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New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Videos

Posted on the 21st May 2015

With the release of Heavensward looming ever closer, Square Enix has released a few videos showing off some new bits and bobs.

First up with have the theme for Heavensward composed by Nobuo Uematsu;

Next up is a trailer showcasing new job actions;

And finally (though I have not embedded), is footage of the new dungeons coming in Heavensward;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGcvnNOe34k

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E3 2015, Final Fantasy XI, and the future

Posted on the 17th May 2015

So E3 2015 is quickly approaching with Square Enix holding a press conference this year which they haven't done since 2009. This could mean they have some pretty big announcements planned though you can expect Final Fantasy XV, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Rise of Tomb Raider to be there. Unfortunately for me I will be on holiday that week and unable to post any news fresh as it comes in so will do a recap the week later with hopefully videos and screenshots for your viewing pleasure.

For those wanting to watch the stream live without thousands of comments popping up then head over to the E3 Telly section for all the latest broadcasts. (link to be added soon)

As some of you know, Final Fantasy XI is in its final year of updates with the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versions to close afterwards so unfortunately I will no longer be thinking about making content for it and instead focus on all the other games. The current content will stay live but will no longer be updated.

On the note about the future of Final Fantasy Skies those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I am recoding the site due to changes with Google. This may affect certain design elements but hopefully not too drastic. What does it mean you may be asking, well simpley put it will become much easier to view FFSkies on mobile devices (be it Android, iOS, or Windows). However I do have some Final Fantasy X content nearly ready so will finish that before the recode starts.

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Final Fantasy Type-Next Artwork Displayed

Posted on the 23rd March 2015

Over in Hong Kong for the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix showed off some concept art for Final Fantasy Type-Next.

Hajime Tabata apparently began production on this after they had finished the original Final Fantasy Type-0 for PSP but since taking over as director for Final Fantasy XV this has been put on hold. For now, here are some pictures taken from the event: (thanks to gamestalk.net)

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One can not help but think this could be the next console RPG that president Yosuke Matsuda was on about.

Final Fantasy XI Vana'diel Project + Service Changes

Posted on the 19th March 2015

Along with the revealment of Grandmasters, Akihiko Matsui revealed some information about the future of Final Fantasy XI.

The bad news is for those playing on the PlayStation 2 (also supported Playstation 3 systems) and Xbox 360 will no longer be able to play after March 2016 with the service going Windows PC only. For those still playing after that date there will no longer see be any more new content added but only balance adjustments and bug fixes. If this means the game will go Free-to-Play is unknown at this time.

The good news is they are working on a "epic conclusion" to the Final Fantasy XI story with a new scenario content known as “Rhapsodies of Vana’diel.” This scenario will bring fresh story content and weave together the tales that has been told across thirteen years of Vana’diel.

It does seem there is more to this Vana'diel Project than just Rhapsodies of Vana’diel and Grandmasters with Matsui just hinting at a "tremendous initiative". Could it mean we will get more spinoff games? Console games along with the mobile game? All shall be revealed during the year.

On a personal note, I did have fond memories of the world in Vana'diel and will miss it.




Final Fantasy Grandmasters Announced

Posted on the 19th March 2015

During the media briefing this morning for Final Fantasy XI, Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy Grandmasters.

It will be a spinoff of sorts of the Final Fantasy XI for iOS and Android devices. Just like the MMORPG, it does require multiplayer to play but is more lighthearted with graphics like the Final Fantasy III DS remake.

For now, here is a little promo video for it;-

Future of Final Fantasy XI Special

Posted on the 18th March 2015

Tomorrow at 7:00am GMT Square Enix will be holding a live presentation to talk about the future of their first MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI.

It will be in Japanese with an English digest to be available on the forums at a later date.

You can watch the stream live available at the YouTube channel.

I will update when more information is available.




Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Release Date + MAC Edition

Posted on the 7th March 2015

At the presentation today we got a recap on all the information announced at the London/Tokyo Fan Fests but also a couple of interesting tibits.

