• Final Fantasy XV RSS Feed

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV is the latest game in the Final Fantasy series, presently in development by Square-Enix. The action RPG is promised to be “A fantasy based in reality” and its modern setting is in stark contrast to the settings of earlier Final Fantasy games, being more darker and based on believable characters. It will be directed by Hajime Tabata who also directed Crisis Core and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Final Fantasy XV promises to be similar in terms of combat.

    Here we bring some frequently asked questions about Final Fantasy XV.

    What platforms will Final Fantasy XV be released for?
    It has been announced that Final Fantasy XV will be appearing on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

    Will there be a PC release for Final Fantasy XV?
    Not initially - Square-Enix have only announced it for consoles. With that said, all of the most recent Final Fantasy titles have been released for the PC at a later date so don’t rule it out happening later down the line.

    When will Final Fantasy XV be released?
    It has been officially announced as September 30th 2016.

    Wasn’t Final Fantasy XV previously a PlayStation 3 title Final Fantasy Versus XIII?
    Yes. The game was originally announced back in 2006. It has since been rebranded and is now being developed for next-gen systems. There will not be a PlayStation 3 release of Final Fantasy XV.

    How is Final Fantasy XV related to Final Fantasy XIII? Are they set in the same world?
    They’re both from the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology, the same as Final Fantasy Type-0 but there are no direct connections between characters and worlds – the game will not be set in Pulse or Cocoon, and instead has its own unique world. The Goddess Etro is confirmed to make some appearances but game director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that terms such as "l'Cie" and "fal'Cie" will be kept to a minimum.

    Will Lightning be in Final Fantasy XV?
    Not as a main character, but don’t rule out a Lightning cameo in XV – particularly after the modern ending of Lightning Returns.

    What will the Final Fantasy XV battle system be like?
    Very similar to the Kingdom Hearts battle system, although made more “adult” and “realistic”. The party will usually contain three characters and the playable character, Noctis. A variety of different weapons such as swords, guns, lances and axes are possible. Each character has a weapon that they specialise in, apart from Noctis who is capable of equipping any weapon.

    Combo attacks can be chained and other party members can combine to launch joint attacks. Magic will be possible, with each character having a different type of magic. Noctis has “Warp” magic, allowing him to teleport to opponents. Vehicles and mechas also feature in combat, and can be stolen from the opponent. Summons will also be present. We have so far seen indications that old classics Ramuh, Titan, Leviathan and Carbuncle will be in the game. They seem to be on a much larger scale than ever before.

    Check out this video of a FF15 battle, showcasing the battle system.

    Who are the characters in Final Fantasy XV?
    Noctis Lucis Caelum is the main character, and a prince of the Kingdom of Lucis. Lunafreya Fleuret is the female lead and is from an aristocratic family in the neighbouring kingdom of Tenebrae. Noctis and Stella share the ability of seeing a mysterious "light" connected to a goddess of the dead, Etro. Other confirmed playable characters are Noctis’s friends: Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Stupeo Scientia and Prompto. For more information, check out our characters page.

    What is the story of Final Fantasy XV?
    The world is divided into a number of different nation states. A longstanding stalemate between the nations is soon to come to a close. The world has been gripped in a cold war over the nations’ crystals which has led to many nations regressing to a medieval state, and this is coming to an end with the rival kingdoms of Lucis and Niflheim about to sign a peace treaty. On the day of the signing, Niflheim invades Lucis and steals its crystal, forcing the young prince Noctis and his friends to flee.

    What do we know about the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack? Will Nobuo Uematsu be involved?
    Yoko Shimomura will be the composer, following on from her work as composer on Kingdom Hearts. For more information, check out our soundtrack page.

    Was it true that Final Fantasy XV was going to be a musical?
    Yes. Tetsuya Nomura was inspired after watching the Les Miserables movie of 2012. Tragically the executives at Square-Enix overruled him.

    Is it true that sequels for Final Fantasy XV are in the works already?
    No. At E3 in 2013 Tetsuya Nomura explained that Final Fantasy XV is meant to be the first part in a longer saga. Given how long it now takes to develop a Final Fantasy game, Nomura stated that Square-Enix were exploring the possibilities of shorter games set in the same world and online titles to help maintain the interest of players. Nothing is in development as yet, however.

    A spin off pinball game for mobile devices called Justice Monsters Five was developed by Square-Enix and you can see the trailer for that here.

