Posted by marc March 31, 2016
Final Fantasy 15

Square Enix dropped a ton of news at last night's Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event. The most surprising reveals were about supplementary media: A full-length, non-theatrical CGI movie called Kingsglaive Final Fantasy will follow the politics and actions of the father of FFXV's protagonist. The events in the movie will occur at the same point as those in the game's timeline. Similarly, a five-episode anime series will cover the events of the game's main characters preceding the actual game's narrative. While the animation quality isn't exactly amazing, it will be a must for FF fans. The first episode is already available online.

In terms of actual video games, FFXV's minigame will be playable both in-game and in real life. Justice Monsters V looks like a spin on pinball mixed with RPG elements and will be available on iOS and Android. Also, a new FFXV demo dropped last night at midnight, which features gameplay and narrative that will not be in the full game, a bit like Bravely Default's 3DS demo. Limited edition and collectors edition versions of the game were announced for pre-order, featuring extras like an art book, OST, figure, DLC, and more. Finally, while the launch date was accidentally leaked earlier in the day, Square Enix did confirm a release date of September 30, 2016.

After so many years of waiting - originally for Final Fantasy XIII Versus - and the meh support characters in Noctis' party, my interest has waned somewhat, but I'm still itching to play the game. If a limited edition PS4 with nice FFXV graphics shows up, I'll probably pick it up. Otherwise I'll wait it out. Are you excited for FFXV? Let me know in the comments!

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