Final Fantasy XIV
5 days 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 week 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 week 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 weeks 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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,…
1 month 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 month 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 month 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…
1 month 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…
2 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…
2 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…
2 months 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…
2 months 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,…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 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…
3 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,…