New Final Fantasy XIV expansion detailed

New details have been revealed by Square Enix about the expansion coming to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – the Heavensward Expansion.

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Announcing the details at their Fan Festival in Tokyo, Square revealed that players can expect a new race, jobs and a raid. The new race is the Au Ra (pictured below), which come from the continent Othard. They have never appeared in Final Fantasy before and players will be able to customise their tails, horns and their skin with patches of scales.

The new jobs available are Astrologian and Machinist. The Astrologian is a healer class which uses the powers of the stars for healing. The Machinist meanwhile, is a ranged DPS class which can deal damage with a large firearm and turrets.

Finally, the new endgame raid will take place in a colossal, abandoned fortress called Alexander. Players will be able to choose between Normal and Hard difficulties. The expansion will also feature a theme by the Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu.

The expansion is scheduled for release in Spring 2015.

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