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Shiva joins Final Fantasy XIV’s cast of Primals

January 22nd, 2013 by Tony Garsow

Anyone who’s played a Final Fantasy at length before has probably heard of the titular ice-elemental summon Shiva. We first got our sneak peek at Shiva in the rightmost artwork above, but today, Team XIV showed off the Primal’s artwork and in-game model (Sculpt data created using ZBrush, so textures or the proper colors have not yet been applied). Primals Ifrit and Garuda were able to be challenged in Version 1.0, but as we sail into A Realm Reborn, expect more iconic summoned monster fights including: Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Garuda, Titan, and Leviathan. Odin and Bahamut may make an appearance but in a slightly different format.

The Primals are revered as gods by the different tribes of Beastmen in Eorzea such as the Amal’jaa or the Ixali. Just don’t let them catch you calling Primals “Eikons”. Each Primal has its own set of themed weapon drops for eager adventurers willing to band together to bring them down, and have an advanced difficulty mode that yields great rewards.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s beta phase will commence mid-February, and the team is planning to get the first benchmark out before it kicks off.

So, how does the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn version of Shiva stack up against the rest? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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  • AgitoXIII

    Cool! I like it. The more updates I get on ARR, the more I anticipate this release!

  • Loving the ARR version of shiva, Now we need leviathan, Ramuh,Titan,

    Final Version of shiva it’s gonna be epic and also yoshi-p New letter tommorow.

    looking forward to that and legacy memembers name on the credits annoucement.

  • Soba

    ARR = o= 😀

  • Caius

    This shiva is so ugly. The FFFX versions is the best !

  • Chris

    The color scheme of the concept artwork is better. Still a nice design though.

  • Hideka Valheim

    i’d tap that.

  • Hideka Valheim

    i might be inclined to tap that.

  • Tony Garsow

    The color scheme on the model is to differentiate parts of the model in the editor they’re using. The final colors will be more akin to the concept artwork.

  • Final Release of 3D concep coloring is gonna be epic!

  • Anon

    Whats with all these hypo nonrealistic sexualized designs? Jeez, girls do not look like this in real life and shouldn’t. It’s pretty gross. Whats wrong with leaving more to the imagination? I’m all for sexy designs, but this is almost porn! You don’t have to be nearly naked to be sexy.