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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers launch trailer reveals secrets of Hydaelyn

The Scions are reunited and even Estinien is here!

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During Square Enix’s 2019 E3 press conference, Final Fantasy 14 producer and director Naoki Yoshida appeared on stage to talk briefly more about the upcoming expansion, Shadowbringers, showing off the launch trailer.

The trailer showed the Warrior of Light talking to some NPCs, noting that they haven’t seen a Dark Knight in a long time. The trailer showed the Scions of the Seventh Dawn reunited in The First, with a special appearance from the broody Dragoon, Estinien. Solus zos Galvus, one of the bad dudes we’ve been seen pulling the strings behind the Garlemand Empire, drops quite the bomb at the end of the trailer: Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the crystal entities we’ve been warring for and against, are primals, summon-able beings that Warriors of Light have to put down. Primals are bad news, as they suck up the aether and essentially ruin the environment.

With the expansion’s release so close on the horizon, Square Enix has already revealed a great deal of information. We already have a good idea of jobs changes, the two new races, and what we can expect from the new areas in terms of beast tribes, monsters, and aesthetic.

Shadowbringers releases on June 28 for players who preordered the expansion and July 2 for everyone else on Mac, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

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