    Wasn’t there meant to be a character called Stella? What happened to her?
    Stella Nox Fleuret was a blonde haired female character shown in the early trailers in the game when it was still Final Fantasy Versus XIII. She quickly became a fan favourite with her adept magic skills and possibly antagonist nature with Noctis.

    It was confirmed during Active Time 6.0 that Stella had been cut as they could no longer fit her into the story. She was replaced by Lunafreya, a similar looking character from the same royal house.

    Are Stella and Luna sisters?
    No. Stella has been cut from the game and Luna is her replacement rather than her sibling.

    Is there going to be a Final Fantasy XV animated movie?
    Yes. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a full CGI movie telling the story of the build up of events to Final Fantasy XV’s main game.
    Kingsglaive will feature Lena Headey as Luna, Sean Bean as King Regis and Aaron Paul as Nyx. The movie will be sold with the ultimate collector’s edition as well as being available to download and stream. You can watch the trailer for it here.

    Is there going to be a Final Fantasy XV anime series?
    Yes. Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV will be released for free via YouTube in the run up to the release of the main game. It will be a five part series that will tell the story of Noctis how he, Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus came to be friends.

    You can watch the first episode here.

    Does this page seem incomplete or faulty? Do you have info you can add or corrections? Post it in our Site Contributions forum!
    The preview text goes here. If you don't enter anything here, the pagetext will be stripped of html and the beginning will be used.

  • Final Fantasy XV on the forums...


    My thoughts (review)

    Thread Starter: Saber

    So when I first played the game I skipped a bunch of stuff to see how long the story lasted. To my surprise it was beatable in a day or two. The second

    Last Post By: Saber Today, 10:51 AM Go to last post

    The Moogle Chocobo Carnival will hit January 23rd!

    Thread Starter: Freya

    The Moogle Chocobo Carnival is almost here for Final Fantasy XV! In this limited time event, you'll be able to play carnival games and have fun

    Last Post By: Elly 01-21-2017, 02:33 PM Go to last post

    Question about stats and gear

    Thread Starter: Vermachtnis

    So I got the Shield of the Just and equipped it. But even when I'm not using it I have more HP than Gladio. Is that because I have it equipped or because

    Last Post By: Sephiroth 01-14-2017, 03:55 AM Go to last post
    Squall Leonhart Loire

    Final Fantasy XV now ships 6 million units

    Thread Starter: Squall Leonhart Loire


    Last Post By: Scruffington Yesterday, 01:25 AM Go to last post
    Spawn of Sephiroth

    Player glitches into unavailable terrain *spoiler**

    Thread Starter: Spawn of Sephiroth


    So someone, somehow glitched into parts we could

    Last Post By: Sephiroth 01-09-2017, 05:43 PM Go to last post

    If Imperials Ever Made You Mad...This is Possible Comic Relief

    Thread Starter: FinalxxSin

    Typically when Imperials are showing up, it's when they aren't wanted. I am sure you just wanted to reach your goal mark but kept getting cut off by them.

    Last Post By: Vermachtnis 01-05-2017, 08:01 PM Go to last post
    Squall Leonhart Loire

    Let's Discuss Yoshihisa Hashimoto and the Luminous Engine *Possible Spoilers*

    Thread Starter: Squall Leonhart Loire

    I was discussing the following topic with a friend of mine and it intrigued me highly. It's to do with Yoshihisa Hashimoto, the man responsible for the

    Last Post By: Loony BoB 01-03-2017, 01:47 PM Go to last post

    Saber has questions...

    Thread Starter: Saber

    1. What DLC should I get?
    2. Is anything miss(able) completely?
    3. Is there any tips? (or tricks you could give a newbie to the game but

    Last Post By: Saber 01-18-2017, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  • Our latest articles about Final Fantasy XV


    The Moogle Chocobo Carnival will hit January 23rd!

    The Moogle Chocobo Carnival is almost here for Final Fantasy XV! In this limited time event, you'll be able to play carnival games and have fun in Altissia.

    The festivities begin in North America starting January 23 at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET. It’ll be up in Europe on January 24 at 2:00am CET and in Japan at 10:00am JST. The event will be available until February 19 at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for North America, and Europe on February 20 at 1:00am CET and Japan at 9:00am JST.... read more
    Freya 01-20-2017, 04:26 PM


    Square-Enix  News  Final Fantasy XV 

    FFXV Story Discussion - Did you enjoy it? What went wrong?

