Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Confirmed for Summer Release

The second expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is coming this summer

By Grayshadow, Posted 04 Jan 2017

Some of us are still playing Final Fantasy XV but this Square Enix wants those give those who are playing Final Fantasy XIV a special 2017 gift, a brand new expansion!

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At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan Square Enix announced Stormblood, the second expansion for Final Fantasy XIV slated to release this year on June 20th. Pre-orders will begin on January 24th, with those who pre-order the expansion receiving exclusive bonuses.

During the keynote producer and director Naoki Yoshida explained several new details coming to Final Fantasy XIV:

New Job – Red Mage (DPS Role): The highly anticipated red mage job will make its debut in Stormblood as a ranged magic DPS, wielding a rapier and magicked crystal medium. A very mobile attacker, the red mage dives in and out of melee combat, assaulting enemies with red magic and short-ranged attacks. The red mage also has the ability to link multiple spells with chainspell, dealing massive damage and following them up with melee attacks.

Swimming and Diving: This new gameplay mechanic will allow players to seamlessly enter and traverse specific rivers, lakes, and seas in both new and existing areas throughout Eorzea®. Players will also be able to dive underwater in select locations, even while riding flying mounts. Underwater areas will not only include new gathering locations, but also will provide an opportunity for NPC interaction.

New Beast Tribe and Primal: The Ananta, an all-female beast tribe, is the newest of the beast tribes to be introduced to the world of FFXIV. This ancient tribe resides in the mountains near Ala Mhigo and worships the primal Lakshmi. Known for their skill in spell and gemcraft, the Lamia will play a very important role in the Stormblood main scenario as their persecution by the Garlean Empire is revealed.

New High-Level Raid: The Bend of Time – Omega was announced as the high-level raid series for Stormblood. Omega has surfaced within the main scenario in the past, but this menace will soon appear in full force. The mystery behind the appearance of Omega and the significance of “The Bend of Time” will be unveiled through the story surrounding this raid.

New Alliance Raid: Two special guest creators were invited to assist with the design of the newly-announced alliance raid “Return to Ivalice”: Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY XII / FINAL FANTASY TACTICS) will write the scenario surrounding the raid, while Keita Amemiya (Onimusha 2 / Shin Megami Tensei IV) will spearhead monster and boss design.

Stormblood Theme Song: Legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will return to create the main theme song for Stormblood.

A collector's edition was also revealed and will include a special box with art from Yoshitaka Amano and:


Stormblood Special Art Box

Expertly Crafted Zenos yae Galvus Figure

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood Art Book

Cloth Map of Eorzea

Stormblood Logo Sticker

Exclusive In-game Items

Syldra Mount

Wind-up Bartz Minion

Chicken Knife

Square Enix promises to release more information for Stormblood at the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt on February 18th-19th.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): PS3, PC
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Square Enix
Genres: Online Role-Playing
Themes: Fantasy
Release Date: 2013-03-01

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