I know a lot of you guys have already seen the new box art (on sale August 27th, pre-order yours today), but thought you might be interested in how else it is being used. First, I found this massive tapestry on display in one of the dev team meeting areas:
Celebrating 11 years of FINAL FANTASY XI means that we have an immense history filled with both players’ individual memories as well as thousands of tales to tell about the various stories, elements, and other events that were implemented into the game over the years.
With that said, the Community Team is proud to introduce an event where players are encouraged to re-visit historic moments and relive those memories all over again. We’ve come up with 11 different objectives that will be posted on the forum over an 11 day time span, each one corresponding to a year in service. As an adventurer, it’s your job to take a screenshot of your character fulfilling the objective and post it in the thread for the respective day. The first three adventurers to post a screenshot of a successfully completed objective each day will be awarded a prize.
Walk the path of a momentous eleven years of Vana’diel history with the Community Team as we remember the past and look forward to the future!
Click here for full event details!
E3 2013 kicks off in Los Angeles, California from June 11, 2013 to June 13, 2013 and we’ll be streaming an assortment of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn-related programs live from the event!
Letter from the Producer Live: E3 Edition Part 1 (Japanese Language)
The daring duo of Yoshida and Foxclon are back and broadcasting a special edition of the ever-popular Letter from the Producer Live straight from the E3 show floor! As always, we expect Foxclon to ask the hard hitting questions that Yoshida just can’t resist answering!
FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Battle Event & Community Recap (English Language)
During E3, attendees will have the chance to go hands-on with special battle content. The North American Community Team will be live streaming and commenting as attendees get a first-hand look at this special content. You can also expect some fun commentary on the event itself!
Letter from the Producer Live: E3 Edition Part 2 (English Language)
For the first time ever, Yoshida will be co-hosting a Letter from the Producer Live in English with the help of everyone’s favorite voidsent Fernehalwes, aka Localization Lead Michael Christopher-Koji Fox! Bayohne will be there trying to wrangle these two and while we can’t reveal too much, you can expect some fun surprises!
The FFXIV: ARR streams will be part of a series of live streams from Square Enix on the recently announced “SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS” YouTube channel. Stay tuned for further details as we get nearer to E3!
Square Enix Presents YouTube: http://sqex.to/SEP
Tune in as Fusionx gives you the details for the launch of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn including details of the Collector’s Edition! There’s also some other stuff coming up as well!
Podcast: Play in new window
Today, Square Enix has launched their official merchandise store as a part of the existing web store on the Square Enix website.
The original store was hacked into back in October of last year, resulting in Square Enix shutting it down permanently. Now, fans will be able to purchase Play Arts figurines and other products from the websites store.
Today with the announcement that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be launching worldwide on August 27, Square Enix also announced the details for the Collector’s Edition.
As stated previously, the Collector’s Edition contains:
• Collector’s box designed by Yoshitaka Amano, legendary FINAL FANTASY artist
• 80-page “Art of Eorzea” hardcover art book featuring never-before-seen concept art
• “The Waning of the Sixth Sun,” a special bonus video disc that takes a cinematic look at the events that led up to the realm being reborn
• “Sounds of Eorzea” album that features musical scores by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers
• Five collectable character art cards
• A FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn-branded security token to secure user accounts
• In-game bonus items: Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding
However there are some differences in the packaging between NA/EU and JP editions. Which one is your favorite?
North American/Europe Collector’s Edition
Japan Collector’s Edition
FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the forty-sixth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!
Pore over the complete letter.
A new video has been released showing off some of the breath taking locations in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which launches August 27th for PC and PS3.