Final Fantasy XV
23 hours ago.
Final Fantasy XV developers talk game world, new tech demo
The latest Active Time Report from Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has provided a few new details about the long-awaited game. Alongside these peppered reveals are also a few burning questions people have been wanting to ask Tabata, starting off with a piping-hot confirmation that button presses (or 'button mashing') are still an option for XV's combat system. Previously it was reported that the blocking button could be held down or tapped to evade continuously or with timing, but…
1 day ago.
New Final Fantasy XV details out of Paris Games Week
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…
4 days ago.
Watch Director Tabata's Active Time Report here
In just a few short days director Hajime Tabata will be back on stage to present more on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV in a fashion similar to his TGS stage event and subsequent livestream last month. Under the new name of "Director Tabata's Active Time Report," this time we'll be receiving a follow-up of his scheduled presentation during Paris Games Week the day prior. Not only will Tabata be present, but expect other members of the…
1 week ago.
Listen to a clean version of the new Final Fantasy XV trailer music
The official Final Fantasy XV website has updated with a clean version of the musical track heard in the most recent trailer. The song, composed by Yoko Shimomura, was arranged, orchestra recorded and mixed by SoundtRec Boston of Video Game Orchestra fame and who have also recently recorded the soundtracks for both Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The song can be heard directly on the game's website, or downloaded directly here in its entirety. Final…
1 week ago.
Director Tabata's Active Time Report to air on Square Enix Presents October 31st
The next time we'll be seeing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and likely Final Fantasy XV has been penciled in for October 31st, Square Enix announced today. In a similar vein to its Emergency Talk Show from Tokyo Game Show, director Hajime Tabata will deliver the latest information on his games as a follow up of Paris Games Week in France as a part of his "Active Time Report". The stream will air on Square Enix Presents on October 31st at 20:00…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV, Type-0 HD join Sony Japan's big PS4 title montage
Sony Japan's got a new add out this week in time for the launch of its Glacier White PS4, introducing an "invasion" of big titles heading to the console in the near future and beyond. Square Enix titles start things off with a bit of Dragon Quest Heroes followed by Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Both Dragon Quest and Type-0 will be launching this coming Spring. Final Fantasy XV's date remains unannounced, but a playable demo should…
4 weeks ago.
Tabata talks Final Fantasy XV, shows off a bit of new gameplay
No doubt fans have held a number of concerns following Final Fantasy XV's Tokyo Game Show resurgence and subsequent interviews that followed. Today, director Hajime Tabata took some time to address some of those concerns during this morning's Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Talk Show broadcast. Thanks to a report from Dengeki Online, translated by Gematsu, we've got the full Q&A right here: Q: So after all, the E3 2013…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV - No Party Leader switching, Jump and Car Memes
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV gameplay was demonstrated at Tokyo Game Show 2014. However, Square Enix were a bit short on time during that demonstration, and so an extended version was planned to be shown by Square Enix Presents Japan. You can watch this extended version below: (New XV gameplay at ~48:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CneDd6yyRf8&feature=youtu.be&t=48m5s The fully translated video will be uploaded soon. Until then, here is a quick summary: - Holding Guard consumes MP. There are also actions related to guarding that require…
1 month ago.
Watch the extended Final Fantasy Type-0 Talk Show here
Square Enix wants Following its surprise appearance at this year's Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix has promised another go-around of the much talked about Final Fantasy Type-0 "Emergency Talk Show." The broadcast will be aired in Japanese on Thursday, October 2nd at 7AM EDT and will be subtitled in English at a later date. Today, word comes from one of the many official Final Fantasy Twitter accounts confirming the appearance of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy Agito and Final…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV - Battle System Analysis
Final Fantasy XV - Battle System Analysis Final Fantasy XV's battle system has changed somewhat from what was shown off in the E3 2013 trailers. So let's take a closer look at how the game plays now based on the TGS 2014 trailers: UI The UI seen in the TGS 2014 trailers is not final. But it's still worth analysing as it has changed and now is no longer like a Kingdom Hearts command menu. The menu to the lower right shows the active party…
1 month ago.
