Final Fantasy XV
1 day ago.
Final Fantasy XV's demo is really coming March 2015
The wait for Final Fantasy XV's "Episode Duscae" won't be a long one, says Square Enix today. Through a post on the PlayStation Blog, a representative confirmed the demo is scheduled to launch alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 - hence its inclusion and hefty price tag. “We really hope you’re excited about Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae and we can’t wait for you to let us know what you think about it when it is released on 20th March 2015…
1 day ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XV screenshots and artwork
Along with today's announcements for both Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots and key artwork for both games. Trailers for both are being shown online and at TGS with Type-0 HD playable on the show floor. We’ll bring you more on FFXV and the rest from TGS as it happens. Stick with us. …
2 days ago.
Tetsuya Nomura steps down as Final Fantasy XV director
In addition to a new trailer and an official confirmation that a demo is coming alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix has today announced that Tetsuya Nomura is no longer the Director of Final Fantasy XV, replaced by Hajime Tabata, Director of games such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Tabata was announced to be the new co-director of the game shortly after its E3 2012 re-reveal, but Square Enix has…
2 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 trailer breaks one year of silence
At long last Final Fantasy XV steps out of the shadows. Having shed its Versus XIII moniker over a year ago, Square Enix remained quiet on the status of its next flagship title until last night when news broke of a planned demo arriving at some point next year. Players outside of the development team were finally going to get their hands on a game almost 9 years in the making. With the demo's now official announcement for release across…
2 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV demo "Episode Duscae" due out in 2015
Fans looking to get their hands on Final Fantasy XV will be able to do so in early 2015, Square Enix has confirmed today via GameInformer. According to the report, the demo is said to be titled "Episode Duscae" and will focus on early parts of the game with portions altered from the final product to make things a bit more suited for a demo experience. The demo will come packaged as a downloadable voucher with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV's main programmer has left Square Enix
UPDATE: A private source close to Square Enix Japan has confirmed to Nova Crystallis that Kentaro Yasui has indeed left Square Enix, although exact details on when the departure took place were not shared at this time. We will be reaching out to Square Enix for an official comment. News has surfaced today surrounding an upcoming mobile game helmed by Oriflamme, a new developer headed by Ryuji Ikeda of Dissidia Final Fantasy fame as well as other ex-Square Enix and…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will skip E3 this year
In the latest issue of Famitsu during an interview, Producer Shinji Hashimoto has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be a no-show in terms of new news at this year's E3 event to occur next week. Citing wrongful assumption, he stated that when he had told an interviewer that he "can't say yet" whether FFXV will make an appearance, however, they do plan on sharing new details in future events following E3. Whether that means Gamescom, TGS, D23, or even one…
3 months ago.
Will Final Fantasy XV be at E3? Predict for a chance to win prizes!
With Square Enix surprisingly quiet on the whole since last year's re-reveal of Final Fantasy Versus XIII as Final Fantasy XV, the current hot topic within the community is what sort of presence it will have at E3 2014 in a few weeks time - if it indeed has a presence at all. The debate has been pretty fierce, with some wondering if the game will go quiet for a little while longer after not being mentioned in earnest in…
4 months ago.
A smidgen of new Final Fantasy XV gameplay footage
Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto visited Thailand Comicon in Bangkok last weekend to field some questions and talk about the future of Final Fantasy, while touching a bit on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. At the event, familiar footage from both E3 announcement and gameplay trailers was shown - apparently with a few extra snippets of extended footage. Hashimoto also apparently commented on the status of the game itself, and while we are uncertain of the English translation provided without…
5 months ago.
New Final Fantasy XV information is in the works but we may not see it for a while
The wait for an update on Final Fantasy XV remains undecided, according to producer Shinji Hashimoto speaking in a quick blurb to Famitsu this week on the topic of various industry rumors. While development is going well, it seems like Square Enix is still waiting for something out there to share new information on the next mainline entry in the series. According to Hashimoto, they haven't decided when the next bit of information will come but they are preparing some new…
5 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV to feature many piano tracks, says Shimomura
Yoko Shimomura can't say too much about Final Fantasy XV yet, but she hopes fans will enjoy the bonus track Omnis Lacrima - included in her 25th anniversary album, memória!, out in Japan today. According to a message included in the CD booklet Shimomura notes that Final Fantasy XV will have many piano tracks, which isn't all that surprising considering her history and past works. She is looking forward to the day when she can openly talk about her entire…
6 months ago.
