Final Fantasy XIV
1 month ago.
Susan Calloway is working on new music for Final Fantasy XIV
Susan Calloway is working on new music for Final Fantasy XIV, conductor Arnie Roth confirmed at a Distant Worlds concert in New Jersey today. The "Answers" and "Dragonsong" vocalist is likely headlining the main theme for Stormblood, which went into recording earlier this week. We'll likely hear more on the main theme next month when Final Fantasy XIV heads to Frankfurt, Germany for its final leg of Fan Festivals. There, composer Nobuo Uematsu will take the stage along with sound director…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV is getting a live action series based on a true story
Square Enix is putting together a live action drama series based on a real story that happened in Final Fantasy XIV. Titled "Final Fantasy XIV Daddy of Light", the drama will begin broadcast on MBS/TBS in Japan this April. Japanese actors Yudai Chiba and Ren Oosugi will be playing the part of the main characters. This drama coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy mainline series and is inspired by the story of a father and son's relationship that…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV 2017 Fan Festival in Europe live stream now on sale
Fans can now purchase passes to the official live stream set for Final Fantasy XIV's 2017 Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany starting February 18. For €29.99 (price may be adjusted based on your location), 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 Yuna minion. This year's European Fan Festival, taking place from February 18…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood pre-orders open today
Square Enix is opening pre-orders for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood today, due out on June 20, 2017. The company has already begun taking purchases in Japan and Europe with North America set to follow starting at 3PM EST. As detailed previously, Stormblood will be available in several flavors across all platforms: PC: Collector's Edition - $199 Collector's Edition (Digital) - $59.99 Standard Edition - $39.99 PlayStation 4: Collector's Edition - $199 Collector's Edition (Digital) - $59.99 Standard Edition - $39.99 Mac: Collector's Edition (Digital) - $59.99 Standard Edition (Digital) - $39.99 The…
2 months ago.
Square Enix details Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood standard and Collector's Edition pre-orders
During a live broadcast today Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and community manager Toshio Murouchi detailed what fans can expect when it comes down to purchasing the game's latest expansion, Stormblood. Square Enix will begin pre-orders starting January 24 at 3PM EST in North America. Those who pre-order will gain entry to the game's early access period, starting tentatively at 5AM EDT on June 16. In order to enter new areas of the expansion you'll need to have completed all…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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: …
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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…
2 months ago.
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,…
2 months ago.
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…