FFXIV: A Realm Reborn – video, screens, alpha details

Saturday, 1 September 2012 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was shown during the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary celebration in Tokyo, and Square has sent over a new video, screenshots, and alpha testing information on the revamped MMO.

The video shows off the new party system, Limit Break, which replaces the previous grouping system. The screenshots on the other hand, introduce two of the new jobs being implemented within the game: the Anarchist and Summoner.

There’s also a bit of character art tossed in for good measure.

An alpha test for A Realm Reborn is scheduled to start soon, and will be limited to Japan at first. Once the initial testing phase has finished in the region, Phase 2 will be opened for players in other parts of the world with four phases in total when all is said and done.

Current subscribers can sign up for the alpha test through here.

Final Fantasy XIV will continue to save players data until November 1, then on November 11 the game will be taken offline and all data will be transferred to A Realm Reborn for launch. This means that if you continue to play the game up to the point the servers go offline, anything you accomplish starting November 2 will not be transferred.