Square Enix revealed new details about Final Fantasy XIV‘s Shadowbringers expansion during its recent Fan Festival event in Japan.
The upcoming expansion will see players travel across dimensions to visit “The First” and the realm of Norvrandt. The First is similar to the source world of Final Fantasy XIV, but is dominated by the Light and will require players to tap into the Darkness to help push it back and bring balance back to the world.
As well as sharing details about the setting, Square Enix unveiled the expansion’s second new job: Dancer. The Dancer is a ranged DPS that attacks using throwing abilities and can provide buffs to party members by dancing.
In addition, a second playable race was revealed. Back at the Paris Fan Festival, Square Enix announced Viera as a playable race, but only revealed female Viera, which left fans asking if male Viera would be in the game or not. This question was officially answered during the Japanese Fan Festival, as it was announced that Viera would be exclusively female and the new Hrothgar race would be exclusively male. Both Viera and Hrothgar will have unique customizable features.
Finally, it was revealed that the high-end raid content for Shadowbringers will be called Eden. This raid will feature multiple challenging bosses and a new character called Gaia, which have been designed by Kingdom Hearts director and Final Fantasy veteran, Tetsuya Nomura.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is scheduled to release on July 2nd for PlayStation 4 and PC, with early access due to begin on June 28th. Early access is available to all players who preorder the expansion.