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New Final Fantasy XV details out of Paris Games Week By Erren Van Duine on October 30, 2014 at 5:56 PM

The theme of Final Fantasy XV is going to be its “bromance,” Hajime Tabata said today during a presentation at Paris Games Week. Speaking in front of a large audience, the director showed off a bit more of Final Fantasy Type-0 before moving on to an all-new sneak peak at Final Fantasy XV.

Following a reshowing of the TGS trailer, the game’s new footage had one focus: exploration. Noctis and his entourage could be seen running around vast locations, including a forested area and a service station with NPCs, along with a fisher’s cabin next to a lake. According to those who saw it, the map looks really big!

The video was crafted especially for this occasion in Paris as a live demonstration of a portion of Episode Duscae, said Tabata. As Noctis runs through the fields, viewers were able to see giant monsters with enemy designs inspired by Yoshitaka Amano. At night, the mobs become extremely dangerous and at one point in the video wild chocobos are clearly visible.

The team is also working on a variety of mini-games, such as fishing. Tabata originally wanted a number of them in Type-0, but he’ll be pouring his energy into that for XV instead. Square Enix is also looking into adding the Japanese voice overs into the overseas version as well.

“The gameplay video from E3 2013 was cool,” said Tabata as he showed off some XV development images in a behind-the-scenes sort of video. “But we’re planning even better stuff for March 2015.” Tabata showed off another tech demo focusing on newcomer Luna, whom the team created an actual wig for her hair. Currently, Final Fantasy XV is running on Luminous 1.4 but Tabata hopes to get it on the 2.0 version by the game’s release.

Square Enix will be following up with even more on Type-0 and XV tomorrow morning with the continuation of Tabata’s Active Time Report. Check back at 7AM EDT for the live stream with eventual English translations to come.

Via: Finaland.

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  • Seed

    First

  • Gala Nox

    may say something about Stella?,It is the first time that obsessed me so much with a female character D:

  • nivlek

    My god, Hype level over 9000!

  • Great news! Mini-games, wide maps and Chocobos! This game will deliciously steal lots of hours of my life! Hope we can put our eyes on this new footage soon.

  • Chocobos?! This means we will be able to see Noctis get thrown off one, right? I can imagine a superboss being a rare catch in the fishing game. Like, you have to go to a certain spot and after some time, you will get a tug and then when Noct goes to reel it in, a big ass fish monster comes out!

  • Protosin

    I’m pretty sure Stella IS Luna. They’ve just changed her design. Again…

  • Protosin

    So all of this stuff is gonna be on the stream tomorrow? Or are they planning on showing something else then?

  • Alexis Crockett

    MINIGAMES HECK YEE
    I hope they’re ridiculous and hilarious

  • Alexis Crockett

    As adorable as I think bromances are, I hope that’s really not going to be the center of the whole thing. At least not in the way I interpret the word “bromance”.

  • Martian Wong

    I can smell them, SE ninjas are coming. But not before I downloaded it….because I am a Samurai!

  • LordroL

    not they doesnt, tabata already said they are different character stella will still in game and luna is new character as pointed by famitsu

  • Krijn van Alten

    It also should make no sense because they already said they should respect the original story of Nomura, and in that story Stella was one of the characters.

  • So incredible. Fishing. Chocobo. Summons. Wide open exploration. Shops, gas stations.

  • Sigurd Simensen

    man , starting to get a better idea of just how big this game is going to be! Tabata, you’re a bro!

  • Martian Wong

    I find it rather upsetting. Now that SE finally gives the green light to share about the game, replace Tetsuya Nomura. I always imagine Tetsuya Nomura talking instead of Tabata talking. Tetsuya Nomura meanwhile watching the interview thinking that could’ve be me. I feel like there is some kind of dispute between Tetsuay Nomura and SE. SE trolled Tetsuya Nomura hard. It is like the stockholders are giving pressures to SE and say Tetsuya Nomura had gone on for too long with this game, replace him and get someone else.

  • Martian Wong

    “Square Enix is also looking into adding the Japanese voice overs into the overseas version as well.” This statement ease my mind.

  • Johny

    I am absolutely speechless, it was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen.

  • Guest

    I will not be able to sleep with emotion >_<!!!!!!!!! I love the ffxv

  • SykraS

    it is the story of nomura, he just never talked about luna before.

  • Gala Nox

    I will not be able to sleep with emotion!!!! I love the ffxv >_<

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    I know its overused, but all my brain can think is.
    http://why-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jizz-in-my-pants.png

  • NoctisNyx

    So glad they’ve finally stopped being so quiet about FFXV! Thanks Tabata! I’m sure I’ll never finish the main storyline with all the exploring I’m gonna be doing! Still unsure about the battle system, but I’ll wait for the demo. One thing that worries me, though, is the fact that I didn’t see Noctis jump once…

  • nivlek

    Let me just say that I feel very sorry for the ones who are going to pass up on this gorgeous game.

  • nivlek

    they said that jumping is in so dont worry man and the gameplay should be something to look forward to.

  • nivlek

    summons ? where was that in the video?

  • Iceygames

    this is the type of stuff I wish they’ve showed off a while ago in bits in pieces, However it’s good to know things are going well still and we finally get to see those lovely yellow birds.
    I was starting to think the Chocobos wouldn’t make it into this game.

  • Norris

    Jumping is confirmed. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3vAmirRQ0s#t=60

  • Seed

    This game is doing everything right! They also had has shown us some cityies 🙁 and how the people around will react.

  • Wazi the pa

    Looks brilliant.

  • Wazi the pa

    They might not pass it up after seeing the update now. :3

  • Jesus Christ

    I better not hear people complain how this game is TOO-open world and the story isn’t focused enough.

    When linearity was trending with past games (except XIII for some reason), it’s OK.

    Ugh.

  • david paw

    I think he’s going to have his time with Kingdom Hearts 3

  • King Chibi

    The story is focused because its told in real time like Red Dead Redeptiomn Nier GTA etc.

  • King Chibi

    Yea Lucis will be shown. Right now they are driving to a city

  • MistwalkerKilyK

    This reminded me of
    I’M SUCH A FUCK*NG FANBOYYYY!!!!

    Edit: Because that’s how I felt after reading it o.o

  • Limbs4wings

    we need this on PC!

  • monkey d’ beast

    woot invincible wall.. XD

  • Limbs4wings

    this is the demo so it’s expected

  • Limbs4wings

    it’s 2014…remember?

  • Seed

    What?

  • monkey d’ beast

    but why did they include it in this showcase when is the main focus of the show is exploration.. and they say that you can travel “MOST of the part of environment meaning not all parts” but im not expecting it to be that obvious. well its only a demo who knows =)

  • Limbs4wings

    ok…you’re a lost cause.

  • Limbs4wings

    It’s funny how Noctis seems to enjoy skipping down hill.

    http://a.pomf.se/tmqybu.gif

  • NoctisNyx

    Yesssss faith in humanity restored! I couldn’t stop replaying the part where he jumps. Haha! Thanks!

  • NoctisNyx

    I was really hoping for a battle system like that of KH. But I didn’t dislike the one in Crisis Core, and I heard they’d be similar. I’m confused though, I heard somewhere that the patent described the battle system like the one in the E3 demo last year. You think both systems are in the game?

  • Seed

    no you

  • Xervath

    “…looking into adding the Japanese voice overs into the overseas version as well.”

    Please, PLEASE! Make it habben.
    Everything in this tidbit looks absolutely amazing, but the dual audio, for me, would make this game peak…I hope.

