Final Fantasy XV E3 battle gameplay trailer
posted on 06.11.13 at 06:03 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Noctis and comrades battle giant beasts.

Following its announcement for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Square Enix has released a brand new gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy XV at E3.

The in-game footage was unveiled earlier today at Square Enix’s “Future of Final Fantasy” media event and showcases the first real-time combat system in the series.

Watch it below.

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  • BizarreJelly

    That Noctis is the quite the Gilgamesh with all those weapons isn’t he? Absolutely stunning, reminds me of Kingdom Hearts. It’s like the crazy over the top action pre-rendered scenes only playable, exciting times!

  • Chaos Raiden

    Super awesome gameplay. Thanks for the share.

  • Sal Romano

    This must be dreams.

    Two trailers?!

    • Noctis Caelum

      yeah, it’t unbelievable, two trailers in just one day?
      Am I in heaven??

    • DarthBrian

      Does this mean two trailers for Kingdom Hearts 3 too!?! :O

      I know it’s impossible. :(

  • new_tradition

    So much stuff *_*

    Omg, I love that co-op with the other characters. Awesome ^^

    And lol, that ending with the behemoth in the garage, I got scared for Noct D:


  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~


  • bloodiOS

    The tears, they won’t stop! If this is a dream, please don’t bother waking me.

  • DarthBrian

    I just had a heart attack from watching that. Thanks, Sal. :(

  • Sieghardt

    Yessssss bigger swords forever

  • Chippy

    I could watch Noctis kick ass all day….

  • Noctis Caelum

    oh man i didn’t even had enough by the first trailer and now a second?
    OMG, this is so endless amazing.

    Also the end of that trailer is just breathtaking.
    I had so much a goose bumps.

  • xMCXx

    That looks godly!
    Fuck Lightning Returns, I want this! :D

  • rainelee

    This game just exudes godlike status. Simply fabulous.

  • MrRobbyM

    This is even better than the first trailer omFG

  • Charlie

    Beyond breathtaking. My mouth was agape the entire trailer.

  • Zechs

    Agh! I can’t contain my excitement!
    I need this game! T_T

  • Emdimian

    I hope this plays as good as it looks not like FF XIII

  • Chris Cruz

    @3:05 LOL POWERBOOOMB!!!

  • kenshee

    Seriously, seeing this I kinda feel like when SE told their teams to try and make their respective final fantasy XIII to feel like advent children the XIII team made it work in engine, but not in gameplay, thinking it’s impossible.

    Then Nomura must’ve thought “well damn, that’s gonna take a while, but sure…”

    And well, then you get this O.O

    I know this might sound ridiculous, but that looked TOO good for me.
    If I play this everything else after it will be a disappointment :/

  • Red-X

    This game certainly will appeal a lot of gamers. That is what I want to believe anyway. :)

  • KingNigma

    I still can’t believe this is actually happening now.

  • King-Prodigy-X

    My God, what have we just seen. That looked fucking epic.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Since I don’t feel like typing my impressions all over again, I’ll just paste what I posted on my Facebook account earlier:

    “Actually, I’m not very impressed with this gameplay. Being able to teleport around like this and have any weapon at your disposal just seems very lazy. Plus, the game seems a little slow in some parts (well, he moves kind of slow anyway).

    Either way, it just looks like an over-the-top B rate action title, in my opinion, with the name “Final Fantasy” slapped onto it. Ah, well… At least Lightning Returns and XIV look decent. Hopefully they will do a better job on XVI.

    This is an example of a game having great graphics, but having them go to waste due to subpar gameplay.”

    • Dasher1572

      What kind of gameplay would you like? What would make you impressed?

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Well, it’s not really about what I want. Versus/XV is loved by MANY, so my opinion amounts about as much as a sack of dog shit by comparison, lol. I can’t really pinpoint what exactly I don’t like about it, but it feels off.

        If I had to take a stab at it though, I’d say the movements look too slow and I don’t really care of Noctis being able to teleport everywhere with a multitude of weapons as if he’s Gilgamesh (as someone else pointed out).

        He just seems too godlike with his abilities and when there’s a main character like that, I’m kind of “meh” towards them because I’d rather have someone that’s not Superman, basically. Sure, you do have the OPTION to just run around, apparently, but like… That part when he teleported and started fighting some guy on the side of a building… I don’t even.

        It just seemed very over-the-top, basically like a Dirge of Cerberus on steroids, lol.

        • Zuhri69

          Tetsuya, relax friend. Well, I understand your sentiment. And I’m sorry but they kinda got me with the cinematic feel of the battle. Also, like many other fans I hope that when it FINALLY got out, you will enjoy it like the rest of us.

          In the mean time, relax friend. Let’s hope the next time they disclose something will make you like it. Not necessarily the battle, but maybe the system or what.

