It’s a great day today as a barrage of Final Fantasy XV news and freebies have been revealed in its much awaited event- the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV! Livestreamed on Twitch and YouTube earlier today, the event itself was held at the Shrine of Hollywood. If you missed this epic 2-hour event, here are 7 important things you missed!
1. RELEASE DATE
Final Fantasy XV will launch worldwide on September 30 for the PS4 and Xbox One- finally!
2. NEW FREE DEMO
A free demo called Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV is now downloadable at both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Store, both at around 4GB. You will join a young Noctis in his fragmented dreamscape, guided by a curious Carbuncle companion. Playing this demo will also give you an exclusive Carbuncle summon when you finally get the full game. You will also get to experience the fine-tuned battle system here!
A feature-length movie of FFXV has also been announced, titled Kingsglaive. Notable stars cast are Lena Headey and Sean Bean of Game of Thrones, and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad.
Square Enix has released the following synopsis:
“The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.
King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting an ultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.”
Kingsglaive will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment within 2016 before Final Fantasy XV, and will be available for streaming and download worldwide.
A 5-episode anime (11 minutes each) was also announced titled Final Fantasy XV: Brotherhood, showcasing how Noctis became friends with the other key characters in the game. All five episodes will be available for free online, with a sixth exclusive bundled with the Ultimate Collector’s Edition of the game.
The first episode is now available in SE’s YouTube channel! Watch here:
5. MOBILE GAME
There’s also Justice Monsters 5: a pinball game that “combines role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters” and will be available in-game in FFXV, on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 in 2016. It will allow players to “enjoy Noctis and company’s favorite pastime.”
6. NEW TRAILER
A new action-packed trailer was released titled Reclaim Your Throne, featuring the iconic Astral – Titan, new music tracks from composer Yoko Shimomura, and Florence + the Machine’s beautiful rendition of “Stand by Me”.
7. GAME PACKAGES
So how much will the game actually cost? We have three options:
STANDARD EDITION (game only) – $60 / P3,000
DELUXE EDITION – $90 / P4,700
Includes: Game and Kingsglaive movie with Steelbook, and in-game bonus content.
ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION – $270 / P17,000
Includes: Game and Kingsglaive movie with Steelbook, exclusive Play Arts Kai Noctis, Hardbound Artbook, Brotherhood Anime and Soundtrack with Steelbook, in-game bonus content and item packs
Want to watch the full video of the livestreamed event? Here you go!