Looks like Square Enix wants to make a GAIA-online clone, but much better. Party Castle is an online game which lets players actually design their characters in creation from 2-D images. You create a face in 2-D, and it’s mapped to your 3-D avatar. Currently Japan closed-beta only, andriasang has some info here.
It looks incredibly polished from screenshots. Here’s hoping SE wont sit on it like they did Front Mission Online.