Final Fantasy XIV
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV teams up with Amazon for another DLC campaign
Square Enix and online retailer Amazon are offering up another promotional campaign for North American players. Starting today fans will have an opportunity to snag several Eastern Journey-themed items - each of which were previously exclusive to the game's Chinese client. Players can obtain three Journey to the West-inspired items exclusive to this promotion, including an Eastern Journey Battle Staff (Lancer/Dragoon Arm), Eastern Journey Attire, Flying Cumulus Mount and a bonus 50 Aetheryte Tickets. By simply purchasing a qualifying order of…
2 months ago.
Next Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE set for April 28
Square Enix is preparing to launch Final Fantasy XIV's thirty-fifth Letter from the Producer LIVE on April 28. There, producer/director Naoki Yoshida will answer questions focused on the game's upcoming expansion, Stormblood. The stream will be broadcast at the usual places, including Twitch and YouTube Live starting at 8AM EDT. While the theme of the Live Letter is Stormblood, the community team asks that questions pertaining to job actions, action adjustments, and the battle system revamp be put on hold as…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Free Login Campaign has returned, ends May 7th
Starting today and continuing through Sunday, May 7th, anyone with a Final Fantasy XIV service account will be able to log in and play regardless of subscription status. Yep, the Free Login Campaign is back. If you partake in the free event, you'll have 96 hours (4 days) from your first log-in to play FFXIV as you wish. If you're completely new to FFXIV, you're also in luck, as Square Enix recently changed the game's trial so that you may play…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood official site updates with new screenshots, lore and more
Square Enix has loaded up a wealth of new and existing screenshots and information detailing Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion, Stormblood. A new update to the game's official website gives a look at many of the elements fans can expect when it launches on June 20. As the second full expansion to Final Fantasy XIV, Stormblood will feature a number of new additions including Samurai and Red Mage job classes, new cities, dungeons and locations along with a new high-end featuring…
2 months ago.
Hatching-tide seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV
Hatching-tide has returned to Final Fantasy XIV just in time for Under-archon Jihli Aliapoh to have another vision. This year, her companion Nonotta has designed a special contraption to shock the citizens of Gridania into the new season - but they learn that they aren't the only ones that wish to join in the revelry. You can also check it out in our video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKKCRXVSFEc If you also missed the news: FFXIV is lifting the 14-day restriction on its free trial. Now,…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV teams up with WrestleMania 33
Square Enix teamed up with WWE stars "The New Day" for a special Final Fantasy XIV-themed entrance during yesterday's WrestleMania 33 festivities. Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods - all members of The New Day and hosts of WrestleMania - came dressed as job classes from the game. Big E, dressed as the Samurai, Xavier Woods as the Monk and Kofi as the Red Mage entered riding their “POP-cycle” bike, which was styled with FF series mainstays including Chocobos and…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV presents: Tactics Alexander
It's April 1 in Japan and that means it's time for another year where game companies tease us with things we can't really have. This time Square Enix and the Final Fantasy XIV team have cobbled together a play on Tactics Ogre - Yasumi Matsuno's masterpiece and one of producer/director Naoki Yoshida's all-time favorites. The theme is none other than FFXIV's own Alexander, the high-end raid that saw its conclusion with the launch of Patch 3.4. Can our heroes stand up…
2 months ago.
Netflix grabs Final Fantasy's first TV drama, Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light
Final Fantasy's first original TV drama series featuring Final Fantasy XIV is heading to Netflix around the world. The online streaming service is set to bring the show to international viewers starting this Fall. According to an update on the official website, "Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light" will air in Japan on MBS and TBS starting April 16. The show will also be available on Netflix in Japan starting April 20. This drama coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Final…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's free trial drops 14-day restriction
Square Enix is removing the 14-day restriction on Final Fantasy XIV's trial version in preparation for the upcoming release of Stormblood - the game's next expansion due out June 20. That means you can now play through the game - up to level 35 - for as long as you like. This promotion extends to existing and expired free trial accounts as well. Free trial players can access all content up to level 35, create up to eight playable characters (one…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.56 due out March 28
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will see its main scenario come to a conclusion with the launch of Patch 3.56, due out March 28. There, players will gain access to the second part of "The Far Edge of Fate" which promises to bridge the gap going into Stormblood in June. According to a press release sent out by Square Enix, our story continues as follows: "The Griffin has played his final hand. By harnessing the wrath and despair of his dying countrymen…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details PAX East panel and events
Final Fantasy XIV is back again for this year's PAX East festivities, bringing along with it a special Warring Triad roulette and a Q&A panel with producer/director Naoki Yoshida. The panel will be live streamed on Saturday, March 11 at 12PM EST via Twitch. Square Enix will begin gathering questions at their booth on Friday as well as answering live questions during the panel itself. Panel attendees will receive a mini Stormblood poster featuring the Zenos key art. For the Warring Triad…
3 months ago.
