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LONDON (27th February 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today released the first episode of ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Shadowbringers’, a brand-new developer diary series that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the critically-acclaimed MMO’s latest expansion.

Episode One: Telling a Tale’ focuses on the Lore and Narrative of the expansion, with the creative minds behind the much-lauded title taking an in-depth look at the inspirations and secrets that drove its development, featuring interviews with:

  • Naoki Yoshida (Producer and Director)
  • Banri Oda (World Lore Creator and Main Scenario Writer)
  • Natsuko Ishikawa (Main Scenario Writer)

To watch the first episode of ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Shadowbringers’, visit: https://youtu.be/Oe93T6qmFmU

Banri Oda and Naoki Yoshida

The full series is set to consist of six episodes, each focusing on a different element of the title with various members of the development team detailing the work that went into creating the game. New episodes will release every Thursday at 12pm GMT.

The release schedule for the series is as follows:

  • Episode One – 27th February
  • Episode Two – 5th March
  • Episode Three – 12th March
  • Episode Four – 19th March
  • Episode Five – 26th March
  • Episode Six – 2nd April

Follow the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online YouTube channel for future updates on ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers’ series: https://www.youtube.com/FINALFANTASYXIV

Inquiring minds are advised to keep their eyes on both Twitter and Facebook, with potential topics and stars of future episodes set to be teased in the coming weeks. 

Natsuko Ishikawa

Players new to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online are invited to download a free trial to access content up to level 35, create up to eight playable characters and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVFreeTrial.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringersis the third expansion for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, and has received universal critical acclaim since its release in July 2019. Packed with striking new environments, the new gunbreaker and dancer jobs, Hrothgar and Viera races, Trust system and much more, it offers players both old and new hundreds of hours of content to explore.

Related Links

SQUARE ENIX® Press Site: https://www.square-enix-press.com/

Shadowbringers Teaser Site: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/

The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com

Official Facebook®: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV

Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 149 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 – 2020 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.


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