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Back on April 1, Square Enix posted an April Fool’s Day joke for a pet battle game mode in Final Fantasy XIV called Lord of Verminion. Fast forward to now, and this mode is actually being added to the game.

Square Enix announced during its latest Producer Live Letter that the Lord of Verminion mode will be added to Final Fantasy XIV‘s Gold Saucer with the release of patch 3.1.

“We?ll be adding new content known as “Lords of Verminion.”,” the community team wrote. “This was a joke brought up in the past in a Developers? Blog post, but we actually went ahead and made it real.

“Lords of Verminion is an RTS-like battle game where you use minions. You place minions in the field and once you decide where you want them to move they will automatically attack. This is why Minagawa has created a new option for gamepad controls.

“It might be wise to go ahead and collect all the minions you can. However, it?s not like you won?t be able to win if you don?t possess rare minions, so don’t worry. Also, we’ll have a rating system for matching, so you’ll be matched depending on your win rates.”

As well as Lords of Verminion, patch 3.1 also introduces two new dungeons, new story quests, a 24-man raid, expands the Airship Voyage system, and more.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

An April Fool’s Day joke becomes a reality in Final Fantasy XIV’s 3.1 patch

By Matthew Bennett | 08/24/2015 12:31 PM PT

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Back on April 1, Square Enix posted an April Fool’s Day joke for a pet battle game mode in Final Fantasy XIV called Lord of Verminion. Fast forward to now, and this mode is actually being added to the game.

Square Enix announced during its latest Producer Live Letter that the Lord of Verminion mode will be added to Final Fantasy XIV‘s Gold Saucer with the release of patch 3.1.

“We?ll be adding new content known as “Lords of Verminion.”,” the community team wrote. “This was a joke brought up in the past in a Developers? Blog post, but we actually went ahead and made it real.

“Lords of Verminion is an RTS-like battle game where you use minions. You place minions in the field and once you decide where you want them to move they will automatically attack. This is why Minagawa has created a new option for gamepad controls.

“It might be wise to go ahead and collect all the minions you can. However, it?s not like you won?t be able to win if you don?t possess rare minions, so don’t worry. Also, we’ll have a rating system for matching, so you’ll be matched depending on your win rates.”

As well as Lords of Verminion, patch 3.1 also introduces two new dungeons, new story quests, a 24-man raid, expands the Airship Voyage system, and more.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89