Yesterday Square Enix revealed quite a few new elements of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn expansion Heavensward, scheduled for release in the spring for PC, PS4 and PS3, and today they released the full complement of high resolution screenshots coming with the announcement, accompanied by quite a few pieces of artwork and renders.
In the gallery below you can see the majestic dragon mount players will be able to ride (the way to tame the massive reptile is still unknown), the exterior of the new raid dungeon/primal Alexander, the Machinist and Astrologian newly announced jobs, the Dark Knight job, and the new Au Ra race.
There are also renders of the Wind-up Kain and Griffon mount that will be included as unlock codes in the Collector’s Edition of the expansion.
Last but not least, even if those don’t come directly from Square Enix, we get five images of something… peculiar (courtesy of the FF14 Breaking blog) showcased yesterday during the livestream from the Tokyo Fanfest. Final Fantasy XIV players may not get to play vieras (despite popular demand), but they’re still going to get a bunny girl outfit, which will be released in patch 2.5 alongside a new short hairstyle. I wonder if it can be consider the next best thing…
Jokes aside, the expansion looks better and better, and while I’m never too eager to level ten more levels for each job (I’m lazy like that…) I can’t say I’m not eager to get my hands on it. It seems just yesterday when everyone considered this game condemned to a long agony, and today is one of the most successful MMORPG in the market, heading towards its first expansion on three different platforms.
Hate to say “I told you so” but… I told you so.