The next update for Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood, Rise of a New Sun, will release at the end of the month. A new trailer was released for it today, and Final Fantasy 6 players will be rather familiar with a couple segments.
Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood update 4.2: Rise of a New Sun will be released on January 30, and Square Enix has provided information on what players can expect.
Players will participate in the latest arc of the Omega raid series, explore two new dungeons, and come face-to-face with the first of the legendary Four Lords, Byakko, in a new trial.
The new Raid Dungeon, Omega: Sigmascape, features familiar faces from Final Fantasy 5 appearing previously, and today’s trailer shows the Sigmascape populated with features reminiscent of Final Fantasy 6.
Early on in the trailer, viewers get a look on of the Ghost Trains in the franchise, known as the Phantom Train in Final Fantasy 6. It first appeared in Final Fantasy 6 as a dungeon location and it’s engine acted as a boss.
At the very end of the video, Kefka Palazzo is teased. He was the main antagonist of Final Fantasy 6, is prone to use one-liners, and is known for his sociopathic, high-pitched laughter.
Details on Kefka were not provided, but Square Enix did pass along a feature list for patch 4.2. We’ve posted it below.
Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood – Rise of a New Sun features
New Main Scenario Quests
Thanks to the Warrior of Light’s heroic deeds and Raubahn’s long-awaited return, Ala Mhigo continues its steady march towards recovery. All is not well in the East however, with worrying rumors coming out of Doma.
New Raid Dungeon
The next arc in the Omega raid series, Omega: Sigmascape, arrives to test the Warrior of Light’s skills even further. Familiar Final Fantasy 5 characters appearing previously are present, and the Sigmascape is populated with features very evocative of Final Fantasy 6.
New High-level Trial
Meet one of The Four Lords, Byakko, in this challenging new trial that begins a new series of side quests.
Two new high-level dungeons: Hells’ Lid and The Fractal Continuum (Hard).
New Beast Tribe Quests
The Vira, one of the tribes of the snake-like Ananta, have long supported the efforts of the Resistance by sending warriors to bolster their ranks. Now, they turn to the Warrior of Light for help.
Convert equipment, weapons, and tools into glamours at inns and combine them into a complete ensemble for convenient customization of player outfits.
The Feast PvP Updates
Alongside a new ruleset and the addition of The Crystal Tower Training Grounds map, the new PvP Team System will allow groups of up to six players to compete in ranked matches while communicating using a special group chat function.
A New Duty Recorder Feature
Analyze raid encounters from multiple viewpoints to improve tactics or relive your greatest battles with this new video playback feature.
New wards and subdivisions will be added to each of the four residential areas.
Updates to bard’s performance actions, additional inventory through the use of a new companion storage feature, new equipment and more.
More information on Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood patch 4.2 – Rise of a New Sun, can be found through the official website.