The third wave of beta testing for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the upgraded re-launch of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy 14, will begin on June 14, Square Enix announced today.
According to the game's beta roadmap, the third phase will include both PlayStation 3 and Windows PC testers and will open access to all players with existing Final Fantasy 14 accounts. The MMO has been in beta since late February and is now entering its final testing stages.
Those interested in participating can apply on Square Enix's website.
A new trailer released for the title highlights the score of job classes available for players to choose from. Players can take on the job of a warrior, or mix swordsmanship with a dash of white magic as a Paladin. Monks prefer...
A video released late last week for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, Square Enix's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, takes viewers on a multiplatform tour of the realm of Eorzea.
Check out the video above to see seven minutes of characters and landscapes as they appear across platforms. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is set for an Aug. 27 release on Windows PC and PlayStation 3, and recently announced pre-order bonuses include an art book, Blu-ray, music and more.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will implement tweaks to its materia system and how players can customize their Chocobos' appearance and abilities, according to the latest development video from producer Naoki Yoshida.
According to Yoshida, players will be able to customize their Chocobos' abilities to best assist them in battle, honing them into "tank" or "caster" niches, among others. Players are free to change their job class at will, which result in fluctuating skill levels and in turn affect their ability to control their Chocobo. A Realm Reborn will tie Chocobo levels to that of the player, keeping player and mount in sync.
Players can also level up Chocobos and teach them new skills through a system "a lot like a skill tree," said Yoshida. Chocobos can be set in offensive,...
A new trailer for Square Enix's relaunched MMO Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn recreates an iconic scene from an older game in the series.
The trailer features a character who heavily resembles Final Fantasy 6 protagonist Terra riding one of the game's steampunk-esque Magitek Armor machines through a snowfield. Set to a remix of "Terra's Theme" from the same game, it's highly evocative of Final Fantasy 6's opening title crawl.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is an overhauled version of the original Final Fantasy 14, which received widespread backlash and negative criticism upon release. It's scheduled for release later this year on Windows PC and PlayStation 3.
In a video released today for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, producer Naoki Yoshida and senior director of community and service Toshio Murouchi discuss the gamepad controls in Square Enix's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
"I wanted to show players what it would be like using a gamepad to play an MMORPG, including on the PlayStation 3," Yoshida said. "Normal gameplay videos don't always give players a good idea of how the interface works, so I decided to make a video showing both game footage and the controller."
Check out the nearly 14-minute long subtitled video above to see Yoshida playing playing through the game as he and Murouchi discuss things like movement, camera controls and targeting.
A beta for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, which is a...
A new video from the alpha version Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn shows players in combat in an instanced dungeon called Tam-Tara Deepcroft.
The three-minute video shows the game's characters exploring the dungeon, joining each other's parties, arming themselves and engaging in multiple battles throughout Tam-Tara Deepcroft.
Footage of the game's questing and combat outside of dungeons was released last month.
The game is currently in alpa and will begin its beta phase on PC in mid-February, with the PlayStation 3 beta to follow shortly. The Final Fantasy 14 reboot does not have a release date yet.
Square Enix released new footage from the alpha build of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn today showing party combat and detailing quest endeavors.
Levequests, types of local and regional-specific quests, are started by speaking with the local or regional guild masters that assign them. Once accepted, players can change the leve's difficulty level or have other party members accept the same one, creating a "leve link" that results in completion rewards of higher experience points and better goodies.
Check out the video above for a quick run-through of a levequest, as well as a look at how players can team up and fight boss battles together.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is slated to released next year simultaneously on PC and PlayStation 3.
Life in Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn isn't just about summoning city-sized dragons and yelling "Curaga" all over town — as seen in the game's latest gameplay video, sometimes, it's about cutting down trees for your woodworking projects.
Lumberjacking and woodworking are just two of the professions in A Realm Reborn, which, when used in tandem, allow players to create wooden items like spears and bows. Players can locate harvestable trees in the environment using a number of triangulation skills, then choose which items they hope to take from the tree; the more valuable the item, the harder it is to harvest.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is currently in its alpha testing phase, with beta tests expected to begin soon. The game will launch next year on PC and PlayStation 3.