We’re pleased to announce that FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will officially launch on Tuesday, August 27, 2013!
Players who have version 1.0 will not need to purchase FFXIV: ARR to continue playing on the PC. However, version 1.0 owners that wish to play the PlayStation 3 version will need to purchase a copy for the PlayStation 3. Existing users that are planning on purchasing a new copy of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn are encouraged to read all of the important information beforehand.
* Click here to read the FFXIV: A Realm Reborn product overview.
The FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition includes:
• Collector’s box designed by Yoshitaka Amano, legendary FINAL FANTASY artist
• 80-page “Art of Eorzea” hardcover art book featuring never-before-seen concept art
• “The Waning of the Sixth Sun,” a special bonus video disc that takes a cinematic look at the events that led up to the realm being reborn
• “Sounds of Eorzea” album that features musical scores by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers
• Five collectable character art cards
• A FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn-branded security token to secure user accounts
• In-game bonus items: Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn,” said Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. “It has been a long road from the game’s inception to the beta, but thanks to your fervent support and invaluable feedback, the world of Eorzea will soon complete its journey of rebirth. We have endeavored to make the game affordable so that adventurers will be able to experience the vibrant world of Eorzea. We have also prepared a collector’s edition version of the game, which includes a veritable assortment of premium items. The new adventure begins on August 27, 2013. I hope to see you all then!”
Set for an August 27, 2013 release, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available for $39.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and $29.99 for Windows PC. The Collector’s Edition will be available for $79.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and the PC version will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $69.99. A free 30-day trial is also included for new accounts. Monthly subscriptions for new accounts start at $12.99. PC specs for final product may change; please refer to the preorder website for details.
During today’s media event, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox- Xbox One. A name that in no way will be confusing when talking to friends about the original Xbox.
At the event, they announced the various ways in which the Xbox One allows you to switch between types of content, watch TV, and even multitask while using the Xbox, Kinect, and SmartGlass.
Steven Spielberg is helping to make a Halo “premium television series”, EA has a new engine, Remedy is making Quantum Break which involves a little girl destroying bridges with boats, and to everyone’s surprise, the next Call of Duty game will get DLC first on Xbox.
From the moment Final Fantasy XIV was first announced we have been at work, trying to deliver a solid podcast by tweaking and adjusting the formula that we’ve been using since 2006 for Final Fantasy XI. We’ve gone from an overexcited plethora of shows (remember the AR network?) to a strong, single show with a structured format.
Today we’re excited to share what we’ve been working on for the past several months. Below are the changes that we’ll be making to Aetheryte Radio to better serve the community for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Final Fantasy XI released in Japan on May 16th, 2002 for the PlayStation 2.
Over the past eleven years it has became the highest grossing Final Fantasy title in the history of the franchise and released five expansion packs. With sixteen servers online, the game is still being enjoyed all these years later by players around the world.
Gamer Escape is proud to say that our roots extend almost as far back as the game itself, with our experience reaching back to 2004 with the inception of the first Final Fantasy XI wiki. Years later we started what is the longest running Final Fantasy XI podcast.
Months ago we announced that we would be starting a large scale overhaul of our FFXI wiki. Progress has been slow and steady, and we have developed a lot of useful code that’s being used in our brand new item template. A game with eleven years under its belt has a lot that needs to be changed and we’d encourage any interested parties to head over to our FFXI Wiki forums to see what kinds of edits need to be done.
Our FFXI podcast Pet Food Alpha released its first episode on June 5th, 2006. Next month will mark the 7th anniversary of the show! We’re planning on having some old hosts come back for the occasion in addition to giving away some prizes provided to us by Square Enix including various CD soundtracks and some Jeuno t-shirts. We’ll have more details on how you can win those in the coming weeks!
We here at Gamer Escape are excited to see Final Fantasy XI still continuing service after eleven years and hope that it will continue for even more.
Today an image has appeared around various parts of the internet showing off what appears to be new artwork from Akihiko Yoshida showing off the jobs of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. However if we’re to assume that the circle of characters are in fact jobs and not classes, that would mean that there is another book wielder among the adventurers of Eorzea- one that looks an awful lot like a Scholar.
The image looks like it’s a part of the website that went up around the time of the nico nico event, however the image in question cannot currently be found on that site (although there are some lovely images of a Warrior, White Mage and Monk). Did someone manage to extract this image from the site? Is it some of the best looking fan art we’ve ever seen? We’ve contacted Square Enix regarding its authenticity and will update this post when we hear more.
Update: After a week the image has become available via the promotional website. The only issue now is whether or not that is a Scholar in the image.
Today on the official forums, Akihiko Matsui made a post outlining some of the things players can expect to see in the next version update.
In the next version update we will be making the job adjustments outlined below.
There are still aspects that have not been finalized, but please look it over as an outline of things to come. Once I have more concrete details I will be sure to share them with you all.
Elemental magic adjustments
We will be making the adjustments outlined here.
One-handed weapon status modifier adjustments
During the version update on March 27th, we performed adjustments so that “The maximum amount of damage dealt based upon the attack-to-defense ratio is now the same for both one-handed and two-handed weapons.” As a next step to this, we will be adjusting the way in which status modifiers are applied.
Pet job adjustments
As long as characters are not increasing in level (fundamentally), pet job levels as well will not increase, so we are making it possible to further enhance pets through the equipment players wear. Below are the different plans we have for each of the pet jobs:
Addition of new familiar pets
Addition of polearms that have stats to increase the parameters of wyverns.
Addition of grips that have stats to increase the parameters of avatars.
Addition of animators that have stats to increase the parameters of automatons.
Geomancer and rune fencer adjustments
Addition of artifact equipment, merit points, and limit break quests.
Today, Square Enix released a batch of new images from the upcoming Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. The screens detail the updated character models and backgrounds. In addition, we’re told that the pre-rendered cinematic of Yuna’s concert has seen a resolution increase for the HD version of the game.