Final Fantasy XIV
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: June 23, 2015
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Overview[edit | edit source]
The Warriors of Light journey now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a thousand-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes uncover the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off the shadows that darken the realm?
Heroes of Eorzea, the time has come to rise once again! Set forth with players across the globe on an adventure that will take you to the heavens and beyond. A whole new FINAL FANTASY XIV awaits!
Features[edit | edit source]
- A New Level Cap (50→ 60)
- Flying Mounts
- A New Playable Race: The Au Ra
- New Jobs: Dark Knight, Machinist and Astrologian
- A New City-state: The Holy See of Ishgard
- New Primals: Bismarck and Ravana
- A New High-end Raid: Alexander
- Airship Construction and Customization in Free Company Workshops
- And More!
E3 Reveals & Announcements[edit | edit source]
MAY 26, 2016: The Road To E3 2016 - Part 2[edit | edit source]
In follow up to our Road to E3 Part 1 blog, we bring to you a second batch of Square Enix updates! We last left off with show floor demo news and today we've got a quick update to confirm additional playable titles.
FINAL FANTASY XV
With only a few months until its worldwide launch on September 30, 2016, you can sure bet that Final Fantasy XV will be on the show floor for fans both old and new to get their hands.
FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action roleplaying game (RPG) and 15th mainline entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY franchise. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis's destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open world exploration and action-packed real time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for fans and newcomers to the series.
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
Featuring iconic artwork by the legendary Yoshitaka Amano, FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS is our latest addition to the Final Fantasy universe and presents players with a unique turn based battle systems that has been specifically designed for mobile platforms.
If you haven't seen our announcement trailer, be sure to check it out here.
More tiles will be playable from the show floor, but they'll have to wait until a future update to be announced.
MILESTONE S.R.L. & VALENTINO ROSSI THE GAME
As part of our partnership with Italian developers, Milestone S.r.l., we've expanded our exciting lineup to include some fast paced offerings from the MotoGP™ world. VALENTINO ROSSI THE GAME puts you at the helm of the fastest motorcycles in the world as you compete to become the 2016 MotoGP™ World Champion. Additionally, immerse yourself in the world of Valentino Rossi with addition game modes including rally car drifting and flat track races. Valentino Rossi The Game will be available July 26th, 2016.
20 YEARS OF TOMB RAIDER
Our #TombRaider20 celebrations continue at E3 2016 with a variety of activities at the show and online. For those of you in attendance, stop by the Square Enix booth for a custom engraved dog tag with the 20-year logo. We'll be taking the machine with us to other global events throughout the year so our international fans can participate.
We're also hosting an episode on Square Enix Presents' annual broadcast, featuring a nostalgic look at fan-favorite tombs from the past two decades. We'll reveal more information on where and when to tune in as E3 draws nearer.
Excited about what's in store for Tomb Raider this year? Start sharing your favorite franchise memories now by using #TombRaider20.
For those talented artists out there, we're running a #TombRaider20 contest for a chance to win $1,000 and be featured in some upcoming art prints. Details for these prints will be revealed later, but if you've got any cool artwork you'd like to submit to the contest, visit our official contest page before the June 10th deadline!
FINAL FANTASY XV Q&A
Director, Hajime Tabata will be at E3 to participate in a live stream during our Square Enix Presents show. During this segment he'll be answering questions from the fans and now is your opportunity to send questions his way. From now until the start of E3, we'll be selecting 15 questions from fans all around the globe and answering them live during our E3 Square Enix Presents show. How do you submit questions? Simply head to Twitter or Facebook and ask your question using hashtag #AskFFXV. Our community team will be watching vigilantly as questions get posted so please send over your questions today!
SEPHIROT PRIMAL CHALLENGE
The ever popular Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward makes another appearance on the show floor and like last year's Primal Challenge to take down Ravana, Warriors of Light will be presented with the Sephirot primal challenge for a chance to win a "I BEAT SEPHIROT" t-shirt.
I AM SETSUNA
We had previously announced that I Am Setsuna will be playable at E3 and since then, we've launched a brand new E3 trailer for this beautiful title.
HITMAN, ELUSIVE TARGET #2
Another pre-E3 update we announced recently is our Hitman Elusive Target #2 – The Congressman. This new contract will go live Friday May 27th and will be available for 48 hours. Once that window is expired, you will no longer be able to attempt the contract. For those not familiar with these Elusive Target missions, they essentially are the most realistic Hitman experience to date. You have one contract, one target, one attempt and zero room for mistakes.
EPISODE 3: MARRAKESH WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MAY 31ST
After traversing through Paris, France and Sapienza, Italy in the first 2 episodes of Hitman, we now see Agent 47 traveling to the bustling city of Marrakesh, Morocco. A city of contrasts where old meets new. Teeming with life as it houses the largest Berber markets in Morocco, featuring a maze of alleys where street vendors peddle their wares to the tourists visiting the old part of the city.
Tracking two targets, the "Gilded Cage" mission challenges players to eliminate private banker Claus Strandberg, holed up inside the secure Swedish Consulate, and army General Reza Zaydan, protected by his elite squad of soldiers who have taken over an abandoned school.
rom the busy bazaars and bustling marketplace, to the angry mobs calling for justice outside the Swedish consulate, Marrakesh promises HITMAN players the lure of voyeurism and the thrill of infiltration.
