Final Fantasy XV
1 day ago.
A look at Final Fantasy XV's day/night cycle
IGN's week of Final Fantasy XV coverage continues with a new video look at the game's real-time day/night cycle. Similar to other open world games - and even Final Fantasy XIV - time will pass throughout the game as you play through it. As we learned in Episode Duscae, even more fearsome enemies come out during the night so use caution when traveling after dark. Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide. For…
2 days ago.
More details on availability of Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edition
For those who have been wondering when they can get their hands on a Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edition, Square Enix has provided more details today for those on the waiting list. The company, however, states again that the extra units being made available might not arrive on time for the release of the game on September 30th. The main reason for this is because the Noctis Play Arts Kai included with the edition requires quite a bit of…
2 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV's World of Wonder showcased in extensive environment trailer
Nearly two months following its debut at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix has finally made one of the biggest videos of the show available online. Titled "World of Wonder Environment Footage" this video cycles through some of the game's detailed locales - including cities, towns and gigantic vistas in the world of Eos. Additionally, IGN's made available 26 pieces of Final Fantasy XV concept art including early versions of chocobos, the behemoth and town infrastructures. Square Enix plans on releasing more…
4 days ago.
New look at magic and combat in Final Fantasy XV
The folks over at IGN have gone up with a new video focusing on Final Fantasy XV's battle systems. The video runs just over a minute and a half and features Noctis and friends casting a variety of magic and other high-level attacks against enemies in the familiar Duscae region. Check out the footage below. Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide. For more on Final Fantasy XV be sure to check out or…
5 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV art team discusses the Uncovered fan art calendar
Square Enix has shared a new video today focusing on the Final Fantasy XV art team as they discuss fan interaction and the decision process behind choosing the right pieces of art that went into the Uncovered fan calendar given away at the recent event. In the video, art director Yusuke Naora teams up with FFXV artist Yuusaku Nakaaki to talk about what it was like watching the fan community react to the holiday themed artwork that was gradually revealed on…
1 week ago.
Hironobu Sakaguchi and Hajime Tabata on Final Fantasy XV and developing the series legacy
A new interview in Famitsu reunites Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata with series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. We learn more about how the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV was planned, Sakaguchi's thoughts on the game's development, and how Tabata requested his advice on developing the game to be a "challenger." During the Uncovered stage event in March, Sakaguchi made a surprise showing, assuring franchise fans the world over that the newest entry met his high standards. We learn that his appearance was…
1 week ago.
Yoshitaka Amano's Final Fantasy XV artwork brought to life in 3D
Square Enix has shared the short video shown at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV depicting series artist Yoshitaka Amano's take on the game's universe. Created over 10 years ago, the artwork is titled "Big Bang" and has been brought to life and animated in a 3D style. If you look closely you can see elements such as the traditional Final Fantasy summons, the city of Insomnia and the car - which have been carried over from the Versus XIII days. Check it out…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV development team thanks fans in new video
Square Enix has released a new video today focusing on some of the Final Fantasy XV development team and the various things they do around the office in Japan. The video, while brief, thanks fans around the world for their support of the game and introduces some of the people responsible for what we'll see in the final release. Additionally, fans can check out a full recap of Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, which took place on March 30th in Los Angeles.…
2 weeks ago.
Community-focused Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report revealed for Japan
Square Enix has revealed a new community-focused Active Time Report off the heels of their recent Final Fantasy XV Twitter campaign. The new ATR will focus - for now - on Japanese audiences, with fans encouraged to send in their own questions through Twitter until May 8th at 23:59 local time using the hashtag #ChocoboATR. While the team won't be able to answer every one they receive, there's still a chance your Twitter handle may be mentioned during the broadcast.…
3 weeks ago.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Audi R8 Regalia specs revealed
During the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in Los Angeles a special partnership between Square Enix and Audi was announced: an Audi R8 car modeled after the Regalia will be featured in the companion CGI-movie - Kingsglaive. Speaking exclusively with Nova Crystallis, Audi Germany revealed that the car model in Kingsglaive is an Audi R8 plus Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro with 610 PS. The R8 has a top speed of 330km/h (205 miles/h) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. Audi told…
3 weeks ago.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV commercial promotes Japanese theatrical release
Square Enix has released a short video promoting Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV today - seemingly the first in a series leading up to the film's theatrical release in Japan. As we learned back at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, Kingsglaive is a full-featured CGI movie set alongside the Final Fantasy XV game and told from the perspective of Noctis' father, King Regis. While the movie focuses on Regis, the game itself will focus on Noctis' side of things along with the…
4 weeks ago.
