Today Square Enix released the second anime commercial for its Final Fantasy XIV expansion titled Shadowbringers.
As the first commercial of the series, it’s really lovely. We get to see a player that logs into the game and turns into his Au Ra paladin.
The dialogue is as follows.
“For those who ride flying lions,
those who own a shared house,
those who risk it all at Mahjong,
they can be heroes who save the world.
Become the hero you want to be.”
As the first commercial, 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 Kento Itou and the song Have a Nice Day! performed by Miki Furukawa.
This is only the first commercial of a series that will continue on and July 2. Considering the west-facing trailer with Tom Holland and Hannibal Buress, the Dad of Light theatrical movie, and the giant billboards in Times Square, 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.