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FFXV: release date, screens & trailers

FFXV: release date, screens & trailers

On top of our home videos from the demo we shared this morning, here are the assets we received regarding the Uncovered event for Final Fantasy XV. The game will launch on September 30, three special editions are available, an anime series (Brotherhood) and a CGI film (KingsGlaive) are in production.



SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY XV UNIVERSE: A FULL-SCALE CG MOVIE, ORIGINAL ANIME SERIES AND NEW MOBILE TITLE BASED ON FINAL FANTASY XV

Free PLATINUM DEMO - FINAL FANTASY XV Available Tonight


LOS ANGELES (Mar. 30, 2016) - Tonight, at the star-studded UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV event in Los Angeles, SQUARE ENIX® revealed that FINAL FANTASY® XV will release worldwide on September 30th. Unprecedented in the entertainment world, Square Enix and its partners also announced a series of large-scale projects that compose the grand FINAL FANTASY XV Universe to be released within the same timeframe.

KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ is a CG movie, presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix. The animated feature weaves together the complexities of kingdoms at war, royal relationships and epic battles in a tale that will set the stage for the main FINAL FANTASY XV narrative. The CG movie features an all-star cast with Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) voicing Regis, the King of Lucis who has sworn to protect his kingdom, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones), voicing Luna, the princess who has been entrusted to deliver the royal ring of Lucis to Prince Noctis, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), voicing Nyx. The title will be released digitally worldwide before the game’s launch.

BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV™ is a new anime series that consists of five standalone episodes that delve into the extraordinary friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades, setting the stage for the adventure players will set out upon in the action-packed RPG. The first episode is available now to stream on YouTube. Subsequent episodes will be released before the game’s launch. All episodes will be free.

PLATINUM DEMO - FINAL FANTASY XV is a free download demo that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child. This storyline is unique to the demo and will not be available in the final version of the main game. Players can take control of young Noctis as he masters various weapons, magic skills and driving. To overcome the many monsters within this fantastical dream world, young Noctis will have Carbuncle as is his magical guide. Players who complete the demo will unlock the exclusive Carbuncle summon DLC for the full game at launch. The demo is available tonight on Xbox One, and through the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

A new trailer for FINAL FANTASY XV narrated by King Regis, titled “Reclaim Your Throne,” was also revealed, showcasing never-before-seen gameplay accompanied by music from composer Yoko Shimomura. Florence Welch of Grammy-nominated Florence + the Machine has created her own rendition of the Ben E. King classic “Stand by Me” with SQUARE ENIX to soundtrack this new trailer.

FINAL FANTASY XV is available for digital pre-order tonight on Xbox Store and PlayStation®Store starting tonight. For a limited time, pre-order purchasers will receive Noctis Special Outfit and Carbuncle pet for Xbox Avatars (Xbox One) and a Dynamic PS4™ theme for PlayStation®4 players. The Collector’s Editions were also announced with more details below and on the official website.

Day One Edition – $59.99
○ FINAL FANTASY series Masamune DLC weapon
○ Xbox Store Pre-order Incentives: Two Xbox One Avatars including Noctis Special Outfit and Carbuncle pet
○ PlayStation®Store Pre-order Incentives: Dynamic PS4™ theme for PlayStation®4 players

Deluxe Edition – $89.99
○ All Day One Edition content plus an exclusive dual disc steelbook containing FINAL FANTASY XV and KINGSGLAIVE movie Blu-ray and Platinum Leviathan Regalia design and access to the Royal Raiment costume DLC

Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Available exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store) – $269.99
○ All Deluxe Edition content plus exclusive disc steelbooks containing the Official FINAL FANTASY XV Blu-ray Soundtrack (featuring music from FINAL FANTASY XV, KINGSGLAIVE and BROTHERHOOD), BROTHERHOOD Blu-ray (containing an exclusive sixth episode), hard-cover artbook, an exclusive limited edition variant Noctis PLAY ARTS -KAI- action figure, and in-game item packs

Finally, SQUARE ENIX also announced JUSTICE MONSTERS FIVE™, a pinball game for mobile devices combining role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters. The game will be available to play in-game in FINAL FANTASY XV when it launches this September. The mobile game will be coming soon, and players can enjoy Noctis and company’s favorite pinball pastime by downloading the game for free on Google Play for Android devices, on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Universal Store for Windows 10 devices. Pre-registration for this game is available at the following links:
· Android: https://prelaunch.me/android/NDU4
· iOS: https://prelaunch.me/ios/NDU5

As part of the global launch of the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience, and for the first time in franchise history, the game will include English, French, and Japanese voice options in addition to Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.

