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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Details Revealed


He seems heavenly…

At the latest Fan Festival event in Tokyo, FFXIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida revealed new details regarding the title’s upcoming expansion; Heavensward. Said details include:

  • The introduction of a brand-new playable race, the Au Ra
  • New Job: Astrologian (Healer role) Astrologians channel celestial magicks through their star globe in order to heal others and make use of a divining deck to support their fellow party members
  • New Job: Machinist (DPS role) Machinists wield firearms to deal damage from afar and employ turret-like weaponry on the battlefield to create further mayhem
  • The reveal of the next major raid challenge that awaits adventurers, the mechanical fortress Alexander
  • An announcement that Nobuo Uematsu would be composing the Heavensward theme song
  • Details regarding the Heavensward Collector’s Edition were also announced. The package will feature:
    • A dragon figurine
    • An art book
    • A disc featuring various videos and trailers
    • Digital in-game items exclusive to the Collector’s Edition: a griffin flying mount, a helmet designed after FFIV’s dark knight Cecil, and a wind-up Kain minion

Information on the latest patch were also noted, namely video footage of three new dungeons; The Keeper of the LAke, Amdapor Keep (Hard) and Wanderer’s Palace (Hard). Footage also showcased the Manderville Gold Saucer, and area that will feature minigames like Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing. Fun times.


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