Final Fantasy XIV
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Final Fantasy XIV's GARO crossover gets a new commercial
Final Fantasy XIV's GARO collaboration is out now and Square Enix is celebrating with a new TV commercial set to air in Japan. The CM will air during each episode of Zero: Dragon Blood. The collaboration sees a number of PvP-specific gear sets based on designs by GARO's own Keita Amemiya. The event will last over six months, even after the release of Stormblood in June. That means you should have plenty of time to collect a full set of gear…
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Additional tickets for Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Europe now available
Due to massive demand, Square Enix has released a limited number of additional tickets for Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Europe. If you missed out on tickets earlier, now's your chance to secure yours here. This year's European Fan Festival, taking place from February 18 through February 19, will feature a number of special guests including Masayoshi Soken, Susan Calloway and Nobuo Uematsu. Ticket holders will also get exclusive access to Final Fantasy XIV merchandise, with pre-purchase available here. During the…
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Merchandise pre-sale starts for FFXIV Fan Festival 2017 in Europe
In the past, queueing up for new exclusive merchandise at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival could be as tough as an Extreme raid. I remember seeing large crowds waiting hours to snag a Delivery Moogle plush in London. The queues for the Fan Festival store have been a huge problem and after making adjustments following events in Las Vegas and Tokyo, Square Enix has finally listened to fans. Today, the company opened an exclusive Fan Festival 2017 pre-purchase for new merchandise goods…
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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 out now; adds new main scenario, dungeons, alliance raid and more
Final Fantasy XIV's latest major content update is here with the arrival of Patch 3.5. The new patch brings with it a wealth of additions including the continuation of the main scenario, new sidequests, high-end dungeons, an alliance raid and more. Today's release marks the first part of Patch 3.5 with the second part due out in March to wrap up Heavensward as we ready for the game's next expansion, Stormblood. Here's a look at what you can expect: …
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Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Europe sells out
Tickets sales for Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival in Europe have officialy sold out, Square Enix announced today. The final Fan Festival event is set to take place in Frankfurt, Germany from February 18 through February 19. In October last year, producer/director Naoki Yoshida kicked off festivities in Las Vegas with the unveiling of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion - Stormblood. Then in December, fans in Japan got a taste of the new Red Mage job along with the ability…
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood pre-order announcement broadcast set for January 20
Square Enix is preparing a special broadcast set for January 20 featuring Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Starting at 7AM EST (4AM PST), fans can tune in for a detailed look at the Collector's Edition and other pre-order bonuses. Pre-orders for the Stormblood Collector's Edition go on sale starting January 24. The team will also cover various points to keep in mind when pre-ordering so be sure to check it out. To recap: the Collector's Edition will include the game, special packaging featuring…
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Yoshida wants to go all out for Final Fantasy XIV's collaboration with FFXV
Final Fantasy XIV is no stranger to collaborating with other games - especially those nestled within the Final Fantasy series itself. Since the launch of A Realm Reborn fans have enjoyed events featuring Final Fantasy XI, XIII, and items from throughout the mainline series. So what about Final Fantasy XV? Speaking with 4Gamer (via Gamer Escape), producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared a few words on how such a collaboration could work out. "The development team had a rough time developing the game," said…
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Final Fantasy XIV's Yoshida discusses jumping potions and player concerns
Nearly a month ago, fans erupted online following word from Final Fantasy XIV producer/director focused on the possible introduction of jumping potions in the near future. The feature is already available in China and Korea and has been a success, helping to stay player retention. When looking at an overseas expansion, Yoshida hopes these items will make it easier for newer players to catch up with the rest of the community. Speaking with Famitsu (via Blue Gartr), Yoshida provided a little…
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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 details Anima Weapons, the Diadem and new features
Square Enix continues their string of updates promoting Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 3.5, arriving next week on January 17. Today's screenshots give us a look at exploratory missions into the revamped Diadem, the continuation of the Anima Weapon quest and a new character: Zhloe. Exploratory Missions to the Diadem As airship technology spread throughout Eorzea, pioneers took to the skies to challenge a new frontier. There they came upon a breathtaking sight: a chain of pristine isles clustered about a massive floating…
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Susan Calloway and The Primals return for Final Fantasy XIV's European Fan Festival
