Final Fantasy XIV
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 Part 1 launches January 17, 2017
Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 3.5 will launch its first part on January 17, 2017 Square Enix revealed today. The latest major content update for Final Fantasy XIV is set to feature a host of new additions including the next chapter in main scenario, the new 24-man alliance raid, new dungeons and much more. The second part of Patch 3.5 wrapping up the conclusion of Heavensward as we head into Stormblood, is due for release in March.…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood adds Red Mage, swimming and new raids
Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo has begun and with a wealth of new information featuring the game's second full-fledged expansion. Stormblood, as it's called, is set to release next year and is bringing with it a number of new additions. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida was on stage today to recap previous developments, share new ones and a few surprises along the way. Read on for the full summary of the show's opening keynote. One of Final Fantasy's mainstays are…
4 weeks ago.
Nobuo Uematsu returns to pen Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's main theme
Music fans rejoice! The father of Final Fantasy music is back once again to helm a new theme song for Final Fantasy XIV. That's right, composer Nobuo Uematsu is currently writing the main theme for Stormblood. In a special video message shown at Tokyo's Fan Festival, Uematsu said he's almost done! Or rather, the song is about 60% complete. Compared to his previous work with "Answers" and "Dragonsong" the new piece is a tad more uptempo and features an emotionally powerful…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood due out on June 20, 2017
Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion "Stormblood" is set to launch on June 20, 2017 Square Enix revealed today. The big news came toward the end of today's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo where producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared the latest on the popular MMORPG. Though the date remains tentative, pre-orders for the game will begin on January 24, 2017. Square Enix outlined a Collector's Edition that will be available for both PC and PlayStation 4. The Collector's Edition will include…
1 month ago.
Square Enix reveals special guests for FFXIV European Fan Festival
Square Enix is bringing along a few special guests to the next European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, which'll take place on February 18-19, 2017. You'll see translation director and English localization director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox interpret the Japanese staff at the various streamed panels, lead character artist Yusuke Mogi will be working on a new artwork live on the show floor, and a special stage event with Toshiyuki Itahana will show you how to draw an iconic…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 main scenario and dungeons previewed
Square Enix has rounded up a batch of new screenshots and details outlining Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming Patch 3.5 "The Far Edge of Fate." With the first part scheduled for mid-January, fans can catch a quick look at the continuation of the main scenario, new dungeons, the final Warring Triad boss, pet glamours and more. Main Scenario - The Far Edge of Fate The threat of the Warriors of Darkness…
1 month ago.
Naoki Yoshida comments on adding jump/boost potions to Final Fantasy XIV
The idea of jumping levels isn't unusual for MMORPGs and certainly not a new subject for Final Fantasy XIV. The launch of its first expansion, Heavensward, drew heavy criticism for gating large amounts of content behind story progression - a criticism Square Enix hopes to address in the near future. Speaking with fans over on the official forums, producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared a few comments on why they're looking into implementing the "Jumping Potion" - an item that will “make it…
1 month ago.
The Starlight Celebration returns to Eorzea
The Starlight Celebration is making its way back to Eorzea just in time for Winter's first snow. This year, the festival promises happiness and good cheer to all boys and girls but missing gifts may rob the children at Frondale's Phrontistery of much-needed merriment. To patch things up, the Starlight celebrants of Ul'dah seek the aid of any and all who would help deliver joy to those in need of a smile. The Starlight Celebration begins on December 15 at 12AM PST…
1 month ago.