    • KingNigma

      To be fair the teleporting to the thrown swords thing was confirmed years ago.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Well, that may be, but seeing it in action is another thing entirely.

        EDIT: Also, I should say, it’s hardly fair to expect people to remember information which was shared about this game years ago since it has been under a rock for YEARS anyway since yesterday at E3, lol. How can you expect people to remember that? This is like the Duke Nukem Forever of Final Fantasy.

        I guess I was a little excited at first, years ago, but that hype wore off a looooooooooooooong time ago. Now, maybe I’m just too tired to care about it at this point. That could be why I feel this way after finally seeing the gameplay.

        I expected to be blown away by it since they’ve been working on this for so long.

        • KingNigma

          Well it wasn’t that hard for me at least to forget about that as it was shown in it’s second trailer (the CG one from 07 I believe) that first showed Noctis in action including the wall combat since I watched it numerous times over the years in anticipation. Plus we’ve seen so little of the game so there wasn’t really much to forget.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            Well, excuse me for my life continuing after the second trailer was shown when time stood still for the rest of the Earth, lol. I was too busy playing other games to still be focused on something that was just a pipe dream, second to the release of a FFVII remake.

            • KingNigma

              I’m just saying, but I get you. I’m just glad it’s not actually dead now.

              • TetsuyaHikari

                Fair enough. That’s understandable.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yep, looks like your typical modern hack-n-slash. Actually like a slightly more ambitious Type-0.. albeit with less characters. The fact that the people that trash dmc are practically having a spiritual moment over this game makes me sick.

    • adhesive

      I understand the complaints about it being too slow, since the movements are sluggish and the game seems to take place in low gravity, but the weapon variety complaint is over blown. Noctis can use every weapon, but you can clearly see that he’s less proficient at heavy weapons as opposed to Gladiolus. His attacks are much slower and he struggles to swing greatswords. Absolutely nothing about the game seems lazy, especially not the combat, which is designed around multiplayer and experimentation if the fight with the Iron Giant is any indication.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Over blown? Really? I thought we were beyond the days of characters such as Cloud wielding weapons twice the size of themselves with blocky hands here.

        If he’s “less proficient” with it, then here’s an idea… Don’t use it! This is why I dislike systems in a game like this instead of just giving the character a specifically designed weapon for them to wield proficiently. Now, if this were some random RPG where I could create my own character, then sure… If I decided to use a greatsword, sledgehammer, etc. and was slow with it, that would be on me and that’s fine.

        Don’t have this guy do all this crazy shit though, but suddenly be slow with a particular weapon, as if that would actually be a problem for him. For crying out loud, the guy is like Gilgamesh and can summon weapons at will and teleport. You mean to tell me he can’t swing a greatsword with ease, despite his abilities? It just doesn’t make sense.

        Anyway, the combat seems clunky and honestly looks like a watered down action RPG, so I’m a little disappointed that we had to wait so long for something like this. It’s kind of sad that they’ve been at this game for a lot longer than FFXIV or Lightning Returns, but I actually look forward to those a hell of a lot more. At least their gameplay makes sense.

        • Budgiecat

          Both of those games are crap compared to this

          • TetsuyaHikari


            Another opinion~

    • Kobracon

      Oh thank goodness I thought I had to play Devil’s advocate and address the awkward combat. The camera is a bit off at times and I really need more info on how the sword teleporting and general teleporting work. Are they on different buttons? Is it a lock-on? I didn’t see a reticle. You seem to be able to teleport where you will which seems broken.

      And about the weapons. Maybe it was the demo player but the weapon selection seemd to only move from right to left, as if it wasn’t controlled by the player. So my theory is that you fight as the weapon selection dictates. Think of the weapon list as a turn order of characters. First its the swords turn, then its the daggar’s turn then the zweihander and you switch up your attack style as dictated by the weapon.

      Of course all that is speculation, but alot more than this trailer is required to fully judge this system.

    • Budgiecat

      You sir are insane

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Well, I’d take my insanity over agreeing with the rest of the population of the Earth thinking that this is the best thing since sliced bread. Opinions make the world go round. Now you can tell your friends you know someone that’s not impressed by FFXV and you’ll have something to talk about, lol.

        • Budgiecat

          Opinions mean nothing if they’re baseless.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            There ya go. You disagreeing with me is your opinion, so you just proved my point :3

    • xMCXx

      You putting Lightning Returns with its subpar battle system over XV makes you look crazy. : p

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Well, crazy I’ll be then. I can’t help how I feel, you know. I’d rather be honest with my feelings and have the world against me than agree with people, despite feeling differently, and have “friends” that shared a similar opinion.

