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Final Fantasy XV Announcements

Ten years of waiting and we finally have a confirmed release date for Final Fantasy XV.  During Square Enix’s “Uncovered” event thy announced that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing worldwide on September 30th 2016.

Along with this eagerly awaiting date, Square Enix announced a few extra items that will keep Final Fantasy fans very happy;

  • Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV was announced! This is a five part anime series telling the back story of the Noctis and his three friends thus setting up the events of the game when it is released.  The announcement trailer and episode 1 are available to watch here.

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  • If an anime series is not enough for you, then what about a CGI movie?  Square Enix have teamed up with Sony Pictures to bring you Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy.  This feature length CGI movie follows the story of Noctis’ father, King Regis, and heroine, Lunafreya, while Noctis and crew embark on their road trip.  Check the trailer out here
  • A new mobile game was also announced.  Justice Monster Five is a pinball mini-game that is set within the main game itself.  It will also be released outside of the game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone for free prior to the launch of FFXV.  You can actually pre-register for this game on Android and iOS already.


  • A new demo is now available on the PS4 and Xbox that features Noctis as a child.  The content within this demo is unique and will not be in the final cut of the game.  It is set up in a dream scape where you will have to overcome various monsters by mastering his various weapons, magic and even driving.  You will even get a chance to try out the skills of modern day Noctis.
  • What would a big AAA title be with out Special Editions? FFXV is no different with three version on offer for any one who wishes to buy the game;

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Day One Edition $59.99

  • A copy of the game
  • Bonus content: “Masamune” 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

  • A copy of the game
  • Exclusive SteelBook featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Bonus content: “Royal Raiment” outfit, “Masamune” weapon, and “Platinum Leviathan” car recolor

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Ultimate Collectors Edition $269.99 – Limited to 30,000 units (Pre Order Here)

  • A copy of the game
  • Exclusive SteelBook
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Special Soundtrack
  • Exclusive Play Arts Kai Noctis
  • Hardcover 192 page art book
  • Bonus content: “Royal Raiment” outfit, “Masamune” weapon, and “Platinum Leviathan” car recolor
  • In-game item packs: “Travel Pack,” “Camera Kit,” “Angler Set,” and “Gourmand Set”

On a closing note, it feels like Square Enix are putting a lot of effort into making sure Final Fantasy XV will be as successful in the West as it is in the East.  I am not taking away the fact that it is not been a success in the past but it always feels like a lot of the content gets lost in translation.  Eastern culture is very different to Western.  With this said, a few extra things announced last night really drove this feeling home.  Firstly, Square Enix announced that the main theme song is a cover of the Ben E. King classic “Stand by Me” by Florence + the Machine; a name that is well know pretty much world wide and lastly they have announced that there is an all-star voice cast for the CGI movie, Kingsglaive, including Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and Sean Bean (Lord of The Rings) [Hopefully he won’t die in this movie].

Phew, that is a lot to write about this early in the morning but I believe that is everything covered.  Please take your time for it to all sink in and leave any comments below if you have anything to say.




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