First Final Fantasy XIV Details Emerge [Update]

August 5, 2009 Written by Dan Massi

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Final Fantasy XIV, the recently-announced-never-thought-to-be-announced title, has finally come out with some surprising new details. The title was announced at E3 2009, and will be the second Final Fantasy MMO developed by Square Enix.

In the latest edition of Famitsu Wave, the magazine details greatly on the MMO Final Fantasy XIV. The latest issue comes with an 8-minute DVD, which showcases the first details on the PS3 exclusive.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmip7Iv5bfM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

The major details are as follows. The game seems to have no leveling system, and instead uses a reinvented character progression system. The job system from Final Fantasy XI is said to be making an appearance, but will be heavily altered. In the interview with Nobuaki Komoto, he revealed that the weapons players assign to each character will alter “the way you play” and “the way you grow.”

FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka also stated that Final Fantasy XIV takes place in a new region, with a “modern” feel to it. The new world is said to have familiar races, and will also have a “deep story” told through cut scenes and in-game quests.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently slated for a 2010 release date, the same release year as Final Fantasy XIII.

Update: The video has been removed from Youtube.

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