Millefeuille Here! This time we’ll be taking a look at the previously announced times for the scheduled events this coming weekend at the Tokyo fanfest.
The event itself will have an English commentary stream provided by Koji Fox and a North American director, Matt Hilton. They say they will not do a live translations, but will cover topics in English that are being talked about on the Japanese stream. The English commentary will cover the Keynote Address on Day 1, LIVE letter on Day 2, and the Development Panel on Day 2 as well. So all of the juicy panels and all of the information will be covered in some capacity in English.
You can view these staged events on the FINAL FANTASY XIV official twitch channel in Japanese and you can also watch the English version, which is being held on the official SQUARE ENIX twitch channel as well.
So, Day 1 kicks off with the Keynote itself. This is where we’ll probably see details about male Viera—if those are indeed a thing— other rumored races and anything you could imagine that might be unveiled for the upcoming expansion *cough* Dancer *cough cough.* This takes place on Saturday the 23rd of March and that’s from 6:30 pm PDT until 8:00 pm PDT.
At 8:00 pm PDT until half past 8, they have the opening ceremony to welcome people actually at the event to the event itself. Then at 9:00 pm PDT, we get the Welcome to Naoki’s Room [Part 1] event where special guest will be on with Yoshi-P live asking questions that potentially wouldn’t fit anywhere else.
The list of guest includes but potentially not limited to:
- Keita Amemiya (Creator and Executive Director of the GARO series)
- Yuma Uchida (Voice Actor)
- Yosuke Saito (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. Member of the Board, Executive
- Tsuguo Mogami (Voice Actor)
- Itaru Yamamoto (Voice Actor)
- Sanshiro Wada (Actor / Suit Actor)
- Aoi Yuki (Voice Actor)
It’s a massive list of interesting people and you probably don’t want to miss it.
At 1:30 am PDT until 3:00 am PDT, is the cosplay contest which will host some of the most creative designers in the world all competing for prizes. If the Paris was anything to go by, expect some seriously over-the-top, amazing outfits this time around with some serious dedication to their craft.
Day 2 kicks off with Sunday the 24th of March’s L [50th] letter from the producer LIVE, getting even more detail about the upcoming expansion and much, much, more. Probably reiterating the previous days announcements as well and giving them more credence to them if there’s any big ones. Straight after at 7:45 pm PDT, you could watch the development panel looking behind the scene at certain parts of the game and how they were developed. And then, there’s [Part 2] of Welcome to Naoki’s Room full of interviews and special guests. [Part 2] is supposedly featuring Yoshino Nanjo who did the singing in the Suzaku fight but is also best known for their Love Live! appearances in that Japanese animation. And also the other guest is Ichiro Hazama who worked on THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY, DISSIDIA NT, and much more.
The Feast Regional Championship takes place at 11:30 pm PDT until 1:00 am PDT if that floats your boat [if you’re interested in The Feast PvP.] And then finally, we have the 3rd and final Welcome to Naoki’s Room with a final special guest that they don’t actually list in the announcements. They’re being a bit cryptic about it but, sure to have some interesting points within.
It’s looking to be an exciting event from home with all of the live streams at hand but it covers a great deal of content and could take up the entirety of your weekend!