Final Fantasy XV main characters officially detailed
posted on 06.24.13 at 10:05 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New artwork shows main characters walking like bosses.

Square Enix has officially detailed the five main characters of Final Fantasy XV. (This is only the third time you’re hearing about them. But it’s always nice to have the official English descriptions.)

Additionally, the publisher has confirmed that its First Production Department developing Final Fantasy XV include producer Shinji Hashimoto, director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, co-director Hajime Tabata, and lead art director Takeshi Nozue. Yoko Shimomura, known for her work on the Kingdom Hearts series, is signed on as the game’s composer.

Find the character details below:

  • Noctis Lucis Caelum: A childhood affliction endowed Noctis, heir apparent to the throne of Lucis, with the mystical power to see a heavenly light, through which he could sense others’ deaths. Noctis rejects rigid royal conventions and acts as somewhat of a renegade, much to the dismay of those who tend to him. Yet while “Noct” may act brash at times, he does so in defense of those loyal to him.
  • Gladiolus Amicitia: As lord of the noble House Amicitia, Gladiolus continues a line sworn to protect the crown. “Gladio” shares a friendship with Noctis that transcends birth and title, and his loyalty to his liege is born not of duty, but of brotherhood.
  • