New Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn “The Black Shroud” screens arrive

Here’s a fresh batch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gameplay screenshots, showing off the Black Shroud region. The release date for Square Enix’s MMO reboot is currently mid-2013, so it’s no surprise to see the game looking pretty playable – and not too hard on the eyes, by massively multiplayer standards.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gameplay screens

The Black Shroud map featured in these screens is a forest region surrounding Gridania, one of the MMO’s big city-states. Apparently there are sprits in said forest who take the lives of anyone who doesn’t pay appropriate tribute to “The Elementals,” which sounds like quite the hassle.