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Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy XIV Beta Sign Ups

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248w ago - With Final Fantasy XIII now released in Japan, Square Enix has just opened up Final Fantasy XIV Beta sign ups along with an official [Register or Login to view links].

All individuals are invited to apply, regardless of their past MMORPG experience.

The official Final Fantasy XIV Beta Web site indicates that the recruitment is currently for the Windows version of FF14 only, however, a PS3 version will follow on a later date according to [Register or Login to view links], to quote:

"When the TGS09 trailer for Final Fantasy XIV hit the Web, there was a disclaimer about a beta test at the very end of the video. In the past it was stated that there would be no beta test for the PS3 version of XIV."

Those interested can sign up at their [Register or Login to view links] or [Register or Login to view links] Web site accordingly. Cheers!
 

Final Fantasy XIV: GamesCom Interview for PlayStation 3

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264w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a Final Fantasy XIV PlayStation 3 GamesCom interview tonight on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: Many of you have been asking about Final Fantasy XIV since its announcement a few months back at E3.

During my Gamescom Cologne stay, Square Enix invited me to a small roundtable discussion (along with some new friends at [Register or Login to view links]) with Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka and Sage Sundi. Our 30 minutes flew by, but we definitely got to some good stuff, which you can read in its entirely below.

PlayStation Blog: You recently talked at E3 about how the game closely relates to Final Fantasy XI. How have the monsters and races changed from FF XI to XIV.

Hiromichi Tanaka: Because we're using a new graphic engine, the graphics are really different from FFXI and you can see more details on both monsters and races. Regarding the races, to encourage people to shift smoothly from FFXI, you will see very similar types of classes. But if you actually make your own character, you'll be able to select your own colour of hair, skin, eye color, shape of your face, etc. There will be a wide range of variety to customize.

PSB: After E3, you mentioned...
 

Final Fantasy XIV Web site Goes Live, New Screens Available

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267w ago - After the recent magazine leaks, today Square Enix announced that the official [Register or Login to view links] is live.

The battle and job systems will be different than the one previously used in Final Fantasy XI, which utilized experience points, and that the character races and monsters will resemble those found in Final Fantasy XI to allow players to create avatars similar to ones created in Final Fantasy XI.

Group play has been de-emphasized, and now solo and group play have been balanced... while weapon use will alter "character development".

The Web site contains new screenshots, a trailer and details on the game world's storyline, locations and races. There's also a brief overview of the game's mechanics, including the various skillsets a player can specialize in.

For those curious, Final Fantasy XIV will be heading to Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows in 2010.
 

Final Fantasy XIV Screens & Details from Dengeki Magazine out!

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267w 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.
 

Final Fantasy XIV 'Famitsu Wave' Tanaka and Komoto Interview

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268w 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...
 
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