Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood -- Visit The New City of Kugane and Much More in New Gameplay Footage

Final Fantasy XV's New Expansion Stormblood is coming, and now you can explore the new city of Kugane, the underwater settlements of the Ruby Sea and more.

May 31, 2017

Final Fantasy XV‘s new expansion Stormblood comes with a wide variety of new areas, and if you want to see more, you have come to the right place.

Below you can see two gameplay videos recorded on PC at the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood media tour in Hamburg. In the first video we bring you on a tour of the new city of Kugane, while the second shows the Ruby Sea area (including some underwater exploration), and The Peaks in Gyr Abania.

Kugane is the only sea port in Hingashi open to foreigners during the Imperial occupation. It’s a bustling center of trade that often sees Garlean warship and Eorzean vessels docked side-by side, and a rich center of the local culture as it mixes with influences from other nations. It provides plenty of room for vertical exploration, and even some challenging platforming elements for those who want to reach the highest rooftops.


The Ruby Sea separates Othard and Hingashi, but controlled by the Cofederacy, free of outside rule, and inhabited by a variety of peoples and beastmen, including the new Kojin tribe. It’ll be the first taste of underwater exploration, and comes with interesting landmarks, like a volcano and undersea settlements.

The Peaks is a region formerly controlled by the city-state of Ala Mhigo in the eastern reaches of Abalanthia’s Spine. It’s surrounded by tall mountains, and was known for the worship of Rhalgr. Unfortunately, its majestic temples were destroyed after the Garlean occupation.

You can check out the videos below,  and if you want to see more, you can watch more footage from the Shisui of the Violet Tides dungeonlisten to the beautiful theme song for the expansion, “Revolutions, and download the benchmark to test out your PC. Last, but certainly not least, you can read our hands-on preview of the expansion, and see some great new screenshots and character renders showing disciple of the land and hand gear and lovely vistas.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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