The sequel might have been released last year, but that isn't going to stop the content for Final Fantasy XIV, as the latest expansion, Stormblood, is set to release for the game within the coming weeks.
We also recently got to speak to Naoki Yoshida, one of the key producers on Final Fantasy XIV, about the transition to the upcoming Stormblood expansion. For all that and more, head over to our interview with FFXIV's Yoshida.
This page will combine everything we know about Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood into one post, including the release date, pricing models, Collector's Editions and more.
The Reviews for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood are in!
Reviews for the Stormblood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV has finally released worldwide, and we've got a review roundup right here for you:
- USgamer: (review-in-progress) - "Sure, there's fetch quests, kill quests, dungeons, and raids, but what makes Final Fantasy XIV beloved by its players is the story. Final Fantasy XIV stands out because it has a story to tell and it trusts the player to take part in that story."
- Kotaku: (review-in-progress) - "It’s not just the story that makes Stormblood feel like its own game. Along with the inclusion of two new job classes, Red Mage and Samurai, Square Enix has introduced significant changes to both job progression and job abilities across the board. We’ll have one more progress report next week, followed by our review of Final Fantasy XIV’s third installment. It’s looking pretty good so far."
- Destructoid: 9/10 - "After playing the reborn Final Fantasy XIV for nearly three years, each expansion feels like a game of give and take. They're very good, but tend to fall into the same routine as the base game. That's not so much of an issue if that routine is a winning one."
- Dualshockers: 9.5/10 - "If you want an enthralling Final Fantasy story, with likable, beautifully depicted characters and interesting enemies, that will keep you hooked with a monumental crescendo driving like an unstoppable phantom train towards an explosive climax, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will provide exactly that, and then some."
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Release Date
The Stormblood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will release worldwide on June 20, for the PlayStation 4, as well as Windows PC and Mac. To access the new expansion however, you must own a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which is bundled along with the new expansion in the Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition, which is retailing for $59.99.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Price and Collector's Edition
The Stormblood expansion, when purchased separately from anything else, will cost $40, but there are plenty of Special Editions for the expansion, and we've listed all of them just below.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion - $40
Anyone who pre-orders the base version of the Stormblood expansion will receive early access to the game ahead of the official launch (beginning at 2 a.m. PDT on June 16), as well as several in-game items including Wind-up Red Mage Minion and Ala Mhigan Earrings.
Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition - $60
This edition includes the base Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn game, as well as both the Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, for those who are getting into the game for the first time.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Collector's Edition - $200
This pricey edition of the Stormblood expansion comes with a Stormblood special art box, a Zenos yae Galvus figure, an official Stormblood art book, a cloth map of Eorzea, a Stormblood logo sticker, and in-game items Syldra Mount, Wind-up Bartz Minion, and Chicken Knife.
Final Fantasy XIV: Digital Collector's Edition - $60
If you don't want all the physical items that the Collector's Edition comes with, then you can purchase this Digital Collector's Edition instead, which comes with in-game items Syldra Mount, Wind-up Bartz Minion, and Chicken Knife.
What's New in the Stormblood Expansion?
There's plenty of new things to do and see in the new Stormblood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, and we've got every piece of new content for you listed below:
- New adventures in Ala Mhigo and Doma
- Play as two new jobs - red mage and samurai
- New exploration including swimming and diving
- Level cap increase from 60 to 70
- Changes to the battle system
- Journey to the new city of Kugane
- Explore Gyr Abania, the Ruby Sea, Yanxia, and the Azim Steppe
- New Primals and Beastmen: Lakshmi and the Ananta, Susano and the Kojin
- New Dungeons
- New 8-man Raid: Interdimensional Rift - Omega
- A new Alliance Raid: Return to Ivalice
- The Forbidden Land of Eureka
- New gear and crafting recipes
- New Shirogane residential district
- Expanded item inventory
This might be all the information we have so far on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, but make sure to keep an eye on this page, as we'll be updating with any new information that releases prior to the launch of the expansion.