Final Fantasy 14’s Live Letter Shares Footage From New Nier Raid

Final Fantasy 14’s next big patch Death Unto Dawn, version 5.5, is just around the corner. With the next big update, director and producer Naoki Yoshida has plenty of new features in store for players, one including the next and final tier of the 24-man Nier Raid, YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse.

Prior to this tier, at level 80, you could go ahead and queue into The Copied Factory and Puppet’s Bunker – two tiers full of references to Nier, Nier Automata, and even Drakengard. The raids reward players with gear inspired by the series, including a set of 2B’s clothing, and even adorable Pod minions to accompany you on your journey.

The latest Final Fantasy 14 live stream revealed the next tier, The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach. While we only saw snippets of the third and final installment, it’s already full of small details that will be familiar to fans of Yoko Taro’s work. You’ll notice an environment that looks like the hacked world from Automata, the Red Girl, and familiar songs. You can check out the full segment below.

It looks like the Nier raid includes plenty of other familiar easter eggs, too, like the Shade boss we briefly see – Jack of Hearts. It’s the same Shade that’s the catalyst for some of Replicant/Gestalt’s more tragic events. Yoshida also shows off more outfits up for grabs, including one that looks like Devola and Popola’s clothing.

Nier fans were also quick to notice the theme, Kainé ~ Salvation, from Nier. There’s also the strange edition of Drakengard’s bell sound, which wasn’t there originally.

While the final raid tier of the Nier raid is a major point of excitement for Eorzeans, it’s not the only thing coming to Final Fantasy 14’s 5.5 patch. The Death Unto Dawn official trailer also dropped during the live stream, providing another look at the raid, new dungeon, story teases, and intense primal fight.

Final Fantasy 14 is gearing up for its next major expansion, Endwalker. While Nier fans in the west will finally have the chance to enjoy Nier Replicant later this month. If you’re eager to get your hands on Yoko Taro’s first Nier game, make sure you check out our preview.

Next: Nier Replicant Censors Pre-Order Bonus In Japan For Potential Spoilers

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Andrea Shearon is a news editor at TheGamer who loves RPGs and anything horror related. Find her on Twitter via @Maajora.

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