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


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.