Platinum Demo Trailer
Brotherhood Anime Trailer
Reclaim Your Throne Trailer

All comments

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Commented on 2016-04-01 01:01:48
awesome hope we can get the extended Japanese trailer and the Kingsglave trailer too!
Commented on 2016-04-01 02:40:26
Awesome!
Commented on 2016-04-01 03:21:34
It's so obvious from these screenshots that consoles can't handle this game. The resolution clearly drops to sub-HD during action and it looks really ugly. FFXV deserves a PC release, otherwise these pretty graphics will be lost in the sea of compromises.
Commented on 2016-04-01 03:32:59 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
It's so obvious from these screenshots that consoles can't handle this game. The resolution clearly drops to sub-HD during action and it looks really ugly. FFXV deserves a PC release, otherwise these pretty graphics will be lost in the sea of compromises.
The screenshots are messed up. You can tell even by looking at the UI elements thats there is something seriously wrong here and its NOT the game but the screenshots. Just play the demo on PS4 and you can see how it looks.
Commented on 2016-04-01 04:23:16
I don't care if it's under 1080p on the consoles, it looks amazing in motion in that trailer. probably one of the best looking games from an artistic point of view. the trade-off they made to show off what they have is worth it.

as for PC sqaure said they may consider releasing a "higher spec" PC version later on. for now they're focusing on the current gen.
http://www.dualshockers.com/2016/03/31/final-fanta...
Commented on 2016-04-01 05:05:46 In reply to Xion4360
Don't have a ps4, but I watched some gameplay here on gamersyde and still looks rough as hell. I don't mind aliasing as much as some people, but it really sticks out here with sub 1080p res and dithered shadows. I'd much rather play it on PC.
Commented on 2016-04-01 05:23:50
Excerpt from an Engadget article:

FFXV director Hajime Tabata told Engadget that the studio isn't currently working on a PC version of the game. But, Tabata said he was "aware of the big call for a PC version."

"Unfortunately we weren't able to do simultaneous development on a PC and console version for XV," he said. "We had to focus on the console version and our goal was to maximize, optimize everything for the HD consoles. Once that's done, then we will definitely take a good, hard look at PC and what we need to do, and consider all our options. But right now we aren't decided, we're still considering a lot of things."

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/30/final-fantasy-x...

It probably means Square Enix will analyse what they would need to do and how much it would cost to make a PC version, and how profitable it could be. Plus they will probably take into account how well the consoles' versions sell.

Still, I believe Square Enix will release Final Fantasy 15 on PC eventually, if not in 2017, maybe in 2018. There's a also a chance of Square Enix releasing it on Nintendo's NX this year or next year, if next year, they could release the PC and NX version at the same time.

Another option would be to release Final Fantasy 15 for PC alongside the Final Fantasy 7 Remake for consoles, would be like a consolation prize for PC gamers if Final Fantasy 7 Remake doesn't get a PC version and/or a simultaneous release with consoles.

Would be a way to not let PC gamers without a new Final Fantasy game in 2017 or 2018. Just gotta wait for more news after the consoles' release.
Commented on 2016-04-01 06:04:15
Please upload the CG movie trailer and the full ver. Japanese trailer,too.
thank you!
Commented on 2016-04-01 06:47:40 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Excerpt from an Engadget article:

FFXV director Hajime Tabata told Engadget that the studio isn't currently working on a PC version of the game. But, Tabata said he was "aware of the big call for a PC version."

"Unfortunately we weren't able to do simultaneous development on a PC and console version for XV," he said. "We had to focus on the console version and our goal was to maximize, optimize everything for the HD consoles. Once that's done, then we will definitely take a good, hard look at PC and what we need to do, and consider all our options. But right now we aren't decided, we're still considering a lot of things."

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/30/final-fantasy-x...

It probably means Square Enix will analyse what they would need to do and how much it would cost to make a PC version, and how profitable it could be. Plus they will probably take into account how well the consoles' versions sell.

Still, I believe Square Enix will release Final Fantasy 15 on PC eventually, if not in 2017, maybe in 2018. There's a also a chance of Square Enix releasing it on Nintendo's NX this year or next year, if next year, they could release the PC and NX version at the same time.

Another option would be to release Final Fantasy 15 for PC alongside the Final Fantasy 7 Remake for consoles, would be like a consolation prize for PC gamers if Final Fantasy 7 Remake doesn't get a PC version and/or a simultaneous release with consoles.

Would be a way to not let PC gamers without a new Final Fantasy game in 2017 or 2018. Just gotta wait for more news after the consoles' release.
There's an extreme high chance it will land on pc, especially with that DX12 tech demo they made a while ago. and then that "Denuvo" Anti-Tamperware to boot. they're just giving the consoles some love justice, after putting their hardcore fans through 10 years of waiting. I would do the same if i was in SE's shoes.
Commented on 2016-04-01 06:59:34 In reply to Alan
Posted by Alan
Please upload the CG movie trailer and the full ver. Japanese trailer,too.
thank you!
I captured the URL for those two trailers from PS Store Japan, I'm not sure how good the quality is, but it's better than youtube at least.

Kingsglaive trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...

UNCOVERED FINAL FANTASY XV trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...
Commented on 2016-04-01 07:33:56 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Posted by Nathaniel_Wu
I captured the URL for those two trailers from PS Store Japan, I'm not sure how good the quality is, but it's better than youtube at least.

