Final Fantasy XV
5 days 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…
5 days 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…
1 week 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…
1 week 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…
1 week 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 week 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…
2 weeks 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…
2 weeks 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.…
2 weeks 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…
2 weeks 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…
2 weeks 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…
3 weeks ago.
Stella's removal from Final Fantasy XV further explained
The changes surrounding Final Fantasy XV over the years have remained a hot topic among fans following the departure of Tetsuya Nomura in 2014. Since then, Square Enix revealed several key components - many of which had been shown to the public - had been removed or re-purposed to fit within a single game rather than a multi-part series. These changes, director Hajime Tabata admits, are something the team still hears about on a regular basis. "What we hear the…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV director chats ongoing development, DLC plans, PC version
In a new video interview with French media site JeuxVideo, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata discusses the ongoing development of the game, including the French voice cast, current development tasks, plans for post-release DLC and his thoughts on a PC version. Thanks to our friend Nicolas at French Final Fantasy fansite Finaland, we've got the English translation below. ITW Final Fantasy 15 - jeuxvideo.com JeuxVideo: Tabata-san, what is it like…
3 weeks ago.
You won't be getting that flying car until the end of Final Fantasy XV
The car - known as the Regalia - in Final Fantasy XV is a pretty big deal. Not only does it represent the bond between Noctis and his father, but it's also one of the main forms of transportation throughout the events of the game. Later on, it can even fly provided the player meets certain conditions. Speaking with Game Informer, director Hajime Tabata shared some new details on the car and how you'll be able to make it airborne. “The…
3 weeks ago.
Tabata and Sakaguchi to appear on Final Fantasy XV-focused live stream next week
Famitsu will host a Final Fantasy XV-focused live stream on April 14 at 20:00 Japan time via NicoNico. The broadcast will feature Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata as he discusses the recent Uncovered event. Additionally, Famitsu reveals he'll be joined by a special guest - Final Fantasy creator and Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi - to discuss the series past and present. Final Fantasy XV is due out September 30th worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Via: Gamestalk. …
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV panels announced for PAX East
Square Enix will be returning to PAX East this year with several panels including showcases for both Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV. While we've yet to learn the full line-up for the event, PAX has put out their own schedule detailing some of what to expect. Starting with FFXIV, fans are being asked to join producer/director Naoki Yoshida and lore team representative Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they answer questions live about the game’s first expansion pack—Heavensward. Perhaps some of…
3 weeks ago.
Japan getting a Final Fantasy XV Film Collections Box
Following the Uncovered Final Fantasy XV event, Square Enix Japan announced a third edition for the game, called the "Film Collections Box". The box set costs 20,000 Yen (about 180$/160€/240 AUD) and has the following content: ● Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV (Blu-ray Disc) Voice tracks: English/Japanese, Subtitles: Japanese, Special Features: Audio Commentary (Japanese) ● Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV (Blu-ray Disc) Voice tracks:: Japanese,  Subtitles: English, Special Features: Audio Commentary (Japanese) ● Fantasy XV (Blu-ray Disc for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One) ●  FFXV Universe ~ Bonus disc ~ (staff interviews, etc.) ●  Kingsglaive ~ Bonus…
3 weeks ago.
New gameplay scenes and details from the first chapter of Final Fantasy XV
Thanks to Game Informer, today we learn more about the first chapter in Final Fantasy XV, accompanied with many new pre-beta gameplay scenes. As mentioned earlier, the game starts with a battle before the party goes on their big journey. At the beginning of the game's first chapter you will have to push the broken Regalia car to the Hammerhead gas station for quite a while. Tabata wants you to get the right feeling for the vast game world first, before quickly changing…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV detailed in Game Informer
The latest issue of Game Informer has the scoop on Final Fantasy XV. We've picked up our own copy of the magazine and compiled some of the important (mostly spoiler-free) highlights for you below. To read the rest of the article and enjoy several new screenshots from the game, please consider supporting Game Informer by subscribing or picking up this month's issue on your own. When the team was starting Final Fantasy XV, the brand image wasn't very clear. Tabata believes the…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV staff talk Kingsglaive, music, Collector's Edition and more
Final Fantasy XV is showcased prominently in Famitsu this week, featuring a 19-page spread alongside interviews with director Hajime Tabata, visual director Takeshi Nozue and marketing manager Akio Ofuji. While the full magazine is due out tomorrow, pieces of the interview have made their way online through official channels. Most of the conversation centers on the CG companion film, Kingsglaive. If you missed the announcement, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a full feature CGI movie set concurrently to events in the…