Behold, the newly imagined Gridania.
As one of the main city-states prominent in the world of Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has decided to have us take a look at the updated version in their second alpha demo video entry.
The video takes viewers on a nearly 5 minute tour of the newly revamped Gridania – which, for those unfamiliar, is a heavily forested area. The city-state has not just been updated with new textures and assets, but also a refurbished aetheryte plaza and the addition of delivery moogles. The team also saw fit to bring more life to the world by adding babbling brooks, lush foliage, and fleshing out the populace among other things. You’ll also notice unique landmarks scattered about as you explore the land.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is currently enjoying its alpha phase in Japan, with other territories expected to open up soon.