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News and Announcements for February 2024

Get the Porxie King Mount during the Final Fantasy XIV x Gong cha collaboration
By: Jeff de Leon on July 18, 2024

Get the Porxie King Mount during the Final Fantasy XIV x Gong cha collaboration Headline Image Final Fantasy XIV is collaborating with premium bubble tea maker, Gong cha, to help players beat the heat with three FFXIV-inspired teas this summer. But delicious, refreshing boba is just the start. Purchase three collaboration teas in a single purchase between now and August 28 and get a redemption code for the Porxie King, a mount currently exclusive to the Gong cha x Final Fantasy XIV campaign. The special collaboration drinks celebrate three of Final Fantasy XIV’s adorable creature mascots. The options include Fat Cat Brown Sugar Milk Tea, Fat Chocobo Mango Frozen Tea, and Cactuar Matcha Milk Tea. Three limited edition cups featuring colorful artwork depicting each mascot are also avail...
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Vincent Valentine becomes playable in Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis on July 17
By: Jeff de Leon on July 17, 2024

Vincent Valentine becomes playable in Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis on July 17 Headline Image We’re one sleep away from Vincent Valentine joining Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis’ stable of playable heroes. The brooding, crimson-cloaked marksman who sleeps in a coffin will be available when Final Fantasy VII Chapter 7: Our Hometowns drops tomorrow at 11:00 p.m. PDT.    The new chapter continues the Final Fantasy VII narrative as the gang enters Cloud and Tifa’s hometown of Nibelheim. It’s here where our favorite Midgar fugitives encounter Vincent Valentine while he snoozes in the world’s most unnerving bed. You can check out the announcement teaser on YouTube for a closer look at what’s ahead.    To celebrate Vincent’s arrival, Square Enix and the Fin...
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Dawntrail’s raid series “The Arcadian” drops tomorrow
By: Jeff de Leon on July 15, 2024

Dawntrail’s raid series “The Arcadian” drops tomorrow Headline Image If you’ve already finished Dawntrail’s main story and have been itching for more new Final Fantasy XIV content, you’re in luck. The first chapter of Dawntrail’s “The Arcadion” 8-person raid series arrives tomorrow, July 16, as part of Patch 7.01. As usual, the first chapter will include the first 4 raids in their Normal difficulties. Thanks to last month’s Live Letter from the Producer, we already know that the Savage variations will be released on July 30. Also explained with minimal details in June’s Live Letter was the “The Arcadion” story arc, which involves the Warrior of Light being thrust into a tournament-style combat sport with their primary goal being survival.  Final Fantasy ...
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Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis players are going gaga for Tifa’s new Featured Draw
By: Jeff de Leon on July 11, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis players are going gaga for Tifa’s new Featured Draw Headline Image A Tifa & Barret New Weapon Featured Draw is going on in Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis until August 1, and Tifa’s new summer beachwear is turning heads. Called Passion Mermaid, Tifa’s new gear is flowy, elegant, and reminiscent of Final Fantasy XIV’s Dancer job gear motif. Its R. Abilities include “Sun’s Fervor,” which sees boosts in both HP and physical defense, and “Flameblade Arcanum,” which increases fire ability damage. Tifa's new weapon, Shell Knuckles, includes the C. Ability “Spinning Fervor,” an attack that deals up to 940% fire magic damage on a single enemy. Combine these two heat-centric, summertime draws and you’ve got a pretty solid fire build for the Seventh Heaven bartende...
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Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion joins the PS Plus game catalog in July
By: Jeff de Leon on July 10, 2024

Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion joins the PS Plus game catalog in July Headline Image Today’s PlayStation Blog post revealed that Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion will be available to PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers beginning July 16. While several classic Final Fantasy titles just departed last May, Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion will be joining Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Final Fantasy VII Remake Inergrade as part of the service’s Final Fantasy offerings. To access Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion and the rest of the PS Plus game catalog, you’ll need an active PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscription for $14.99 or $17.99 a month, respectively. For those unfamiliar, Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion ...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Poster Collection is available for preorder
By: Jeff de Leon on July 9, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Poster Collection is available for preorder Headline Image If your walls don’t have enough of Cloud and the gang hung up, the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Poster Collection would be a decent start. This special, oversized book, just announced on X (formerly Twitter), includes 32 frameable, 11” x 14” prints featuring all your favorite characters from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.  All full-color prints are printed on heavy, press-varnished card stock, so you know they’ll look high-quality. This matters because, based on the short preview available, the collection includes some of Rebirth’s beautiful key art along with other original poster designs. The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Poster Collection will be released on March 18, 2025, and can be preordere...
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Dawntrail sits at a 79 Metascore nearly a week after launch
By: Jeff de Leon on July 9, 2024

Dawntrail sits at a 79 Metascore nearly a week after launch Headline Image It’s been six days since Final Fantasy XIV launched its latest expansion, Dawntrail, and more than a week since the start of early access. User reviews have been steadily coming in as players have finished the main story and, so far, feelings about Dawntrail have been divisive, to say the least. Currently sitting at a “generally favorable” Metascore of 79 and a user score of 7.9, the polarizing nature of Dawntrail is centered mostly around the expansion’s story Granted, the critic score of 79 is based only on four reviews so far, with the 60 submitted by the entertainment news site We Got This Covered greatly lowering Dawntrail’s average. There’s still plenty of time to see a Metascore ...
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Yoshi-P addresses upcoming job changes following the launch of Dawntrail
By: Jeff de Leon on July 6, 2024

Yoshi-P addresses upcoming job changes following the launch of Dawntrail Headline Image There’s no rest for the weary. Only two days after the launch of Final Fantasy XIV’s newest major expansion, Dawntrail, Director Naoki Yoshida, aka Yoshi-P, addressed player concerns and feedback regarding several jobs. In his Lodestone update, Yoshi-P described changes impacting jobs in all roles, including Viper and Pictomancer, the latest jobs introduced in Dawntrail. According to Yoshi-P, the Final Fantasy XIV development team is working hard to rectify these balancing issues and players can expect these changes to arrive as early as Patch 7.01 or in Patch 7.05. Before diving into the meat of his message, it’s important to note that his short update is not all-encompassing. Other player ...
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Life is Strange: Double Exposure features an adorable Final Fantasy pre-order bonus
By: Jeff de Leon on July 3, 2024

Life is Strange: Double Exposure features an adorable Final Fantasy pre-order bonus Headline Image Life is Strange: Double Exposure, the next chapter in another popular Square Enix-published game series, is getting some Final Fantasy goodies. Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of the game gets you five bonus outfit packs, one of which is the Final Fantasy VII Outfit Pack which includes the Moogle hat and coat.    The Moogle hat and coat are inspired by the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Moogle design.   The Life is Strange team revealed Max Caufield’s Moogle-inspired winter wear on X (formerly Twitter). The oval eyes and rounded ears instantaneously explain the Final Fantasy VII branding as the teddy bear-esque design cues are taken straight out of Final Fantasy VII Remake and ...
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The worlds of Final Fantasy celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail
By: Jeff de Leon on July 2, 2024

The worlds of Final Fantasy celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail  Headline Image Dawntrail launches for all players today! To celebrate, Final Fantasy fans and those working behind the scenes have come together in a strong showing of support for Final Fantasy XIV’s newest expansion. Colin Ryan, the voice of Alphinaud in Final Fantasy XIV, and other members of the Dawntrail voice cast commemorated Dawntrail’s official release with a special video on X (formerly Twitter) and YouTube. The video is close to four minutes long and is stacked with established fan favorites like Bethan Walker, Robyn Addison, and Peter Bramhill–the voices of Alisaie, Y’shtola, and Thancred, respectively. Newer voice talent like Ari Óskarsson, the voice of Erenville, and Sena Bryer, the voice of W...
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