This Tuesday the first raid for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will open to players. It's called Alexander, and players have been spending countless hours preparing for it.
Alexander will first be available in its Normal difficulty variant this Tuesday following maintenance, which is said to be slightly less difficult than The Binding Coil of Bahamut. In two more weeks Savage difficult will unlock, offering a grueling challenge to FFXIV's most hardcore players. The raid won't be without reward, though. All new job-specific sets as well as other raid-exclusive items will be available to those who brave its many obstacles.
If you're a Final Fantasy fan you may be familiar with Alexander for his recurring appearances throughout the series, namely as a summon. In FFXIV players will be able to go inside of his large fortress-like body (seen above in art form) and battle menacing bosses in a steampunk environment.
Square Enix has released a trailer which shows the inside of Alexander which can be seen below.