Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will be released on June 23, 2015 , FFXIV director Naoki Yoshida announced today at PAX East 2015. In addition, an early access will be available on June 19th, 2015. The release date applies to all versions of the game.
The first expansion for the popular MMORPG will send adventurers into the northern region of Ishgard. The expansion will add new areas, new abilities, and three new jobs: Astrologian, Machinist and Dark Knight. Also players will be able to re-roll as a new race, the scaly goat-like Au Ra.
In addition, Yoshida also announced that Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will also be available on Mac computers. The version will be ready at the same time the expansion is released.
Want some more information on the main locale of Heavensward, Ishgard? Check out Ishgard’s profile below courtesy of Final Fantasy Wikia:
In the central region of Abalathia’s Spine, that great mountain range that spans Aldenard from east to west, can be found the forbidding highlands of Coerthas and the Holy See of Ishgard. The Archbishop of the Ishgardian Orthodox Church, while leading his people in the teachings of Halone, the Fury, rules also as the nation’s sovereign.
Ishgard’s formidable army of knights wages constant battle against its mortal enemies, the dragons, in the millenia long Dragonsong War. Faced with ever more aggressive attacks from its serpentine foes, as well as an unprecedented spell of bitter cold following the Calamity, the theocracy’s days are dark indeed.
Matters have grown so grave as to prompt the archbishop and his advisers to consider throwing open the heretofore sealed gates of Ishgard and calling for outside aid. The city-state’s only known access point is a bridge called the Steps of Faith, blocked off by the Gate of Judgement. As of yet, adventurers are still forbidden from entering the city walls, though local garrisons at Camp Dragonhead and Whitebrim Front maintain services for travelers and may seek their aid.
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