Today Square Enix released a new commercial for its Final Fantasy XIV expansion titled Shadowbringers.
The commercial is a mix of anime visuals and gameplay, and it’s really awesome. It’s about the concept of finally relaxing at the end of your day, picking up the controller, and becoming whoever you want to be in the game.
“Treasure hunters who challenge unexplored territory.
Jockeys winning the race.
A leader driving giant robots.
Become the hero you want to be.”
It’s directed by Yuhei Sakuragi of “The Relative Worlds” fame and Kitarou Kousaka, who is known for his work on the animation of Studio Ghibli movies and more.
It features a voiceover by Kana Ueda (who voiced Rin Tousaka in Fate/stay night) and the song Have a Nice Day! performed by Miki Furukawa.
This is only the first commercial of a series that will continue on June 27 and July 2. Considering the west-facing trailer with Tom Holland and Hannibal Buress and the Dad of Light theatrical movie, it’s obvious that Square Enix is pulling all the promotional stops here.
If you’d like to know more about Final Fantasy XIV and its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, you can check out the details and footage released in the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, information on the new races, the reveals from Tokyo FanFest including the Dancer job and the Hrothgar race, an official batch of screenshots, and a look on how the new city of Crystarium has been created.
Just a few weeks ago, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida himself also explained why there won’t be male Viera and female Hrothgar, and why the expansion won’t include a healer job. An official benchmark has been released to let you test your rig and check out the new races.
If you want to get ready before the expansion’s release, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is currently available for PS4 and PC. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will officially launch on July 2 for PS4 and PC.
[Thanks for the tip: Matsuridream]