Square Enix gave us updates, many updates, in fact, regarding their upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion ‘Shadowbringers‘. Started with its release date, then a new playable race, the Viera, a new job, the Gunbreaker, and a host of new areas like Il Mheg, Rak’Tika Greatwood, a new NieR: Automata inspired alliance raid, and a collector edition.
Here’s a roundup of the new information highlights:
- New Job: The gunbreaker – master of the gunblade.
- New Playable Race: The Viera – rabbit-like wardens of the wood.
- Trust System: An all-new system allowing players to tackle Shadowbringers instanced dungeons with familiar NPCs by their side (excluding dungeons requiring more than 4 party members).
- New Areas: Il Mheg–a lush, awe-inspiring vale, and the Rak’tika Greatwood–a sprawling forest of ancient, towering sentinels.
- New Beast Tribe and Primal: The pixies and their almighty regent, Titania.
- New Alliance Raid: YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse–from the minds of renowned NieR creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO.
First, let’s go to the the expansion release date, which will launch worldwide for Windows PC and PlayStation 4 on July 2nd, 2019, with pre-orders that will open on February 6th, 2019. Featured above, you can view a new extended teaser trailer for the expansion.
- Il Mheg
2. The Rak’tika Greatwood
New Race: Viera
New Job: Gunbreaker
Featured above, a collector’s edition was revealed for the game. Sold from the online Square Enix store, the collector’s edition includes:
- Shadowbringers Special Art Box: A unique silver-inlaid box featuring an illustration by artist Yoshitaka Amano.
- Dark Knight Figure: An impressive high-quality figure of the Warrior of Darkness as a dark knight.
- Shadowbringers Art Book : An art book featuring behind-the-scenes illustrations and concept art from the development of Shadowbringers.
- Shadowbringers Logo Cling : A reusable vinyl cling featuring the Shadowbringers logo.
- FINAL FANTASY XIV Playing Card s: A deck of playing cards featuring artwork from A Realm Reborn® through Shadowbringers.
- Exclusive In-Game Items
- Grani Mount
- Wind-up Fran Minion
- Revolver Gunbreaker Weapon
If you pre-order the standard or collector’s edition you’ll get the following exclusive in-game items, which are set to release on March 1st:
- Baby Gremlin Minion
- Aetheryte Earring – This earring grants a 30% increase in EXP when worn, up to level 70, as well as attributes that vary based on the user’s class/job and current level.