Final Fantasy XV: The 101 (Trailer) & What We Know So Far
Trailblazing down the gaming community is the new installment to the globally famed game franchise, Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy is the fifteenth main installment in the series, and shares a thematic connection with Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy, a subseries of the games linked by a common mythos which includes Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0. Final Fantasy has been in production for the past decade with Tetsuya Nomura serving as original director and designer in 2012, but later was replaced by Hajime Tabata due to a rebranding internally. The company would want Nomura to focus on other projects for the future.
Nomura is also known for his focus on the Kingdom Hearts series; another critically acclaimed franchise sharing multiple aspects with each other. Those aspects such as, the story, character design, gameplay, and some surprises are being pushed as prominent roles for the development of game. Another aspect of this game is a major departure from previous games, providing a darker atmosphere that focuses on more realistic environments and human characters than previous entries.
The 101 trailer explores gameplay mechanics, characters and more while providing viewers with everything they need to know about the game before the epic journey arrives on November 28th. The brotherhood’s journey as provides a introduction to Noctis and his three comrades. With the overview of the game’s story, the new trailer also offers explanations of Final Fantasy XV‘s combat system and blend of magic spells, summoms and real-time battle action. In addition to the launch day an update will be released titled ‘The Crown Update‘. The update is the result of some additional time for development since mastering the full game, and providing various updates, minor bug fixes and new features greatly enchancing the overall story and gameplay experience.
Here’s a list of upgrade enchanements for several elements:
Improvements to the camera with new options to better assist and track the action in tight spaces and to improve visibility during battles
The addition of an ability tree for the Wait Mode function improves the strategic element of this feature
Players can obtain the “Beast Whistle” which can be used to call monsters to battle
New event scenes and scenes from KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ and the “Omen” trailer have also been added to the game to make the story and timeline of events within the FINAL FANTASY XV universe even easier to follow for newcomers
For those who enjoy collecting items, the upgrade will also add a wider variety or recipes and fish with the addition of a gallery to keep track of culinary discoveries
Implementation of social media support, allowing the photos Prompto takes along your journey to be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s the ‘101’ trailer:
Among the team heading the project Hajime Tabata is directing with Shinji Hashimoto serving as producer. Wan Hazmer, Masashi Takizawa, Masanori Sato, Kenichiro Yuji, & Prasert Praservithyakam are on the project as game designers. Tetsuya Nomura is on board as a designer and artist along with longtime series composer, Yoko Shimomura.
Final Fantasy XV will be available on November 29th for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more information on Final Fantasy XV, visit: FinalFantasyxv.com