Square Enix has released a preview of a new trial coming with Patch 3.2 The Gears of Change on February 23rd. Featuring Sephirot, one part of the Warring Triad, the battle against The Fiend will have a normal mode and an Extreme mode difficulty that will drop gear.
Recently featured on Letter from the Producer Live XXVII, the Sephirot trial is said to be “flashy” and have a mechanic similar to a game of jumprope. It was also designed by the same staff member that made Titan. Sephirot’s battle theme is a remix of “The Fierce Battle” from Final Fantasy VI.
“Sephirot, the Fiend, was a deity once worshipped by a tree-like race native to Meracydia. Brought into being for the sole purpose of repelling the Allagan invasion, Sephirot inflicted ruinous losses upon the imperial army before finally being subdued and imprisoned in the central facility of Azys Lla.
And now, millennia later, this immensely powerful entity threatens to awaken, his vengeful dreams disturbed by the careless ambitions of Archbishop Thordan VII. Topple the first pillar of the Warring Triad, or wheresoever his colossal shadow falls shall be visited by unthinkable catastrophe!”
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.2 “The Gears of Change” arrives on February 23rd, 2016.