In a new producer's letter, Yoshida promises a "flood of info" from now until the relaunch. The first part of that flood is news that patch 1.23 will be going live on July 26th. The patch centers around an epic battle that will cap the current storyline, as well as a new skirmish and the summer festival.
Also coming to the game are skimpy bathrobes known as yukata. As you can see above, they're not for the modest amongst us!