keywords in mind for the game—rebirth, challenge, reform, and “Final Fantasy”. The release of A Realm Reborn is a little while away, though. Until it’s released, patch 1.23, which went live this week, will be tiding current Final Fantasy XIV players over.


Patch 1.23 adds six new sidequests to the game, three Grand Company quests, and a Skirmish, which is a a battle against a powerful foe on one of two instanced isles—Locke’s Lie and Turtleback Island. You can find the complete 1.23 patch notes on the game’s forum.


Additionally, there’s going to be an in-game summer festival that Yoshida says will bring yukata costumes, and provides a look at a few of these.



“As you can see, in keeping with Japanese fashion, the yukata are kinda…short,” Yoshida writes. “I must apologize in advance to those who prefer traditional full-length types. You see, some people on the team have certain…inclinations. /lol”

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  • raitouniverse

    Do they… have to be so short? Damn you Square Enix

    • xavier axol

      yeah i can’t believe i’m saying this, but it should be a bit longer (that big ugly dude just ruins it) :-P

  • drproton

    “You see, some people on the team have certain…inclinations.”

    I chortled.

  • Damn, the thighs on the Roegadyns.  It makes me desire one so I could show the same to countless others!

  • ivanchu77

    The elf girl has some nice proportions

  • Guest


    • Such an insightful comment. I wish I had your wisdom sir.

      • Guest

        I’m sexy and you know it.

  • SuperSailorV

    If one were so inclined, you can even see the item names under Achievements in-game!

  • Kitestwinblades

    Needs more watermelon Smashing! Glad to see MMO’s are supplying clothes for the season… If not an entire Festival XD more than welcomed. 

    I’m more of fan for halloween and christmas mods/updates. Anything as simple as pumpkins and snow to as epic as themed monsters and items(or is that backwards? xD). I think I’ll join early fall to see how far the game goes. That and to see how much its changed overall. Should be interesting.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Short…… better!!!^_^

  • Setsu Oh

    WELL I DO PREFER THE LONG ONES; oops caps lock,
    but that maybe is because of anime and the traditional summer evening episode.

  • CirnoLakes

    A Yukata? This summer?

    Oh Final Fantasy XIV, why did I ever give up on you, even for a moment? I’m now missing out on a Yukata.;_; And who know what else.

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