Little Ladies' Day returns to Final Fantasy XIV tomorrow
As Spring returns, Final Fantasy XIV readies its annual Little Ladies' Day event once again. Beginning March 1 at 12:00AM PST through March 14 at 7:59AM PST, players can log in to participate and receive exclusive items. "A reporter from the Mythril Eye has been approaching adventurers left and right under the guise of wanting to collect opinions for an article he will be running in the paper," says a summary on the official Lodestone page. "It quickly becomes evident, however,…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a detailed in new screenshots
Square Enix has shared the latest screenshots for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a, revealed last week during Frankfurt's Fan Festival activities to launch on February 28. These images give us a look at a new PvP map for The Feast, custom deliveries with Zhloe Aliapoh, the final chapter of the Anima weapon quest line and the new 24-man trial featuring Proto Ultima. As for why this Patch is “3.55a”, Yoshida explained that they had originally planned to include the Diadem’s new Exploratory…
4 months ago.
Susan Calloway's new single "Time For This" due out March 24
Susan Calloway, known for her work on Final Fantasy XIV's own "Answers" and "Dragonsong", is set to release an all-new original single starting March 24. Described as a return to her roots, "Time For This" is an "intensely personal and heartfelt piano-driven ballad" written by the artist herself. Susan's association with Final Fantasy began when her voice caught the attention of Grammy winning conductor Arnie Roth and composer Nobuo Uematsu. Believing that her vocals would complement his music, Uematsu requested that…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Interview with Naoki Yoshida
Following up the first day of Final Fantasy XIV's final leg of Fan Festival activities in Frankfurt, producer/director Naoki Yoshida had a chance to sit down for a special Stormblood-themed round-table conference. Nova Crystallis along with select press from around the world were in attendance for a chat discussing different aspects of the upcoming expansion - including locations and the newly revealed Samurai job class. Yoshida: Thank you for staying so late for this. Last October we began our group of Fan Festivals…
4 months ago.
FFXIV Fanfest: Live with Susan Calloway and Benyamin Nuss
UPDATE: The broadcast is now over. Thanks for tuning in and sharing your questions with us. We've archived the whole Q&A session in one neat video for your viewing pleasure. Watch it below: https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/833331851905339392 Original story as follows We'll be live at Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival in Frankfurt with a live video with Susan Calloway, known for her performances in "Answers" and "Dragonsong", and pianist Benyamin Nuss who has performed with many Final Fantasy composers including Masashi Hamauzu. Right now we're taking your…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV accepts three Guiness World Records at Frankfurt Fan Festival
At the close of the Letter from the Producer Live broadcast at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a special ceremony was held to present three Guinness World Records. Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida accepted the award for the "Longest Credits in a MMO", and while that got a few chuckles from the crowd, Yoshida explained that this is due in part to the Meteor Survivors who participated in the Legacy Campaign that gave their support to…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a arrives on February 28th
During the Letter from the Producer Live segment of this weekend's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, director and producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that Patch 3.55a will release on February 28th. This new patch will include new Anima Weapon story quests, but Yoshida assures that it will be easy compared to previous steps. There will also be a new type of content for crafters and gatherers that involves the NPC Zhloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire. You'll come to understand her…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV is getting a PlayStation 4 Pro patch
Final Fantasy XIV is the latest title set to receive support for Sony's upgraded PlayStation 4 Pro hardware, producer/director Naoki Yoshida revealed during a post-Fan Festival press conference today. With the departure of the PS3 version, it's only natural the team would consider expanding upward with additional specs at hand. "Rather than using the PS4 Pro’s power to adapt to say 4k display, we’re thinking of using it for game performance," said Yoshida. "We’ve begun work on a Pro patch and…
4 months ago.
Blitzball will make a comeback in Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion
At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, director/producer Naoki Yoshida fielded questions from the press about the upcoming Stormblood expansion. Since the expansion would feature swimming and diving for the first time, would there be a chance that Blitzball cound return? The answer: Yoshida confirmed that the team is currently planning the addition of the minigame, however, it may not look and play exactly like you remember from Final Fantasy X. He went on to say that there…