Yesterday, Square Enix finally announced Red Mage the first new job coming with the Stormblood expansion to Final Fantasy XIV, and during the keynote they also showcased a brief video showing the class in action.
Red Mages will start directly from level 50, without the need to level up any prerequisite class. They’ll be magical DPS utilizing a hybrid fighting style between magic and DPS, with chainspell combos from range followed by a powerful melee flurry.
They’ll also fight with a rapier and a magicked crystal device, which they can combine in a staff-like weapon. Basically, they’re totally badass, and quite posh to boot.
Swimming and diving was also introduced, and while there won’t be any combat, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida hinted to the fact that there will be plenty of content, including meetings with a new underwater beast tribe named Ananta.
Within the swimming/diving enabled bodies of water, you’ll be able to transition from land, to sea to underwater completely seamlessly, and finally you’ll be able to sport those bikinis that we got every summer.
If you want to see what it’ll look like, you can check out the two videos below, courtesy of YouTube user Anzamania.
As a bonus, you can also check out a first look at some of the new areas coming with the expansion.
Final Fantasy XV: Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version getting discontinued. PS3 users are eligible to a free upgrade to the PS4 version, and you can find out how to get it here.
You can also read our full recap of the keynote with all the relevant info, and our article on the following Letter from the Producer Live, that provided plenty of further information on what will come with update 3.5, which will bring Heavensward‘s story to its conclusion.