It’s that time of the year, and Square Enix is preparing to celebrate the summer with Final Fantasy XIV’s traditional Moonfire Faire event.
This year it’ll start on August 7 and it’ll end on August 26. While the specifics of the task at hand are unknown, for now, the “Look, Leap, and Live it Up” slogan seems to hint to the return of last year’s ruthless puzzle platforming minigame.
In order to start the quest, players will have to meet Mayaru Moyaru in the usual plaza on Limsa Lominsa’s Upper Decks. The only requirement is having achieved level 30 at least in one class.
This year, the prizes are themed after Japanese summer festivals, including an hachimaki, super-cute moogle and Namazu masks, white, red, and blue happi coats, tabi socks, a wind chime stand, a portable pool, and a poster featuring last year’s Moonfire Faire illustration.
Incidentally, the items appear to tie in with Final Fantasy XIV’s participation to this year’s Awa Dance festival in Tokushima.
Speaking of illustration, you can see a brand new one below. It’s pretty much a tradition for the game to accompany seasonal events with beautiful art, this time around from Okamoto-san.
If you’re interested in the game (which has recently been updated to version 5.05), you can read our review of the latest expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and our article explaining why it features the best story among all the tales told by the Final Fantasy series.
If you like roleplaying, Square Enix also recently released the naming conventions for the new Viera and Hrothgar races.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC.