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Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood Expansion's Samurai Class Announced

Check out the full opening trailer from Stormblood.


Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming Stormblood expansion introduces a new Samurai class, Square Enix has announced.

The news was revealed as part of FFXIV's Fan Fest event by director Naoki Yoshida. The Samurai is a melee DPS type that uses katanas and isn't associated with any other class. Players who create a Samurai will start at level 50 (Stormblood increases the level cap to 70), though that specific number may still change.

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Yoshida shared this news while dressed up as Final Fantasy X's Auron, as you can see in the image above from the official FFXIV Twitter account.

Square Enix also shared the full opening cinematic from Stormblood, which you can watch at the top of this story. You could be forgiven for thinking the first half was from a Final Fantasy fighting game. The latter half provides a look at a new Asian-style city from the expansion and gives a taste of some Samurai action.

Stormblood launches on June 20 for PS4 and PC--PS3 support is soon coming to an end. In addition to the Samurais and new areas to explore, Stormblood also adds another new class (the Red Mage), raids, dungeons, a residential area, and more.

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