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We’re pleased to announce that FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will officially launch on Tuesday, August 27, 2013!
Players who have version 1.0 will not need to purchase FFXIV: ARR to continue playing on the PC. However, version 1.0 owners that wish to play the PlayStation 3 version will need to purchase a copy for the PlayStation 3. Existing users that are planning on purchasing a new copy of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn are encouraged to read all of the important information beforehand.
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* Click here to read the FFXIV: A Realm Reborn product overview.
The FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition includes:
• 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
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn,” said Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. “It has been a long road from the game’s inception to the beta, but thanks to your fervent support and invaluable feedback, the world of Eorzea will soon complete its journey of rebirth. We have endeavored to make the game affordable so that adventurers will be able to experience the vibrant world of Eorzea. We have also prepared a collector’s edition version of the game, which includes a veritable assortment of premium items. The new adventure begins on August 27, 2013. I hope to see you all then!”
Set for an August 27, 2013 release, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available for $39.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and $29.99 for Windows PC. The Collector’s Edition will be available for $79.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and the PC version will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $69.99. A free 30-day trial is also included for new accounts. Monthly subscriptions for new accounts start at $12.99. PC specs for final product may change; please refer to the preorder website for details.
It’s no secret that Final Fantasy has had some odd looking words within its titles over the past 26 years. Apostrophes around the world take one glance at words that exist within Eorzea and go “… wait what?”.
However have no fear, Aetheryte Radio is here to help! We’ll soon be sitting down with Michael Christopher Koji Fox (Fernehalwes) from Final Fantasy XIV’s Localization Team sometime in the near future to discuss some of the more harder to discuss things in the game- pronunciations!
He’s got a super top secret list he’s going to share with us that contains the correct pronunciation of various terms found within Final Fantasy XIV. But what’s that you say? You want to know how to properly pronounce Shposhae? Or some other word?… like Fernehalwes?
Drop a comment below and let us know the one word that you’ve been struggling to pronounce correctly and we’ll make him say it right into the mic for all to hear! No more of this “I think it’s pronounced soapshay?” talk! We’ll get you the correct pronunciation from the man himself!
Today, Polygon has discovered that Square Enix North America’s President and CEO Michael Fischer has left the company.
This comes piled on top of news from back in March that Yoichi Wada would be leaving the company because of a 13 billion yen loss in revenue for the Fiscal year, and the recent layoffs that hit Square Enix’s North America branch. Fishcer’s Linked In page now states he is the Vice President of Digital Music and Video for Amazon Japan.
Currently the company is in the process of being restructured following what Yoichi Wada called poor sales of Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider.
Well OK now to be fair, we knew about this weeks ago when they announced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn would have live streams attached to it at this year’s E3. However, Square Enix is looking to expand upon that and will have dedicated video programming during this year’s E3.
Marketing Director (Japan) Akio Oofuji said:
“SQUARE ENIX will be showcasing a terrific lineup of games this E3 Expo” … “Square Enix Presents is a new way we can engage on a more meaningful and personal level with our community and fans and share with them the spectacle and excitement of E3.”
Make sure to head on over you Youtube and follow Square Enix Presents to keep up with all of the information out of this year’s E3!
In about an hour and a half from now, Square Enix’s FFXIV Twitter accounts have been saying we’ll receive some news.
However, some quick people last night already saw some of the details regarding the announcement, which has since been taken offline. Luckily, someone used the ol’ print screen key and while we don’t have the release date, we do have the details of what digital items players will receive in the Collector’s Edition! (which appears will have early access to the game prior to launch, just like the 1.0 Collector’s Edition!)
“Players who own the FFXIV version 1.0 Collector’s Editiion will receive FFXIV:ARR Collector’s Edition in-game bonus items (Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Behemoth Barding, and Coeurl Mount) for free. The in-game bonus items will be delivered via Moogle Letter with FFXIV: ARR launches.”
Additionally, there will be a Collector’s Edition digital upgrade service, allowing those with the regular edition of the game to upgrade and receive the above bonus items.
Amazon also has an image up of the new boxart for A Realm Reborn which can be seen here.
Today, Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui has taken to the official forums to inform players of the changes they can expect to the reive system in the future.
Changes include adjustments to the way evaluations are handled, adjustments and addition of new momentum bonuses and a more substantial reduction in the cost of they key items needed to take on wildskeeper reives.
Check out the full post after the jump. (more…)
Today, Remedy unleashed Alan Wake onto Humble Bundle as their weekly deal. Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake has a video on the page addressing fans of Alan Wake in regard to yesterday’s announcement that their next game will not be Alan Wake 2, but rather Quantum Break for the Xbox One. He states that they will make a new Alan Wake “when the time is right.”
For now, as a treat to Alan Wake fans, there is this week’s bundle which comes with the digital collector’s edition of Alan Wake in addition to Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. Additionally you’ll get access to early demo videos, “making of” videos, concept art and more!
With the option to name your price, there’s no reason not to jump into this story if you haven’t already!
Today on the game’s Facebook (Japan), 4 new screenshots were released showing the game (presumably) running on the PlayStation 3 hardware. In the images you can see a male Miqo’te Paladin participating in an NM F.A.T.E. A special note to make in these images is that the PLD is level 50 and he has been level synced down to lvl 23 for participating in the F.A.T.E. This way he can scale down and receive a reward as opposed to going in and being such a high level that no rewards are granted due to the level difference.