Final Fantasy XIV
14 hours ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Tokyo Fan Festival keynote summary
The Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Fan Festival in Tokyo just got off to an amazing start with a large amount of new and exciting information. The Keynote started with a recap of the information that was revealed at London and American's Fan Festivals which you can find here, and here. Yoshida swiftly moved onto brand new information, revealing that Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu will be composing the Main Theme for Heavensward, similar to his previous works on Answers. Nobuo…
1 day ago.
The Starlight Celebration returns to Final Fantasy XIV
The holiday times are drawing new and it is a time of giving even in the realm of Eorzea. Following last year's tradition, Final Fantasy XIV sees the return of the Starlight Celebration along with the major "cities festooned with decorations and festival preparations well underway, as children eagerly await presents from the 'Saint of Nymeia.'" New to this year's event is a set of holiday-themed gear as well as housing items, food and a new snowman minion. The event is…
1 week ago.
Ceremony of the Eternal Bond, Relic weapon upgrades arrive in today in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.45
Today marks the release of Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 2.45, bringing with it some interim content to players looking to further themselves in the game either through the next step in the Zodiac Weapon quest or pledge themselves to their partner in the newly established Eternal Bond ceremony. Through a series of quests, two players can obtain special outfits and participate in a special ceremony along with guests as they pledge their devotion to one another. In order to take…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Letter from the Producer LIVE XVIII summary
The eighteenth Letter from the Producer LIVE just concluded in Fukuoka, Japan, with Yoshida and Foxclon answering a few questions concerning the community since 2.4 along side revealing some additional information for the upcoming Patch 2.45, 2.5 and 3.0. Yoshida and Foxclon were also joined by Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, whom expressed his interest in Final Fantasy XIV as a player, and had a lengthy conversation with the pair regarding his experiences in Eorzea. The LIVE Letter started with a look…
1 month ago.
Looking back at a year of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
It's been well over a year now since the re-launch of Final Fantasy XIV - an undertaking that has paid off in spades for Square Enix as the game's massive turnaround has lead to one of the most enjoyable Final Fantasy titles in recent memory. To that end, they've compiled a short video chronicling its journey thus far. Spanning from relaunch, to the key patches leading up to the most recent addition with "Dreams of Ice," fans can see that…
1 month ago.
You can now change your character's name in Final Fantasy XIV, at a cost
Fans have been clamoring for the ability to change their handle in Final Fantasy XIV for a long time. Today, Square Enix has made the dream a reality with the introduction of name change services to Mog Station. For $10 - similar to the cost of changing one's character appearance - players can purchase a one-time use character name change for their desired character. By clicking on Additional Services you'll be brought through a screen that will walk you through…
1 month ago.
Play Final Fantasy XIV for free this weekend
Previous subscribers looking to get back into Final Fantasy XIV have their chance this weekend as Square Enix is holding another free log-in weekend to promote its new Dreams of Ice patch. Beginning on November 7th at 12AM PST and lasting through the 10th at the same time, players can check out a number of new additions to the game including the primal battle against Shiva, all-new dungeons including the Final Coil of Bahamut, and the highly-anticipated Rogue and Ninja…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.4 Dreams of Ice out now, adds Rogue class and Ninja job
Final Fantasy XIV's latest content update, Patch 2.4 is out now - adding some of the largest bits of content the game has seen to date. Dreams of Ice, as it's called, introduces more to the main scenario quest, the final chapter in the Coil of Bahamut end-game raid, along with the introduction of the Rogue class and Ninja job. Dreams of Ice (Patch 2.4) brings new and expanded stories, new locations to explore, a new Primal battle against Shiva,…
1 month ago.
New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots
Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots detailing its upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Heavensward. This time, we've a clearer look at many of the images present on stage during this morning's London Fan Festival keynote where producer/director Naoki Yoshi shared a bit more on what players can expect come next Spring. In the images you can see some of the new flying mounts that will be available, as well as the new beast tribes, primals, and the new…
1 month ago.
