Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Square Enix's latest online installment in the legendary Final Fantasy series. Players enter the land of Hydaelyn to adventure in the regions of Eorzea, and can switch between four distinct classes and 18 sub-specializations by equipping different weapons. The PC game was originally released in September of 2010, but was brought back into development for a full overhaul and will relaunch alongside the PS3 version in 2013.
Final Fantasy XIV has been in its reincarnated second state for three years now. Each year to celebrate the game's relaunch, an event called The Rising is held. This year, the celebration will kick off on Saturday, August 27th and will run through Monday, September 12th.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's 3rd Anniversary is here, and it's time we counted our blessings for having one of the best MMORPGs in years come out of one of the more notorious launches (and subsequent relaunches). We caught up with Square Enix's own Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P) to talk about the milestone, and what's to come with the game's future.
The Final Fantasy XIV team helped out a fan and player during this week's Gamescom. During the FFXIV stage presentation, devs gave Michel a hand asking his girlfriend to marry him. To everyone's joy, she did indeed say "YES!".
The Final Fantasy XIV blog has been updated with information about rewards players can score during the annual seasonal event, Moonfire Faire. Players can earn new poses, each in two different varieties. In total, there are six emotes to obtain.
Rob's back this week with exciting news about Deep Dungeon, a Free Login Campaign, and a pop culture crossover.
The Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone has been updated with the news that the cross-promotional event, Yo-kai Watch: Gather One, Gather All, will be kicking off on Tuesday, July 26th and will run through Monday, October 3rd. The quest line begins at player level 15+ and is predicated on completion of any one of the main scenario quests. Once finished with the quest, players will be given a Yo-kai Watch and Medallion used to gather Yo-kai Medals.
The Final Fantasy XIV site has been updated with a brief note to let players know of their most recent wave of bans implemented against players advertising real money transactions in-game and / or other 'illicit activities'. Over 6,500 accounts were given permanent vacations from FFXIV.
Square Enix has announced that players in Hong Kong and Singapore can now enjoy Final Fantasy XIV with an "all-in-one" bundle that includes all content through the Heavensward expansion currently for sale in the SE Online Store. Players can also score a collector's edition of A Realm Reborn and Heavensward.
The Final Fantasy XIV site has been updated with a deep dive into the Palace of the Dead, part of the Deep Dungeon content coming in Patch 3.35. The Palace of the Dead features a fascinating mechanic that sees all players starting at level one and moving up in levels while there.
In a new interview at Game Watch, Final Fantasy XIV Producer Naoki Yoshida laid out some new information about upcoming game patches and revealed that the first details about the game's next expansion will be shown during this fall's FFXIV Fan Festival. While it won't be a direct reveal of the expansion, Fan Festival panels will provide more information on the upcoming 3.4 and 3.5 patches, both of which will start the process of moving to 4.0.