Square Enix has released a new breathtaking Final Fantasy XV trailer to celebrate the opening of Jump Festa 2015. It features a first look at new features, characters, music and locations. Watch the Jump Festa 2015 trailer above and after that you are ready to dive in our “Active Time Report II” recap. Remember that the exclusive playable demo of Final Fantasy XV, titled FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-, will be available with purchases of the upcoming Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, only while stocks last. You can find pre-order links in the end of this article.
This is great news for fans who prefer the Japanese voice acting over the English one. The producer Hajime Tabata confirmed that the Final Fantasy XV demo will have dual audio during the second Active Time Report. The team is currently working to include the dual audio feature in the full version of the game as well, but they couldn’t promise it yet. It looks fairly positive though.
Another Final Fantasy XV Demo Coming
Hajime Tabata apologized the confusion behind the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae announcements. At first, he announced that the playable demo would be included in every Final Fantasy Type-0 HD copy, but then their plans changed and Square Enix decided to only include the demo in the first print edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. As an apology, Tabata-san told that they are planning a free demo for everyone. It will be set in the same location as “The Overture” tech demo and they are creating an extended version of it. However, the plans aren’t finalized yet and this demo won’t be arriving before Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae.
During the event, they showed two live demos for the audience. In the first one, the cast meets a new female character, Cindy, who is a mechanic. Cindy doesn’t have big role in the story, but she will be offering her support and assist during your journey. Another demo focused on exploring the town, which was premiered in the trailer. Instead of playing as Noctis, they decided to jump into the “dog mode” where they explored the town as a dog. The big town was still under construction and there wasn’t any NPCs walking around. For our surprise, they revealed it’s not even the biggest town in the game.
In the beginning of the trailer, you can see enemy airships attacking a city known as “Insominia”. It’s one of the capital cities in Final Fantasy XV and Noctis’ hometown. If you examine the picture carefully, you can see that it looks like the city from the very first Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailers!
Let’s Go to Road Trip – Everywhere! Seamlessly!
Traveling will be a seamless experience in Final Fantasy XV. You can go and visit any location without seeing the loading screen during your gameplay session. Tabata mentions that this feature isn’t completely working at the moment, but he promises that they will make it work. Are you getting tired of driving all day along? Why not pick up a train and go to shopping and visit fancy restaurants in the another city? It’s possible too.
As mentioned earlier, camping is an important mechanic in the game. Without sleeping your characters will become weaker and won’t perform well in the battles. Now they have also revealed that leveling up happens by camping. A day in Final Fantasy XV lasts about 60 minutes and since Noctis is a handsome young man, he can stay up three days in row.
Cor Returns with Eidolons!
Remember Cor? Good. He won’t be traveling with the gang that much, but he will be joining your party time to time. Like in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, summons will be called eidolons. The development team first planned to include the Titan eidolon in the demo, but since he got deeply involved into the story, they had to cut him away. However, there will be eidolons in the demo.
That’s all new details! I hope you enjoyed reading the article and viewing these screenshots and trailers. You can expect more Final Fantasy XV details soon since many Japanese news sites are very likely interviewing the producer Hajime Tabata at the event. As usual, we will be sharing the latest news with you! Don’t forget that the Final Fantasy XV demo will be only included in the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD first print edition, limited edition and collector’s edition. If you want to make sure you get the demo, pre-order the game!
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