Learn everything about Final Fantasy XV in this impressive extended trailer

FFXV takes place in the war-torn world of Eos and follows the story of Noctis, an exiled prince on an epic quest to retake his lands and crown.

Final Fantasy XV's 101 trailer gives an overview of the story, the game's strategic action combat and much more.

Final Fantasy XV has been in development for over 10 years, originally as a spin-off for Final Fantasy XIII. The project has since been massively expanded, delayed, and reworked, producing the grand open-world adventure Square Enix hopes will rekindle mainstream interest in the aging franchise.

Square Enix appears to have taken criticisms of Final Fantasy XIII's linearity to heart, creating a huge and dynamic open-world complete with masses of side quests, optional objectives, mini-games and more. Whether that open world is filled with genuinely compelling content or just copy and pasted MMO-style fetch quests remains to be seen, but the trailer gives me some optimism as a long-time fan.

Final Fantasy XV has also developed its combat using significant amounts of user feedback, having shipped multiple demos. The combat sits somewhere between pure action RPGs like The Witcher 3 and something more tactical, like Dragon Age Inquisition. You can pause battles to issue commands to your squad, but also play FFXV like a semi-hack and slash with heavy RPG progression and customization.

Will it live up to ten years of expectations? We'll find out when the game launches on November 29th, 2016 for Xbox One and PS4.

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20 Comments
  • Game play looks very good but I'm calling it now, the plot will be atrocious and the cast will be filled with tropes.
  • I'm just pissed it isn't turn based. That's what I believe Xbox needs. More turn based JRPG games.
  • Agree!
  • I'm perfectly okay that it's not turned based (it's what Wait Mode is for though), but I agree with need for more JRPG and well, ANY type of RPG for that matter. I really dislike FPS and TPS games all the time.
  • Yes, more RPGs are needed big time.
  • Is that possible? I didn't know that real time combat (although I know they have been trying to hybrid it for several games) was allowed in Final Fantasies.
  • On the other hand, I'm totally fine that it's not turn-based. I really can't get into turn-based rpgs. This is the first FF I'm really looking forward to.
  • Probably haha
  • I'm guessing you haven't watched the movie for this? It's pretty fantastic and sets up the story. You should at least check it out. :)
  • You're giving it too much credit... https://www.yahoo.com/movies/video/elijah-wood-conan-obrien-play-0821505...
  • This is epic stuff!
  • Since this is not an MMO, there shouldn't be any subscription fees. Unlike XIV.
  • There aren't any, no servers or customer service to maintain
  • Impressive. Toward's the end, when they focused on characters and the musical score changed, it reminded me so much of the Shenmue reveal for the Dreamcast!
  • I hope its nothing like the absolutely terrible Platinum demo. As a long time FF fan, I was extremely turned off by that.
  • Hahaha this has to be in the runnings for worst trailer ever, nevertheless, I am lucky enough to have bagged myself an Ultimate Collector's Edition £189 well spent....i hope
  • When's for PC ? maybe never
  • Hopefully this will also come to the PC....
  • Japanese games since the PS2 era have been very mediocre. The main reason is their games tried to incorporate western methods. Why JRPGs have this Hack n slash combat nowadays is beyond me. All the tactics and strategy and epicness has been removed from the awesome battle systems of old. The Turn based systems. That's what a JRPG was. Lost Odyssey was by far the best last gen. FF7 remake is another title that looks to completely change everything that made the masterpiece original great. Wake me up when Japanese games become great again. If ever.
  • Wow, they are remaking FF7? That would be great if it didn't sound like they are killing it with changes.