Final Fantasy XIV
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer LIVE XX summary
The 20th Letter from the Producer Live just wrapped up this morning with a large focus on Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion - Heavensward. Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida once again took the stage to give fans a taste of what to expect, with now a bit over two months to go until launch. The first thing he mentioned was that Heavensward itself will have over 50 hours of new gameplay content - with more to come in the form of patches…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Flames of Truth cinematic extends the events of A Realm Reborn's opening
Following today's Heavensward reveal, Square Enix has made public for the first time an extended version of A Realm Reborn's lengthy opening video and titled it "Flames of Truth" as it recounts the events that take place after the Warrior of Light is transported to the current timeline in Eorzea. Part of this cinematic was originally shown when the player completed the Final Coil of Bahamut Turn 3 (Turn 12) as they uncovered the truth and ultimate fate of a…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward opening cinematic
Square Enix has let loose the opening cinematic that will come attached to Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion in Heavensward this morning, following its world premiere in Japan. Released online for everyone else to see, the video contains heavily spoilers following the end of A Realm Reborn as our hero - the Warrior of Light - travels to Ishgard and its Dragonsong War for an entirely new experience. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is set to launch on PC, Mac, PS3 and…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's A Realm Reborn scenario concludes today with Patch 2.55
The final chapter to Final Fantasy XIV's current scenario - A Realm Reborn - comes to a close today with the release of Patch 2.55. This conclusion leads right into the upcoming expansion in Heavensward, where major changes are expected in the realm of Eorzea leading up to its launch in June. Aside from the conclusion of the A Realm Reborn storyline, Patch 2.55 includes a new trial in The Steps of Faith. Players will also be happy to know…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Battle for Ishgard previewed in new screenshots
Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 2.55 is just around the corner with a release on March 31st - and with it the conclusion of the scenario surrounding A Realm Reborn as fans prepare for Heavensward to arrive in June. In preparation, Square Enix has sent out several screenshots today detailing what there is to expect in "Before the Fall Part II" and the Battle for Ishgard. The main battle here will take place on the Steps of Faith as brave adventurers…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector's Edition gets priced and detailed
Earlier this morning fans were given a deeper look at the Collector's Edition for Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion in Heavensward. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida revealed all on a special Letter from the Producer Live as well as detailing a bit of the final part of Patch 2.5 Before the Fall due later this month. Before the Fall Part II will launch on March 31st and will include the conclusion to the A Realm Reborn storyline titled "Before the Dawn." Fans will…
1 month ago.
Environmental trailer showcases massive areas in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Naoki Yoshida's panel at Pax East ended with a fantastic look at the brand new areas coming in the upcoming expansion pack Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. There is a great amount of detail shown within each area, and some extremely large buildings, fortresses and ruins tower both above and below as you explore upon the back of a flying mount. Instead of allowing me to spoil everything, take a look below at the trailer and enjoy! …
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward due out on June 23, early access on June 19
Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion, titled Heavensward, will release to fans on June 23rd. The game's producer and director since its 'Realm Reborn' reboot, Naoki Yoshida, announced the date today at a live panel during PAX East. The game will launch across three different versions - Standard, which is just the game, All-in-One, which also includes the base version of FF14: A Realm Reborn, and a Collector's Edition for hardcore fans. These will launch across all platforms the game is available…
1 month ago.
Talking Heavensward Jobs, Game Balance & more with Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida
We've interviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's producer and director Naoki Yoshida on countless occasions. One glance at our Final Fantasy XIV tag reveals numerous interviews with him, as well as several previews before and after launch. Following years of rebuilding, patching and finally re-launching to resounding success in 2013, Yoshida is finally now ready to fully reveal the game’s first full-fledged expansion in Heavensward – a release that promises to be Square Enix’s biggest of the year. We caught…
1 month ago.
Celebrate the launch of the Gold Saucer with Final Fantasy XIV's free login weekend
To celebrate over 4 million registered accounts with Final Fantasy XIV since its relaunch in 2013, Square Enix is putting on another one of its free login weekends - giving dormant players the chance to come back for a few days and experience some of the changes brought about in Patch 2.51. Released this past Tuesday, Patch 2.51 introduces the Manderville Gold Saucer and its wealth of mini-games within. Why not try your hand at Triple Triad or level up a…
1 month ago.
