· It is our pleasure to announce the release date for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers! The all-new expansion will soon be available for pre-order. Release Date · At the end of the trailer, we learned the release date of the expansion: July 2, We also learn that there will be multiple new jobs, and the first one has been unveiled. It’s the · Shadowbringers: July 2, ; Endwalker: December 7, ; So, aside from Endwalker, we got a new expansion at almost two years on the dot · Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. RPG 02 July The third expansion to the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which offers players new character classes, a ... read more
Beyond it lies the Empty, a desolate white expanse left in the wake of the Flood that covers the majority of the planet. In the lead-up to the expansion, the player's allies—members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn—are sent one-by-one into comas by a mysterious force. In total, Alphinaud, Alisaie, Thancred, Y'shtola, and Urianger all succumb to this illness that appears to have taken their souls, leaving their bodies intact.
These tragedies occur just as hostilities between the Eorzean Alliance and the Garlean Empire begin escalating again. The empire has restarted production of Black Rose, a chemical weapon that paralyzes the body and stops all vital functions, and prepares to retaliate against Ala Mhigo for their war of independence during Stormblood.
Meanwhile, Emet-Selch, an Ascian who engineered the founding of the Garlean Empire, accelerates his plans to destroy the First. He longs to restore his lost civilization by reviving Zodiark. As an Ascian whose soul was not split during the great Sundering, he does not consider living beings on these shattered dimensions to be truly alive and therefore has no qualms about eradicating them in the course of his quest.
Shadowbringers opens as the Warrior of Light, an adventurer blessed by Hydaelyn the Mothercrystal, is guided by a psychic disturbance to reach the Crystal Tower to avert a ruinous future and acquires an item that sends them completely into one of the Source's shards, the First, which is nearly consumed in light. The Warrior is brought to the Crystarium and meets the Crystal Exarch, who reveals he is the unintentional cause of the Scions' comas as his spell to summon the Warrior brought their souls to the First instead.
Furthermore, time flows differently between the Source and the First, so the Scions have been on the latter for years. The Exarch explains that the First is on verge of being consumed in light with its destruction ensuring an impending calamity on the Source, and the Scions have been seeking the means to prevent it.
The Warrior then encounters their fairy companion Feo Ul and the spirit of Ardbert, the leader of the former Warriors of Darkness, this dimension's Warriors of Light. Ardbert reveals that a century has passed on the First since Minfilia returned him and his compatriots to their world to prevent the Flood of Light.
While the others sacrificed themselves to give Minfilia the power to halt the Flood, Ardbert has wandered Norvrandt as a shade to serve as an unseen witness to the aftermath as light-affiliated creatures called sin eaters sire more of their kind from the survivors. The Warrior first collects the twins Alphinaud and Alisaie, the former charming his way into Eulmore to find out about the nature of its prosperity, while Alisaie aids a hospice in an Amh Araeng outpost that cares for victims of sin eater attacks before euthanizing them as their transformation draws near.
With the twins in tow, the Warrior saves a Lakeland village under attack by sin eaters and slays a powerful sin eater known as a Lightwarden. While Lightwardens had been slain before, they could not be destroyed permanently; their own light would overwhelm their slayer and transform them into a new Lightwarden in their place.
Hydaelyn's blessing, however, makes the Warrior the sole exception. As a result, the night sky returns to Lakeland and citizens begin to whisper of a prophecy foretelling the arrival of Warriors of Darkness who will quench the Light. Eulmore's ruler, Vauthry, sends his general Ran'jit to find the one responsible.
The Exarch rebuffs Ran'jit, and aids the player in reuniting with Thancred, who is accompanied by a young girl named "Minfilia" whom he stole from Ran'jit's custody. This Minfilia is revealed to be the latest incarnation of the Scion Minfilia, long revered on the First as the Oracle of Light. The party retreats to the fae realm of Il Mheg, Feo Ul's homeland, reuniting with Urianger and learning that the fairy king, Titania, has become a Lightwarden after defeating the one that threatened Il Mheg.
The newly minted Warrior of Darkness gathers the necessary items to break the seal on Titania's castle to confront them directly. Titania is defeated and Feo Ul succeeds them, rallying their kin to drive out the pursuing Eulmorans as night returns to Il Mheg. As the Scions prepare to meet up with Y'shtola, they are approached by Solus zos Galvus, who introduces himself to them as the Ascian Paragon Emet-Selch, offering his hand out to them in mutual understanding of the Ascians' reasons for their actions.
