Final Fantasy XV
5 days ago.
See Noctis parry a few enemies in these new Final Fantasy XV screenshots
It's that time again - Square Enix has published its direct feed versions of new Final Fantasy XV images that hit the Japanese magazine circuit this week. This time we've a closer look at action in battles including a special ability called "Spiral Thrust" as well as various scenes with Noctis parrying and dodging attacks along with teleportation. Spiral Thrust is one of the abilities the spear weapon will carry as its main attack. It is triggered by pressing a…
6 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release
Final Fantasy XV won't be releasing for quite a while yet - longer than we expect, according to director Hajime Tabata. While it's safe to expect the game to launch outside of this year, it's likely that when it does it will be out across all regions at the time time - or at least that's what Square Enix is hoping for. Speaking with Mexican game site LevelUp, Tabata explained that while he can't reveal the release date, he says…
1 week ago.
Everything you need to know from Hajime Tabata's Reddit AMA
Hajime Tabata took part in his first Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) event today, polling fan questions from the community at large on the subject of Final Fantasy Type-0. While the bulk of the "interview" focused on the upcoming remaster, Tabata also took some time to answer a few personal bits before opening the end of the session to a bit of general Final Fantasy and XV topics. Thanks to our friends at Gematsu, the majority of his answers have…
1 week ago.
More on Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae's length, original concept and the status of airships
Final Fantasy XV's demo has seen some changes since its original conception, director Hajime Tabata admits. With the recent news of the oft-promoted car seeing its removal, Tabata took a bit of time during tonight's Active Time Report to address some concerns that have been floating around since. The car will still be very important to the full version of Final Fantasy XV as the game is really pushing for that road trip feel. Following feedback from last year's Tokyo…
1 week ago.
Tabata talks Final Fantasy XV's world map, says airships are still to be determined
Final Fantasy XV's world is based on reality. "The towns and the cultural references that you see throughout the world, you’ll get a sense of realistic towns and cultures," Tabata told GameSpot in a new interview. "That’s one aspect that has remained since the title was first named Versus XIII." Should you choose to walk it, ride a train or even drive through it - XV's world is a connected one and based heavily on real-world influences. We've known Lucis to…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in Famitsu this week
Both Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD return to Famitsu's magazine circuit this week, and while we've not much in the way of new information both sets provide a further few screenshots than what was in both Jump and VJump already. Specially, the few pages on Type-0 continue coverage on the game's playable summons and characters including King, Eight, and Sice as well as a look at the main antagonist, Cid. On Final Fantasy XV, the finer details…
1 week ago.
Wan Hazmer discusses what it's like to be a lead game designer for Final Fantasy XV
Wan Hazmer is in charge of what goes into Final Fantasy XV's large world. Having gained a bit of attention following his adventures at Comic Fiesta in Malaysia as well as his his own blog, in which he has recently commented on the development of the game, Haz - as he says he'd like to be called - has brought about a bit of attention to himself somewhat irregular for an employee at Square Enix. Today, a new video has…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV's demo still doesn't have a date, but the goal is to release it close to Type-0 HD
Square Enix has been pretty quiet on the subject of Final Fantasy XV's demo and its release date. With a little less than two months until the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - the game the demo comes so neatly packed and promoted with - we have to wonder just when exactly they'll be spilling the beans. The truth, it seems, is that it may not be as far away we we thought. Speaking with director Hajime Tabata, Kotaku had…
1 week ago.
Square Enix wants Final Fantasy XV's creatures to be based on reality too
The round of hiring for Final Fantasy XV continues, this time with a new job listing revealing a more on design philosophies and applicant expectations. This new listing, which calls for an animator, is looking for someone who can breathe life into the enemies in the game, reasoning that in Japan monsters play a more important role in fantasy games than they do in their Western counterparts. Square Enix doesn't want them to be just simple "enemies," but rather creatures…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV returns to Jump with a spotlight on battle system
This week's Jump has a bit of coverage and new images focusing on Final Fantasy XV. This time we've a look at parts of the game's battle system that will be available in the upcoming Duscae demo including attacking, parrying and dodging certain abilities. Noctis can be seen wielding a dragoon's spear as he executes a counter against an enemy. The article points out that the combat actions constantly change depending on the environment around Noctis. The system will be…
2 weeks ago.