  • Alexis Crockett

    3:02 THE WAY NOCTIS SMILES AS HE TALKS IS SO CUTE
    It’s a good thing Nomura said he isn’t going to be brooding, that means we get to see that sweet smile alot more often :O

  • Alexis Crockett

    AND OMG I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW HOW LUNA’S HAIR WAS DONE! Got lucky that it was tech demo worthy ♥

  • Not in the video but they talk of still having them

  • nivlek

    Haters are going to hate.

  • nivlek

    Rest assured its going to be better!

  • nivlek

    You see I have come to accept that people will always complain. This game will most likely hit 9/10 on gamespot/IGN/Gamefaqs. Hell for all we know it might even get a perfect score.

  • Tom

    I have a question towards Tabata:
    Are they going to mirror the car and make the traffic drive on the opposite side for players outside of Japan (and UK)? Driving in the left lane can be a bit tricky. I can deal with it, I’m just asking. (I played GTA – London)

  • LukesAlike

    Well tickle me pink…

  • Alexis Crockett

    Oh, yeah, that’s a good point! Left-side driving confuses me really bad LOL

  • Alexis Crockett

    *tickles you*
    *turns you pink*

  • Tom

    NieR. How I love that game…

  • Tom

    And the spinning phantom blades are there too.

  • FranBell

    For about 20 minutes everything was right in the world…

  • FranBell

    Fangirls are going to make so much gay fanart that it won’t really matter whichever way you interpret it; it’s going to be gay.

    Hell, it might even dethrone AkuRoku.

  • Aoi Tsuki

    I’m convinced that Luna is an alias considering she’s from the enemy kingdom.

  • Aoi Tsuki

    “Bromance”
    Here come the fujoshis

    I am actually all for this. Adorable character interactions? Yaassssssss

  • LukesAlike

    Well, crap. You did me in! Thanks a bunch. >:O

  • Alexis Crockett

    That’s what I was thinking lol I do think it’s cute but tbh I’m not too fond of seeing characters getting ripped apart by perverted fans…

  • Alexis Crockett

    That’s what I can’t stand; why can’t they be just cute without the romance? It’s not that I have an issue with being gay (that would be hypocritical), but I feel like it totally denounces and writes off the nice relationships and personalities they were already given, just to cater to people’s sexual interests.

  • Alexis Crockett

    no me

  • Wazi the pa

    You are not wrong there buddy.

  • Jackie

    this looks so amazing just like i thought it would be. i really wish i can play this game…but i wont be able to

  • Pekola

    Yeah, they should give us full on boy on boy action. Lol.

    Stella is actually a wingman, Noctis truly loves one of the guys.

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Is there going to be a Stella Nox Fleuret Boss Fight some point in Final Fantasy XV?

  • Seed

    lol

  • I was actually not so impressed by this clip. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m not totally hyped about XV, it’s just that I would’ve preferred to see a town and some NPC’s or learn some more info about the story and the characters. I still feel like we know next to nothing about XV other than battle system and exploration. Tabata has said that they will eventually talk about all that stuff as well so till then all we can do is wait I guess. Maybe Jump Festa..?

  • stevenm281

    I’m actually pretty satisfied by the way they release information and things since this TGS, let’s not forget we’re still far off from the game release so they can’t show everything right away.

    They don’t show too much, but their demonstration is not too short either, I think it’s perfect. TGS focused on combat, Paris Game Week focused on exploration, who knows what they’ll show at Jump Festa?

    Maybe they’ll show some new area, maybe focus on Story, maybe reveal new characters? We shall see.

  • I never said that they should reveal everything at once. If anything, they should try to conceal as much information as possible about this title so that it can be a new experience for us when we first go into it. That’s how we went into the old games and we ended up loving (most of) them. But if I were to learn something about this game, it wouldn’t be about exploration. I wanna know what the game is about. A trailer like the E3 2013 one would be perfect for Jump festa I think!

  • stevenm281

    I think they focused on Exploration because of all the negative feedback for the Exploration in FF13 and they wanted to show how open the areas will be in this installment.

