Discover the Inspirations and Intentions Behind YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse
LOS ANGELES (Apr. 30, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today released a bonus episode in ‘The Creation of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Shadowbringers’ developer diary series that explores the creation of the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series.
This new episode explores how this crossover with the NieR series came to be, what inspired the design decisions in the first part of the raid, and hints at what’s to come in the future. The bonus episode features interviews with:
- Naoki Yoshida – Producer and Director, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
- Yosuke Saito – Producer, NieR Series
- YOKO TARO – Director, NieR Series
This new episode can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/fb1xdZil7-g
The rest of the six-episode series provides an in-depth look at various parts of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s development, including several key developers sharing behind-the-scenes insight on how they create the wildly successful MMORPG. The complete series is available to watch on YouTube here: http://sqex.to/gF6D6
It was revealed last week that the second chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse will be titled “The Puppet’s Bunker” and will launch as part of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s next major update, Patch 5.3: Reflections in Crystal.
Players eager for more FINAL FANTASY XIV adventures can look forward to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festivals coming to North America, Japan and Europe in 2020 and 2021. A video preview of what’s to come can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/OGpQ0NUKCSk
For more information about Fan Festival locations and dates, please visit https://fanfest.
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: Shadowbringers is the third expansion for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online and has received acclaim from critics and fans alike 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, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers offers players both old and new hundreds of hours of content to explore.
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