Final Fantasy XIV Reveals FFXII-Inspired Raid and More in New Screenshots of Update 4.1

It's time for choices in Final Fantasy XIV after the liberation of Ala Mhigo, and it's also time to return to Ivalice, whatever that means.

on September 21, 2017 2:18 PM

Today Square Enix released a press kit for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV update 4.1 (aptly titled “The Legend Returns“), that will hit the live servers in early October.

We get to see the new chapter of the main story, set after the climatic liberation of Ala Mhigo. Will the people of the city manage to reconcile? Apprently difficult choices await Lyse, Fordola and Raubhan.

We’re also given the very first screenshots of the Return to Ivalice raid. An airship appears above Kugane, and while of Garlean design, it doesn’t appear to belong to the Imperial military. It’s the “Prima Vista,” which serves as private stage for the Majestic Imperial Theater Company. The troupe has won accalaim for their work “The Zodiac Brave Story,” and their coming appears to be linked to the legend of Ivalice.

We then see the first screenshots of the new dungeon called “The Drowned City of Skalla,” based in an ancient city of Gyr Abania destroyed by war and then flooded by the calamity of the Sixth Umbral Era. Alongside the dungeon, we also catch a glimpse of the equipment it will reward daring adventurers with.

Last, but not least, is a glimpse on Shirogane, the housing ward of Kugane, which will open for plot acquisition as the patch hits,

Check out the screenshots below, and if you want to read more, you can also enjoy our recap of the latest Letter from the Producer Live. If you want to hear more from Naoki Yoshida himself, you can read our recent interview from Gamescom. You shjould also check out our review of the latest expansionStormblood.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC.

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