It has come to our attention that the folks at Square Enix have made an announcement that Final Fantasy IX is blazing forward to your mobile devices and PC, the game will be released first to Japan market in 2016, other global markets at a later, undisclosed date. The game will receive a graphics upgrade in the form of resolution enhancements, new achievements, an auto-save feature, new features in general and a all new mode called “high-speed mode”.
Square Enix has announced that the latest update, “Dreams of Ice”, will launch across all Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn servers. Players will be able to check out the Ninja and Rogue as well as a pair of new dungeons, new real estate options and more.
At this past weekend’s Final Fantasy XIV fan festival in Las Vegas, Square Enix announced that the first major expansion for the game, Heavensward, will be arriving in 2015. The expansion will bring airships and a new race into the game.
With a fresh logo from legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano and a name that evokes reaching towards the heavens, the spring 2015 expansion pack for the award-winning MMORPG finally sees players heading towards the Northern city of Ishgard. The focus of the expansion’s story will the the 1,000 year-old Dragonsong War between Ishgard and Dravania and the players’ role in the conflict and its potential end.
Along with a massive adventure in the north, Heavensward will be adding a ton of fresh features to the game, including:
Level cap raise from 50 to 60 across all jobs and professions.
Massive new areas.
A new player race with both male and female characters.
Multiple new jobs.
New Primals, one of which will be completely unique to FFXIV.
Many new dungeons — more than 3 or 4.
Airships, Airship, Airships — Free Companies can band together and build their own airships.
The landscape of Eorzea has undergone a great many changes in the wake of the Calamity, giving way to anomalies heretofore unseen. The great ice wall, Snowcloak, is one such construct molded in the aftermath of Bahamut’s rampage. Once thought to be impassable, recent reports tell of a network of tunnels piercing through the heart of this crystalline impasse. Duty demands these passageways be investigated, but woe unto he who finds their creator.
The next patch for Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn is set to give dungeon delvers more to explore. One brand new dungeon, “Snowcloak”, will be added, as well as a pair of hard mode dungeons (Sastasha and the Sunken Temple of Qarn) will make their debut with the next patch.