Today Square Enix reached out with a press release with news about Final Fantasy XIV which may certainly please those who enjoy the game’s lore and its beautiful artwork.
First of all, both volumes of the fan-favorite Encyclopaedia Eorzea will be reprinted and will release on April 12, 2022.
Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~
This deluxe, full-color book is the first of two volumes detailing the lore of the FINAL FANTASY XIV world—written and compiled by the game’s development team. Offering an in-depth look at the locales, organizations, and history of Eorzea, Encyclopaedia Eorzea is the perfect companion for FINAL FANTASY series fans. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Namingway minion.
Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~ Volume II
Encyclopaedia Eorzea II is the second volume of SQUARE ENIX’s best-selling Encyclopaedia Eorzea books and contains hundreds of pages of new lore and information, including the far-reaching lands of an entire new continent to the east. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Matoya’s Hat head gear.
On May 10, 2022, we’ll also see the release of the Final Fantasy XIV Poster Collection.
“A collection of 27 premium-quality and full-color removable posters, the FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection features breathtaking character art spanning from A Realm Reborn through Shadowbringers. The posters are printed on heavy, press-varnished card stock to provide a rich visual tribute to the world of Eorzea.”
Last, but not least, on July 16, 2022, Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy XIV Picture Book.
“Written by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online lead story designer Banri Oda and illustrated by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online concept artist Hiroyuki Nagamine, this whimsical tale was crafted for readers of all ages and has now been translated into English for even more readers to enjoy.”
Below you can see covers and samples.
If you want to see more about it, you can check out the reveal of the extended trailer and the reaper job, and that of the male viera, locations, and release date.
If you’re unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XIV, it’s currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5, and PC. The upgrade to PS5 is offered free of charge to those who own the PS4 version.
You can also read our latest interview with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, another with composer Masayoshi Soken, and our review of Shadowbringers.
We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the advent of Yoshida-san as director and producer.