Funcom Launches a Teaser Site for a New Game

The devs at Funcom are up to something. As is their want, a new Funcom game teaser site has been launched into the wild of the internet, providing at least a cursory glance at the possible setting of the new title…and not a whole lot else.

funcom game teaser site

The image above is from a website simply called “Countdown 2 Zero”. On the site is a picture of a ragtag bar of some sort, along with silhouettes of four characters: Pripp, Selma, Dux and Bormin. The bar itself also has its own segment, with only the words “Booze helps when coming back from the Zone, but it does not last…” as a clue.

The few details we can gather from the imagery seems to suggest a sort of Victorian-age working class dieselpunk setting, judging by the few discernible pieces of clothing worn by the four characters. There’s also some form of viral post-apocalyptic thing going on, as an icon on the website’s tab carries a biohazard symbol.

At first blush, there’s potential that this new game will be based on the Mutant Chronicles IP – one of the IPs that Funcom collected as part of a partnership they entered in to this past December.

The countdown on the website ticks down to four days and some change, referencing the reveal date of Wednesday, February 28th at approximately 9am EST.

Our Thoughts

Okay, so…Victorian dress with named characters putting up their feet after dealing with some form of awful biohazardous something or other in a place called The Zone. Certainly sounds like an interesting video game setting at least, but we’ll have to way for about a week before we really get to be excited. In the meantime, you’re welcome to join our speculation on this game in the comments below.

Source: teaser site via Facebook

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Final Fantasy XIV Provides First Details of Patch 4.1

With the tide of war beginning to ebb away after the events of Stormblood, fans are likely curious to know what’s next for Final Fantasy XIV. It just so happens that a new Patch 4.1 teaser site has a couple of answers. Or at least a couple of hints of answers. It’s a wee bit vague, really.

patch 4.1 teaser

The new site is loaded with several new screenshots, artwork, and lore primers for the upcoming patch, which has been subtitled The Legend Returns. As per the usual, the new patch will offer the next story beats of the MMO’s main scenario quests, as well as a new dungeon, the official opening of the Shirogane housing district, and the Return to Ivalice raid, which features guest creators Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII) and Keita Amemiya (Moon Over Tao, GARO).

Additional details are expected to be released soon, including a trailer for Patch 4.1 next week. The Legend Returns will arrive to players sometime in early October. Until then, you can take a look at the information available as of this writing here.

Our Thoughts

As ever, the content cadence of Final Fantasy XIV continues to shame many other MMOs. We’re definitely looking forward to learning more about Patch 4.1, especially the new raid; considering its backstory and the references to the world of Ivalice, this piece of content could be very intriguing indeed.

Source: press release

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