Editors Note: Both of these cinematics contain a massive amount of spoilers for those that are entertaining the idea of starting the game. Please watch at your own discretion.
It’s been a busy year for Final Fantasy XIV’s producer as well as the teams director, Naoki Yoshida, this past saturday, Yoshida-san took time to host the 20th installment of a series called “Letter from the Producer LIVE’. In this series he has spent time discussing many of the changes and key pieces of information regarding Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion and biggest bit of content to release to date.
With this information, Naoki Yoshida also revealed the games opening cinematic, which also bridges all the events that have lead up to A Realm Reborn’s grand finale, but also how the beginning of Heavensward begins. In doing this, Yoshida was joined by the chief creative director of the Visual Works Division of Final Fantasy XIV’s staff. Kayuzuki Ikumori. In their talk together, both Yoshida and Ikumori discussed the creation of the cinematics behind the game, and even some behind-the-scenes topics that may have interested fans who’d want to know what is going on behind the closed doors at Square Enix.
Along with their discussion of these tidbits of information, Yoshida took the time to outline the new features, changes, and even content that players will get to experience in Heavensward. This included information such as the raised level cap, new job actions introductions, new gameplay systems for the Disciples of the Hand and Land classes, but also details regarding the debut of the high-end Alexander raid dungeon. During hsi discussing regarding this information, Yoshida had addressed some questions that have been asked by the games fans, this included showing off some of the upcoming gameplay features, and going into depth regarding it. You can find the English coverage thread here for those wanting a deeper loop into this info: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/forums/1282.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Opening Cinematic
However, another cinematic movie had also been released for fans to see during the show: Final Fantasy XIV – Flames of Truth. This cinematic video had combined the beginning segment of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm REborn with an opening video that was previously own shown to those whom had been able to defeat a certain boss within the raid “The Final Coil of Bahamut”. This now-completed video reveals the fat of Archon Louisoix after A Realm Reborn’s cinematic ended, but also the secret behind the abrupt disappearance of Bahamut after his fiery wrath was set upon Eorzea, and how the the realm itself was reborn.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Flames of Truth Cinematic –
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and coming soon to Mac®. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99. The game recently surpassed 4 million adventurers worldwide.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward releases June 23, 2015 and will feature a new story which plunges adventurers into the heart of the Dragonsong War, the bloody thousand-year conflict between the knights of Ishgard and the dragons of Dravania. Adventurers can also look forward to an increased level cap from 50 to 60 for all disciplines, a new playable race, new dungeons and raids, new primal battles, and new mounts that allow players to take to the skies—flying black chocobos, single-rider airships, dragons and more! Pre-orders are available on the Square Enix Online Store or local retailers.
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