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  SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ‘SHADOWBRINGERS,’ LATEST EXPANSION FOR FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE
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11/16/2018
 


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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 16, 2018) – Kicking off the series of dedicated fan gatherings and celebration, SQUARE ENIX® today unveiled Shadowbringers™, the third expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online, the award-winning MMO with over 14 million registered players.  Scheduled to release in early summer 2019, the next great chapter will take players on new adventures to battle against the threats to the realm as they become Warriors of Darkness.

The Rak’Tika Greatwood

 

Shadowbringers made its debut during the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas, as Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida presented a stunning trailer which set the stage for the beginning of this next chapter in the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online epic.  The trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/WxBYy1uzSqI

Players will become the Warrior of Darkness in Shadowbringers

 

The new expansion will bring an abundance of new content, including a new player race, multiple new jobs, an increased level cap up, sprawling new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content. In addition to these core features, a number of new systems will be introduced with Shadowbringers.

 

  • NPC “Trust” System – Players will now be able to fight alongside familiar NPCs.

     

  • New Game+ Feature – A feature that allows players to “replay” the FINAL FANTASY XIV main scenario stories.

     

  • World Visit System – Players will be able to travel to other servers on the same data center and interact with more players than ever before.

     

As a surprise announcement, Yoshida also revealed the addition of blue mage to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online at the release of Patch 4.5. Blue mage will be available to all players that own A Realm Reborn, have reached level 50 as a Disciple of War or Magic, and have completed the 2.0 main scenario. Taking inspiration from previous FINAL FANTASY titles, the blue mage job will provide a unique solo gameplay experience in which players will learn monster actions and advance through blue mage-specific content. Blue mage will begin with a level cap of 50, and increase in the future with the addition of new content for the job.

More information on Shadowbringers will be shared at the Paris Fan Festival event on February 2-3, 2019, as well as during the Tokyo Fan Festival, scheduled for March 23-24, 2019. All fan festival events will be streamed free of charge on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv

 

For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, including press assets, please visit: https://press.na.square-enix.com

 

With more than fourteen million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. The MMO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, continuing to usher in new adventurers to the ever-growing game world.

 

Related Links

Shadowbringers Teaser Site: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/

The Lodestone®: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com

Official Facebook®: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV

Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 115 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 68 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 46 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

 

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/.

 

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