New high resolution Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 screenshots
Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots for Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0, detailing a bit more from last week's trailers as well as what we can expect in the Episode Duscae demo and HD remaster early next year. You may have seen one or two of these already as this new-ish batch of screens comes straight from the Japanese magazine circuit, but here they are in full resolution nonetheless. Final Fantasy Type-0's screenshots feature Ace…
1 month ago.
Nomura comments on his departure from Final Fantasy XV
Nomura's departure from Final Fantasy XV is no doubt a troubling situation. Having stayed silent over the course of a year, it became evident that things at Square Enix weren't going smoothly when the game failed to show up following E3 2013 despite promises to the contrary. Fast forward to today and we now know that Hajime Tabata has been assigned as the new director, who is now tasked with "completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV has a new character: Luna
The blonde woman referred to as "Luna" in Final Fantasy XV's latest trailer is a new character, according to a new report in Dengeki PlayStation out this week. The magazine, which features several additional unreleased images, writes that "A new mysterious woman has been revealed. One can only wonder what her involvement is with Noct and his friends on their journey." Whether or not she bears any relation (or is a replacement) to the game's established heroine, Stella Nox Fleuret,…
1 month ago.
"With Final Fantasy XV, I do want to make it more casual," says Tabata
Hajime Tabata is pursuing the broader audience with Final Fantasy XV, he told Eurogamer last week. In an effort to present the game to a broader audience, players can expect things like one-button combat and an automated car. "With Final Fantasy XV, I do want to make it more casual," he said. "Of course the depth of the game is going to be there, but I want to make it so players can easily experience the satisfaction of the depth…
1 month ago.
Tokyo Game Show 2014: All the news, stories and more rounded up
No doubt this year's Tokyo Game Show was a big one - truly a return to form according to many and now that it's come to a close, it's time to reflect on the influx of news, media and other information that came our way. Here is everything we covered from last week's event: Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XV demo "Episode Duscae" due out in 2015 Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 trailer breaks one year of silence Tetsuya Nomura steps down as…
1 month ago.
Watch Final Fantasy XV's TGS technical demonstration in English
The entirety of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV technical demonstration at Tokyo Game Show has now been subtitled in English. Featuring commentary from now-director Hajime Tabata, "The Overture" gives us a look at the game's characters, visual upgrades, dynamic weather and day-night systems, as well as a bit of seamless real-time combat. More information on XV's stage event as well as the upcoming Episode Duscae demo can be read here. Final Fantasy XV is in development. A demo showcasing early parts…
1 month ago.
Skyrim is the sort of game Final Fantasy XV isn't
Final Fantasy XV's end goal is in sight, says director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with 4Gamer, he outlined a bit of the game, stating that - despite Nomura's departure - the fundamental game systems are more or less already implemented. He doesn't expect the game to take much longer after the release of the demo, and certainly not years and years. Tabata's plan since taking up the director's chair is simple: have progress continue with a set release date in his…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV is 55 percent complete after two years of work
Final Fantasy XV is around half-way done, said Hajime Tabata in a new interview with GameInformer Magazine. "We kind of started from the beginning of the game, so the first part is more complete than the others." Speaking separately with Kotaku, Tabata wanted to clarify: This is 55 percent during the two years Tabata has joined the project and the game's systems are more or less already in - there shouldn't be much of a wait after the demo is…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 Trailer Analysis
As every one of you no doubt knows by now, a brand new trailer was released for Final Fantasy XV during this year's Tokyo Game Show. What could be better than that? How about this: It's confirmed as being actual, live gameplay and not a target render like much of last year's E3 footage. In the wake of such exciting news, we at Nova Crystallis decided it was time for another of our Trailer Analysis articles, and we're inviting you…
1 month ago.
What is Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae?
The name "Duscae" is a location in Final Fantasy XV's game world - not a pun on the Japanese words "desu ka" or "Is it?" (which lead to the awkwardly named "Final Fantasy XV: Is it an Episode?"), Hajime Tabata said as he presented the game to an audience at Tokyo Game Show. Frankly, the director said, he is too old for that sort of thing. When the demo arrives, players can probably complete it in a bout an hour…