Details about the freedom of vehicles in Final Fantasy XV
Right after the Uncovered Final Fantasy XV event, the German print magazine Games Aktuell had the chance to interview Takeshi Nozue and Hajime Tabata. While most of the information in the printed interview was also gathered by other media, it included some interesting tidbits about vehicles in the game, specifically the Regalia and the boat. As we already know, the Regalia will receive the flight-upgrade towards the end of the storyline. Apart from just adding a faster and different way of traveling, the…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report April edition summary
Today's Active Time Report acted more as a reflection of content shown at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV last month rather than a deposit of new information. During the show, director Hajime Tabata confirmed Square Enix will be producing more pieces of the Ultimate Collector's Edition, the date for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the next ATR and more. You can catch the full summary of this month's ATR below. Tabata couldn't actually finish Final Fantasy II. Tabata apologized about his comments regarding Final…
4 weeks ago.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Japanese theatrical release dated
During the latest Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report today, game director Hajime Tabata and Aniplex publicity producer Toshiyuki Kanzezawa announced that Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be coming to theaters in Japan starting on July 9th. Tickets to see the movie will go on sale on April 23rd and those who buy tickets early will be given a free metallic A3 poster (image below) on release day. Although several high-profile actors will be lending their voices to the English version…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report "Uncovered Recap Special" detailed
Early today, Square Enix detailed the next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report - set for April 21st at 21:00 local time (7AM EDT). As we learned last week, director Hajime Tabata and team will take a look back at the announcements and happenings that took place during Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV last month. Fans can watch the Japanese-only broadcast on Square Enix's YouTube channel. Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide. For…
1 month ago.
Roen's Final Fantasy XV clothing line updated with new items
The official high quality clothing line for Final Fantasy XV by Roen has been updated with five new items, most of them belonging to the Prompto line. Roen provided additional details on each item. The Noctis Skull print C/S costs 20,520 Yen (189$/167€/244AUD) and is made of 50% cotton and 50% modal. Roen writes: "Cut and sewn with countless skull prints around the front neck. Though the prints are of the same color, they are unusually impactful. The soft and comfortable modal…
1 month ago.
Next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report scheduled for April 21st
During today's Famitsu live stream via Niconico, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata revealed the next Active Time Report will take place next week on April 21st. The broadcast will focus on recapping all the details that came from last month's Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in addition to sharing more details on other things. Square Enix has yet to reveal timing and broadcast specifics. Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide.…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV might be "make or break" for the series, director talks importance of Japanese market
Fans have been waiting for Final Fantasy XV for 10 years - and while not wholly accurate (the version we see today has only been in development for about 3 of those years) - there seems to be a lot riding on the next mainline series title. Speaking with Game Informer, director Hajime Tabata shared his thoughts on the current gaming landscape, as well as some honest truths surrounding fan disappointments and the general perception the series faces today. He…
1 month ago.
Looking Forward To It: Uncovered Re-covered
Nova Crystallis staff Erren Van Duine and Tony Garsow are joined by Michael Damiani of Easy Allies for another episode of Looking Forward To It. This time we're talking solely about Uncovered Final Fantasy XV. We weigh in on the event itself, brand-new gameplay reveals, and the mulitimedia announcements including the Kingsglaive movie and Brotherhood anime. Join us to see what we're looking forward to in Final Fantasy XV! https://www.youtube.com/v/Exo32j7aNec…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV and the challenges of making an open world, road trip-driven game
One of the key elements survived from Final Fantasy Versus XIII is the atmosphere of the road trip movie. In a new interview with 4Gamer, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and visual director Takeshi Nozue shared some new insight on the game, including elements carried over from its original vision, the human traits of the main characters and the challenges of creating an open world. The concept of "fantasy based on reality" has been with Final Fantasy XV since the…