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PAX East 2013: Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn

Posted on March 28, 2013 AT 02:38pm

Square Enix had their fair share of game announcements at PAX East 2013, but the one that seemed to captivate the audience most was Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

A Realm Reborn will take place 5 years into the future. Basically,  the gods transport you five years into the future so that you can survive the devastation that destroyed Eorzea. There will be new jobs, new zones, new quests, and of course new monsters that promise to challenge even the most seasoned of players.

There will be new character customizations, allowing for players to assert their individuality better and a more flexible way to change jobs. Jobs will be determined but items you have equipped. What to change jobs? Change your load out. Expect to find unique equipment drops from battles and Boss fights.

Elements from previous Final Fantasy games will make an appearance in A Realm Reborn. Chocobos will get costumes and play a key part in your quests. Their abilities will be based on the equipment you chose to provide them with. Chocobos will be able to assist you in combat or heal you to keep you alive while you battle enemies. Airships will play a part in travel and the supremely adorable Moogles will be present too.

One of the biggest changes will be to the controls. Using a gamepad to play will not inhibit a player’s ability to access a customized control bar. Now there will be a “hot key” bar that can be accessed by hitting L2 or R2. Each button will open 8 new controls, completely customizable by the player. The control options will be accessed by assigning the individual options to the D-Pad and buttons. Thereby opening the way for 16 different “alt” options.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is due out later this year on Playstation 3 and PC.

Trailer Released in February 2013:


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