With over 22 million registered active users, as of July 2021, Square Enix’s MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has become one of the most popular and lucrative games in the genre. As such, the editorial arm of the game publisher, Square Enix Manga & Books has decided to republish four popular Final Fantasy XIV Books in 2022. Two focus on the lore, one celebrates the impressive art for the continuously expanding game, and one is a picture book being translated to English for the first time.
Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~
This deluxe, full-color book is the first of two volumes detailing the lore of the FINAL FANTASY XIV world—written and compiled by the game’s development team. Offering an in-depth look at the locales, organizations, and history of Eorzea, Encyclopaedia Eorzea is the perfect companion for FINAL FANTASY series fans. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Namingway minion.
Encyclopaedia Eorzea Volume 1 is set to release on April 12, 2022 and is now available for pre-order here. To preview a few pages of the book, see below:
Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of FINAL FANTASY XIV~ Volume II
Encyclopaedia Eorzea II is the second volume of SQUARE ENIX’s best-selling Encyclopaedia Eorzea books and contains hundreds of pages of new lore and information, including the far-reaching lands of an entire new continent to the east. The book also includes a bonus item code for the in-game Matoya’s Hat head gear.
Volume 2 of the Encyclopaedia Eorzea will also release on the same date as Volume 1, April 12, 2022 and preorders are available here. To preview a few pages from the book, see below:
FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection
A collection of 27 premium-quality and full-color removable posters, the FINAL FANTASY XIV Poster Collection features breathtaking character art spanning from A Realm Reborn through Shadowbringers. The posters are printed on heavy, press-varnished card stock to provide a rich visual tribute to the world of Eorzea.
The Final Fantasy XIV Poster Collection will release on May 10, 2022. Preorders will be available as of August 10, 2021 on the Square Enix store, as well as participating retailers. To see a preview of some of the posters, see below:
FINAL FANTASY XIV Picture Book
Written by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online lead story designer Banri Oda and illustrated by FINAL FANTASY XIV Online concept artist Hiroyuki Nagamine, this whimsical tale was crafted for readers of all ages and has now been translated into English for even more readers to enjoy.
The Final Fantasy XIV Picture Book will release on July 26, 2022, with preorders opening on October 26, 2021 on the Square Enix Store and participating retailers.
Finally, the last two books that Square Enix Manga & Books are announcing for 2022 have nothing to do with Final Fantasy XIV. Rather, one is an adaptation of YOKO TARO’s popular mobile game SINoALICE and the other is Cinderella-inspired romance manga called My Happy Marriage.
SINoALICE Vol. 1
To the delight of YOKO TARO devotees, this manga adaption of the popular mobile game of the same name is scheduled to release on February 8, 2022. SINoALICE Vol. 1 and is available for pre-order now, here.
My Happy Marriage Vol. 1
My Happy Marriage is a Cinderella-inspired slow-burn historical romance set in Meiji-era Japan with an exciting paranormal twist. The first volume in this series is schedule to release on June 21, 2022. Pre-orders from select retailers are scheduled for September 21, 2021.
Whether you’re a Final Fantasy fan or a fan of Square Enix in general, you’re going to eat well in 2022 with all of these books. As more news and details surrounding these books is revealed, we’ll have it here on Cinelinx.