Naoki Yoshida has posted 3 new screenshots from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. If you look closely, however, there are some cool things to point out in them!
In this first image we can see a full party going up against a Legatus from the Empire, the one with the weird… gun… shields? Or whatever you’d like to call them. This fight, from the later half of the main scenario can be accessed via the Duty Finder. If you look right behind him, you’ll see that this takes place in Western Thanalan right in front of the device used to teleport you to Castrum Marinum.
We can see hotbars 5 and 6 on the screen with only 2 actions each. There is also a Scholar and a Summoner in this party judging by the new job icons in the party list. Scholar is a healer and Summoner is a caster. Additionally, this screen shot is our “first look” at Garuda Egi, however the stone skin animation is getting in the way, curse you Yoshida and your buffs!
In this image we can see a party (with access to a level 3 limit break!) going up against the primal Garuda. It’s the same battle field as before, only with a few minor changes due to the battle system in A Realm Reborn. If you look at the bottom right, you’ll notice two “half” hotbars. Perfect for your companions (or pets?) Keep in mind that the damage being displayed in the log in this picture is for development purposes only. Yoshida has said that there are currently no plans to add any DPS logging.
Last but not least, we have our first in-game look at the Demon Wall. Maybe defeating it will earn you you’re very own tofu minion?