Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood to add Samurai class

We told you everything we knew about Final Fantasy 14's upcoming Stormblood expansion, but one thing we didn't know at the time was the nature of its second new job. Oh you'll be able to don your finest crimson garb and gad about as a Red Mage (they can use white and black magic, meaning they should really be called Grey Mages), but what else? I'll tell you what else, because Square Enix has just announced it: the second and final job to be added as part of Stormblood is...the Samurai, who sounds pretty damned cool if you ask me.

If you decide to be a Samurai, your primary weapon will be the katana, which you'll use in conjunction with its saya (or scabbard). With no base class, samurai will start at level 50; they'll also use the same armour as monks, if you have any of that lying about.

The new job was announced at Frankfurt's Final Fantasy XIV FanFest keynote, which also revealed that Stormblood will introduce a new continent to the far east (presumably the home of the samurai). There'll be a new player city, too: Kugane, with a style that recalls ancient Japan.

Thanks, DualShockers.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.