Final Fantasy XIV gets classic monsters

Foes from past FF games coming back in MMO

Monsters from previous Final Fantasy games will be making an appearance in the fourteenth instalment in the series, Square Enix has confirmed.

Final Fantasy XIV, an MMO on PS3 and PC, will release later this year.

Square has already confirmed that the title will feature five playable races, all similar to the races from Final Fantasy XI:The human-like Hyur, the elf-life Elezen, tiny humanoids Lalafell, the seafaring Roegadyn and the cat-like Miqo'te.

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However, art director on the game Akihiko Yoshida told NVision magazine this month that although there won't be direct similarities between recent release FFXIII and the game, monsters from the series history will appear.

"We are attempting to achieve a development process that takes full advantage of the know-how obtained from Final Fantasy XI while also improving on its shortcomings," he said.

"Given the differences in the game worlds, there will be no direct transplants from FFXIII. However, players can expect to see some of the classic monsters from the Final Fantasy series making an appearance, a number of which will be undergoing a makeover from FFXI."