227w ago - Today some Final Fantasy XIV screens and details have surfaced from Dengeki PlayStation Magazine.
Most of them are simply landscape screenshots, however, in one the crystal structure is rumored to be a method of quick transportation from area to area.
The cards pictured are reportedly part of the Guild Reeve system, or Guild Leave as IGN has translated, and using it players combine cards into sets that determine their quests... with varying combinations resulting in different obstacles they will face.
To quote: "The first card contains a picture of Saint Danafen, the dragon killer. This type of card would require you to gather up your courage and overcome many difficulties while eliminating fearsome monsters. The card in the middle is of Saint Totoru the Rat-Hunter.
You will receive gratitude from people by helping them out with different tasks like getting rid of pests. Saint Murugin appears in the last card, forging a sword. This card has you focusing on polishing your skills in order to help out other people. Other Miqo'te and Hyuran saints can be seen on other cards."
Square Enix currently has Final Fantasy XIV slated for an international simultaneous release in 2010.
227w ago - The September 2009 edition of Famitsu Wave has released in Japan sporting a DVD containing an eight-minute segment on Final Fantasy XIV. A lot of new information has come out of the DVD and we've got it for you.
Eorza is the name of a region that's the main setting of the game and as a full world, Vana'diel (from Final Fantasy XI) is naturally a little bigger. The actual world the game takes place in is called Haiderin.
The style of Haiderin will be different from Vana'diel, aiming for a "high-fantasy" style setting. They want the setting to be more modern in comparison to Final Fantasy XI's more middle-age setting. There will be advanced technology in the world, as you've clearly seen from the skyships in the trailer.
To quote: The races in Final Fantasy XIV will bring on a familiar look. However, the races of Final Fantasy XI are being reimagined. The Galka-looking character you've seen in the trailer, will not be called a Galka, but something else. Other changes will be in order as well.
Final Fantasy XIV revolves around character growth. There will be no experience points or leveling system this time around, and a new system will come in to play. Square Enix wants to deliver an experience where new...
236w ago - During Square Enix's press conference at E3, the company talks about how their original vision for Final Fantasy XIV was to create the "best Final Fantasy available".
According to them, the best would have to be a massively multiplayer online RPG. Square Enix seems pretty proud of themselves stating that "We hope to have the best story."
Square Enix also brought up the trailer debuted at SCEA's press conference yesterday, saying that most of it was done in CG, however, some parts, such as the scene with the Galka fighting, were in-engine clips.
Final Fantasy XIV has been in development for nearly five years already. The new game will not follow the shoes of it's precedessor and use the Play Online service, frankly because it's terrible.
Square's focusing on character growth in game, developing a job system to allow for natrual growth amongst players.
236w ago - One of Sony's biggest shockers at E3's press conference was Final Fantasy XIV, the next iteration in the online Final Fantasy series to be released exclusively on PlayStation 3 and PC. The new online game takes place in the vast realm of Eorzea.
The official site for Final Fantasy XIV has launched today as well. Screenshots as well as the trailer for the game are currently up on the site.
The game is currently scheduled for a simultaneous global release in 2010 with language support in Japanese, English, French and German.
Press Release: Square Enix Unveils Newest Addition to the FINAL FANTASY series, FINAL FANTASY XIV!
MMORPG Scheduled for Simultaneous Global Release on the PlayStation3 and Windows
LOS ANGELES, California (2nd June 2009) - Today, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), announced that FINAL FANTASY XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game (MMORPG), is planned for a simultaneous global release with language support in Japanese, English, French and German.
Adventure begins anew in the vast realm of Eorzea!
More information on FINAL FANTASY XIV can be found at http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/.
236w ago - The mystery massively multiplayer online game that Square Enix has been working on was revealed at the Sony press conference today. Originally under the code name Rapture, the game is officially the next one in the long-running series and is titled Final Fantasy XIV online.
Sea creatures were leaping out of water and flying reptiles soaring through the skies in the midst of an intense battle.
The impressive cutscenes showed several characters in elaborate armor and different races, and at the end of the trailer a small group of heroes band together, with a chocobo standing patiently behind them as they looked to the impressive landscape before them.
To quote: Today at E3 Square Enix and Sony Comptuer Entertainment have announced Final Fantasy XIV Online to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 in 2010.
Not many details are known yet, however, it is Square Enix's next MMO, possibly the codenamed Rapture title. More to come soon.