Western Final Fantasy XIV fans have been unable to get their hands on the Fat Black Chocobo mount for a few months, but this just changed, with a few caveats.
The mount was the prize of collaboration in Japan that prompted fans to purchase branded Karaage Kun fried chicken at the Lawson convenience store chain. While the chicken was quite yummy, the codes provided by the promotion only worked on Japanese accounts, so even frequent visitors to the country like me were unable to ride the massive chocobo in game.
Today Square Enix announced a promotion in collaboration with Amazon.com offering a code for purchases in the video game department, as long as you spend over $19.99.
The first thing you should keep in mind is that the codes are valid only for North American accounts, so players from Europe are still left out.
The second caveat is that it doesn’t apply to pre-orders and it doesn’t even appear to apply to all released games. Before you make your purchase, you should make sure that the promotion applies. It should be displayed as follows.
On top of that, reports on Reddit mention cases in which the promotion appears to apply on a product’s listing page, but then it doesn’t when you check out, so you should double check before you pay.
The promotion is also valid only until July 1.
If you’d like to know more about Final Fantasy XIV and its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, you can check out the details and footage released in the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, information on the new races, the reveals from Tokyo FanFest including the Dancer job and the Hrothgar race, an official batch of screenshots, and a look on how the new city of Crystarium has been created.
Just a few weeks ago, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida himself also explained why there won’t be male Viera and female Hrothgar, and why the expansion won’t include a healer job. An official benchmark has been released to let you test your rig and check out the new races.
If you want to get ready before the expansion’s release, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is currently available for PS4 and PC. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will officially launch on July 2 for PS4 and PC.