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Luna shows up as a guest party member in Final Fantasy XV By Erren Van Duine on September 21, 2015 at 9:47 PM

With TGS over, several interviews with director Hajime Tabata are now coming out of the Japanese media circuit. While a lot of information is already known – namely the game’s beginnings with Noctis and friends out on the road as well as the long-promoted signing ceremony between Niflheim and Lucis – there are a few new bits of information regarding Luna and Noctis in the story.

Luna and Noctis’ wedding is meant to take place in Altissia – located in Accordo. The signing ceremony takes place when Noctis and friends are heading there – Luna is heading there as well. If you pay attention to the new artwork of Luna, she is actually in a certain location in Altissia. It appears the near death experience Noctis and Stella had from Versus XIII still lives on in Final Fantasy XV with Noctis and Luna.

Despite images of a young Noctis, we won’t be seeing his growth as a child to an adult. Instead the game starts when he is already grown at the time of the peace treaty. We will learn about childhood stories during the events of the game.

Tabata did mention that we will see Luna fight – her battle will be as a guest party member. But unlike Cor joining your battle, you will actually join hers at some point in the game.

Noctis’ father Regis is around 50 years old at the start of FFXV but he’s already aged well beyond that due to maintaining the magic barrier around Lucis. The quick aging is the unfortunate fate of the king, according to Tabata. Noctis could also meet this fate, if he inherits the throne. Because of this, Regis is torn on whether or not he should let Noctis become the next king.

When a king of Lucis dies, their wisdom gets passed to the next generation thus the royal line lives on. That ring that Nomura mentioned in the past as a significant object, is in fact inherited by the person next in line for the throne of Lucis. Naturally, Regis posses one of these rings. What happens to the ring during Lucis’s invasion? This is a key point – the ring contains both the wisdom and power of the previous king of Lucis. The summoned swords are also inherited from each previous king. In the story, there are items, such as the weapons of previous kings, that Noctis must collect “no matter what.”

Regarding summons, Tabata says there aren’t many in the game. You’ll encounter them in the story and they won’t care at all about what’s happening in the human realm. We don’t know what they think either. Summons have their own intelligence, gender, and willpower. Their behavior is very different from that of humans. They play an important role in the concept of the “power of the stars.”

Between now and the March event where Square Enix will announce the release date of the game, Tabata would like to attend community events if possible and he really wants to hear the voices of the fans on the official forums.

Thanks, Rin!

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  • Preston Ray

    lmao at the people who hated Luna, also lovin this game! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • highsky00

    In your face ,delusional Stella fanboys .

  • Red Makuzawa

    Well people wouldn’t stop asking about this not that long ago. There’s your confirmation. I’m liking what I’m hearing about her character so far.

  • see u space cowboy

    YUO HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT THIS (PS IN UR FACE STELLA FANS U CANT USE THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS EXCUSE ANYMORE)

  • Starlord

    LOL! everyone is like ” Haha! In yo face Stella fans!” XD

  • Roy90

    Personally, i like Luna more than Stella, Stella looks pretty meh compared to her.

  • Dick

    I’m loving how much backstory we’re getting without getting even a remote hint of a spoiler. Well crafted PR at this point, just a shame it’s taken them so long to get their act together!

  • Martian Wong

    “such as the weapons of previous kings, that Noctis must collect โ€œno matter what.โ€ Sounds really interesting and they must be something powerful.

  • Martian Wong

    I just read the comments here. I am kinda shocked with all the hate against those who preferred Stella. Stella had been with us for a very long time. So I totally get why people are upset over the lost. I dont get one thing tho, why cant people just treat other with respect and respect others opinion?

  • InconvenientWalrus

    Both “sides” are ridiculous in my opinion. People hated/loved Luna when
    they knew next to nothing about her as a character. They didn’t know
    anything about Stella for that matter either, but let their imaginations run wild with her anyway and they got attached to their idea of the character in their heads. So when they basically changed blonde female character A to blonde female character B, some people immediately went apeshit even though they knew next to nothing about either character, so far as they know little may have changed between characters
    (note: I’m not saying this IS the case, merely that it may as well be because they didn’t know anything about Stella in the first place). People really need to stop
    making wild assumptions, especially when they have very little evidence
    to base those assumptions on.

  • Mehmed

    Which Stella? The one before 2013 or after?

  • Luna as a guest party member? Awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jesus Christ

    There aren’t that many summons?

    Wait, how many summons do we know total in the game now? Titan, Leviathan, Ramus…. who am I missing?

  • Martian Wong

    I hope Bahamut is in the game.

  • Most FF games had six to eight summons. In our GC interview Tabata confirmed there are more than the three we know. I hope there will be at least six.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Which comments do you mean? I cannot find one single pro Stella comment, only pro Stella bashing comments.

  • D.3ND

    This is a total F.U. to those Stella Fanatics, but I hope they add in a Decent number of summon’s. so far between the painting and demo/trailers we have about 5 plus.

  • Zenobia Joyner

    My heart belongs to prompto forever ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Shiva? Bahamut? Siren? It’s all speculations judging by the mural art.

  • I do not hate Luna but I prefer Stella’s design.

