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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood adds Blitzball, Samurai job class, and PS4 Pro support

by Ron Duwell | February 20, 2017February 20, 2017 6:00 pm PDT

Final Fantasy XIV Online is already one of the most beautiful and interesting video games on the market, and its latest expansion is making all the right moves to continue this upward climb for years to come.

A string of announcements made at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, over the weekend show that Square Enix has no problem reveling in its past when looking for inspiration. More specifically, Blitzball is coming back! The popular mini-game from Final Fantasy X is sure to be a welcome addition to the online MMORPG. There are already plenty of adventures and mini-games to be had, but Blitzball is in a league of its own.

Square Enix also revealed an extended version of the expansion’s opening movie and the new samurai job class at the same time.

And likewise, a PlayStation 4 Pro patch is also in the works, and it will help the game reach its maximum potential performance. Finally, Square Enix provided a new key art from artist Akihiko Yoshida and list of updates:

New Job

The Samurai joins the previously announced Red Mage as a new DPS (Damage Per Second) job. The Katana-wielding samurai will use STR gear/

New Player Hub

The port town of Kugane is the new player hub for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

New Beast Tribe

The Kojin is a new Beast Tribe in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The Kojin is commonly found on and near the Ruby Sea, and consist of skilled traders who welcome dealings with other races.

New Primal

Lord of the Revel – Susano is a new Primal in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

New Dungeons

New dungeons in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood include Yanxia and The Azim Steppe.

New Residential Area

Shirogane is the new residential area in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. It features eastern-style housing and neighborhoods.

Never too late to join in the adventures of Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV is an MMORPG designed to appeal to all gamers, whether you like being social and part of huge groups or you prefer to handle dungeons solo. There’s always something to do in Final Fantasy XIV, and with a graphic style that perfectly captures the classic games from the series, there really is no better game out there to get the feeling that you’re playing “Final Fantasy” again.

Not even Final Fantasy XV gets it this right.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood launches on PlayStation 4 and PC on June 20.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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