Final Fantasy XIV Gets New Screenshots Showing New Update, Story Climax Before Stormblood Expansion

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for the final climax that will bridge between the story of Heavensward and the upcoming expansion, Stormblood.

on March 23, 2017 6:36 AM

Today Square Enix revealed five new screenshots of Final Fantasy XIV, showcasing patch 3.56, which will being part two of the story of update 3.5 “The Far Edge of Fate.”

The screenshots places Yugiri under the spotlight, and introduce Gosetsu, a samurai who was revealed at Frankfurt Fanfest. This patch will bring the climax of the story of theHeavensward expansion, and will be the last step in preparation  for the Stormblood expansion.

Here’s a cryptic blurb of what awaits for us. Keep in mind that it includes spoilers if you have not played the previous story chapter:

“The Griffin has played his final hand. By harnessing the wrath and despair of his dying countrymen did he give form to a new divinity; by the power of Nidhogg’s eyes and his own mortal demise did he give it life. Only through the swift and desperate action of an Archon was the primal sealed away, but even now this incarnation of vengeance strains to escape its prison of light…”

We still don’t learn who the lady in red from the Stormblood cinematic trailer is, but we’ll probably know on March 28th, when the patch will be released.

In case you missed it, check out our interview with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, who teased exactly that.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued. PS3 users are eligible to a free upgrade to the PS4 version, and you can find out how to get it here.

 /  Executive News Editor
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