Square Enix announces PAX East 2015 lineup
Square Enix is bringing just a handful of titles to PAX East this year, highlighted by several instances of Final Fantasy. At their booth, the company will be bringing along playable versions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Life is Strange. FFXIV in particular will see the return of the Battle Challenge, featuring the Lady of the Frost, Shiva. There fans will have a chance to win the exclusive "I Beat Shiva" t-shirt. Additionally, Square Enix…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Manderville Gold Saucer launches next week
Out next week, Final Fantasy XIV's latest interim content update Patch 2.51 will see the introduction of its own version of Final Fantasy VII's Gold Saucer theme park. Dubbed the Manderville Gold Saucer, Eorzea's establishment was created by the family of the same name. Housed within, players will be able to take part in chocobo racing, various mini-games and FFXIV's own version of Triple Triad - the classic card game from Final Fantasy VIII. There are no requirements to enjoy the…
2 months ago.
Square Enix holding Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward panel at PAX East
Square Enix will be hosting the next round of information on Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward at PAX East, the company revealed today. Set for early next month, Naoki Yoshida will be on hand in his very own panel to discuss all things expansion. According to the official listing, he'll be on stage to talk details, but given his habit of saying things he shouldn't it's going to be an event you won't want to miss. The panel is scheduled to…
2 months ago.
Seasonal event Valentione's Day returns to Final Fantasy XIV
It's that time again as we near Valentine's Day in the real word, Final Fantasy XIV has begun its own celebrations of Valentione’s Day - an event to reunite lost lovers in the realm of Eorzea. Going on now through February 16th at 10AM EST, players can participate in several Valentione-themed quests as they travel around the world through their completion. Rewards for this event include a Paramour Barding, consumables and passionately-themed housing items among other things that can be purchased…
2 months ago.
Manderville Gold Saucer preview at Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015
As part of the Live Letter on the Road series, Yoshida and Foxclon took to the stage at Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015 to show off an extended look at the upcoming Manderville Gold Saucer as well as reveal the date for the patch: February 24th. Triple Triad The stream started off with a look at Triple Triad, Yoshida explained that there will be a total of 80 cards to collect at the beginning, and some cards you will be able to…
2 months ago.
Log back in to Final Fantasy XIV for free this weekend
The free login weekend returns to Final Fantasy XIV once again, allowing those who have purchased and played on a registered Square Enix account to return to the game and experience some of the content that's been added since last subscribing. Starting from Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) eligible fans will be able to log back in right on the heals of the newly released Patch 2.5 content. For…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.5 out now, brings World of Darkness, Odin battle and the return of Gilgamesh
We've reached the end of an era today with the conclusion of the scenario that began with the relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn. Today marks the release of Patch 2.5's "Before the Fall" Part 1, which will inevitably lead into the eventual Heavenward expansion within the main scenario. Patch 2.5 includes: The beginning of the final chapter in the main storyline New high-level dungeons The Keeper of the Lake The Wanderer’s Palace (Hard) Amdapor Keep (Hard) “The World of Darkness,” the conclusion…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.5 screenshots, artwork detail World of Darkness, Odin and Gilgamesh
Square Enix has published the latest screenshots detailing Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 2.5 "Before the Fall." In addition to an all-new trailer, we have some of our first looks at a some what different key visual along with images from the main scenario, Hildibrand quest lines, Gilgamesh and Odin trial battles and the new dungeons coming from Crystal Tower's World of Darkness, Amdapor Keep Hard Mode, Wanderer's Palace Hard Mode and Keeper of the Lake. As the final Patch in…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.5: Before the Fall trailer
Square Enix released a trailer today for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV content patch, version 2.5. The first part of the 2.5 update is set to release on January 20th. Here's a taste of what players can expect: Main Story: The Light of Hope With the new emperor kicked out, and a new form of government set up in the Garlean empire, as well as uncovering a traitor, the…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Update 2.5: Before the Fall Part 1 Releasing on January 20th
Naoki Yoshida appeared on the Dragon Quest X event which aired live on NicoNico as a guest and announced that Final Fantasy XIV Update 2.5: Before the Fall part 1 will be Releasing Part 1 will be releasing on 20th January, 2015. The 2.5 update will add a new raid and more to the main scenario, several trial battles including the return of Gilgamesh and Odin, and new dungeons: The Keeper of the Lake, The Wanderer’s Palace and Amdapor…