First English Final Fantasy XV voice actor revealed online By Erren Van Duine on October 27, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Square Enix is notorious for keeping their voice casting plans under wraps, but it looks like one in particular has slipped away from them.

An actor by the name of Jay Preston has outed his involvement in Final Fantasy XV on his own website as well as his own Linkedin page. While we’re unable to attach him to any specific character, it’s interesting to see Square Enix reach out to a rather unknown actor for their big next generation bet.

The Japanese cast has largely been known for a good two years already and includes the likes of Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Noctis), Kenta Miyake (Gladiolus), Mamoru Miyano (Ignis), Tetsuya Kakihara (Prompto) and Hiroki Touchi (Cor). Final Fantasy XV remains firmly in development with a release date some time in the future.

Via: NeoGAF.

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  • EX+

    Imagine Jay Preston as Prompto and Troy Baker (voice of Yuri Lowell) as Noct.

  • NoisyNoise

    From the image I initially thought this was going to be about Quinton Flynn voicing the red haired guy since Keiji Fujiwara is voicing him.

  • Sapientia

    I actually don’t think he sounds like Prompto. Bite me.
    Whoever the red-haired guy is in the thumbnail is my best guess. At this point I think it’s too early to know.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    To hell with the voice actors xD Where’s my ETA!!!!!! Lol jk, hope we find out soon who this guy voices

  • Death Penalty

    The red-haired guy is voiced by the same VA who voiced Reno and Axel in FFVII and KH. They’ve used the same English VA for those two characters as well, Quinton Flynn, so my best guess is that he’d get this role too.

  • Death Penalty

    Troy Baker’s voice is a bit too deep for Noctis if you ask me. Gladiolus would be my instant choice for his wonderful talents.

  • Sapientia

    They announced it’s Quinton Flynn? Or that’s what you think is most likely?

  • Death Penalty

    It’s just what I think is most likely, of course. I’d be too busy jumping for joy that they officially announced an English VA to reply if it was confirmed, hehe.

  • Death Penalty

    It’s worth noting that, looking back in Preston’s Twitter history, you can see that before E3 he posted a tweet stating that he would be playing three small roles in a huge game title totaling about forty-five minutes of recording time. It seems like he was probably referring to Final Fantasy XV, and if that’s the case he won’t be voicing any of the main cast.

  • Sapientia

    Damn, I almost had a heart attack. I love Flynn’s work in FFVIII:AC and KH.
    Think they might need someone with a bit lower voice or gruffer, though. I really have no idea. We know next to nothing about who he is.

  • Sapientia
  • Death Penalty

    It’s true, but if you listen to the red-haired fella’s spoken Japanese in the re-reveal trailer, he doesn’t have an exceptionally deep voice at all. Flynn seems like he’d fit just fine, but that may just be my inner fanboy talking.

  • Death Penalty

    Thank you! Reading now.

  • Sapientia

    I see what you mean. Kind of like a mischievous, “sideline” guy, if that makes sense. Like he doesn’t want to be on anyone’s side and kind of gets a kick out of the shenanigans going on around him. At least, that’s what I got from the one line he spoke in the trailer. :/

  • Death Penalty

    I agree, it’s a line that’s full of character even without the telling tone that the VA lends it. I can’t wait to see how that character turns out. Or… Any character at all.

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Noctis sounds more like a sasuke voice….. maybe a combination between cloud and zack

  • http://www.facetimepolice.com/ ultromega

    Just so you know, Troy Baker wasn’t unknown. He’s been a prolific voice actor in anime long before he was cast as Snow. :)

  • Noctis Caelum

    I’m very excited about this.^^

  • miss chel

    You never know with Troy Baker though, he’s quite versatile.

  • orangeluigi

    Wow didn’t expect to hear about an english voice actor so soon.

  • Sapientia

    XD I’m having images of his “EXCALIBUUUUUR!” from Soul Eater…oh yeah, he’s VERY versatile.

  • Mark

    He’ll most likely be an NPC.

  • Kyle

    If only SE allows you to select Japanese with subtitles cause I wanna here Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s voice. Damn, his voice perfectly fits Noctis. The trailer proves it.

    I’m not a hater of English voice actors(I actually love Zack, Snow and Lightning’s eng voice) , it’s just that Japanese voice actors have more feelings when they dubbed since they’re well trained. Just remembering Cloud’s scream at the ending part of CC gives me feels. The english version is just meh. No signs of sadness at all.

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this game. Good Luck, Nomura! Don’t push yourself too hard.

  • EX+

    Well, Nomura did say that he’ll consider dual audio.

  • theodor70941

    SE how about dual audio support?

  • AceTriad

    Yuri Lowenthal as Noctis. He’s very successful with Sasuke from Naruto, whom I think Noctis was based off of appearance wise.

  • EX+

    Yeah, that’s a good idea.

  • NoctX85

    thanks

  • Caliburn

    I know this was posted some moths ago, but where did he say that? Do you remember, damn i want that so much.