The first day of the first Final Fantasy XIV 2014 Fan Festival had a huge announcement in Heavensward, otherwise known as Final Fantasy XIV 3.0. We had a hint earlier in the week that Heavensward (or Souten no Ishgard in Japan) might be the name of the upcoming expansion for FFXIV. The level cap is going up 10 levels, Dragoons look badass, and Ishgard! We took plenty of pictures from today so make sure to check them all out in …
Mitsutoshi Gondai (battle director) took stage with Naoki Yoshida. Gondai: My name might be a little hard to say, so you can call me Mr. G if you want. (Crowd chants Mister G!) Mr G: There are three main sections, enemy design, system design, and for 2.0, the FATE team. 5 on level, 4 on enemy, 3 on system, 4 on FATEs. We made the decision to go with a small team in order to keep things tight (paraphrasing).
After the Lore Panel, Camate and Grekumah cut to some players trying the new Odin fight. It looks to be taking place in an instanced area of the Black Shroud, and seems to have similar behavior to the FATE (but without the billions of people). No word on what the trick is to this yet!
Fernehalwes takes the stage with Matt Hilton, lots of “Loregasm shouts” from the crowd. Fernehalwes talking about a game he made in high school where you went to went to Las Vegas and mug an old lady when you ran out of money!?
The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Music Panel is set to start in 15 minutes, stay tuned here for live blogging coverage! Here we go! Soken takes the stage asking “did you win big money?!?” Fernehalwes joins him. Soken is really animated lol.
Final Fantasy XIV CG trailer for new expansion, Heavensward. Clearly takes place in Ishgard. Naoki Yoshida opened up the keynote in english, and said: “Let’s talk about Final Fantasy XIV 3.0… in Japanese!”.
Those attending the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Vegas this weekend will receive a bag full of goodies! Take a look at all the items in our gallery!
Thousands of excited Final Fantasy XIV fans flocked to the Rio today to register and pick up their badges for the first ever Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival! We took a handful of pictures during registration and during tonight’s reception at the pool area. [scrollGallery id=’48’]
Sasunaich and Kahuna return with the second episode of Beyond the Adventurer’s Guild to give us a look at some of the exciting things that are planned for the second Fan Festival event this year in London.
Gamer Escape will be on the ground in Las Vegas next weekend for the first ever Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival! We’ll be there to cover the event and bring you the latest information from all of the presentations taking place on stage as well as exclusive interviews with the FFXIV Development Team and Koji Fox (Fernehalwes)! Read on for more of our plans at Fan Fest 2014!