Kingsglaive trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...

UNCOVERED FINAL FANTASY XV trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...
Thanks a lot for this!
Commented on 2016-04-01 12:38:24 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Posted by Nathaniel_Wu
I captured the URL for those two trailers from PS Store Japan, I'm not sure how good the quality is, but it's better than youtube at least.

Kingsglaive trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...

UNCOVERED FINAL FANTASY XV trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...
Thanks for this! Watching the Japanese trailer, it seems clear to me that the footage is taken from the PS4 version. Very little AA in most of that and res is def no higher than 1080. Overall, however, I think it looks pretty much the best looking open world game I have seen. The sense of scale and the believability this creates in the environments is on point.
Commented on 2016-04-01 13:04:19
Will the Reclaim Your Throne (Extended cut) (Japanese audio with English subtitles) be uploaded as well as the KingsGlaive trailer in English?
Commented on 2016-04-01 13:49:10 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Great,thank you very much!
Commented on 2016-04-01 15:04:21 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Hey bro, can you please tell how you do that? can you share that? i will love to do that myself but.. idk where to begin.. anyway thanks for the trailers.. awesome
(you too gamersyde ^^ :) :D )
Commented on 2016-04-01 16:38:02 In reply to CeLioCiBR
Sure, it's a little bit complicated though.
First set up a proxy server on your PC or Mac, I used SquidMan.
Then set up your PS4's network and specify your PC or Mac's LAN address and port as proxy server.
Next use a network packet analyzer to monitor packets sent by PS4 via your PC or Mac, I used Wireshark.
Finally you open the trailer in PS4's PS Store, and check the analyzer's log to find a likely HTTP packet that comes with a video address, then you can download the video using whatever tool you like.

And FYI, this approach doesn't apply to PS Store US, whose videos (either free or not) are transmitted using HTTPS protocol and unable to decrypt.
Commented on 2016-04-01 17:12:33 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Awesome bro, thank you very much for the information, i will try it ^^ :) :D
Commented on 2016-04-01 18:29:33
Words cannot describe my joy..after waiting 10 years for this game....finally will have it released on my birthday. It's like fate has finally smiled a pond me. I pre ordered the deluxe edition from amazon. Uncharted 4, Dark Souls III, and Final Fantasy XV will be the three games I'm most looking forward to playing this year.
Commented on 2016-04-01 19:12:50 In reply to Nathaniel_Wu
Posted by Nathaniel_Wu
I captured the URL for those two trailers from PS Store Japan, I'm not sure how good the quality is, but it's better than youtube at least.

Kingsglaive trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...

UNCOVERED FINAL FANTASY XV trailer: http://poseidon.dl.playstation.net/cdn/JP0082/NPJB...
Thank you so much. you can also share: "Uncovered Final Fantasy XV: World of Wonder Environment Footage"?
Commented on 2016-04-01 19:27:31 In reply to genstar
I want this one, too, but PS Store Japan doesn't have this one, so…
Commented on 2016-04-02 00:08:44
The Platinum demo was incredibly boring and made me even less excited about this game. I hope they release another one before the game ships.
Commented on 2016-04-02 00:44:43 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
The Platinum demo was incredibly boring and made me even less excited about this game. I hope they release another one before the game ships.
It was just a little tech demo. I think it was quite fun for a tech demo. They said on numerous occassions before hand that it was in fact a tech demo.
Commented on 2016-04-02 06:21:26 In reply to GunsnSwords
Posted by GunsnSwords
There's an extreme high chance it will land on pc, especially with that DX12 tech demo they made a while ago. and then that "Denuvo" Anti-Tamperware to boot. they're just giving the consoles some love justice, after putting their hardcore fans through 10 years of waiting. I would do the same if i was in SE's shoes.
Not sure why you think them doing a DX12 tech demo has any bearing on their actual game roadmap. They were merely experimenting. Clearly, that DX12 tech has no real bearing on this title. I believe exactly what Mr. Tabata said. They will evaluate and decide if they feel a PC version makes sense. Console sales will also have a lot to do with it. But I think they'll do well there so it's up to if they think a PC build is worth the effort.
Commented on 2016-04-02 19:36:20 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
It's so obvious from these screenshots that consoles can't handle this game. The resolution clearly drops to sub-HD during action and it looks really ugly. FFXV deserves a PC release, otherwise these pretty graphics will be lost in the sea of compromises.
Maybe :)
Posted by CloudXIV
Don't have a ps4, but I watched some gameplay here on gamersyde and still looks rough as hell. I don't mind aliasing as much as some people, but it really sticks out here with sub 1080p res and dithered shadows. I'd much rather play it on PC.
So in other words, you hate apple pie but you haven't tried some yet :D - I have to say that apple pie taste great (in the least). ;)
Commented on 2016-04-02 20:26:42
Dat Florence+The Machine though...
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