    • Tamara

      “Being able to teleport around like this and have any weapon at your disposal just seems very lazy. ”

      i don’t think he’s going to have all his weapons displayed like that through the entire game, they already said that Noctis is cocky and thinks he’s invincible while everyone tells him that he’s not, i’m sure something will happen later on that will make him lose his powers or most of it at least so he could from his mistakes or something, notice that they showed only one area in the trailer, maybe that’s where the game starts, you never know what will happen next (i honestly don’t know about that, i’m just guessing) i respect your opinion but at the same time i totally disagree with you, this game looks better than all recent ff combined!! hands down.;P

      • TetsuyaHikari

        >i’m sure something will happen later on that will make him lose his powers

        One can only hope. Also, as much as I think Lightning Returns will be better than this, I have yet to see a better Final Fantasy than IV. It’s my all-time favorite and probably always WILL be, so yeah… That game, in my opinion, is better than all of the others combined (yes, including XV).

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Totally hack and slay!

  • Snuff

    They r going to make it English, right???

    • Michael Garling

      Nah dude, Japan only.

  • Sappi

    LIfe obtains meaning

  • bleach630

    HOLY CRAP (@_@)

  • Genesis

    The wait was sooooo worth it! I am glad that I have been patient.

  • DarthNemesis

    I liked it as I did when it was SUPPOSE to be on the PS3. I feel cheated that there will be no PS3 version. Square still making stupid decisions.

    • bloodiOS

      What the team envisioned must be bigger than what current-gen can handle.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    omg it’s almost like they plan to actually release this game!! :D

    • Zuhri69

      I know. Let’s hope it’s soon.

  • Zero

    Oh my goodness! Awesome! Mind = Blown!

    I want to play this so badly!

    • Kurisu Makise

      This game CANNOT come out SOON enough. STEALTH in my FINAL FANTASY!? I just…can’t…too much….

      • Zero

        It’s so awesome. Feels so good to see footage of this game again! =)

        • Kurisu Makise

          It really did, Nomura saved Sony’s conference for me but more on that uh…in a more appropriate article I guess. Right now, all I need for FFXV is some co-op. Square would just have all my money. Collector’s edition? You bet. Day 1? Where do I pre-order, etc.

      • Ritsujun

        Too much… indeed.

        • Kurisu Makise

          I don’t want to say I fainted…but I almost fainted (kidding).

      • Budgiecat

        Took a note out of The Last Story’s page….

        • Kurisu Makise

          I need to play that, it’s in dat backlog.

  • almostautumn

    I want Noctis’ outfit and hair-style so much…

    oh, and this game too.

  • Aldridge517

    A Final Fantasy game that plays like Kingdom Hearts. The dream is alive :)

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Will buy for PS4 not XBox Done.

  • Zuhri69

    It looks final enough for me. I really like the way they take down the iron giant. I think someone mentioned it before, they really went for the classic look for the monsters. Also, have they set out any release window date?

    • Yvonne Tsang

      I really missed good ol’ monsters. They look amazing and fit well with the universe. I really disliked the whole mecha thing in ff13.

  • Raoni Marques

    It looks oh so wicked!

  • echokanon

    was expecting lots of QTE when watching this trailer. But now that i rewatch it, seems like i didnt notice any QTE trigger

  • NightLightSky

    I know it’s gameplay is going to feel something like nier but way better.

  • Yvonne Tsang

    I hope the writing is as good as the visuals.

  • FucSh1a

    SO GOOD. And Link form seems to be an attack which utilises many of his weapons in some form of omnislash-type attack in quick succession.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Excluding waiting, I rarely ever had a doubt this was going to suck.

    Seriously, THIS is the better part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis in every way.

  • refrain

    I still worry about this. Remember the first FFXIII gameplay trailer? The final gameplay is nothing like that, much boring. I hope the gameplay stay like this in the end (or even better) not like FFXIII

    • KingNigma

      But then again that was a concept trailer before development even began while this has been for years already but who knows.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Not only that, but XIII was rushed…

  • LordKaiser

    Idk It seems a bit slower and less enemies on screen… Also character models looks bigger…

  • LordKaiser

    I will post this so we can compare

    • Guest

      That trailer was running on PS3 right?

      • Aldridge517


      • LordKaiser

        Hard to know actually but it could be.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Yet the game was still gorgeous…

  • Elvick

    I knew I wasn’t ready.

  • vertical09

    Ah, come on! This looks final enough, just give me the game!!

    And I’m really surprised with how Noctis’ warp ability works. I thought all of that warping in the trailer was just QTEs and cutscenes. You mean we can actually do that stuff!?

  • Demolish

    there will be more in TGS 2013 i hope :D

    i love it the gameplay really is amazing and different <3

  • shogunknight

    Stunned, perfectly stunned. I was so happy when the name changed to XV, it just means that this game is definitely the next coming final fantasy.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    HOLY JELLY BEANS!! The Giants in the trailer Look very similiar from the FFIX giants.This guy.