Final Fantasy XIV's European Fan Festival is shaping up to be a musical force. The event will see the return of fan favorite Susan Calloway along with The Primals for special concerts capping out each day's activities. On Saturday, February 18, Susan Calloway will be accompanied by pianist and composer Benyamin Nuss for a piano concert featuring music from the game. Then, on Sunday, The Primals will close out the show with sound director Masayoshi Soken and his rock music stylings. Soken…
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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.5 "The Far Edge of Fate" gets a trailer
Square Enix has revealed their full trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's next major content update - Patch 3.5 "The Far Edge of Fate." Due out on January 17, the first part of 3.5 will bring a wealth of new content including the continuation of the main scenario, new dungeons, a new 24-man alliance raid, PvP updates, new mounts and more. Following the release of Part 1, Square Enix will launch the conclusion to Heavensward's main scenario in March as we head…
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Final Fantasy XIV details Dun Scaith, new PvP gear, mounts and more
Square Enix has released a new round of screenshots and information detailing some of the content fans can look forward to in Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 3.5, the game's next major content update due out January 17. "The Far Edge of Fate" as it's called, is set to bring a number of new additions including a new 24-man alliance raid closing out the Mhach series, new PvP (player versus player) gear and mount rewards, new subquests involving Hildibrand and Saint Endalim's…
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We chat with A Stage Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV's player-run theater troupe
A Stage Reborn is a community-run theater troupe of Final Fantasy XIV players that’s taken to performing in-game events, including their most recent performance of “I Want to Be Your Canary”, a play that originally appeared in 2000’s Final Fantasy IX.   It’s been a big hit with the game’s community, and has garnered a following that’s offered to volunteer in the production and has invested in their future projects as well.   Steve Pederzani (in-game name Wanderer Sabaku of Diabolos), is founder and…
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FFXIV's Heavensturn event offers you giant cocks, pounding from the Strongman
It's a brand-new year which means another Heavensturn seasonal event in Final Fantasy XIV is here. Returning from the Far East, where traveling is mostly done on horseback, a festival delegation springs into action to celebrate the Year of the Cock. What better place to celebrate than Eorzea, where everyone gets around on the back of their trusty giant yellow cock? Unfortunately for the tori bugyo, it seems not everyone's taken to the idea (bizarre, no?) In order to woo the commonfolk,…
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New Year's greetings from Final Fantasy XIV's Naoki Yoshida
2017 represents another big step for Final Fantasy XIV as it readies to launch its second major expansion with Stormblood in the mid-year. Today, producer/director Naoki Yoshida took some time to highlight anticipation in his annual New Year's message to the fans - once again providing subtle hints at some of the adventures our Warrior of Light will encounter in the near future. FFXIV Producer and Director Yoshi-P here…
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Final Fantasy XIV characters invade your dreams during the Starlight Celebration
During this year's Starlight Celebration seasonal event in Final Fantasy XIV, you, the Warrior of Light can regale throngs of helpless children with the stories of your travels. In return for your good deeds, you will be visited by one of your comrades during the night -- and receive a special present from them (spoiler: it's mostly this crap.) Well, it's the gift of giving that counts, right? In the video below we've compiled all the nightly visits, which can be…
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Meet Zurvan, the final member of the Warring Triad, in FFXIV's Patch 3.5
During Letter from the Producer Live XXXIV at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, producer/director Naoki Yoshida revealed new gameplay footage of an upcoming trial in Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate (Part 1). This trial will see the Warrior of Light against the last of the Warring Triad, none other than Zurvan, the Demon. Final Fantasy VI alum may remember the Demon as a boss from the final ascent up Kefka's Tower in the closing hours…
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Final Fantasy XIV heads into 2017 with the return of Heavensturn
As we round the corner into the new year, so does the Heavensturn event find its way back to Eorzea. Beginning December 31 at 7AM PST through January 16 at 6:59AM PST, Final Fantasy XIV players can get their hands on a number of goods highlighting 2017's Year of the Rooster. According to the event page, a delegation from the Far East has come to Eorzea to celebrate the advent of the year of the rooster, but it appears their leader…
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Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 34 Summary; Patch 3.5 Content Detailed, GARO Collab Revealed
Letter from the Producer Live XXXIV from Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016-7 in Tokyo has wrapped, and we have a bunch of new information about Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate to share. Part 1 will release on January 17th, while Part 2 will arrive in March. Director/producer Naoki Yoshida showed off gameplay of many of these new features including a trial versus Zurvan and a look at the new alliance raid. Also revealed was a collaboration with GARO…
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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.…