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During this past weekend’s Fan Festival event in Tokyo, Japan,FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn® director / producer Naoki Yoshida shared new details for the game’s highly-anticipated first expansion, Heavensward™. Reveals included the introduction of a new playable race, a high-end raid, and two brand new jobs, as well as information on the Collector’s Edition items, box art and more. Attendees were also treated to a video message from famed composer Nobuo Uematsu where he announced he would be composing the main theme for Heavensward.

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Heavensward details shared at the Fan Festival include:

  • The introduction of a brand-new playable race, the Au Ra
  • New Job: Astrologian (Healer role) Astrologians channel celestial magicks through their star globe in order to heal others and make use of a divining deck to support their fellow party members
  • New Job: Machinist (DPS role) Machinists wield firearms to deal damage from afar and employ turret-like weaponry on the battlefield to create further mayhem
  • The reveal of the next major raid challenge that awaits adventurers, the mechanical fortress Alexander
  • An announcement that Nobuo Uematsu would be composing the Heavensward main theme
  • Details regarding the Heavensward Collector’s Edition were also announced. The package will feature:
    • A dragon figurine
    • An art book
    • A disc featuring various videos and trailers
    • Digital in-game items exclusive to the Collector’s Edition: a griffin flying mount, a helmet designed after FFIV’s dark knight Cecil, and a wind-up Kain minion

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