THE FEARSOME RATHALOS OF MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD COMES TO FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE THIS SUMMER

Developers from Square Enix and Capcom discuss Collaboration at E3

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), SQUARE ENIX® and Capcom just unveiled an upcoming collaboration between FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online and Monster Hunter: World™. A new trailer revealed during the SQUARE ENIX digital press conference provided fans a first glimpse at exciting new crossover content coming to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online this summer, featuring the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos, from Monster Hunter: World.

The new teaser trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/dq8CKCQZNMk

At a special Letter from the Producer LIVE stream during SQUARE ENIX Presents at E3, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida will be joined by special guest Ryozo Tsujimoto, Producer of Monster Hunter: World, to further discuss the collaboration. The live stream is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 beginning at 7 PM BST.

The partnership unites two beloved and wildly successful titles, with FINAL FANTASY XIV Online currently boasting over 10 million registered players worldwide and Monster Hunter: World shipping over 8 million copies since its release in January 2018. This special collaboration event will bring new challenges to players of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online featuring characters from Monster Hunter: World to the world of Hydaelyn.

Additional details and future updates on the crossover event will be available on a special collaboration website: http://sqex.to/3sI

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is one of the world’s most popular Massively Multiplayer Online RPGs and continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm, ushering in new adventurers to its ever growing game world through regular free update content and premium expansions including FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood. FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is currently available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PC for Windows, and Mac OS.

For the latest information on FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including press assets, visit: http://press.eu.square-enix.com/products/p351/final-fantasy-xiv-stormblood

In Monster Hunter: World, players take on larger-than-life monsters in a variety of vast living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op. With the most accessible and seamless gameplay experience in the series to date, players can take on quests to slay increasingly more challenging and dangerous monsters in the food chain in order to earn materials that can be used to craft stronger weapons and armor with unique abilities based on their fallen foes. Monster Hunter: World is currently available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.

For more information on Monster Hunter: World, visit: www.monsterhunterworld.com 

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en 

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 – 2018 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

STORMBLOOD, the FINAL FANTASY XIV STORMBLOOD logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, EIDOS, EORZEA, FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL FANTASY logo, THE LODESTONE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE CONTEST LETS PLAYERS SEE THEIR GEAR DESIGNS APPEAR IN-GAME

The Winner Will See Their Armour Set Created by the Dev Team

FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online players the world over are being offered the opportunity to see their armour designs implemented in-game with the latest Gear Design contest. Focussing on Melee and Ranged Physical DPS gear designs, the competition is underway now and fans have until 21st May to submit their designs for the chance to see them created by the dev team and added to the realm of Eorzea™.

Tank Edition Winner (July 2016): あおいん

This is the third such design contest held to implement players’ gear designs into FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. The first was held in July 2016 and sought designs for Tank gear, which were added to the game with the release of the critically-acclaimed Stormblood™ expansion. The second competition took place in March 2017 and went on the hunt for the best player-created designs when it came to Healers and Ranged Magic DPS. While the Healer gear was added as a dungeon reward in Patch 4.1, the Ranged Magic DPS gear will make its debut as a reward in The Swallow’s Compass, the latest dungeon to be added in Patch 4.3.

Healer Edition Winner (March 2017): Kare

To enter the latest Gear Design contest and view the rules, please visit The Lodestone: http://sqex.to/ufQ 

For more information on Patch 4.3: Under the Moonlight, please check out the newly-launched teaser site: http://sqex.to/xWz

Ranged Magic DPS Edition Winner (March 2017): Rei

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Free Trial allows new players to easily join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35 (including the new Rival Wings PvP), create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/. All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix® Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore

Related Links:

Official Stormblood Site: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/stormblood/ 

Free Trial Site: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/

The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/

Official Twitter: @FF_XIV_EN

Official Instagram: @ffxiv

About Square Enix

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 – 2018 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

STORMBLOOD, the FINAL FANTASY XIV STORMBLOOD logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, EIDOS, EORZEA, FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL FANTASY logo, THE LODESTONE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

LOGO ILLUSTRATION: ©2016 YOSHITAKA AMANO

FINAL FANTASY XIV PATCH 4.3 BRINGS IVALICE’S RIDORANA LIGHTHOUSE TO EORZEA

New Companion App Unveiled for the First Time

The eagerly awaited next chapter of the Ivalice alliance raid series is set to arrive in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online in late May, when Patch 4.3 goes live. Titled “Under the Moonlight”, Patch 4.3 brings a wealth of new content to the critically acclaimed MMO and continues the thrilling story of the Stormblood™ expansion.

