Final Fantasy XIV
4 days 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 week 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…
2 weeks 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…
3 weeks 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,…
4 weeks 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…
4 weeks 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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,…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.4 dungeons, Rogue and Ninja previewed
With Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 2.4 - Dreams of Ice - around the corner, Square Enix today released a wealth of official screenshots detailing some of their planned additions to the game. Of note is a closer look at the new Rogue class and its accompanying job, Ninja. Other images provide a look at the extension of the main scenario quest which will bring the player's attention on the frozen nation of Ishgard. With the landscape of Eorzea having undergone…
2 months ago.
Tokyo Game Show 2014: All the news, stories and more rounded up
No doubt this year's Tokyo Game Show was a big one - truly a return to form according to many and now that it's come to a close, it's time to reflect on the influx of news, media and other information that came our way. Here is everything we covered from last week's event: Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XV demo "Episode Duscae" due out in 2015 Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 trailer breaks one year of silence Tetsuya Nomura steps down as…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer
Wrapping up a monster show this year, Square Enix has released its TGS trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The trailer follows much of the same content we saw back at E3, but towards the end players can catch up glimpse of the newest Primal threat, Shiva. Patch 2.4 was also somewhat detailed at the show. with three new dungeons on the way along with the Final Coil of Bahamut scheduled alongside the new Rouge/Ninja class and job. The…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Letter from the Producer LIVE in TGS 2014 summary
Letter from the Producer LIVE @ Tokyo Game Show 2014 just concluded, and while there were no special announcements regarding Patch 2.4, there were a few smaller ones regarding the upcoming Patch 2,4; Dungeons, Shiva, PvP, Fan Festivals and more. The stream opened with what could only be described as the likely intro to Shiva's Primal Battle, with the Primal being reflected in ice before flying toward the player's screen. The usual Naoki Yoshida and Toshi "Foxclon" Murouchi took to the…