The latest installment of Square Enix’s FFXIV Backstage Investigators went over what went into item designs, and also offered an update on the Full-Body Kappa (Water Imp) costume and dyeable Fat Chocobo Head. Lead Item Designer Yosuke Hayashi discussed how both fan requests are going. He also showed art for the new Tataru’s Grand Endeavor outfit reward.
It seems the Fat Chocobo dyeable option will happen first. Hayashi noted that update should appear “in the near future.” No exact release window was mentioned.
However, people will need to wait longer to dress up as a Kappa (Water Imp) in FFXIV. Hayashi noted that other equipment is taking priority. Here is his full statement from Square Enix’s interview.
As for the kappa costume, our entire team was already chatting about it excitedly on the day after the 14-Hour Broadcast. (laughs)
We can’t work on it immediately since there’s already other equipment that needs to be developed, but we’re very eager about the kappa costume so perhaps it won’t be too long before we can showcase it. I’m sure our players have high expectations for it, so we’ll be meticulous in making sure it’ll turn out great.
Finally, the new Tataru’s Grand Endeavor outfit appeared. Hayashi noted it is inspired by the kinds of clothing people would see in Hingashi. This is because that latest questline is set there. Only the male version of the kimono appeared.
Final Fantasy XIV is on the PS4, PS5, and PC. Its 6.3 update will arrive on January 10, 2023. When it arrives, it will include a Corgi Minion.