During the Final Fantasy XIV FanFest keynote in Frankfurt, that DualShockers attended, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida announced the second new job that will be implemented in the game with the upcoming expansion Stormblood.
The samurai will obviously use a katana as his main weapon, and each katana will come with its own specific Saya (scabbard), carefully designed by the Final Fantasy XIV art team. There will be no base class, and the starting level will be 50. The job share the same armor that monks use.
Samurai will chain together three “sen” forces: Setsu (snow), Getsu (moon), and Ka (flower) in order. The job will also be able to store energy in that katana to unleash special attacks for massive damage. There are many different kinds of these attacks.
We also learned that samurai job quests line will begin in the original areas of Eorzea.
To fit the samurai, the map of the game has been expanded to include a new continent named Hingashi to the far east, beyond the lands controlled by the Garlean Empire, and it will include Doma.
The story won’t in fact just focus on liberating Ala Mhigo, but also Doma itself.
Incidentally, we also learned that there will be only two new jobs in the expansion, instead of three like in Heavensward.
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.
In case you missed it, you can also also read more information on the Samurai job, the latest trailer and screenshots, our full recap of today’s Fanfest FanFest Keynote, the one from Tokyo FanFest keynote, and the one from Las Vegas FanFest, to get the full picture of Stormblood info.