Out of the E3, Into the EA
Bayohne here, back at the office for the final day of E3 and I wanted to share a quick report of the excitement at the event!
As soon as you enter the South Hall, you're greeted by a huge Stormblood banner featuring Zenos yae Galvus!
Here you can see a wide shot of the Square Enix booth, plastered with Stormblood!
The FFXIV area had the debut of the Susano Battle Challenge, the first chance in the world to battle the new primal before launch!
Attendees able to defeat the Lord of Revel were rewarded with an "I BEAT SUSANO" t-shirt.
The Zenos yae Galvus figure from the Collector's Edition was also on display inside an enclosure that featured hologram projection effects! It was really awesome and I'm sure you'll see a lot of videos on social media of the display.
While the Warriors of Light were busy tackling Susano on the show floor, Yoshida could often be found inside the interview chair. (Each time we heard loud cheers, we knew that a team had taken down Susano!)
In between interviews, Yoshida would spend some time chatting with the players on the NA data center Worlds.
Of course, we held another "Letter from the Producer LIVE at E3" (what a mouthful)! There I am on the left, with Yoshida, and of course, everyone's favorite translator Aimi! (She had a "Thank you Aimi!" thread on the FFXIV subreddit!)
When we said that E3 would be packed with Stormblood, we meant it! Check this out! It's the "StormbloodDrive" bus in partnership with the American Red Cross!
The StormbloodDrive Bus won't be just at E3, it's actually going to be touring around various schools in California. We hope that the Warriors of Light out there continue to help out as much as they are able. So far the Red Cross was able to gather 30 pints of blood in two days at E3, which equates to saving 90 lives! Truly humbling. You can learn more on the StormbloodDrive website.
Next up we have... Zenos on the side of the Luxe City Center Hotel!
A lot of people thought it was just a printed wrap of some kind, but if you watch this video, I think you'll be quite shocked!
#FFXIV #Stormblood takes over the LUXE City Center Hotel in downtown LA during E3! Check out the amazing work that went into the mural! pic.twitter.com/sc6VoWpiDl— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) 2017年6月12日
Last but not least, we have the E3 staple of "giant FFXIV bags that people go crazy for"! We found two random attendees that were willing to show off both sides of the bug. Very lucky.
E3 may be at an end, but we're mere hours away from early access! Read over the preliminary patch notes and prepare for launch!
WAR IS COMING!