If you can sit through thirteen minutes of Japanese narration, you’re in for a treat.
Square’s upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn looks like it will be a serious contender in a rather crowded genre- although its gameplay mechanics are honestly nothing new and pretty par on the course for the kind of game that it is, it looks to have oodles of that Final Fantasy charm, which is sure to set it apart from the other MMOs on the market.
It also looks really good- the thirteen minute long trailer that you see above shows off the ‘destruction of the world’ (in the game lore, that is how the transition from the original, maligned Final Fantasy XIV to A Realm Reborn was explained), the character creator, and then proceeds to show us some in game footage as well. The game looks absolutely gorgeous, with an incredible artstyle (it is a Square Enix game after all) and the technical graphics backing it up to boot; what also sounds incredibly great is the music.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn comes to PC later this year; a PS3 version follows, and it will also hit PS4 next year.