Nothing Stops the Final Fantasy Train! FF14: Dawntrail Deploys 2nd July on PS5, PS4 1

It’s been a huge 12 months for Final Fantasy, and Square Enix is seemingly just getting warmed up. Following on from the reveal of Final Fantasy 16 add-on The Rising Tide earlier this weekend, the publisher has now confirmed MMO expansion Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail will deploy on 2nd July. This all follows the release of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth last month, of course.

Pre-orders for Dawntrail will open on 26th March, and interestingly there are a number of bonuses which reference Final Fantasy 9. According to director Naoki Yoshida, speaking at a PAX East 2024 panel, the reason for these is a “secret”. Obviously, it’s been rumoured for a little while that a remake of the classic PS1 RPG is in development.

Either way, the aforementioned pre-order extras include a wind-up Zidane minion, and Azeyma’s earrings, which grant a 30 per cent increase in XP earned when worn. You’ll also get three-day early access to the expansion, meaning it’ll be available to enjoy from 28th June. Of course, you must have made appropriate progress in Endwalker first.

On PS5 and PS4, you’ll be able to purchase the expansion for $39.99, or grab a Digital Collector’s Edition for $59.99. This latter option includes a bunch of additional in-game items, including a mount based on the Ark eidolon and a wind-up Garnet minion – both inspired by Final Fantasy 9. You’ll also get a Chocobo brush.