Previously known as FINAL FANTASY Versus XIII, the title’s development expanded and evolved to take full advantage of the capabilities of next generation platforms. While the main concept, world and story continue to be developed as originally envisioned, the First Production Development Team has further improved FINAL FANTASY XV’s action, gameplay elements and graphic quality to match the technology of the next generation hardware, as well as the expectations of players eagerly awaiting the game’s release. Final Fantasy XV is in development for PS4 and Xbox One. General Information Publisher: Square Enix Genre: Action Role Playing Game Platform: Sony PlayStation 4 & Microsoft XBox One Official Japanese Website: http://jp.square-enix.com/ff15/ Official N. American Website: http://na.square-enix.com/FFXV/ Official European Website: http://eu.square-enix.com/FFXV/ Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/finalfantasy15jp Twitter - http://twitter.com/1stPD_PR Release Date JP: TBA NA: TBA EU: TBA Trailers: E3 2013 Announcement Trailer - Youtube High Quality version for download E3 2013 Gameplay Trailer - Youtube High Quality version for download TGS 2014 Trailer - Youtube High Quality version for download TGS 2014 Gameplay Demo - Youtube High Quality version for download - Not Available yet Prologue: Story: The only crystal left to the world lies in the Kingdom of Lucis. Upon striking a peace with the garrison state of Niflheim, Lucis rejoices in having at last brought the cold war to a close. Their celebrations, however, are premature. Under the guise of amity, Niflheim dispels the anti-armament runewall and launches a full-scale invasion of the kingdom. The peaceful lives Crown Prince Noctis and his entourage once knew are consumed by the flames of war as they struggle to mount a resistance. The Setting: The setting for Final Fantasy XV reflects our world today, and its "ugly issues". Final Fantasy XV is a darker and more close to home emotional story, or so that is the vision Square-Enix has said. It’s a dark and sad story which aims to show how heavy and painful the burden that the heroes are carrying is, how painful their paths can be, and how important flashes of happiness are in a world ravaged by greed and despair. The keyword for Final Fantasy XV story is ‘misery’, and it can be applied to all main characters. With life-like characters and a truly painful story, the main theme the team wants to showcase is “Bonds” and how the characters relate to it. Even though the story will be quite serious, there will be elements of humor as well. Cast: Noctis Lucis Caelum A childhood affliction endowed Noctis, heir apparent to the throne of Lucis, with the mystical power to see a heavenly light, through which he could sense others' deaths. Noctis rejects rigid royal conventions and acts as somewhat of a renegade, much to the dismay of those who tend to him. Yet while "Noct" may act brash at times, he does so in defense of those loyal to him. Noctis' weapons are quite unique, and should make for quite a large part of the game play variations in the game, as he has many, many weapons at his fingertips. He doesn't carry or sheath his swords or holster his guns, they're simply with him. He seemingly wills them into materialization in an instant, dozens of them, rapidly. The amount of weapon switching seen is simply mind-boggling. His Japanese voice actor is Tatsuhisa Suzuki. Gladiolus Amicitia As lord of the noble House Amicitia, Gladiolus continues a line sworn to protect the crown. "Gladio" shares a friendship with Noctis that transcends birth and title, and his loyalty to his liege is born not of duty, but of brotherhood. Gladiolus fights with his bare hands and can use larger and heavier weapons like pile bunkers and great swords. His Japanese voice actor is Kenta Miyake. Ignis Stupeo Scientia Ever the unwavering voice of reason, Ignis was weaned on shrewd logic and a classical education from boyhood so that he might one day counsel the would-be king, Noctis. He applies the deep mutual understanding and trust they have built over time to help smooth over Noctis's brusqueness with others. Ignis specializes in support-style attacks. He is a strong magic user and can throw knives. He wields a katana blade. His Japanese voice actor is Mamoru Miyano. Prompto Argentum The puckish playboy Prompto befriended Noctis in his school days. He wears a chip on his shoulder as an outsider to the royal circle, but remains eager to do all he can