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23 Jan 2010

Dengeki Games Interview (Highlights and Commentary)

Elmer over at ZAM has just translated an article from Dengeki Games. A few highlights (with interspersed comments) are below: Q:How much of the game will players be able to experience in the beta? A:We started at about 10% of the final product with the playable Alpha version and are ultimately trying to perfect the
16 Jan 2010

You Got FFXIV In My VanaFest!

VanaFest 2010 has been announced for February 28th in Tokyo Japan! VanaFest is a live stage event where attendees get to see developer panels, announcements of new content, concerts, and more! Those that attend also receive a special in game item for Final Fantasy XI that is only available from the Festival events. The official
23 Dec 2009

Official Website Update

The official Final Fantasy XIV website has just been updated with details about character creation as well as the official story that has recently been released. Many new images have also been added to the Media section of the website including what appear to be shots relating to city-states as well as our first glimpse
23 Dec 2009

New Details on FFXIV Storyline Revealed!

More information has come out regarding the upcoming Famitsu article.  Andriasang has posted both a quasi-translation of the article, which includes an interview with planner Yaeko Sato.  According to the article, Sato “is in charge of FFXIV’s main story.”  That main story is the “first story that players learn of when arriving in the world
18 Dec 2009

European FFXIV Site Jumps The Gun- Three New Images Released

Thanks to some of our forum members we have some new images for you! For a short period of time this afternoon, three brand new screen shots were found on the European Final Fantasy XIV website, soon after the images were taken down. I think it would be a safe assumption to say there will
17 Dec 2009

Facts Gleaned From FFXIV Support Center

The Square Enix Support Center was updated to coincide with the beta application process.  While the default page shows only a few Q&A’s, there are more under the hood – and a a few tidbits worth mentioning: Q.  What do I have to be aware of when I participate in the Beta Test? A.  Currently,
16 Dec 2009

Submit Your Final Fantasy XIV Beta Application!

Applications are now open for the Windows beta test of Final Fantasy XIV! You must have a Square Enix account to submit an application for the beta. If you’re one of the lucky applications that gets selected, you’ll be notified via e-mail. As we’ve heard before, the beta will grow, adding more and more people
15 Dec 2009

Update on the Campaign Code (Part III)

So first the rumor was that there was a code in the FFXIII box that contained a FFXIV beta code. Then came the clarification (from Square Enix) that the code was for a FFXIV in-game item only. Finally, came the clarification that the code was, for now, for Japan only. So can there really be
10 Dec 2009

Arnie Roth Discusses Distant Worlds Premiers

Earlier today, Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu took part in an interview done at Chicago’s Flashpoint Academy. Final Fantasy XIV was brought up on several occasions, and those in attendance even got a look at the Tokyo Game Show trailer. It was discussed that the FFXIV music at the Chicago Distant Worlds concert would be
30 Nov 2009

Distant Worlds II Coming to Stockholm With New CD

Today we have learned via the Distant Worlds Facebook page that the concert series will be making a second trip back to Stockholm on June 12th. The concert series will be making its second appearance in Chicago in December, however it’s still dubbed “Distant Worlds” what could be making them add a ‘two’? A new
25 Nov 2009

Quasi-FFXIV Related News Round-up

There has not been too much news of late, but there were a few FFXIV related articles that cropped up in the news.  For those jonesing for something to read on this day-before-turkey-day, here are a few links to catch up on from the past few weeks. Final Fantasy XI: Is FFXI Doomed? This article
19 Nov 2009

FFXIV Theme Song Info and Speculation

Thanks again to Japanese fansite FF14-FAN, we have some interesting information about the theme song to be used in FFXIV.  As has been previously reported, Nobuo Uematsu will be composing all of the tracks, including the theme song.  In fact, indirectly, he is the source of the new information.  Members of his official fanclub receive
14 Nov 2009

Update on the Campaign Code

We’ve previously reported on the campaign code for FFXIV that will be included with first edition copies of FFXIII in Japan.  Famitsu had reported that the promotion was only for Japan but we haven’t had official confirmation of that until now. Square Enix has updated their support website for Final Fantasy XIV with a couple
13 Nov 2009

Release Date Announced For Final Fantasy XIII

It has just been announced that Final Fantasy XIII will see a North American and European release date of March 9 2010. What does this have to do with Final Fantasy XIV though? A March release for FFXIII would mean that at the earliest FFXIV would be released during the summer. Though it should also
11 Nov 2009

Official Site Updated! Gladiator & Pugilist

Square Enix has once again updated their official website – this time with information on two of the Disciples of War – the Gladiator and Pugilist.  Square Enix has also identified some of the arms that each class will use.  Let’s see what’s new and perhaps later will have some analysis… Gladiator -The Best Defense-
11 Nov 2009

Campaign Code for Secret Item

Ever since the images hit 2ch that there will be a campaign code in the upcoming Japanese release of FFXIII for FFXIV, people have been debating what it could be for.  Today, we have more official information straight from Square Enix. In a FAQ on Square Enix’s Support Center site for FFXIII, it now says:
9 Nov 2009

Premiere Tracks Announced for Distant Worlds Chicago

The latest release of the Distant Worlds newsletter reveals some of the tracks premiering at the Chicago Distant Worlds Concert being held December 12th. Included in the batch of tracks is further evidence of the Eorzea and Earth premiere of scores from Final Fantasy XIV that will be played during the concert. Check out the
6 Nov 2009

Rumor: Campaign Codes for FFXIV? (oh yeah and some Chocobo images)

  Update: The french Final Fantasy information site, Final Fantasy World, has posted a number of scans from the article about FFXIII that will appear in an issue of Shonen Jump.  You can verify the source in one of those pictures unlike some of the other images that first started floating around various Japanese forums
5 Nov 2009

Eorzeapedia Polls Are Now Open

With U.S. election day behind us, we have decided to open our polls and see what the community thinks about all things FFXIV-related.  So we will begin with the question of what race/gender you are planning on choosing.   For those that didn’t listen to Aetheryte Radio Episode 4: Lifestyle, there was a report about
2 Nov 2009

FFXIV Pieces Premiering at Distant Worlds Chicago

Ever since we heard that Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu would be performing at the December 12 Distant Worlds concert, we knew that it would be special. Later it was announced that many new songs would be appearing in this concert, including Advent: One Wing Angel as well as many other exciting songs. We