Ivalice Comes to Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood

Friday, September 29th, 2017

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Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood

“The Legend Returns”, (Patch 4.1), is the latest update for Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood. In it, adventures will find incredible views of the the City of Rabanastre and powerful new foes waiting to block their paths. The press release says this major update continues the main questline after Ala Mhigo has been liberated. There is also a trailer for this new update, which you can see further down in this article.

This new update also marks the “Return to Ivalice” alliance raid series. In it, players will find themselves in the remaining ruins of the city of Rabanastre. In the recent Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast, Yoshida revealed a new in-game monster that was created by a guest creator. That creator was none other than Keita Amemiya (the creator of the Garo television and film series, which is where the Patch 3.5 PvP gear, weapons, and mount designs came from). Here is a screenshot of that monster:

Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood

The “Return to Ivalice” monster.

 

That live stream also included new information on content to be included in this new Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood update, along with first looks at certain in-game areas. There is also a new, fearsome Shinryu trial for adventures to face, called The Minstrel’s Ballad: Shinryu’s Domain. There is also the unveiling of The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate) series. This ultimate series is even more demanding on those who dare undertake it.

Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood

 

There is also the collaboration of Final Fantasy XIV and Level-5’s Yo-kai Watch, which is going on through Wednesday, November 1st. During that time period, players now have another chance to collect Yo-kai themed weapons, minions, and mounts. For more information, you can head over to the Yo-kai watch event page on the Lodestone. Lastly, here is the trailer for Square Enix’s major “The Legend Returns” update to Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood:

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