Final Fantasy XIV: New Character Customization and Story Details
posted on 12.23.09 at 11:10 PM EST by (@salromano)

Final Fantasy XIV is Square Enix’s next take on the massively-multiplayer online genre. Tonight, the publisher has released new details on the game’s character creation system, which promises “simple, yet comprehensive” customization.

Upon selecting a race and clan, players are prompted to design their character however they want, choosing from a variety of hair styles, eye colors, mouth, nose and eye shape. Scars, tatooes and other body-unique traits will be included, as well.

As you can see in the below screenshot, the Galka can sport many different facial formations and hair style. It’s a rather gray example, but still proves its point.

New details on Final Fantasy XIV‘s story have surfaced alongside this customization information. Apparently, tribal beings have been wreaking havoc on citizens of Eorza for ten years. To the northeast, the Garlean Empire seeks domination over the contintent of Aldenard, where they conquest and tear down the city-state that is Ala Mhigo.

Eorza is definitely embattled in all kinds of fights. However, a mysterious power known as the Echo surfaces out of no where, causing those who touch it to relive past experiences. This may possibly “serve to sow hope for the future.”

A batch of new screenshots have been released. Check them out at the gallery.

  • incredibilistic

    Wow! The character models look more realistic than FFXIII. Everyone in that game looks like a cartoon character while these models look more like they’re trying to recreate a live action film.

    Never really got into the whole MMO thing but I might give this one a try.