The Scions are hesitant to take Emet-Selch at his word as they reach the Rak'tika Greatwood. After a tense reunion with Y'shtola, the Scions encounter the Viis warrior women and explore the ruins of the Ronkan civilization they protect.
The Viis help the Scions find the region's Lightwarden and put it down. Emet-Selch shortly thereafter reveals the truth of Hydaelyn and Zodiark: they are primals his lost civilization created, with Hydaelyn the cause of the Sundering while Zodiark was created prior to avert a calamity.
Afterwards, the Warrior overhears Y'shtola speaking with Urianger and learns that her aether-altered sight enabled her to perceive an imbalance in the Warrior's aether. The Scions decide that they need the original Minfilia's advice, but this would mean the current Minfilia would cease to be. While Thancred holds Ran'jit at bay, the Warrior and "Minfilia" travel to the area of Amh Araeng where the latter's predecessor halted the Flood.
Rather than take over her incarnation's body, Minfilia decides to cease existing and gives the girl her power while telling her to be her own person. The young Minfilia is renamed Ryne as she locates the remaining Lightwardens.
The one in Eulmore is revealed to be Vauthry himself; Emet-Selch revealed he had convinced Vauthry's father to infuse a Lightwarden into his unborn son. After the Warrior kills Ran'jit, Vauthry is forced to flee, but is ultimately hunted down and defeated. By now the Warrior is overloaded with Light aether, and begins to transform into a Lightwarden. The Exarch, revealing himself to be their old companion G'raha Tia, attempts to transfer the light into himself, knowing it will cost him his life.
He is stopped by Emet-Selch, who ends his truce with the Scions as the Warrior failed his test of withstanding the Light aether and leaves with G'raha to the Tempest. Though Ryne hinders the Warrior's transformation for now, the endless Light returns to Norvrandt. The Warrior learns that G'raha came from a future where an Eighth Umbral Calamity occurred, caused by the First's destruction magnifying the lethality of the Black Rose poison and wiping out most life on Eorzea.
During the resulting war years later, the surviving denizens banded together to avert their fate, awakening G'raha within the Crystal Tower and using Cid Garlond's notes to enable it to travel through time and space. The Scions pursue Emet-Selch to the depths of the ocean where they discover that he has created a simulacrum of his lost civilization, Amaurot, underneath the waves. Emet-Selch remains unimpressed as he tests the Warrior and Scions with a vision of Amaurot's collapse while intending to restore the original world and his loved ones, who sacrificed themselves to bring Zodiark into being.
The Warrior nearly succumbs to the light when Ardbert, revealed to be a fragment of the Warrior's original self, merges into their body to stabilize them.
Emet-Selch casts aside his title and battles the Warrior under his true name, Hades. Upon his defeat, he asks the Warrior to remember their people.
The Scions reunite with G'raha before returning to the Crystarium, now looking for a means to send the Scions back to their world. Meanwhile on the Source, Estinien and Gaius infiltrate the Garlean palace to prevent the Black Rose from being used.
They are beaten to it by Zenos, who took back his body from the Ascian Emissary Elidibus who discarded it upon sensing Emet-Selch's death , and murders his father Varis to prevent him from interfering further in his rematch with the Warrior.
With the First no longer in imminent danger, the Exarch enlists a nu mou mage named Beq Lugg to aid him in finding a way to return the Scions to the Source before their comatose bodies waste away. Meanwhile, the citizens of Eulmore decide to share their wealth and create a more equitable society with engineer Chai-Nuzz as their newly elected mayor. The Warrior returns to the Source to inform their allies of their progress, Raubahn and Gaius updating the adventurer about Varis being killed with Garlemald falling into chaos, Gaius adding that he and Estinien encountered one of the Empire's newest Ultima Weapon-based prototypes during their escape.
After the Warrior returns to the First, the Scions decide to tell the people the history of the Flood and the original Warriors of Light. They learn Elidibus has arrived on the First, possessing Ardbert's corpse as he arranges for the residents to awaken their Echo, revealing it to be a fragment of their original selves' power, rather than a gift from Hydaelyn.
