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Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion Stormblood Details, and Release Date

During the Final Fantasy Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Square Enix announced the release date for Final Fantasy XIV‘s new expansion, Stormblood along with more depth details of what to expect. Stormblood is set to release on June 20 2017 in North America and Europe, and players will be able to pre-order the highly-anticipated follow-up to Heavensward starting January 24 to receive exclusive bonuses.

You can read the keynote that producer/director Naoki Yoshida announced  for Stormblood, below:


  • New Job – Red Mage (DPS Role): The highly anticipated red mage job will make its debut in Stormblood as a ranged magic DPS, wielding a rapier and magicked crystal medium. A very mobile attacker, the red mage dives in and out of melee combat, assaulting enemies with red magic and short-ranged attacks. The red mage also has the ability to link multiple spells with chainspell, dealing massive damage and following them up with melee attacks.
  • Swimming and Diving: This new gameplay mechanic will allow players to seamlessly enter and traverse specific rivers, lakes, and seas in both new and existing areas throughout Eorzea®. Players will also be able to dive underwater in select locations, even while riding flying mounts. Underwater areas will not only include new gathering locations, but also will provide an opportunity for NPC interaction.


  • New Beast Tribe and Primal: The Ananta, an all-female beast tribe, is the newest of the beast tribes to be introduced to the world of FFXIV. This ancient tribe resides in the mountains near Ala Mhigo and worships the primal Lakshmi. Known for their skill in spell and gemcraft, the Lamia will play a very important role in the Stormblood main scenario as their persecution by the Garlean Empire is revealed.


  • New High-Level Raid: The Bend of Time – Omega was announced as the high-level raid series for Stormblood. Omega has surfaced within the main scenario in the past, but this menace will soon appear in full force. The mystery behind the appearance of Omega and the significance of “The Bend of Time” will be unveiled through the story surrounding this raid.


  • New Alliance Raid: Two special guest creators were invited to assist with the design of the newly-announced alliance raid “Return to Ivalice”: Yasumi Matsuno (FINAL FANTASY XII / FINAL FANTASY TACTICS) will write the scenario surrounding the raid, while Keita Amemiya (Onimusha 2 / Shin Megami Tensei IV) will spearhead monster and boss design.
  • Stormblood Theme Song: Legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will return to create the main theme song for Stormblood.

Rounding out the announcements, SQUARE ENIX revealed information on the Stormblood collector’s edition. This version features a special box with art decoration by Yoshitaka Amano, as well as:

  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood
  • Stormblood Special Art Box
  • Expertly Crafted Zenos yae Galvus Figure
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood Art Book
  • Cloth Map of Eorzea
  • Stormblood Logo Sticker
  • Exclusive In-game Items
    • Syldra Mount
    • Wind-up Bartz Minion
    • Chicken Knife

Pre-orders for Stormblood will begin on January 24, 2017. Additional details for Stormblood will be shared during the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt on February 18-19, 2017.


Check out Stormblood, The Next Major Expansion for Final Fantasy XIV

This past weekend, SQUARE ENIX unveiled the highly-anticipated second expansion to FINAL FANTASY XIV during its Fan Festival in Las Vegas. Following the success of Heavensward, the next chapter in the beloved MMO will take players to new and exciting locations.

Making its world debut, the Stormblood teaser trailer showcases the Warrior of Light honing his new skills during a high-octane sparring match with a mysterious woman clad in red atop a colossal stone statue, while resistance fighters prepare for battle below.  The new expansion will include new jobs; an increased level cap up to level 70; sprawling new areas to explore; a revamped battle system; and all-new dungeons, raids, and alliance battle content.

The summer 2017 release of Stormblood will also mark the end of PlayStation 3 support of FINAL FANTASY XIV. During the keynote, SQUARE ENIX detailed plans for a free upgrade service to the PlayStation 4 version, which will allow for players on the PlayStation 3 system to seamlessly continue their adventures following the launch of Stormblood.

Be sure to check out the artwork below.

Final Fantasy XIV has over 6 million players plus more news

Final Fantasy XIV has over 6 million cumulative players globally!

Today, Patch 3.35 was released.  The patch introduced Deep Dungeon: The Palace of the Dead.  Parties up to four can battle through an array of enemies, avoid traps, and tackle bosses to gain experience.  The maps are randomly generated with dozens of floors.  Every participant will start at level 1 and level up through a unique progression system.  Strengthen your gear through the journey and unravel the mystery of the Palace of the Dead.

In addition to the patch, a free login campaign is available for registered players that have not been active for 30 or more days before the campaign period.  The login period last a maximum of five days (after the initial login) between July 25th-August 30th.

Do you play FFXIV? Do you plan to jump back on during the campaign? Let us know in the comments!