Final Fantasy XV
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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…
5 days 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…
5 days 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…
6 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV demoed at TGS, more information expected at Jump Festa and more often
Square Enix showed off a new demo of Final Fantasy XV during tonight's TGS stage events, showcasing a technical demo of sorts of the cityscape shown in last year's reveal trailer in an effort to dispel Japanese user impressions that this week's new trailer was pre-rendered content. Hajime Tabata, now sole director of the title, also took some time to share some information about the upcoming Duscae demo packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0 - the likes of which his team…
1 week ago.
Actually, Square Enix can't tell us when Final Fantasy XV's demo is coming out
UPDATE: According to a new post by Square Enix Europe community manager Dan Seto, the company actually has not confirmed the release date of the Final Fantasy XV demo. In the comments section, Dan writes that they will announce further details around the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in March. ORIGINAL STORY: 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…
1 week 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. …
1 week 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…
1 week 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…
1 week 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…
4 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…