Square Enix is bringing the crossover event back with Final Fantasy 11 to Final Fantasy 14, giving players a chance to get an iconic armor set.
Before Eorzea, there was Vana’diel. Before Final Fantasy 14there was Final Fantasy 11. But Final Fantasy 14 popularity continued to eclipse that of its predecessor, Square Enix’s first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online games came with Final Fantasy 11 almost twenty years ago.
From the very beginning, Final Fantasy 14 had many references to the land and people of Vana’diel and those references even found their way to Newfound Adventure through Alzadaal’s Legacy. However, the bond between these two games will never be stronger than during the upcoming Maiden’s Rhapsody event, meant to mark the occasion of Final Fantasy 11 twentieth anniversary.
The Maiden’s Rhapsody returns to Eorzea this year and will be available to players from April 28 through May 18. Since this is the same version of the event that took place in 2015, 2017 and 2020 – Final Fantasy 14 players who have not completed the event by that time can resume their progress. Players help Harbor Herald reporter Remumu pursue her latest story by ensuring her safety during her investigations.
The event kicks off in the upper decks of Limsa Lominsa with the quest titled “An Unforgettable Journey”. It celebrates the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel, the final chapter of Final Fantasy 11 story, as the event follows Iroha – its main heroine. Completing the quest will grant players a full outfit inspired by Iroha’s armor to glam up their gear.
Players who have completed the event in the past – but want to do it again – can talk to Remumu to use the seasonal event replay feature. This will mark their completed “An Unforgettable Journey” quest as incomplete, allowing players to embark on the adventure again with Remumu and Iroha – although players should keep in mind that rewards can only be obtained when the first part.
the Stormblood expansion pack for Final Fantasy 14 was well known for implementing numerous reminders to Final Fantasy 11 through the Four Lords questline, featuring the auspices of Genbu, Byakko, Suzaku, and Seiryu. Their samurai friend they talk about is none other than Tenzen, a reference to the Final Fantasy 11 character who is not only the protagonist’s close friend, but also Iroha’s father.
Given that Naoki Yoshida teased a “Return to Vana’diel”-inspired storyline during Stormbloodone has to wonder if other characters or even lands will figure prominently in Final Fantasy 14 future.
Final Fantasy 14 is available now for PC, PS4 and PS5.
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