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Square Enix showed off a new demo of Final Fantasy XV during tonight’s TGS stage events, showcasing a technical demo of sorts of the cityscape shown in last year’s reveal trailer. Hajime Tabata, now sole director of the title, also took some time to share some information about the upcoming Duscae demo packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0.
According to him, Duscae is the name of a location in the game. The length of the demo will be about one hours worth, but players can probably play up to 3 or 4 hours through the game’s overworld and dungeon that will be included. As seen in the trailer, you’ll be able to drive a car around – and maybe even chocobos – or, if you’d rather, one of Noctis’ friends can take over the wheel as well. The demo will feature a variety of enemies, but no boss battles however, as those will be quite a big deal in the final game. That adamantoise? You’ll be able to fight him but it will take some time to bring him down.
Moving on, Tabata’s new tech demo titled “Overture” detailed some of XV’s dynamic weather, including places that don’t get wet under objects even when it rains. Using some of the engine tools, Tabata played around a bit with the game’s warp mechanics before finally bringing in a bunch of enemies to show working combat including party member and weapon switching. For example, by switching over to Ignis the player can use dual swords and even a Fire ability.
In closing, Tabata confirmed a few things: first is that visuals are still being fine-tuned. Secondly, the team plans on showing the game more often – starting with Jump Festa in December. And finally, because time for this presentation was so short, expect to see even more of it on Square Enix Presents in the near future.
final fantasy never looks so good
The new trailer tells me that FFXV is the story of Noctis being babysitted by his hot friends. I love it.
New promotional CGI renders released by Square Enix of the casts of Final Fantasy XV (top) and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. The top is a new image of the main characters of FFXV, while that of Type-0's cast is a reworked image of one released in promotion of the original game in 2011.
Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 are in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While FFXV has no release window, a demo for the game will launch with Type-0 HD's release in North America on March 17, 2015; in Japan on March 19, 2015; and in Europe on March 20, 2015.
There he is.