First up is the confirmation of a MAC edition which will be released the same time as Heavensward.

Next up is the release date, although slightly later then originally announced it will be coming to PC, PS3/4, and MAC on the 23rd June 2015 with early access starting the 19th June 2015.

For now, enjoy this video showing off Heavensward:

PAX East Heavensward Presentation Stream

Posted on the 7th March 2015

Today at PAX East, Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida will be hosting an hour-long panel talking about the upcoming first expansion Heavensward.

So keep your times booked for 17:00 (GMT) / 12:00 p.m. (EST) / 9:00 a.m. (PST)!

If you can't be there you can still watch a livestream over on Twitch with either;-

I shall be watching the event and will take notes for those that can't watch so be sure to come back later for all the information.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD PS4 Release Date

Posted on the 3rd March 2015

Square Enix has confirmed the European, Australian, and North American release dates of the PlayStation 4 edition of the pretty good HD Remasters for Final Fantasy X and X-2.

So what are they I hear you cry, Europe will get it the 15th May, Australia the 14th May, and North America the 12th May.

Europe and Australia will get the Limited Edition which is a nice looking steelbook case when you pre-order the game from any retailer for free.

Steelbook Case

On a interesting note, cross-save will work between all three versions (PS4, PS3, and PSVita).

Dark Knight, New Primals, And More

Posted on the 25th October 2014

With all the teasing at Las Vegas, Yoshi-P has finally confirmed that one of the new jobs is Dark Knight, will have no base class (what exactly this will entail for the entire game is yet to be seen), and will be a tank job.

Final Fantasy XIV Dark Knight

Not only was Dark Knight announced but some more information was announced also:

  • Two new Primals; Bismark and Ravana (new to the Final Fantasy series)
  • Two new Beast Tribes
  • Flying Mounts (only in 3.0 zones)
  • European Data Centre being located somewhere in Europe (location and dates to be decided)
  • Collectors Edition for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and will include a figurine
  • Second new job will be related to James Bond...

Unfortunately we will have to wait until the Fan Festival in Tokyo on the 20th December for more information about Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Announced

Posted on the 19th October 2014

Yesterday at the Fan Festival in Las Vegas, Square Enix has revealed the first expansion since the relaunch called Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and is due out Spring 2015.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Logo

Since there are two more events to go (London and Tokyo), not much information was revealed but what was confirmed is that there will be:

  • New Jobs (unspecified amount but Dark Knight seemed to have been leaked)
  • Level Cap increased from 50 to 60
  • Ishgard finally being made available
  • New "huge" open field areas
  • New playable race

Until the Fan Festival in London on the 25th October when more will be revealed, have a look at the new trailer below:

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LATEST UPDATES

The following information is all the latest content added to Final Fantasy Skies.

25.05.15 - Added Secrets & Guides and Celestial Weapons to Final Fantasy X (more to follow shortly)

19.03.15 - Added News Archives (at long last). In time I will add all the old news from www.ffskies.tk days and Square Info that I can find for those who would like some nostalgia!

07.03.15 - Added Triple Triad {including Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6 | Level 7 | Level 8 | Level 9 | Level 10 cards} to Final Fantasy VIII

- Updated Final Fantasy VIII Characters | Squall Lionhart | Riona Heartilly | Zell Dincht | Selphie Tilmitt | Quistis Trepe | Irvine Kinneas pages with version 3 style and information (working on getting other version 2 pages updated!)

07.02.15 - Updated Final Fantasy XIII Secrets with Leveling Spots and Useful Equipment

- Added Jobs {including Paladin | Warrior | Dark Knight | White Mage | Scholar | Astrologian | Dragoon | Monk | Bard | Black Mage | Summoner | Ninja | Machinist} and External Sites to Final Fantasy XIV

23.12.14 - Added Secrets and Trophies / Achievements to Final Fantasy XIII

06.10.14 - Added Garment Grids to Final Fantasy X-2

20.09.14 - Updated Release Dates page | Fixed some bugs

01.09.14 - Version 3.0 Launched!




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