‘Episode One: Telling a Tale’ Marks the Start of a Weekly Six-Episode Series


LOS ANGELES (February 27, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today released the first episode of ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Shadowbringers’, a 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 Shadowbringers, with the creative minds behind the beloved title, taking an in-depth look at the inspirations and secrets that drove its development. The premiere episode features 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:


Naoki Yoshida and Banri Oda

The full series will span six episodes, with each episode focusing on a different element of the title and featuring various members of the development team detailing the work that went into creating the game. New episodes will be released every Thursday at 6am PST.

The release schedule for the series is as follows:

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

Follow the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online YouTube channel for future updates on ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers’ series:

Those who are interested in learning more can follow FINAL FANTASY XIV on Twitter and Facebook, as potential topics and stars of future episodes will 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:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is 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:
Shadowbringers Teaser Site:
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Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with 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, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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