Square Enix Launches Official Final Fantasy XIV Masks

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Merchandising! Square Enix loves to do it. And with lots of people wearing masks in Japan, the Tokyo-based game maker saw an opportunity.

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Update March 3 - 11:40am: As one Kotaku reader points out, these masks are also available through the North American website.

As Famitsu reports, pre-orders for Final Fantasy XIV masks kicked off this week, including one emblazoned with the FFXIV meteor:

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As well as one covered with job icons:

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The masks, which are made from cotton, polyester and polyurethane, are each priced at 1,000 yen ($9.35). And if that’s not enough (it’s not, apparently!), Square Enix is also releasing a 2,500 yen ($23.40) mask case.

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Whatever gets people to wear masks, really!

 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Mask case.