Square Enix has finally announced the launch date for Final Fantasy XIV's 4.2 update. It will be headed out the gate on January 30th. To celebrate the big news, the 4.2 trailer, "Rise of a New Sun", has been released.
Patch 4.2 - Rise of a New Sun arrives on January 30th! Please note that there will be a 24-hour maintenance, which will begin on Monday, January 29 at 2:00 a.m. (PST) and last until Tuesday, January 30 at 2:00 a.m. * Players will be unable to login until 2:00 a.m. Please refer to the maintenance announcement for details.
4.2 brings a number of neat new things to players including the main scenario continuation, new side story quests, a pair of new dungeons, the Crystal Tower Training Grounds map for The Feast, the new Team System, Beast Tribe Quests, Glamours galore, "subaquatic voyages", performance actions, new mounts and much more. You can look at the basic information on the 4.2 microsite.
Check out the full thread on the Final Fantasy XIV forum.