Square Enix announced that pre-orders for the FFXIV spin-off, high school comedy manga, Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Private Academy are open. It costs 730円 (~$5.30) in the Square Enix eStore. The manga is currently available on the smartphone app Manga Up. It will release on February 7, 2023 in Japan. This series depicts the tumultuous life of various FFXIV characters in an alternate school life setting. The manga is comprised of seven chapters.
Alisaie Leveilleur is a high school student attending Eorzea Private Academy in the FFXIV manga. This larger school is the result of a merger between two other private schools, Light Academy and Dark Academy. However, since the two schools were originally rivals, tensions are high at the newly formed institution. Tataru, the headmaster of the school, is concerned with the behavior these students are demonstrating and decides to extend a proposal to them.
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Amaichi Esora is the author in charge of the spin-off manga and worked alongside the FFXIV Management Team.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently nearing the end of its free login campaign, which made a return on November 18, 2022 and will end on December 16, 2022. Additionally, players can play FFXIV for free up to level 60, thanks to the Free Trial version of the game, which includes A Realm Reborn and the first expansion, Heavensward.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Patch 6.3 will arrive in early January 2023. The FFXIV Eorzea Private Academy manga is set to release in Japan on February 7, 2023.