Some great news has come out of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016: the next expansion, Stormblood, will release on June 20th, 2017!
This new expansion brings the highly anticipated Red Mage into the game. This job will be a ranged magic DPS that wields a rapier and a magicked crystal medium. The Red Mage can deal massive damage with spells before following up with a critical melee attack.
Swimming and diving in certain areas will become new mechanics in Stormblood. There will be certain underwater areas teeming with not only gathering locations but NPC interactions, as well. Additionally, the Ananta, an all-female beast tribe, will be introduced in the coming expansion. Along with these announcements, there will be a new high level raid and a new alliance raid to discover. To round out the show, the collector’s version of the game was announced and will include the following items:
- Stormblood expansion
- A special art box
- An expertly crafted Zenos yae Galvus figure
- The art book for the game
- A cloth map of Eorzea, the Stormblood logo sticker and exclusive in-game items.
You can pre-order either version of the game starting on January 24th, 2017 for exclusive bonuses. Get ready to dive back into the world of Eorzea this June!
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