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Amid azure seas, encompassing the westernmost of the Three Great Continents, there lies a realm embraced by gods and forged by heroes. Her name...Eorzea.

It is here that your tale unfolds. Beckoned by the Mothercrystal─the source of all life─you must embark upon a quest to deliver the land from an eternity of Darkness.


Heavensward Early Access Information

Posted on the 8th June 2015

As the official release of Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion since relaunch, draws ever closer we have information on how to get Early Access all ready before that starts on the 19th June.

Now there are a few requirements before you get started;

  • Must possess an active Final Fantasy XIV service account on your Square Enix Account.
  • Must possess an early access code for the platform that you currently use to play the game.
  • Must have registered your Early Access code via the steps below in “Early Access Registration”.
  • Early access is not available for the Final Fantasy XIV Online all-in-one bundle.
  • Also, in order to enter the new areas being introduced in Heavensward, you will need to have completed the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn main scenario quest “Before the Dawn” that was implemented in Patch 2.55

Once you have done all that, head over to the Lodestone for information on the platform you play on.


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;


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.

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:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn First Anniversary

Posted on the 27th August 2014

Well it has now officially been one year since the succesful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV

To celebrate, Square Enix is holding a good number of events both within the game and out including the return of the cross over events from Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy XI, and Dragon Quest X as well as Tales from the Calamity offering lore about the events played out during the original release of the game (also referred to as 1.0).

For full details on all the events go ahead and visit the site at http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/anniversary/eu/index.html

Final Fantasy XIV 1 Year

Square Enix at Gamescom 2014

Posted on the 30th July 2014

With not long to go until the start of another year at Gamescom in Germany, Square Enix has revealed their lineup although it is pretty lacking.

However there are two Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

Of course there may (and that is a big may!) be more news at Sony's Press Conference on the 11th August so I will keep you posted with any information released.

Rogue and Ninja Announced for A Realm Reborn

Posted on the 10th June 2014

During the Letter from the Producer Live today, Yoshida revealed that there will be a new class (Rogue) and a new job (Ninja) to be added in Patch 2.4 with more to be added in the expansion.

New Final Fantasy XIV Trailer

Posted on the 10th June 2014

The team behind Final Fantasy XIV has released a battle heavey trailer with a little sneak preview of upcoming Primals Ramuh and Shiva.

FFXIV: ARR - Arcanist, Summoner and Scholar Preview

Posted on the 13th June 2013

Just two new videos was not enough so here is a little preview of the new class/jobs being added for launch.

More of A Realm Reborn E3 Trailers

Posted on the 13th June 2013

Another day and another set of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn trailers.

This time round we have 'PS3 Director's walkthrough' and 'Developers Commentary for F.A.T.E'


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