Square Enix has lot of announcements in their pockets right now. Today, at the UNCOVERED: Final Fantasy XV event held in Los Angeles, Square Enix announced the release date for their highly anticipated game, Final Fantasy XV. Furthermore, they also revealed a new CG movie, a short anime series, a free downloadable demo, a new trailer, a free mobile game and the game’s available editions. Whoa!!! That was a mouthful.
Read below for further details:
Square Enix today announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released worldwide on September 30, 2016.
They also unveiled a new CG movie titled Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix. The GG movie will features: Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as Regis, the King of Lucid who has sworn to protect his kingdom; Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Luna, the princess who has been entrusted to deliver the royal ring of Lucis to Prince Noctis and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need For Speed) as Nyx.
Here’s the teaser trailer for the movie embedded below:
Square Enix synopsis the movie as:
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.
The movie will be released digitally worldwide before the game’s launch. For more information click here.
Additionally, SE unveiled a new short anime series titled “BROTHERHOOD Final Fantasy XV” that consists of five standalone episodes. The anime will 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 game.
The announcement trailer is available below and the first episode in the series can be viewed from YouTube. Remaining episodes will be released before the game’s launch and Yes! Is free!
A free downloadable demo dubbed PLATINUM DEMO – Final Fantasy XV is too available today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The demo offers a glimpse into the final game “as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child”.
The storyline included in the demo is said to be “unique” and will not be available in the final version of the main game. Players who complete the demo will unlock the exclusive Carbuncle summon DLC for the full game accessible at launch.
A new trailer showcasing the demo is embedded below:
Another trailer for the main game is released, narrated by King Regis, titled “Reclaim Your Throne“, 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, which can be viewed on beneath:
Justice Monsters Five, a pinball game for mobile devices combining role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s monsters. The game will be available to play in-game in Final Fantasy XV when it launches this September.
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
Finally, we’ve details about the available editions of the game:
Day One Edition – $59.99
- 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, Kingslaive 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
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. 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. Final Fantasy XV is available for digital pre-order tonight on Xbox Store and PlayStation Store starting today.