For those of you who don’t know, Square Enix just finished their event/press release called UNCOVERED:FINAL FANTASY XV minutes ago. Held in Los Angeles, California, the event revealed tons of exciting details and releases all tying up to the worldwide release of the latest main installment of the Final Fantasy franchise on September 30th. But that date is not the only thing Square Enix has in store; read on for a quick recap!
- First off, Final Fantasy XV is getting a 5-episode spin-off anime series called Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV. The series will act as some sort of prequel, telling the story of Noctis—the protagonist of FFXV—and his meetings with his three companions. Each episode is 10 minutes long and will be available for free on Youtube this year . Handling the production will be studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Black Butler). See the first episode here.
- Next up, there’s Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, a full-feature CGI movie also coming out later this year before the release of FFXV. It will be available for digital download or stream, details not yet announced. The story takes place before the game, centering around Luna and King Regis. Surprising announcement was made about the English voice actors: Lena Headey and Sean Bean of Game of Thrones will respectively voice Luna and King Regis, and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad will voice Nyx. No announcement was made for a Japanese voice castings (if any). You can see the trailer here.
- Moving on from cinematic releases, a mobile game spin-off is also announced. Called Justice Monsters Five, the game will be available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in 2016. If you’re currently living in the US, you can pre-register for its launch today. It ties in to Final Fantasy XV by actually being one of the mini-games you can play in the game via a pinball machine or some sorts. Trailer.
- The last and probably the most exciting one of them all—save the actual release date of the game, is a free, standalone demo called Platinum Demo. It’s available to download now both for Xbox One and PS4. The demo is meant to introduce players (both old and new) to the gameplay of FFXV. The demo, which has a very whimsical and playful tone, revolves around the little adventure of young Noctis and a carbuncle he met. Finishing the demo will grant you access to a Carbuncle DLC for the main game. See the gameplay for yourself here.
Aside from the 4 mentioned above, there’s also other news such as the actual release date (30 September) announced by director Hajime Tabata and a Deluxe/Collector Edition bundles for the game. All of this seems to indicate that Square Enix is adapting a multi-platform, tied-universe approach for a main Final Fantasy title releases in the future. What do you think about that Arama readers?
To close it all off, check out the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XV (also revealed at the end of the event) below!