The Scions are suspicious of Elidibus's motives but cannot in good conscience oppose those wanting to follow in their footsteps, resuming their focus to research into aetherial transportation as a means to return home, while finding archive footage of the Ancient Venat who intended to become Hydaelyn's heart as Elidibus did for Zodiark's summoning.
Their plans are cut short when Elidibus reveals his intent to avenge Emet-Selch and Lahabrea while putting the Warrior through a gauntlet based on their exploits. Y'shtola intervenes, deducing from the Ancients' records that Elidibus is a primal of his original self who separated from Zodiark's heart. Furthermore, Elidibus is revealed to be the originator of the legend of the "Warrior of Light", and is using the peoples' faith to increase his power.
Elidibus takes his leave and attacks G'raha and Beq Lugg to acquire the former's means of summoning others from the other shards, using one of the devices made from auracite and G'raha's blood to summon spectral Warriors of Light to attack the Scions. The Warrior reaches the Crystal Tower and faces Elidibus as he takes on form of the first Warrior of Light, with the Warrior revealed to have a connection to Azem, a former member of the Amaurotine convocation.
They and G'raha defeat Elidibus and seal his essence in the Crystal Tower, but G'raha succumbs to overuse of his power in the process and fully crystallizes, infusing his memories into one of the auracites that the others use to return to their bodies in the Source. The Warrior proceeds to the Crystal Tower and awakens G'raha, infusing him with his future self's soul and memories as he joins the Scions.
Meanwhile, gaining an ally in the rogue Ascian Fandaniel who reveals everything about the Ancients to him, Zenos usurps the imperial throne and plans his reunion with the Warrior. Following the Scions' return to the Source, they learn the Eorzean Alliance has taken advantage of Garlemald's war of succession to put their resources into opening peace talks with the beast tribes. Alisaie uses this as an opportunity to find a cure for primal tempering based on her experience with those infected by sin eaters, finding success with a tempered kobold child.
In Limsa Lominsa, the Scions aid Merlwyb with a dispute involving a dissenting pirate faction and eventually cure the kobold patriarch of his tempering. Mysterious towers begin appearing across the Source as Fandaniel reveals himself to the Scions as a member of the Telophoroi cult, explaining that Elidibus's disappearance freed him from the Ascians' mission of restoring Amaurot as he intends to recreate its apocalyptic collapse in an act of omnicide-suicide, while threatening to raze cities across the Source with a primal-like being he has dubbed Lunar Bahamut, should the Warrior refuse to face Zenos again.
The Scions decide to investigate the towers while Krile and Tataru begin their search for Estinien to combat Lunar Bahamut. The Scions convene with the Alliance in Ala Mhigo, where Lyse reveals that she was attacked by a scout who became tempered into becoming devoted to Garlemald while investigating the towers. Raubahn then reveals his intention of sending a second scouting party composed of Fordola and Alphinaud's friend Arenvald, who are both gifted the Echo and therefore immune to tempering.
Following the council, the twins, G'raha, and the Warrior rendezvous with Estinien, whom they accompany to Ayzs Lla to gather information about Lunar Bahamut from the great wyrm Tiamat, realizing that tempered Meracydian dragons have summoned him.
After they free Tiamat from both her restraints and her guilt for summoning Bahamut as a primal, the wyrm pledges her aid to the Scions.
They leave for Paglth'an to assist the Alliance and the native Amalj'aa from a Telophoroi assault led by Lunar Bahamut, who is slain by the Warrior. Returning to Ul'dah, Sultana Nanamo shares Fordola and Arenvald's findings with the Scions; they learned that Amalj'aa prisoners have been used to summon an entity resembling Ifrit, leaving Arenvald unable to walk, while also learning that more such entities have been seen across the Source.
The Scions return to the Rising Stones where Krile proposes petitioning Sharlayan to aid in uncovering the Telophoroi's motives, while Estinien joins the group as their newest member. The Alliance and beast tribes convene in Ala Mhigo to set aside their differences and unite against the Telophoroi as the Grand Company of Eorzea, while also being rebuffed by Sharlayan's envoy, the twins' father Fourchenault, who disowns his children for taking after their grandfather while expressing Sharlayan's continued neutrality under the notion that Eorzea's claim of the Final Days is unfounded.
