Kicking off the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, Square Enix announced the next expansion for the MMO, Stormblood. Due out in early summer, the expansion will add new areas, raise the max level from 60 to 70, and will continue the story of the Warriors of Light.
Stormblood centers on the new area of Ala Mhigo, seen in the trailer below. XIIth Legion Legatus Zenos yae Galvus is the occupying ruler of Alo Mhigo and the main adversary for the expansion. While Sqaure Enix has yet to reveal who the woman in red is, she too seems to be a key player in the new content.
Along with the expected additions of the still undetailed new Jobs, new enemies, and plenty of dungeons and high-level raids, the expansion will even feature an increase to player inventory size.
The announcement of Stormblood also comes as a bittersweet, but inevitable, turn away from the PS3 version of the game. With the launch of the expansion, the last-gen version of the MMO will stop receiving updates. Square Enix does intend to offer a PS3 to PS4 upgrade program however.
And if all of that was not enough, 4gamer (translated by Siliconera) obtained artwork for the coming content. Among the environments and other concept art, fans will see not only the Stormblood’s villain, but possible new armor for some of the current jobs already in Final Fantasy XIV.
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