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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
29 Oct 2009

FFXIV in France and China(?)

The hours are ticking down until doors open at the Micromania game show in France.  Square Enix has opened an additional site about the event on their European homepage.  It includes a message saying that people will be able to register for information regarding beta testing for FFXIV.  This is similar to what they offered
20 Oct 2009

FFXIV at Micromania in France

Micromania Game Show 2009 will be held in Paris, France from October 30th to November 2nd.  A large number of game publishers plan to be in attendance at the event. Recently, they released the titles Square Enix will be showing at their booth.  Fans of the Final Fantasy series will be happy to see Final
11 Oct 2009

Eorzeapedia 2.0 is now live!

For those following along in the forums and on IRC, we’ve been hard at work preparing a major overhaul of the site.  The back-end has been completely recoded from scratch.  We have a new look, complete with a new logo, new icons, and what should be a much more integrated site design and interface.  We’re
10 Oct 2009

This Week in the Magazines (and more!)

Going between two languages, it is easy for things to get lost in translation. Not only that, but for Final Fantasy XIV, the sites for each region are also presented in entirely different ways. That means sometimes there can be pictures or text in one that doesn't show up in the either. At the moment, we have extensive text on the NA site about some of the beast families like Aldgoats and Antelopes. However, the Japanese site does not contain any additional text, just the pictures that were released to the Japanese media as well. For those in Japan, they have to get their information from the magazines released this weekend or one of the several gaming news websites like GAME Watch or 4gamer. Let's check out what was in the magazines that isn't on the NA site as well as what things may have been lost along the way.
7 Oct 2009

First Glimpse of Surnames?

The official NA website was updated today with new information.  There are also new screenshots as well.  Most of them are from the trailer we saw at Tokyo Game Show.  However, the first image of a Blacksmith and Lancer is very curious. There is a space in the middle of Azagba X’s name.  Is this
7 Oct 2009

Official NA Website Updated!

Once again, we see very positive movement by Square Enix to keep players updated around the world at the same time.  Today, as many of you already know, Weekly Famitsu magazine in Japan will be releasing an article talking about classes, tools crafters use, and new monsters.  They have also updated the official Final Fantasy
6 Oct 2009

Weekly Famitsu FFXIV Scans

While we wait for our trusty translator Corinth to get her hands on the full spread, here is the scan to keep the chatter alive.  Looks like we have a new class confirmed – Lancer and two new beastiary entries – Raptors and Aldgoats.  See anything else?
5 Oct 2009

Questions & (some? any?) Answers from Square Enix

Curse affiliate ffxivcore got to follow-up their gamescom interview with an email Q&A.  As those familiar with Square Enix Q&As from FFXI know, the “A” part is often filled with vagaries.  This Q&A is no exception – but let’s take a quick look.
28 Sep 2009

GAME Watch Interviews Tanaka and Komoto at TGS

A surprise interview!  GAME Watch got to spend a little bit of time with both Producer Hiromichi Tanaka and Director Nobuaki Komoto at Tokyo Game Show this past week.  The two dropped by Makuhari Messe for the interview, which was conducted in the public lobby area.  They talked about the trailer and the upcoming beta