Square Enix announced new Final Fantasy XI concept art on the We are Vana’diel site designed to celebrate the MMORPG, and this time We Illustrate Vana’diel celebrates the FFXI city of San d’Oria. There are 26 pieces of art shared. Each one is labeled, so people can see how different designs influenced the final appearance of areas around the city.
When people first begin playing FFXI, they will choose their Allegiance to a starting country like Bastok, San d’Oria, or Windurst. Of the three, San d’Oria is known for being the Elvaan home. People who visit can explore the Chateau d’Oraguille, home of the royal family, go to the northern or southern parts of town, or visit the port. You can find the Temple Knights and Royal Knights at the chateau, as well as members of the royal family like King Destin. The area is also known for its Blacksmiths’ Guild, Carpenters’ Guild, Leathercraft Guild, Tanner’s Guild, and Woodworker’s Guild.
The pieces of art in the gallery showcase a number of points of interest. For example, you can see the auction house plans, the San d’Orian Cathedral’s details, guilds like the Blacksmiths’ and Carpenters’, and important places around the Chateau d’Oraguille.
This is the first one of the cities to be showcased in the We are Vana’Diel gallery. In the past, other installments looked at pieces of art from Yoshitaka Amano and Tetsuya Nomura, job-specific equipment, promotional art, playable races, and monsters.
Final Fantasy XI is available for PCs.