Final Fantasy XIV 2.0: Hyur and Miqo’te artwork
posted on 07.13.12 at 01:40 PM EST by (@salromano)
New concept art from San Diego Comic-Con.

Square Enix has released artwork of two character classes in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV version 2.0 update at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Hyur
Over the course of some one thousand years and three great migratory waves, the Hyur have become the most populous of the civilized races in Eorzea. The Hyur champion personal freedom and liberty, and their mastery of various languages and traditions lends to their diverse heritage―as is their resulting lack of a unified cultural identity.

Miqo’te
Though their presence in Eorzea is lesser than that of the other races, the Miqo’te are easily distinguished by their large, projecting ears and restless, feline tails. Their ancestors first migrated to the realm during the Age of Endless Frost in the Fifth Umbral Era by traversing frozen seas in pursuit of wildlife for sustenance. Instinctual territoriality causes many among them to lead solitary lifestyles. Males in particular are said to shy from contact.

View the artwork at the gallery.

  • milramyah

    This art looks so much like FFXII! I’m getting an urge to play this now.

    • Anime101210

      Agreed, the chick looks like she could be Ashe’s sister :P

  • milramyah

    This looks a lot like FFXII!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Can we please get some PS3 footage already.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandalawson2?feature=results_main Miranda Lawson

    This game is taking FOREVER to come out on the PS3! I mean, it is already out on the PC, and has been out on the computer since Sept. 22, 2010. This game should already be out by now on the PS3.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Thats Square Enix for you. They love to take their time. Just look at Versus.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandalawson2?feature=results_main Miranda Lawson

        Yeah, Square Enix should get out of their habit of announcing games WAY before they are released.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Keep in mind. The original 14 bombed, it wasn’t very good.

      (I should know, I played the game for over a year.)

      The current version is improved, but they couldn’t get it to run properly on PS3. (Not when it launched, and still not today.)

      FFXIV 2.0 is like a brand new game, not only will the content and gameplay be drastically different, the engine the game will run on is brand new, and custom made for XIV. (It will properly utilize the PC, and finally provide a stable engine to get the game running on consoles.)

      This is why the PS3 version has been delayed. Keep in mind, they switched the entire team who worked on the game originally. All the way up to the team leader.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandalawson2?feature=results_main Miranda Lawson

        Oh, I didn’t know that…

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          Yeah. It was a really big failure for Square-Enix. It cost them tons of money, and was bad enough to get President Wada involved.

          He even said it significantly damaged the Final Fantasy brand.

          It was an unfinished game, and it still is today. They has no business releasing the game in that state. I admire them for sticking with it though, and trying to improve the game as fast as possible.

          On the flip side, You haven’t been missing much. Like I said above, I’ve played it quite a bit. It wasn’t the game or the content in it that had me playing the game, it was the great community.

          A bunch of really nice people, playing a not so good game together, can help turn the experience into something fun.

          I guess you could say its like eating a meal with friends, and the food turns out to be pretty bad. The experience was good because of your friends, not because of the food.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

    kinda wish they should have delayed the game and release it on the time frame of Ver 2.0

    then again square probably wouldn’t known the problems this game had if it weren’t for the community