    Now that most people who got Final Fantasy XV day one have had a chance to beat the game, it's time to have a look back on the story and discuss some of the details. You may have seen EoFF members Loony BoB and Fox in particular having a debate about it on the forums and so I thought it would be a good idea to invite them onto FF Talk to have a chat about it and to get both perspectives.... read more
    Psychotic 01-01-2017, 07:24 PM


    Final Fantasy XV 
    Wolf Kanno

    We shall fight like Princes and Oracles...and shirtless bodygaurds! It's Morphin Time

    Square-Enix has begun to tease info for their first story DLC focusing on Gladiolus and featuring one of Final Fantasy's most beloved dimension hopping blowhards, Gilgamesh.... read more
    Wolf Kanno 12-17-2016, 11:26 AM


    News  Final Fantasy XV 

    Holiday Pack DLC for Final Fantasy XV

    Square Enix announced a new "Holiday Pack" DLC for Final Fantasy XV. Yup! Lots of goodies for everyone. There are two versions, the Holiday Pack+ and just the Holiday Pack. We'll be getting it come December 22nd. So just next week! "Oh but dear Freya", you may ask, "what does it include?" Well, reader, lots of things!... read more
    Freya 12-16-2016, 04:49 PM


    News  Final Fantasy XV 

    Tabata provides an "Updated Roadmap" For Final Fantasy XV

    Square Enix has provided an "updated roadmap" for the future of Final Fantasy XV. Director Hajime Tabata shared their short, mid, and long term goals for the game:... read more
    Freya 12-07-2016, 03:49 PM

    Final Fantasy Talk: Pre-release Hype


    Final Fantasy XV comes out TOMORROW! After an excruciatingly long wait, we will soon all finally get a chance to see what all the fuss was about! Join us in this episode of Final Fantasy Talk as Wolf Kanno and I discuss the game's turbulent development and our hopes for the final product.

    ... read more
    Fynn 11-28-2016, 05:35 PM


    Final Fantasy XV  Podcast 
    Depression Moon

    10 Things We Can't Wait to Do in Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV is almost upon us and in anticipation we at EOFF have conducted our top ten things we can't wait to do in Final Fantasy XV.
    ... read more
    Depression Moon 11-28-2016, 01:24 AM


    Final Fantasy XV 

    5 Things That FFXV Can Still Screw Up


    Recently we've been treated to an excellent piece penned by our dear Pumpkin, showing us how a skeptic of FFXV's undeniable greatness can still hope for some good things. Considering I'm pretty much the opposite of a skeptic in that regard - that is, I am a raving maniac ready to ingest every copy of FFXV - I was thinking that thinking of counterpoints to my own point of view which might actually be a healthy way to soothe my proverbial mammaries. Here's five areas in which FFXV might screw up!... read more
    Fynn 11-25-2016, 09:55 PM


    Features  Final Fantasy XV 

    Why the FFXV Bro-trip Might Not be Such a Bad Thing

    Why the FFXV Bro-trip Might Not be Such a Bad Thing
    Hi, I'm Pumpkin, and I have a confession. I like to play girls in video games. I like playing pretty girls! As someone who struggles with her looks, playing attractive, well-dressed female characters helps put a smile on my face. I get to latch on to those characters and for the short while (okay, long while) I'm playing, I get to forget about my extra flab and pointy nose, and I get to be a pretty lady. That's pretty cool. So when Final Fantasy XV shows up on the scene with a largely male cast... well, needless to say I was a bit disappointed. "Only guest female characters? An entirely male party??? BUT THEY HAVE COOTIES!" I cried out in disappointment. But maybe, just maybe, the boys club isn't such a bad thing.... read more
    Pumpkin 11-23-2016, 04:48 PM


    Final Fantasy XV 
    Wolf Kanno

    Ten Greatest Final Fantasy Tracks to play for Halloween.


    Final Fantasy has some great tracks over the years, and while creep and horror are not exactly the first words that come to mind when thinking of Final Fantasy, let alone it's sweeping scores of passion and adventure, the series has had it's fair share of tracks meant to unsettle the player.

    To make this more interesting, I plan on taking only one track per game.... read more
    Wolf Kanno 10-04-2016, 10:28 PM