Susan Calloway releases new "Answers Remix" track
Susan Calloway's "Answers Remix" track is now available for online purchase, following its initial CD release at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in October. According to a Gamer Escape interview with the artist, Susan Calloway re-sang the song for this new recording and put some "cool vocal stuff to it." "I think the fans will really like it," says Calloway. "It’s more of a fun and more optimistic pop version of Answers – it’s not as dark. It’s nice though, because…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Free Login Campaign is back until January 4
If you've been looking for an excuse to get back into Final Fantasy XIV, there's no time like the present. Right now, players with an existing account can log in and play regardless of subscription status. You'll have four days (96 hours) starting from the day you first log in. After that, you'll need to have an active subscription to keep playing. Regardless of when you start, the free login campaign ends on January 4th - so plan accordingly! The…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV 2016 Fan Festival in Tokyo live stream now on sale
Fans can now purchase stream passes for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, set to run from December 23 through December 24. For $29.99, those who purchase the stream get access to video in HD resolution, all main stage content in Japanese with English-language recaps after each segment and a bonus item code for Final Fantasy X-themed outfits and Lulu minion. Square Enix has also provided the full stage schedule for the event: Day 1 Dec. 23rd…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 33 Summary; Patch 3.5 detailed, part 1 in Jan 2017
Letter from the Producer Live #33 is a wrap, and we've got a summary of all the juicy details below. Director/producer Naoki Yoshida and global online producer Toshio Murouchi (along with special guest: Garuda/Kan-E-Senna voice actor Rie Tanaka) returned to reveal the newest patch The Far Edge of Fate, which will release in two parts similar to the Before the Fall pre-expansion patch. Part one will release in mid-January, and part two will release in March. In today's stream, the…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 Part I due out mid-January
Square Enix revealed the next major content update for Final Fantasy XIV - titled "The Far Edge of Fate." Similar to A Realm Reborn, Heavensward's final moments will be told across two parts. The first part will launch around mid-January and include a wealth of new content. Players can expect additions to the main scenario quest, new Warring Triad quests including a battle against Zurvan the demon, the continuation of the 24-man alliance raid, new dungeons and more quality of life…
1 month ago.
The Primals rock out in a new music video featuring Final Fantasy XIV's "Locus"
Square Enx has released a new video featuring The Primals - Final Fantasy XIV's exclusive rock band set to release their latest album on December 7. The video features the song "Locus," which was introduced during the Alexander series of high-end raids. The new album, titled "Duality," goes on sale starting December 7 for 4,000 yen (approx. $39) and features an in-game item bonus code for an Orchestrion roll. Square Enix has opened the official soundtrack page for the release, featuring…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live XXXIII set for November 25
Get ready, Final Fantasy XIV fans. The next Letter from the Producer Live is happening this month and will offer the first look into Patch 3.5. Join Naoki Yoshida and team for the first part in a two-part special covering the game's upcoming content drop as we prepare for Stormblood next year. Live streams will be available on Twitch, YouTube and Niconico starting from 3AM PST (6AM EST) on November 25. More details on the event will be posted in…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV European Fan Festival 2017 ticket details announced
Square Enix has revealed new details for fans looking to purchase tickets for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival set to take place in Frankfurt, Germany next year. The official Fan Festival website has been updated with pricing and information on a limited pre-sale for active players. Starting November 2 at 10:30 GMT, active players who've had an account between September 1, 2016 and October 6, 2016 will be sent a unique email to the email address registered to your Square…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV screenshots detail Deep Dungeon and Anima Weapon quest
New screenshots have surfaced online detailing Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming Patch 3.45, due out November 1. Following September's release of "Soul Surrender" players will now be able to further themselves in the on-going Anima Weapon quest as well as venture to new floors in the challenging Deep Dungeon "Palace of the Dead." For more on Patch 3.45, check out our previous report detailing everything you can expect. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is now avilable for Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and…
3 months ago.
We spend the night in Final Fantasy XIV's spooky Haunted Manor
All Saints' Wake has returned to Eorzea, and the Continental Circus have spooked up a place of their own to rob Eorzean citizens of their sanity. The quest chain will have you assemble a Light Party (that's four adventurers) before whisking you away to The Haunted Manor. Here you'll partcipate in a series of challenges that will require you to explore the premises to find clues and treasure. It'll require a bit of stealth, wits, and teamwork to preserve your…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood screenshots from the teaser trailer
Did you hear the news? Final Fantasy XIV is preparing for its next expansion and it's going to be a big one. Details were shared last week during the opening hours of Fan Festival in Las Vegas where producer/director Naoki Yoshida took the stage to talk all things Stormblood - the next chapter in the on-going game. Along with fresh details, fans were treated to a brief trailer (the full thing's coming later, they promise) featuring a new character, new location…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.45 due out November 1
Get your anima weapons and dungeon crawling skills ready folks - Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.45 arrives on November 1 and is bringing several exciting additions with it. First up, we've new developments in the anima weapon quest - featuring additional advancements care of resident drunkard and realm-renown blacksmith Gerolt. The Deep Dungeon will also see its expansion with new floors added to the Palace of the Dead. With up to 200 floors hidden deep within the Black Shroud, players will…