Holy crap Final Fantasy XV just upped the ante as to what a video game can be. The amount of support and content that has been revealed for this long awaited title is astounding. New trailers, artwork, an anime, a CGI film with a star studded cast, a car partnership and a mobile game to name just a few, Final Fantasy XV is pulling out all the stops to prove that the wait has been worth it. Check out everything below, with videos and trailers included.
The PlayStation Blog has put together a list of the 15 reveals of Final Fantasy XV, a comprehensive summary of exactly what was shown at the conference last night. It reads as follows:
- Hironobu Sakaguchi — the man, the myth, the legend — took center stage to open up the show to talk about how he’s looking forward to Final Fantasy XV becoming a challenger yet again.
- A brand-new trailer titled Reclaim Your Throne showed off new combat and a new rendition of the classic song Stand by Me, which is the theme song to Final Fantasy XV.
- Yoshitaka Amano, legendary Final Fantasy artist, designed a brand-new animated project titled Big Bang!
- Stand by Me was revealed to be sung by none other than Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
- All-new gameplay was unveiled featuring chocobo riding, updated battle mechanics, magic, and how Titan is summoned.
- World of Wonder: Environment Footage brought a soothing tone to showcase how vastly open-world the game is looking to be.
- A brand-new surprise, Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV was announced! A five-part anime series telling the backstory of all of the friends — the announcement trailer and episode 1 are available to watch.
- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy, a fully CG movie was announced! Blurring the lines between animation and reality, Kingsglaive tells the story of Nyx — a member of the elite armed forces, the Kingsglaive.
- A partnership between Audi was uncovered to show a one-of-a-kind exclusive Audi R8, themed after the world of Kingsglaive
- An all-star voice cast for Kingsglaive was revealed! Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, and Sean Bean headline this star-studded affair.
- Justice Monsters Five, a brand-new mobile game was showcased to the world for the first time — a brand-new pinball mini-game will be available on smartphones later this year.
- A completely free and quirky demo, Platinum Demo — Final Fantasy XV was shown. Set in a whimsical dreamscape, you play as a child Noctis traversing the world with your new pal, Carbuncle.
- Two blockbuster editions were announced! The deluxe edition which contains both Final Fantasy XV and the Kingsglaive movie will be available in limited quantities. And in even more select quantities is the ultimate collector’s edition (which contains more content than this entire blog!) — pre-order your edition of choice!
- The release date was finally uncovered and confirmed! September 30, 2016 worldwide!
- Lastly, the Uncovered Extended trailer debuted even more gameplay and dove deeper into the story.
There you have it, the biggest reveals of Final Fantasy Uncovered. You can watch the trailer and the first episode of the Final Fantasy Brotherhood HERE. It’s the aforementioned anime series where yo can watch all the episodes for free on youTube as they’re released.
You can Download the Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo from the PlayStation Store HERE.
I’m more than excited for the full feature length CGI film Kingslaive with the amazing voice cast and visual beauty that it will be. The movie will be available to download and stream Worldwide. I’ve been waiting so long for a new CGI Final Fantasy film, and the cast and visuals have exceeded my expectations.
Everything coming together has created a massive Final Fantasy Universe that connects players and fans to the vast world in so many ways, it’s amazing at just how much work, effort and support has been put into this title that we can all finally get ur hands on come September 30, 2016! The wait is almost over, finally.