Adventurers will also be able to explore a new Dungeon, take on new Trials, and can level up their crafting and gathering skills by accepting the new Namazu Beast Tribe Quests. Details on the main contents of the patch are revealed below:

New Main Scenario Quests – The story of Stormblood continues.

New Alliance Raid – The Ridorana Lighthouse.

New Trial – It’s a secret!

New Dungeon – The Swallow’s Compass.

New Beast Tribe Quests – The Namazu.

New Sidequests – The Four Lords, Doman Reconstruction and Further Hildibrand Adventures.

New Deep Dungeon – 100-Floor Heaven-on-High.

The Forbidden Land, Eureka Expansion – Pagos Expedition.

New Ultimate Difficulty Raid – Ultima Weapon.

Updates to jobs, PvP, Glamour System, Housing, Performance Actions, new more powerful gear and more.

Additionally, alongside the contents of Patch 4.3, get a first look at the outline of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Companion App currently in development. All players that download the app will be able to enjoy benefits such as the following:

– Chat with friends and Free Company members

– Organise events with the Scheduler

– Organise inventory and Armoury chest

– Peruse the Market Board

– Put items up for sale/purchase items

– Register an additional favoured destination Aetheryte

An optional, Premium Plan is also available, which unlocks the following features for a monthly fee:

– Organise Saddlebags and Retainer Inventories

– Saddlebag capacity is doubled

– One additional Retainer can be employed

Details of the app release date will be shared as they are confirmed.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Free Trial allows new players to easily join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea™. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35 (including the new Rival Wings PvP), create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/. All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix® Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore

Related Links

Official Stormblood Site: https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/

Free Trial Site: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/

The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/

Official Twitter: @FF_XIV_EN

Official Instagram: @ffxiv

About Square Enix

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 – 2017 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

STORMBLOOD, the FINAL FANTASY XIV STORMBLOOD logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, EIDOS, EORZEA, FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL FANTASY logo, THE LODESTONE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

GATHER ON THE GO: FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE ANNOUNCES NEW APP, ‘GO’ (GATHERING OUTDOORS)

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New technology transforms real-world locations into gathering nodes and players’ smartphones into harvesting tools

Players of the critically-acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online have a whole new challenge to look forward to with today’s announcement of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO app.

GO, an abbreviation of Gathering Outdoors, quite literally adds a whole new dimension to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online experience by allowing players to go outside and harvest natural resources from Eorzea™ in the real world. These can then be used to craft items and gear in-game.

“It’s about freedom”, says Haimirich Fischer, VP of Innovation at SQUARE ENIX®, “We wanted to empower over 10 million players to be able to gather wherever they want, whenever they want, without the restriction of their PC or consoles. By bridging the digital and physical worlds, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO creates that freedom and fosters social interaction between the members of our amazing community.”

By downloading the app, players will benefit from the combination of Square Enix’s cutting-edge software and their smartphone’s own geo-location capabilities, as they are notified about harvesting nodes and natural resources in their area. When they get close enough to the node they tap their screen for a chance to harvest the resource, exactly like they would in-game.

Alongside the app, a unique accessory will be available for use in conjunction with players’ smartphones called the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick.

The Harvesting Stick turns a player’s smartphone into a miner’s hammer, botanist’s axe or fisher’s rod, allowing them to swing their phone in the real world like they would in-game to harvest resources. The Harvesting Stick also boosts a player’s harvesting success rate to 100%.

When speaking about FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO and the Harvesting Stick, Adalberta Gardner, Lead Designer at Amajina Apps said, “This is the most immersive MMORPG experience for players of all levels and a must-have accessory for every gathering enthusiast.”

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO, and to see the app in action, please visit www.finalfantasyxivonlinego.com 

The official trailer for the new app can be viewed here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/drq5ER6MHAM

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Free Trial allows new players to join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35 (including PvP content), create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://sqex.to/FFXIV_FreeTrial.  

All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore

Related Links:

Official FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online GO site: www.finalfantasyxivonlinego.com 

Official Stormblood Site: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/stormblood/

Free Trial Site: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/

The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/

Official Twitter: @FF_XIV_EN

Official Instagram: @ffxiv

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 – 2018 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

STORMBLOOD, the FINAL FANTASY XIV STORMBLOOD logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, FINAL FANTASY, EIDOS, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.