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Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 66 Summary; job and battle adjustments detailed
In the 66th Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida and global community manager Toshio Murouchi (with translation by Aimi Tokutake) revealed adjustments to the game's various jobs and the battle system at large. We’ve summarized the major information below — check it out! Endwalker Title Screen Kicking things off, Square Enix showed a brief preview of the Endwalker title screen visual and music. Three major topics for the broadcast include: • Endwalker job adjustments• Endwalker battle system updates• Other updates Job Adjustments Before jumping into the job adjustments section, as a baseline, they are adjusting jobs from where they are in 5.0 (Shadowbringers). With the new level cap, there are new actions but no new overall systems. A small group of people desire the complexity of the 3.x (Heavensward) job actions, but they would like to continue with the current direction experienced in 5.x etc. Recast of primary abilities will be adjusted to align with 60 or 120 second timers. Note that not all abilities have been adjusted to 60 or 120 seconds. Job Action Trailer Tank Using defensive enhancements at optimal times will grant greater benefits, defensive buffs will be more rewarding to use in conjunction with other actions. Adjustments will ensure combos are not broken by
Final Fantasy XI’s September Update arrives today
Final Fantasy XI's September 2021 update has arrived, which continues The Voracious Resurgence scenario and updates various systems including Records of Eminence and Ambuscade. Square Enix also has an updated slate of events and campaigns with in-game rewards. Check out the summary below: Update Summary (Full update can be read via the Final Fantasy XI official forums here.) A new entry has been added to The Voracious Resurgence storyline.To receive the quest, players must speak to Tateeya in Aht Urhgan Whitegate (I-7) after having completed the quest The Revelation.The story will proceed once the player has examined the ??? in Arrapago Reef (H-10) after having completed Tateeya’s quest.Records of Eminence has undergone the following additions and adjustmentsThe monthly objectives have been swapped out.New objectives will be unlocked once certain conditions are met.A new designation has been added.Ambuscade has undergone the following additions and adjustmentsThe foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades have been swapped out.* As such, the corresponding Records of Eminence objectives have changed.Certain items obtainable in exchange for hallmarks have been swapped out.Certain items obtainable for total hallmarks have been swapped out.Certain items obtainable in exchange for badges of gallantry have been swapped out.Level adjustments have been removed from the following areasArrapago Reef /
Square Enix Tokyo Game Show 2021 streaming schedule announced
Square Enix has today shared a look at their streaming schedule for Tokyo Game Show, set to begin on October 1st this year. A special edition of their Square Enix Presents program will air on that date at 3AM PDT and include official English subtitles. The program will showcase new and previously released information on various upcoming games. Additionally, Square Enix will be showing off several game-specific streams featuring Forspoken, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier. Forspoken - October 1 at 6AM PDTStranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin - October 2 at 5AM PDTFinal Fantasy VII The First Soldier - October at 1:30AM PDT Catch the official TGS website for more information leading up to and the days of the event.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy gets a new trailer at the PlayStation Showcase
Square Enix showed off a new Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy trailer during Sony's PlayStation Showcase, featuring more on the game's narrative. The trailer features Grand Unifier Raker, who brings Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot to the Universal Church of Truth where the Guardians must bear witness to a ritual before the Matriarch. Things go awry and the Guardians will have to step up and show they have what it takes to save the galaxy. The trailer features music from the Star-Lord Band, titled "Space Riders (With No Names)". The band name is the inspiration behind Peter Quill's moniker. Catch the trailer below. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, PC and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. A Nintendo Switch version running on cloud technology will also be available on that date.