    But, what I don’t get is that you want them to conceal as much information as possible so that we get into the game without much knowledge but you’d like them to share more about the story, its kind of a contradiction. We know enough of the story, they are on a mission to retrieve the stolen crystal, the theme of the game is Bromance, and we know who are the main characters.

  • No, see what I meant was, if we were to find out something about this game, I would prefer it be the story rather than battle system, the world/area map, etc. But I’m good with not knowing as well. Going into a game knowing everything about it takes all the fun away…

  • stevenm281

    I agree that during the FF7-9 era, I didnt know a damn thing about the game before playing it and I fell in love with the games. But today, with the Internet and everything, I cant stop myself from reading everything about FF games.

  • True dat.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    I hope exploration in cities will look the same as this one in duscae. Lucis large as Duscae with thousands of NPC’s, cars, and airships going around would be amazing thing. And shops with clothes would be the best thing for this game because their clothes are not the best. Probably the worst character clothes from all FF. Even FFXIII(FF that no one likes) had better character clothes design.

  • stevenm281

    this time, clothes were made by Roen, a real fashion designer, opposed to the usual Square Enix artists.

    Nevertheless, its a matter of personal taste, I really like these FF15 clothes designs.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Yeah, I know. Maybe Noctis clothes are not so bad but other guys looks too more boysband. I think it would be better if their clothes would be a little more fantasy.

  • stevenm281

    the idea is to think they came from a world similar to ours, which is why even the battle system is modified from Kingdom Hearts to be more realistic. And I don’t see the boyband look, if anything they all got swag. Then again, as I previously said, we’re all entitled to our own taste and opinion.

    Back in the days, we could buy these clothes from Roen website, it was the 2010 collection I think…

    I think people get the boyband idea because we’re not familiar to the Asian fashion, which is very different from our culture. And I, for one, prefer theirs.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    You’re right. Its everybody own taste and opinion. I prefered Noctis clothes from E3 2006. They were more fantasy. I hope they will make DLC with his uniform from 2006. About battle system I think its great. Phantom swords, Noctis teleportation with sword, jumping combos, co-op attacks with ignis and other guys, dodging enemy attacks. Everything looks great. Its awesome that game is very quick like we saw on the last gameplay where Tabata confirmed jumping and phantom swords. Graphic and music is Very awesome too. And the new character they show in TGS trailer Luna is very beautiful too. I hope the story will be amazing.
    There is only one thing that I would like to know about this game. If there is still airship that Player can control.

  • stevenm281

    I feel ya man, I want controllable airships as well. I know there are some in Type-0, they could use the same technology for FF15, not sure how many resources that would need but who knows.

    At Paris Games Week, Tabata told in an interview with Finaland that airships belong to the ennemies faction and that they are integrated in the story and that he cannot say more at the moment but that everything will be revealed in the future.

    Maybe they’re trying to make it work, maybe its like in past FF and we only acquire an airship later in the game, maybe stolen from the ennemy.

    Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Yeah, airship would be awesome. If in Type-0 is controllable airship and Tabata made that game then maybe He will add airship in FFXV. Nomura said that FFXV is like old FF games and I think that I read somewhere that Nomura mentioned that airship is in FFXV. I think the game was still FF Versus XIII when Nomura said that. Nomura also said that Noctis has phone and can take pictuers. I wonder if its still in the game.

  • stevenm281

    As Tabata said, FF15 is not FF versus XIII, they took ideas and concepts from it but not everything, so its hard to know whats been left out.

    Nomura had such an amazing vision for the new gen FF, its disappointing that he’s been removed from the project. Tabata seems to be removing a lot of Nomura’s ideas due to Square Enix probably pressuring him to release the title as soon as possible.

    Even tho I’m sure FF15 will be great, I can’t help but wonder how FFversusXIII would have been like if everything would have worked out.