Yoshi-P talks Heavensward's flying mounts, new primals, Dark Knight and gunner class teased
The London side of Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival activities kicked off today with another keynote and producer/director Naoki Yoshi revealing just a bit more on the game's first expansion, Heavensward. The presentation began with a bit of news for European players: Square Enix is in talks for size and location for European-based data centers. Yoshi-P also reiterated that the optional item shop paid for with real money is not "pay to win" and players will only be able to…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV London Fan Festival livestream up for purchase
The next stop for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival is London - happening this weekend on October 25th. Similar to its outing in Las Vegas, Square Enix will be streaming many of the festivities online in both standard and premium flavors. For those who wish for a more full experience, a premium high-definition stream can be purchased for $20. Premium buyers will have access to Naoki Yoshida's keynote, a concert performed by The Primals formed by Masayoshi Soken and…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Letter from the Producer LIVE at Las Vegas summary
Las Vegas's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival is progressing through its second and final day before moving onward to London. The Letter from the Producer just wrapped up and lots of new information relating to Patch 2.4 and beyond was shared with the audience. Starting with Patch 2.4, the release date was confirmed as October 28th, and a large amount of changes will be coming to preexisting content as well as clarification on many new aspects that will be making their…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser site opens
Square Enix has opened a teaser site for its upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Heavensward. The site, which can be accessed here, remains barebones for now, but offers a look at the teaser trailer that debuted during the Fan Fest in Las Vegas. More information is expected later this week, when Yoshi-P takes the stage in London to share even more about the blue skies of Ishgard and what players can come to expect. For all the details on Heavensward,…
2 months ago.
First Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots and artwork surface
Following today's announcement at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, Square Enix has revealed a closer look at many of the new locations soon to be discovered in its first expansion, Heavensward. Game Watch has gotten hold of a number of official screenshots, all from the game's new trailer, zone concept art, and Ishgard's town and field locales. Heavensward will bring with it a number of new additions including a level cap increase to 60, massive new…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward announced, first major expansion due out in Spring 2015
Unveiled at the North American Fan Festival, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is the first new expansion pack coming Spring 2015. Debuted with a CGI trailer, Naoki Yoshida took to the stage to deliver the opening keynote for the Festival in Las Vegas. Along with his trusty translator Michael Koji-Fox, they both revealed a host of new features coming to Heavensward, also known as version 3.0. Heavensward will take place around The Holy See of Ishgard as players take their part in "The…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.4 "Dreams of Ice" trailer
Square Enix has released a trailer detailing the next hefty round of Final Fantasy XIV content, Patch 2.4. This lengthy looks peers into many of the things players can look forward to, including the primal battle against Shiva, Rogue and Ninja class and job additions, new dungeons (Snowcloack, Sastasha Hard, Qarn Hard), the Final Coil of Bahamut, new Hildibrand quests and more. New recipes including new gear and head pieces have also been added, along with the on-going main scenario that…
2 months ago.
Inside the Final Coil of Bahamut, Final Fantasy XIV's most challenging end-game raid
News has surfaced on Final Fantasy XIV's Final Coil of Bahamut, the final stage of the game's current hardcore end-game raid. Designed for eight players, the Coil of Bahamut has served to lead players through several turns guarded by formidable boss encounters. With the resurrection of the elder primal Bahamut is looming, Alisaie has petitioned your aid for a final venture into the labyrinth to discover the truth behind the Calamity that befell Eorzea years before. Square Enix is expected…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV gets a Game of the Year re-release
Square Enix has announced that its successful MMO reboot, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, is to get a Game of the Year themed re-release next month, featuring some cool bonuses and additional content. The newly announced PC-only package, set to launch in Europe on the 14th November, features 5 exclusive art cards, a total 90 days of in-game subscription time, and access to the main game and all of the major content updates released thus far. It also comes in…
2 months ago.
Ultros and Typhon to appear in Final Fantasy XIV's next patch
Final Fantasy XIV's "Dreams of Ice" will see the inclusion of classic Final Fantasy denizens Ultros and Typhon for those who choose to participate in the optional Hildibrand sidequest line. Similar to what happened with Gilgamesh (AKA, Greg), the pair will have to be battled in a special Trial, unlocked in the The Coliseum Conundrum episode. Also shown is a look at Shiva - the Lady of the Frost whom the Warriors of Light must stand up against and discover…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival to be broadcast live online
Those unable to make it out to Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival activities this year can instead enjoy some of the experience online, Square Enix has announced today. By way of live stream, each region's event will be shown online including stage events, chatting with special guests and even a tour of the show floor. Additionally, a "premium" stream will be available for purchase that allows even more bonuses for viewers. The premium experience will include high-definition support and will…