Peter Triezenberg
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Due Out July 2nd
Featuring Viera, Gunblades, and more.
02.02.19 - 10:31 PM

Square Enix announced during the opening keynote address at the Paris fan festival that the latest expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, titled Shadowbringers, will debut on July 2nd. During the presentation, the game's director, Naoki Yoshida, took to the stage to offer more insight into what fans can expect from this latest offering.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Logo

First off, there's an extended version of Shadowbringers' trailer, which you can watch below.

Looks cool, huh? Two major selling points of the Shadowbringers expansion are the additions of the gunbreaker class and the playable Viera race. The gunbreaker is a tank class that uses the iconic Gunblade weapon (which Yoshida was seen lugging around during the presentation). Meanwhile, the Viera are a bunny-like race that ought to be familiar to any fan of Square Enix's Ivalice setting. You can see brief videos of both the gunbreaker class and the Viera race down below.


Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Gunbreaker Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Screenshot


Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Viera Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Screenshot

YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse

A follow-up to the popular Return to Ivalice raids is also coming to Shadowbringers. This time, the subject of these raid will be the NieR franchise. Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro will both be working on the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse content.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers YoRHa Dark Apocalypse

Collector's Edition

Square Enix also showed off Shadowbringers' collector's edition during the keynote presentation. This nifty boxed set comes in a special box (inlaid with silver), a figure of the Warrior of Light as a dark knight, an artbook, a vinyl cling of the Shadowbringers logo, a deck of Final Fantasy XIV-themed playing cards, and some exclusive in-game items: a Grani Mount, a Wind-up Fran Minion, and a Revolver Gunbreaker weapon. Pre-ordering any edition of Shadowbringers will be eligible for some special items that are planned for release on March 1st: a Baby Gremlin minion and a Aetheryte earring.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Collector's Edition

You can find a bevy of brand-new screenshots and pieces of artwork from Shadowbringers in our freshly updated gallery. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more news on Final Fantasy XIV.