for the cause. Prompto is a gunner. With this character, the player will be able to display a targeting reticule, which will allow you to aim for weak points on an enemy. Noctis can use guns but only has an auto aim function. His aiming is useful for large monsters that have weak points in various areas and can be targeted for positional damage. His japanese voice actor is Tetsuya Kakihara. Cor Leonis A living legend of Lucian lore, Lord Commander Cor Leonis's devotion to the art of war is surpassed only by that to his king. Little love is lost between the ill-starred stalwart and Noctis's retinue, yet honor binds him to keep watch over the group all the same. Cor uses Katanas in battle, and is 42 years old. He is the last to join Noctis's entourage comprising of Ignis, Gladiolus and Prompto. His Japanese voice actor is Hiroki Touchi. Regis Lucis Caelum Regis is the King of Lucis Kingdom, and Noctis's father. He plans to go down in history as the last King. Stella Nox Fleuret Stella has been described as an unfortunate enemy of Noctis, as in, the two likely don't want to fight one another, but they must simply due to their allegiances. Stella hails from the Fleuret family from the Kingdom of Tenebrae. Stella has the ability to see the “Light” just like Noct. She speaks openly about it without any restraints and feels intrigued by it. Stella uses the Rapier as her weapon. Luna Not much is known about Luna other that she is waiting in Altissia. She has a striking resemblance to Stella, and her necklace contains the shapes of both a Star and a Moon. Luna is Latin means Moon, while Stella in Latin means Star. Could they be sisters? Iedolas Aldercapt Enemy of Lucis and the leader of Niflheim. Unnamed Character 1 Hostile to the kingdom of Lucis, not much is know about this character. He was seen in the E3 2013 trailer talking to the Niflheim leader, Idola. His Japanese voice actor is Keiji Fujiwara, and thus, was given red hair, since Keiji Fujiwara has previously voiced other famous red haired characters like Axel (Kingdom Hearts) and Reno (Final Fantasy VII) Unnamed Character 2 No information available. Unnamed Character 3 No information available. Unnamed Character 4 Fights for Lucis Kingdom, and can be seen in the trailer standing behind King Regis Caelum. Unnamed Character 5 No information available. Unnamed Character 6 No confirmed information available. His Japanese voice actor has not been announced, but the voice sounds like Yuichi Nakamura. Locations: The four great nations that originally received protection from the crystals are Lucis, Tenebrae, Solheim and Accordo – and together with Niflheim and several other cities and towns – make up the vast world of FFXV. Forests and desert wastelands are also in the game, as well as shops where you can buy things. Lucis: The Kingdom of Lucis is ruled by Regis Lucis Caelum. A nation said to keep the last known existing crystal in the world, it is described as a nation both highly advanced and developed, and culturally intact, with tradition vibrant and still alive with the "songs of swords and sorcery". The city is a sprawling metropolis, inspired by modern-day cities like Tokyo and New York, and as such, is populated by skyscrapers and highways. Lucis, "of the light" or "belonging to the light", is the genitive form of the Latin Lux, "Light". Tenebrae: Tenebrae is the home nation of Stella. It is one of the nations that was entrusted with the power of the Crystal. Little else is known about it at this time, though there is a legend in Tenebrae which states that those who can see the "light" will obtain special powers. "Tenebrae" is Latin for "darkness" or "shadows". Niflheim: Led by Idola Eldercapt, Niflheim is an opposing kingdom in this game. It is shown to have invaded Lucis during the peace treaty signing party (dated 2592/09/15 [yyyy/mm/dd]), which would have settled the dispute over the last crystal. They have also waged war on Accordo, Solheim and Tenebrae. Niflheim is designed with an asymmetric aesthetic. Their clothes, while mostly white, are different on each side. Solheim: Solheim is one of the 4 nations blessed by the power of the Crystal. However, their crystal gets stolen by Niflheim. No other information is available currently. Accordo: A beautiful and picturesque nation, that is modelled after Venice, comes under attack by Niflheim forces. The latest trailer shows Leviathan demolishing the city, while Noctis is seen jumping from roof to roof trying to battle these forces.