View Full Version : Young Noctis Leads the Next Final Fantasy XV Demo

01-31-2016, 05:23 PM
While we got (http://home.eyesonff.com/content.php/3775-The-Dramatic-Effects-of-Magic-in-Final-Fantasy-XV) the Active Time Report, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata appeared on stage at Taipei Game Show. While there he explained a similar amount of info (http://home.eyesonff.com/content.php/3774-Aranea-Highwind-Revealed-as-a-New-Character-for-Final-Fantasy-XV) that was touched upon in the ATR but there was a new screenshot showing off Young Noctis.

Thanks to our friends over at Nova Crystallis (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2016/01/young-noctis-is-the-lead-character-in-the-free-final-fantasy-xv-tech-demo/), we've got a summary about what was discussed at the Taipei Game Show:

They’re talking about how Final Fantasy has been important to PlayStation, with FF7 (PS1), FFXIII (PS3) and now XV for PS4.
When the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae was out, they still had not planned a Chinese version like with FF13. Tabata changed his mind after seeing fans at Taipei Game Show last year.
Tabata reassured fans yet again that the game will be receiving a simultaneous release worldwide.
Tabata says Final Fantasy XV is more fun than the demo!
Two new gameplay videos were shown that you can view here.
You’ll need to buy gas for Noctis’ car otherwise you might end up pushing it like you saw in the video.
The team’s made it easier to switch weapons, as we learned before.
The aerial battle system has also been improved.
No more progress reports since they want to show the final product in the future.
Tabata says the PS4 helps express things like dynamic magic and realism.
You won’t be able to steal magitek armor but you can steal weapons.
Players can have fun destroying the base like you saw in the video.
Tabata can’t tell us who the dragoon lady is, it’s a secret.
A screenshot of young Noctis was shown ahead of the March event as they didn’t wait until then to present it.
Young Noctis is the lead character in the free tech demo.

There will be more information at the next event regarding the demo and the release date, along with the games price. The next Final Fantasy XV event, Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV will be held on March 30, 2016 at 7pm PT/9pm CT/10pm ET.

01-31-2016, 06:14 PM
Tabata changed his mind about what, exactly?

01-31-2016, 06:37 PM
Oh sorry, about the Chinese version, it made a new line. I'll fix that.

01-31-2016, 07:48 PM
Oh my god this game is looking so good. And you know what it looks like it plays like? Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

02-01-2016, 02:14 AM
How does this whole demo thing work? Because I'm down with playing mini Noctis!

02-01-2016, 10:48 AM
How does this whole demo thing work? Because I'm down with playing mini Noctis!
It says "free tech demo", so hopefully that means it's going to be available to all PS4 & Xbox One owners.

Also, I'm glad to see a playable young Noctis. When young Noctis was first shown with his Dad I thought it would be good if we got to play in the past for some backstory.