They are interrupted by news that the Telophoroi are marching to Carteneau Flats, prompting the newly formed Grand Company of Eorzea and the Scions to defend the aetherial confluences buried there. They succeed in repelling the Telophoroi and their primals, while the Scions decide to seek passage to Old Sharlayan as they believe the Forum is intentionally withholding knowledge about the Final Days.
While the Scions discover that the towers are draining aether from the land itself, the Warrior glimpses an ephemeral figure who warns them of the coming apocalypse. Fandaniel begins the final preparations to open the "gate of the gods" to realize his goals while Zenos, having discarded his katanas for a scythe, practices in preparation for his final confrontation with the Warrior. Planning for Shadowbringers began in May , about one month prior to the release of the preceding expansion, Stormblood , with a " scriptwriting retreat" involving producer and director Naoki Yoshida and the main scenario writers , Natsuko Ishikawa and Banri Oda.
Finally, Yoshida challenged players to compare Shadowbringers to main numbered entries in the Final Fantasy series. Yoshida instructed the writing team to fulfill three requirements with the expansion story: a story that takes place in the alternate dimension of the First, entails the player becoming a "Warrior of Darkness", and involves adventuring together with the Scions—to take advantage of the newly developed Trust system. The writing team felt it was the right timing after wrapping up the liberation of Ala Mhigo.
Multiple teams worked to deliver this effect of "heavy and oppressive Light" without it feeling insufferable. It manifests as an ambient sound with high and low frequencies that is intended to evoke a sense of uneasiness and suffocation.
Tying into the broader theme, Shadowbringers challenges the assumption that the history written by the victors is "right". His personality draws influence from Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Oda was careful not to make him too similar to Ardyn Izunia , the villain of Final Fantasy XV. She enjoyed evoking this tension and ambivalence in the audience.
A major focus during development was to make the game more friendly to new adventurers. The Trust system was designed to help people who are primarily familiar with offline RPGs and other Final Fantasy games to practice multiplayer content without the pressure of other players. The development team reworked aspects of these quests, removing portions of some and eliminating others entirely, to improve the pacing without damaging the story.
They also implemented flying gameplay in these areas. Two new playable races were released alongside Shadowbringers —Viera and Hrothgar. The Viera are based on the leporine race of the same name from Ivalice video games and the Hrothgar are based on the leonine Ronso from Final Fantasy X.
Yoshida explained that resource constraints prevented the team from adding all genders to the two races, chiefly the need to redesign and adjust the enormous library of existing equipment to fit with the new character models. As with Stormblood , Shadowbringers features a number of guest collaborators to assist with the design. The first is Yoko Taro , who wrote a scenario based on Nier: Automata for this game's large-scale raids.
But, hey, who doesn't love growing stuff? This is a great way for new players who purchased level boosts to go back and finally experience all the old story they missed. Trusts let you jump into Shadowbringers dungeons with a team of NPC story characters instead of real players.
This might seem odd, but it's a great way to ensure players can always find a party to run dungeons with and to help with long queue times that some classes face when trying to find a party using matchmaking.
Plus who doesn't want to fight alongside Thancred? Well, you have to play the game to figure that out. But Shadowbringers is a direct sequel to the previous expansion, Stormblood, and picks up where Stormblood ended. If you're new to FFXIV, you're going to have to level a character to 70 and complete the entirety of FFXIV's main story and its two expansions, Heavensward and Stormblood, before you can start playing Shadowbringers.
It's easily hours worth of gaming but it is worth it. If that doesn't sound like fun, you can buy a level and story boost that'll let you skip right to Shadowbringers. As for the story, FFXIV: Shadowbringers picks up after Stormblood's post-launch updates.
Zenos Yae Galvus, the big-bad of Stormblood, is back and all we know is that the battle between him and your character possibly triggers an apocalyptic calamity. During the events of Shadowbringers, you travel to the First, a kind of alternate dimension from Eorzea, where light has overcome darkness, throwing the necessary balance between them off-kilter.
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· Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. RPG 02 July The third expansion to the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which offers players new character classes, a · It is our pleasure to announce the release date for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers! The all-new expansion will soon be available for pre-order. Release Date · At the end of the trailer, we learned the release date of the expansion: July 2, We also learn that there will be multiple new jobs, and the first one has been unveiled. It’s the · Shadowbringers: July 2, ; Endwalker: December 7, ; So, aside from Endwalker, we got a new expansion at almost two years on the dot ... read more
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