Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Magitek Teaser Brings Back Memories

By Ishaan . April 11, 2013 . 10:40am

As previously reported, Magitek mounts are headed to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. While Square Enix have teased this in tiny screenshots before, this morning they shared a brief teaser video that shows the mounts moving. Square joke that the event planner that created the video was given three guidelines by producer Naoki Yoshida:


  • There must be three riders
  • They must be traversing a snowy mountain trail
  • The girl must look like a former imperial soldier suffering from amnesia who is being controlled by the Empire with a Slave Crown


Sound familiar? It should, if you played Final Fantasy VI. Here’s the result:



Head over to Square’s FFXIV blog linked to above to see close-up screenshots of characters designed to look like Terra, Biggs and Wedge.


A scene that didn’t make it into the final video.

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  • Ni

    Oh! :o
    This was awesome, and a really nice way to present the Magik tech Amor on ARR.
    But now i’m imagine how awesome would a be VI remake with these graphics! Goddammit Square!

    • This… this is just cruel.

    • Don’t forget! The entire Gold Saucer facility from FFVII, The Crystal Tower from FFIII and Gilgamesh (which may or may not include the Big Bridge itself from FFV!) will be added to this game in a later update!

  • Brion Valkerion

    Love this games new director, he “gets it” and is a pretty cool guy from these videos and responses to fans he does. Nice shout out to not only a fan request for the Magitek armor but also FF6 which its based from. -nodnod-

  • Sardorim

    So… Can they attack? It would be awesome if they could at least beam spam.

    • Maybe there will be an optional loadout filled with skills unique to the mount! Like all 8 types of the Magitek Armor Beam types!

  • Strid

    It has taken them so long to get on with this that I’ve completely lost any interest in returning to the game at this point.

  • Unlimax

    People enjoy playing this game .. and i’m still ain’t picked for the 7th time .. i don’t know maybe 15th or even more .. never got a chance since FF XIV 1.0 !!!

    Every freaking day staring at my e-mail waiting for something like this to happen , but it wont !?

    Weird , i know there’s thousands of players waiting for invites but why square games in particular .. I personally got picked by so many games beta’s .. but why this game with all the versions take so much time since 3 or 2 years and i still get nothing from their beta’s !

    I feel so hopeless … i give up , Have fun people .

    • C’mon, cheer up! I am also not picked yet! There’s always next time! Don’t give up!

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Everyone that had 1.0 will get invited in beta 3, and that can’t be too far :D

  • Captmotorcycle

    You only have to play for 2500 hours to unlock!

  • I can’t wait to ride on one of those =)

  • Ixbran

    i swear SE you REALLY shouldn’t tease FFVI fans like this … seriously …

    • The Magitek Armor will not be complete without the 8 Beam skills. Until they are shown, I don’t see this mount as anymore fun than having my own Behemoth!

  • So, which FF MMO is the most FF of all FFs? It seems like ARR is winning votes so far!

  • Setsuryuu

    This makes me so much happy that you don’t even know.
    Will they also add a “treasure-hunter-not-a-thief!” job class in the future? If so I want to play as that. While riding a Magitek. And killing magical clowns. Oh man I feel so nostalgic~

  • mahrze

    The nostalgia, The remixed music. The scene… One of the most significant scenes in a game as amazing as Final Fantasy VI. I can only dream of a remake like this. If it happens (the remake of Final Fantasy VI) and I get to play it. I can die a happy gamer.

  • komiko12

    This is how FFVI would look like when remade with high-tech graphics. Heh.

  • Sakurairo

    Stop screwing around with this stuff and fix the combat already Yoshi-P!

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