  • Your name kinda contradicts with your positivity. xD

  • Dick

    It makes my nice comments seem all the nicer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • stevenm281

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/8/8a/FFXV_Genesis.png/revision/latest?cb=20150317173854

    On the art, I can notice:

    On the left:
    Diablo seems to be holding Siren

    On the right:
    Titan, Shiva, and Ramuh

    In the upper part:
    Knights of the Round, the goddess, and three prophets

    In the lower part, below the swords:
    two angels fighting off monsters.

    I don’t see Bahamut or Leviathan… nor Ifrit which is one of my favs

  • I think the monster in the right is Leviathan, and in the left Ultros

  • stevenm281

    but why would an Angel stab Leviathan… unless Leviathan is evil.

  • Kenji Ono

    I also preferred stella

  • I recognized Diablo and thought it was Bahamut. I left Knights of the Round because I thought they are far-fetched to be one of the summons.

    Leviathan may be that snake figure. I don’t see why she was being impaled by an angel. It is kinda antagonizing her.

  • Dick

    I would argue that Diablos is on the left, and the snake tailed figure is Leviathan. Siren would have feathers, not a mermaid’s tail.

    Ramuh, Shiva and Titan on the right, as you say, totally agreed.

    KotR in the corners of the top, yes. The female figure? Not sure, a divine presence for certain. The three figures in the centre? I would argue that they represent humanity with the swords pointing down at the creatures. The Eidolons appear very… indifferent to their plight while the divine figure is placing some sort of blessing/curse/spell on them.

  • stevenm281

    Siren is a mermaid… why would she have feathers? She’s not Garuda.

  • stevenm281

    unless, as Tabata mentioned, Leviathan might be evil, since Archeans have their own personality, .

  • Dick

    Siren does have feathers. Look up any of her appearances. Garuda just happens to have feathers, too.

  • Kuniyo

    Luna > Stella imo, but everyone has their own opinion.
    Not like it matters since we aren’t designing the game ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dick

    I’m getting the sense that the bottom of the picture is “earth” or the “mortals” and the “gods” are the Eidolons/Archeans – a higher form of being.

  • Dick

    Evil is perhaps the wrong word, but I certainly get what you’re saying. It’s probably more like ambivalence towards mortal life.

  • stevenm281

    indeed, but she is a mermaid nonetheless, Mermaid in french is Sirรจne.

    They might have decided to give her a different appearance.

  • Dick

    I’ve no disagreement with the source of the name – please don’t misunderstand me as being argumentative. My point is that in the series, she has always been a feathered siren in each incarnation.

  • Snow Covered Kenneth

    Um…I think those “Knights” at the top are more likely all the previous kings. And Don’t you think Diablos is more likely Bahamut (just basing it on SE’s love of him vs. their love of Diablos.)? And they said Leviathan is a woman in this so I think thats almost definitely Leviathan.

    This picture is epic. Do we think Etro is even still in this game? We know she was in Versus, but FFXV…?

    SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!!!!!

    SO MANY HYPE!!!!!!

  • Dick

    Nice catch with Etro, I’d completely forgotten that the game was part of that universe.

  • Snow Covered Kenneth

    Yeah! But IS it Etro? I love that we know so little about this game. Its making it more exciting to guess! And I love how the key art is tiered…Earth on the bottom and heaven? on top with the “demi-gods” (summons) between the two.

    Super super cool.

  • Dick

    I imagine it is, but who knows? The mystery is definitely a big pull for me at the moment. The tiered art is quite classic in origin but definitely works to show the divide between the divine and the mortal.

  • stevenm281

    no Tabata confirmed Etro is not in the game, they renamed the Goddess for FF15

  • nextpkfr

    Am I the only one who thinks Luna and Stella look absolutely identical, except that Luna’s hair is done up?

  • I really don’t think that the Leviathan in the 2013 trailer was doing good things.

  • stevenm281

    well, she’s summoned by someone, so maybe the destruction is not Leviathan’s will but rather her summoner’s.

  • Justice V

    Dunno if she was summoned by anyone either. Maybe she just woke up and got pissed and started attacking everyone. or was thinking this area would be much better if it was entirely underwater. Tsunami time.

  • Justice V

    That’s pretty much what I say about people who complain about Vs XIII being ruined and turned into crap with XV. We didn’t really know much of anything about Vs, and are only barely starting to learn things about XV. Only clear difference that we do know is that Nomura is no longer director, which doesn’t even really tell us anything except the combat would most likely (not even entirely, but most likely) been more like Kingdom Hearts and less than what it is now. Hard to understand all the hate.

  • stevenm281

    Tabata confirmed that Leviathan is summoned by a female character.

  • McVc

    ayy cool lies Tabata-san

  • herp derperson

    she’s not a mermaid in xiv, as an example, but she was in vii iirc so /shrug

  • herp derperson

    well angel doesn’t always mean good :X

  • Kamito

    Luna is better in the world

  • Casper

    LIES LIES FUCKING LIES FUCKING FUCKING LIES

  • Casper

    You eating crow now?

  • Casper

    A game you didn’t play?

  • stevenm281

    Can’t believe they cut this part out…

  • xMysticx

    fucking beyond me ….
    how many times does this man lies ? never gets tired ? …wtf …
    never seen such a director worse than tabata and toriyama … big time

    in top of scamming people … he lies some more

  • Ulises

    Episode Luna maybe? Fyou Tabata!!!