No, you won't be able to drive the car in Final Fantasy XV's upcoming demo
Players won't get to experience Final Fantasy XV's car driving component quite yet, director Hajime Tabata told Polygon today in a brief interview. His reason? He didn't want fans to feel like the game was all about driving, despite hyping it up quite a bit since the game's re-reveal back in September. "Originally we were planning on making the car be available to drive throughout the world and throughout the demo," Tabata said. "But we didn't want people to mistake…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Lead Game Designer updates us on Episode Duscae
"The last 20% is crucial," Final Fantasy XV Lead Game Designer Wan Hazmer said today in a Tumblr post in regards to his work on the upcoming Episode Duscae following a recent statement indicating the trial was nearing 80% complete. Hazmer echoed Tabata's words as well, stressing that the optimization, polishing, and debugging won't be an easy task - "hell on earth" he called it. All things considered, however, he looks forward to the day when fans can experience the…
1 month ago.
Square Enix hiring an online game planner related to Final Fantasy XV
Square Enix is looking for someone to fill the position of online game planner with some relation to Final Fantasy XV, according to a new job listing posted online. The recruitment page specifies very little, but under duties lists “Planning a new online game related to Final Fantasy XV.” The ad goes into further requirements such as a positive attitude and being able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Other positives include online management experience, production of a game with…
1 month ago.
New Final Fantasy XV info & tech demo revealed at Comic Fiesta 2014
Square Enix held a "History and Future of Final Fantasy" panel yesterday at Comic Fiesta 2014 in Malaysia where Final Fantasy XV producer Shinji Hashimoto and game designer Wan Hazmer took the stage to show off a little bit of old and new. Here's a recap of everything new shared at the event: Dual Audio for Episode Duscae is confirmed. Dual Audio for full game is not confirmed at this time. Hazmer quoted Tabata that they are doing their…
1 month ago.
Is Stella still in Final Fantasy XV? Square Enix won't comment
The fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII heroine Stella Nox Fleuret remains unknown. After her brief E3 2013 appearance Square Enix has remained mum on her character, once positioned as someone integral to the game's cast at large. Recent trailers depict a new female character by the name of Luna - a name which has been confirmed to us not only in magazine articles but also through trailer dialogue. Why is it Square Enix has shifted the focus to her…
1 month ago.
New Final Fantasy XV screenshots detail towns, Titan, the car and more
Today Square Enix has uploaded a batch of new Final Fantasy XV screenshots, providing us with direct feed captures recently seen in the Japanese magazine circuit and last weekend's Jump Festa in Japan. Along with the new female mechanic, Cidney, we've a look at the massive Titan as well as several shots showing Noctis and friends about town and several story image cutscenes. We've also learned that Cor Leonis is still around and will be joining your party from time…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Approximately 80% Complete
Hajime Tabata was interviewed by Dengeki Playstation where he gave an update on the development of the Final Fantasy XV demo. Tabata said that episode Duscae is doing well in it's final stage and is approximately 80% complete. After seeing fans reactions of the trailer and footage they showed at TGS 2014, the team decided how the demo version will be broken down. Optimizing the demo is all there's left to do. "Nevertheless, optimization is actually a fairly troublesome thing…
1 month ago.
Another look at Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu
This week's Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu both have quite a bit of information on Final Fantasy XV, as well as some new screenshots. While most of the screenshots aren't exactly "new" - the bulk of them simply stills from the latest trailer - there are a couple that were likely cut due to time and possible spoilers. We’ve got a few of the new shots out of the magazines for you below. Most of the other information in these articles, including…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV towns, summons, battles and camping detailed in Famitsu
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has a lot to say about the game in this week's Famitsu, having come fresh off Jump Festa this weekend with a new trailer, in development showcases and more. Speaking with the magazine, he shed some light on some of the game's features including the return of fully realized towns, summons, combat and camping. Thanks to both Sokuho@Hokanko and Gematsu, we've got the main points summarized here. About the game's world: Battles against huge enemies are…
1 month ago.
Retail version of Final Fantasy XV aiming to be on Luminous Engine version 2.0
Final Fantasy XV has a big feature in this week's Famitsu following its appearance and new trailer at Jump Festa. Aside from the main article dealing with director Hajime Tabata, the magazine also included a special panel with the staff of Luminous studio, who touched upon some of the technical aspects of the game engine and its improvements over last generation. As we learned a couple months ago, the current version of the engine is running on Luminous version 1.4.…