The "Final Fantasy 14" Fan Festival started with a bountiful amount of information involving the latest expansion, the future of the "Final Fantasy 14" as a whole, and Endwalker was discussed.
The event started with a two-hour keynote led by series director Naoki Yoshida and lore developer Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. The two engaged with the audience who were tuning in to the live stream, and discussed several features that fans of the game will be able to look forward to.
Final Fantasy 14 Male Viera
Some of the major features that were discussed included the main city-state in Endwalker, Old Sharlayan, and other locations including the Near-Eastern regions of Thavinir and Radz-at-Han, according to PC Invasion.
The Moon region was also featured briefly, given the name Mare Lamentorum.
Just before the end of the keynote, Naoki Yoshida teased another surprise for the fans who stayed until the end of the announcements; a surprise that was two years in the making.
A trailer that lasted for a minute and a half was dropped and it featured the existing Viera race, added alongside the Hrothgar race in Shadowbringers, with a distinctive difference in that the Viera are males.
Before the reveal, the Viera race was all female, with their male counterparts being absent from the main game.
Male Viera do exist in the vide game lore as protectors of the forest, remaining absent from the public eye and from their female counterparts, as posted on their Twitter account.
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"Final Fantasy 14's" yearly Fan Festival began on May 14, and it started with the game's upcoming expansion, Endwalker.
Square Enix usually holds three Fan Festivals a year, with one taking place in Japan, another in Europe, and a third in the United States, but the event has been consolidated into one streamed event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Video game producer Naoki Yoshida revealed new information from the upcoming Endwalker expansion, which is set to release in the fall, Polygon reported.
The full trailer for Endwalker was revealed during the stream, showing what the characters have been up to, as well as the beautiful new areas in Eorza that games will be exploring. It also showed Zenos wielding the new scythe DPS weapon.
After being teased for months by way of Yoshida's shirts, fans finally know what the second job coming in Endwalker is: the Reaper.
The new melee DPS will use a two-handed scythe weapon. In addition to the cool slashing attacks, it has a ghost avatar from the void to help them fight.
You will need to own the Endwalker expansion and have at least one job at level 70 in order to unlock the Reaper.
The way The Crystarium was for Shadowbringers, and Kugane was for Stormblood, Old Sharlayan will be Endwalker's hub city.
This means that not only will this be the zone where you could access shops and the market boards, but you will likely be spending most of your time in there throughout the expansion.
Other new areas include Labrynithos, Garlemald, Thavnair, and the Moon.
Labrynithos is a beautiful underground dome that emulates the outside world, and Garlemald is the territory with the folks that Warriors of Light have been beefing with.
In the previous stream, Thavanir's Radz-at-Han was already confirmed to be the expansion new non-hub city, but fans got to see a demo of the area in action in the keynote.
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Written by Sophie Webster