Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood adds Samurai job, opening movie [Update]

The Katana-wielding Samurai joins the fray.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Square Enix shared new details and opening movie for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood during Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest 2017 in Frankfurt.

Here is the roundup of new details, via @SquareEnixUSA:

New Job: Samurai (DPS Role)

Samurai joins red mage as one of the new jobs to debut in Stormblood. The katana-wielding samurai is a powerful melee attacker and master of “Iai” swordplay techniques who can store energy within their katana to unleash special attacks. This new job will allow players to learn and master the art of “Sen” and its three forces as they develop their abilities: “Setsu” (snow), “Getsu” (moon), and “Ka” (Flower).

New City: Kugane

Located within Hingashi, a Far-Eastern archipelago nation with a strict isolationist policy, Kugane is the only port city open to foreign trade vessels. Violent acts are strictly prohibited within the town’s walls.

Additional Beast Tribe and Primal

The Ruby Sea is one of many new areas accessible on the continent of Othard, and home to the Kojin—skilled traders residing in underwater settlements who welcome dealings with other races. The Kojin believe that a unique god resides in all objects and are collectors of treasures housing powerful deities. This beast tribe, like the others of Eorzea, finds itself intertwined in the worship of a primal: Lord of The Revel, Susano.

New Dungeons

Many new and challenging dungeons, including Yanxia and The Azim Steppe, await adventurers in Stormblood as they explore the reaches of Othard.

New Residential Area

The highly anticipated new residential area, Shirogane, was also announced. This housing area in Kugane brings an entirely new style of housing to players, featuring Far-Eastern style dwellings and wards.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on June 30.

Watch the opening movie below.

Update 7:45 a.m.: Here’s a new piece of artwork by Akihiko Yoshida:

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Update 02/21/17 at 9:00 a.m.: Quote above updated with official press release text. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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