Yusuke Naora is working on Final Fantasy XV, Yoshinori Kitase no longer attached to the project
Long-time Final Fantasy series artist Yusuke Naora joins the ever evolving behemoth that is Final Fantasy XV, according to several outlets present at last week's Final Fantasy X|X-2 gallery event. Naora - whose resume of works includes the likes of Final Fantasy VII, VIII and X - most recently worked on Final Fantasy Type-0 and joins Hajime Tabata as yet another new face to helm the FFXV project. Details on his specific involvement remain sparse, but it's likely he'll be joining…
6 months ago.
The music from Final Fantasy XV's OMNIS LACRIMA is from the gameplay reveal trailer
Following the news of Yoko Shimomura's 25th anniversary album memória containing a bonus track from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, it was revealed that the song in question was originally part of one of the existing trailers. To clear up a bit of confusion, Shimomura herself took to Twitter and clarified: "One of the bonus tracks from "memória" is from one of the trailers, however it's not from last year's E3 PV. It's a song that had been used previously -…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV bonus track to be included in Yoko Shimomura's memória!
Yoko Shimomura's 25th anniversary album, memória!, will feature a new track from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, the official site has revealed today. Included in the bonus track list is a song titled OMNIS LACRIMA - which in Latin roughly translates to "All the Tears." According to Famitsu, the song is from one of the Final Fantasy XV trailers and will be an arranged version by Kaoru Wada with the original composition penned by Shimomura herself. Previously Shimomura released "Somnus" -…
6 months ago.
Square Enix wants fans to "wait a little longer" for Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III
If you ever wanted to believe in history repeating itself - now's your chance. Yesterday, during PS4's launch party in Japan, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III Producer Shinji Hashimoto took the Sony stage once again... to announce absolutely nothing. No, Hashimoto wasn't there to bring forth news on two of the most coveted PS4 titles in Japan - but then, neither were any of the other guest creators in attendance. Instead Hashimoto offered up a bit of an explanation,…
7 months ago.
Naoki Yoshida and Shinji Hashimoto announced as guest creators for PS4's Japanese launch
With the PS4 out in Japan this week, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia will be putting on a launch event on February 21st, the company announced today. The event - which will begin at 22:30 Japan time - will feature a handful of notable guests including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer/director Naoki Yoshida and Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III producer Shinji Hashimoto. As guest creators, they will be showing off the appeal of PlayStation 4 with…
7 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV is "quite far into development" and a "high priority" for Square Enix
In a bit of news that isn't exactly surprising to anyone who follows video game happenings or has an understanding of high-profile projects within a company, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XV is far into development now, with the title taking up a high priority. Speaking with Videogamer, series producer Yoshinori Kitase explained, “We can’t give too much information but certainly looking at Final Fantasy XV, it’s not as if it’s in competition with Kingdom Hearts 3 for…
7 months ago.
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts headline PS4's Japanese launch campaign
If you haven't heard, the PS4 is finally launching in Japan this month - the 22nd to be exact - and Sony Japan has kicked their marketing teams into high gear with an outpouring of videos highlighting the various titles coming to the platform as part of their "Play & Peace" campaign. Much like Final Fantasy XIII was used to push the original PS3 launch back in 2006, Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy…
7 months ago.
Square Enix clarifies Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III release date rumor
An internal Square Enix document has been making the rounds online today that specifically lists both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III as 2014 titles. You may have seen it - it was originally posted at Gameinquirer.com, however we chose not to run an article as an official announcement had not yet been made. Square Enix has sent us a statement to further clarify the situation, stressing that the information contained within is - as we thought - simply…
8 months ago.
Square Enix seems to be outsourcing some of Final Fantasy XV's development
A new post by a current Square Enix employee out of Japan suggests that Final Fantasy XV development is partially being outsourced. The employee in question - Kaei Sou - works as a Project Manger at the company, and according to his LinkedIn profile, took up that position to head "Technology and Outsourcing focused management for Final Fantasy XV and other 1st Production titles" as of September 2013. While outsourcing is nothing new in the gaming industry - especially for large-scale…