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Brand New, Absolutely Gorgeous Screenshots From ‘FINAL FANTASY XIV Version 2.0’ Surface at E3

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when Square scrapped their plans to show off a brand new trailer for FINAL FANTASY XIV Version 2.0 at this year’s E3. Especially because the trailer was, um, finished and I don’t buy their excuse of wanting a flood of new information rather than a trickle. While it may not be a trailer, Square did drop a ton of concept art and new screenshots for the title this year, and I am a very excited man. Hit the jump to check it out.

First up is the new concept art, which actually hints to a lot of new additions (particularly in the filenames):

Click to enlarge.

These shots are listed as being part of an unnamed location, just being called “aquatic town.” It has a very Windurstian feel, hope it makes it into the final cut.

New equipment shots. Looks like disciples of the land and hand may be getting some Artifact Armor after all.

Looks like some old designs may be recycled, as these designs for a “Chocobo Ranch” look a lot like current Gridania.

Cait Sith and Fenrir are making a return too. The filename prefixes them as “monster” so this doesn’t necessarily indicate that the oft-demanded Summoner class is making a comeback.

Next up, and more importantly, we have some screenshots from the final engine. All I have to say? It looks bloody gorgeous. The regions shown look familiar, yet completely different. It blows the current version out of the water, it really does. I’ll shut up now and just show the darn things:

Once again, click to enlarge. It’s worth it.

Let’s pause for a second, because these battle shots all showcase some interesting things. First off, that first shot looks like it’s from a CG movie, but it’s prefix is listed as “battlesequence” like the other battle shots, and not like the “cgmovie” shots I’ve got coming up. If that’s actual spell animation then…well, damn.

Secondly, this is our first look at the new user interface. It’s definitely customizable, as evidenced by the variations between screenshots. The new icons for attack commands appear a lot easier to read, and there are few minor modifications I like as well, such as listing your current levequest and it’s objectives a lot less intrusively as the current system (big arse window taking up most of a corner of the screen). I also like the chat box telling you which shell you have equipped, not to mention displaying a job icon next to people’s names in the party box. Some very positive additions. Anyhoo, moving on:

Just some CG stills. Interestingly enough, the filename for that second shot includes the words “Dalamud,” “satelite,” and “Meteor.” Huh.

The new character creation engine, and our first actual screenshot of the anticipated male Miqo’te. Looks like there’s a lot more customization as promised, and I like that you can preview your character in different environments and poses to get the look you really like. Kudos.

Two new additions that have been asked for since the game’s launch: delivery boxes and jumping. Looks like delivery will be done by a Moogle ala FINAL FANTASY: Crystal Chronicles. I’m praying the jumping is a context sensitive command, like being near a ledge, and not able to be executed anytime. We don’t need a bunch of idiots jumping everywhere (coughWoWcough).

Finally, some scenery porn. The new graphics engine looks absolutely astounding, it’s a definite improvement from the current version. I’m assuming these shots are of the new Black Shroud and Thanalan, and compared to the existing versions I am very impressed. Can’t wait.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Version 2.0 beta is scheduled to start in October or November of this year!

Via Gamer Escape

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