Final Fantasy XIV
5 days 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…
6 days 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…
1 week 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 weeks 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…
3 weeks 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…
4 weeks 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
2 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…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV gets a 14 day free trial on PS3 and PS4
Starting today, players looking to check the ins and outs of Final Fantasy XIV can do so free of charge with the arrival of limited trial version on the PlayStation Store. Available for both PS3 and PS4, the trial allows for 14 days of play for free, and once you create and level a character you can take your data with you into the final game. Unlike the full version, trial version participants will be limited to characters capped at…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer LIVE XIX summary
Letter from the Producer LIVE XIX just wrapped up at Tokyo Fan Festival which allowed us a focused look at Patch 2.5 part 1 and 2. Patch 2.5 is titled "Before the Fall" featuring a Goblet looking to fall over as its centerpiece. This might be a telling theme that Ul'dah's growing revolution and troubles might finally boil-over. The first question that was asked to the development team was the reasoning behind the Ragnarok weapon and others changing types when compared…
2 months ago.
New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots, artwork detail new jobs, new race, flying mounts, more
We've a bunch of new, direct feed Heavensward screenshots for your perusal this morning - straight from the Japanese media circuit. Due out in Spring of 2015, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is the game's first full expansion and is expected to come packed with enough content to satisfy those who waited patiently for A Realm Reborn. Picking up from yesterday's keynote presentation at Tokyo Fan Fest, Square Enix gives us a close look at new job classes, including Dark Knight,…
2 months 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…
2 months 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…
2 months 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 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…