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That concludes our Road to E3 Part 2 blog for now and we hoped you enjoyed the E3 trailer at the end. For the next update, we'll be doing a deeper dive in to our Square Enix Presents program that'll run throughout the entirety of E3. A few more E3 trailers may be dropping in as well so be sure to follow our official Square Enix social channels for all the latest updates.
MAY 18, 2016: The Road To E3 2016 - Part 1[edit | edit source]
Summer is coming… and with that, a reminder that E3, the video game industry's largest event for 2016 is nearly upon us. There will undoubtedly be a ton of exciting news leading into the show, and we at Square Enix want to make sure you don't miss out on all the exciting happenings. Today marks the first of several Square Enix Road to E3 blog updates we'll be sharing with you leading into June 14. So what can be expected this year?
Square Enix Presents
The latest Square Enix announcements will once again be discussed on our Square Enix Presents live show. We'll be debriefing you on not only the latest news, but also providing a more in-depth look into our games throughout the entirety of E3. Expect to see content like developer interviews and exclusive live game demos. Suffice to say we'll have some exciting guests from our Square Enix family throughout the conference. Some old and some new, but all will have really entertaining content to share with the fans.
Visitors to our booth will be able to watch the program being filmed live and those watching from the comfort of their living rooms, will be able to watch the show on our official Square Enix Twitch & Square Enix Presents YouTube live stream channels.
On top of checking out our Square Enix Presents live program, visitors to our Square Enix booth will also for the first time have an opportunity to check out some of our latest upcoming titles. Here're a few of the demos you'll be able to play.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action-RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.
- Official Website: https://www.deusex.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeusEx
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/deusex
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deusex
Our Episodic release of the latest Hitman game is in full steam and we'll be releasing information about the third installment of our seven-part World of Assassination experience. We've previously shown Paris & Sapienza. What exciting destination will Agent 47 head to next?
HITMAN is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Blood Money and the recent Hitman: Absolution.
- Official Website: https://hitman.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hitman
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hitman
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hitman_official
Just Cause 3
Our newest Just Cause 3 DLC entitled the Land Mech Assault pack will be playable. Previously released DLC, Sky Fortress, took to the air as Rico Rodriguez got a massive upgrade to his wing suite. This latest DLC takes Rico's chaos causing arsenal back to land where he'll be able to take control of some devastating mechanized weapons.
The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General's hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
- Official Website: https://www.justcause.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustCause
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/justcause
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justcausegame
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
With its upcoming launch of June 28th, fans will be able to play the fifth installment of this epic sci-fi RPG.
The latest chapter of the highly anticipated sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) series will be arriving in 2016. Developed by tri-Ace, the celebrated studio behind the STAR OCEAN series, and with character design by akiman (Akira Yasuda), the game is an epic adventure that introduces seamless transitions between gameplay and dynamic cut scenes, creating a new level of depth of immersive storytelling in video games.
- Official Website: http://staroceangame.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starocean
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarOcean
I Am Setsuna
Our Tokyo RPG Factory's first introduction to the gaming world, I Am Setsuna, is a homage to the the RPGs that paved the way for current generations of games and gamers.
Established in August 2014, Tokyo RPG Factory is a new studio within Square Enix specializing in Japanese RPGs. The studio revisits the ethos and practices used to develop for the 16-bit era and aims to re-introduce the classic JRPG style to current hardware, mixing the spirit of the past with technologies of today.
Taking inspiration from the golden era of JRPGs and their story telling, innovation and depth – the first title from the studio, I AM SETSUNA, will arrive in Europe and North America in 2016.
- Official Website: http://www.iamsetsuna.com
Square Enix Collective: Our crowd funding initiative to help developers get their games out to the masses, makes its debut on the show floor of E3 with two playable demos.
The Turing Test
The Turing Test is a first person puzzler from the developers of 'Pneuma: Breath of Life' that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition. Take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), and progress through a narrated story of introspection and morality whilst uncovering the hidden mysteries of Europa. Delve into The Turing Test's human interaction puzzles and arm yourself with logical and methodical thinking. Take on tests designed in such a way that only a human could solve them. In an evolving story based on mankind's inherent need to explore, protect and survive; players search deeper into Europa's ice crusted core and transcend the line between man and machine.
Investigate the truth behind the ISA research base on Jupiter's moon Europa. Solve puzzles using your Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power out from one object and into another. Power up and take control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulate giant structures and solve complex tasks; all woven into a multi-layered story based on the human struggle for control. The Turing Test can only be experienced through the interactive medium of video games.
The Turing Test sparks your synapses into action in this electrifying new first person puzzler, as players learn the true cost of retaining human morality.
Black The Fall
BLACK THE FALL is an atmospheric game set-up in a communist dystopian era. Playing as Black, an obedient factory worker, you get one chance to outsmart the oppressive system, but the road to freedom is paved with puzzles, pitfalls and manipulation. A door malfunctions, an opportunity arises. Once out, what will you do to survive?
We've got some other exciting demos lined up on the show floor, but we'll save those updates for our Road To E3 Part 2 blog, which will feature some exciting Tomb Raider news and details on a few new games that our team has been hard at work on. Meanwhile, be sure to follow our official Square Enix social media channels where we'll be posting news before, during and after E3 2016!