New Forspoken trailer drops during Sony’s September PlayStation Showcase
A new trailer for Square Enix's upcoming PlayStation 5 (and later PC) title Forspoken dropped today during the PlayStation Showcase. This trailer gives us an extended look into some more exciting gameplay, as well as giving us a glimpse into the story and Frey Holland's origin. Fed up with her hard life in New York City, the gritty yet street-smart Frey Holland plans to leave with her adorable cat when she suddenly finds herself teleported to the beautiful yet cruel land of Athia. Now joined by a sentient, cynical bracelet of unknown origin named “Cuff” (Played by Jonathan Cake), Frey searches for a way back home by battling monstrous creatures with incredible magic, confronting the Tantas -- destructive, twisted and all-powerful matriarchs who rule over Athia -- and uncovering the secrets that lay dormant within. Throughout her journey, Frey will be able to learn to cast dozens of different types of magic, and traverse a variety of diverse environments where she will use magic enhanced parkour, granting players the ability to flow, zip and float across Athia’s landscapes. Alongside Cuff, other key characters are highlighted, including Auden (played by Monica Barbaro) a kind and open-minded young woman who prioritizes the needs of others
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is a new tabletop-inspired RPG from NieR creators
From Drakengard and NieR series creators comes a new tabletop-inspired card-based RPG designed for video game consoles. Titled Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, this title is not related to the Drakengard series, but is a new title that will "present an enchanting story entirely depicted by cards" and will "spark players imagination and open their minds to a different way of storytelling as the narrative unfolds." Staff include Yoko Taro (Creative Director), Yosuke Saito (Executive Producer), Keiichi Okabe (Music Director), and Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Designer). Square Enix is planning to release more information at a later date. You can catch the teaser trailer below. No platforms have been officially announced at this time.
Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero’s Bonds launches September 28
Following its closed beta test some months back, Square Enix will be releasing Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero's Bonds to the public starting September 28. The announcement comes packed with a new trailer which shows off the team-based mobile action RPG. Back in April we had a go at said beta and had a chance to peruse the game's features including character creation and the various story modes. For more on that front, check out our impressions here. Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero's Bonds can currently be pre-registered for on both iOS and Google Play.
Final Fantasy XV collaboration returns in Final Fantasy XIV on September 13
"A Nocturne for Heroes", a limited-time crossover event with Final Fantasy XV, first debuted in Final Fantasy XIV back in 2019. Starting on September 13th and continuing through October 18th, you'll be able to play (or re-play) this scenario and pick up some of its exclusive rewards. These includes a four-person Regalia Type-G mount, Noctis's hairstyle Lucian Locks, and his Lucian Prince outfit which includes body, hand, leg, and feet pieces. You'll also be able to collect orchestrion rolls to play select Final Fantasy XV music in your orchestrion. This includes: "Hammerhead", "Valse di Fantastica", "Relax and Reflect", "Veiled in Black", and "Apocalypsis Noctis". A Noctis Lucis Caelum Triple Triad card can also be redeemed. In order to participate, you must be Level 50 and completed the main scenario quest "The Ultimate Weapon". Then, speak to Kipih Jakkya in Ul'dah's Steps of Nald. (X: 8.5, Y: 9.7) This will begin the event's quest chain. If you elect to replay this event using the Seasonal Replay feature, Square Enix advises: "If you use the Seasonal Event Replay feature, you will not be able to purchase or exchange quest-related items from the Ironworks hand or recompense officers until all of the above quests have been completed. Additionally, if
Final Fantasy XIII arrives on Xbox Game Pass today
Starting today, you can play Final Fantasy XIII with subscription to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for console or PC. This version is developed by Virtuos, who also helped Square Enix develop Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Originally released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the thirteenth numbered title in the series takes place in a science fantasy world dominated by machine-like deities called fal'Cie. These entities bind humans against their will to carry out missions or face eternal damnation. Such is the fate of Lightning and the main cast. Branded as traitors, they are hunted to the edge of Cocoon, a massive city encapsulated within a giant spheroid that hovers above the planet. In order to save their loved ones and free themselves from most certain doom, they must rebel against the fal'Cie and the forces that hunt them down to change their fate. The game's combat, dubbed "Command Synergy Battle" functions similarly to the series Active Time Battle, but takes the focus off selecting individual commands but by managing characters' roles in combat. One can switch these roles quickly to react to various situations in battle. Outside battle, traversal is straightforward... in that many of the maps are will
Square Enix preliminary Tokyo Game Show 2021 lineup revealed
With Tokyo Game Show just seems weeks away now, we're just now hearing some of which Square Enix will be putting on display this year. According to a preliminary exhibit report, a handful of titles have already made the list. Whilst nothing particularly new so here, here's what fans can expect: Project Triangle StrategyStranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy OriginMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxyFinal Fantasy VII: The First SoldierFinal Fantasy XIVNEO: The World Ends With YouBravely Default IIOutriders With further time to go until the event, it's possible Square Enix may add more games listings in the lead up. As it currently stands, Final Fantasy XVI might not make the show. The company also plans to kick off their own Square Enix Presents live stream on October 1 at 19:00 JST. Syndicated and edited from our sister site, RPG Site.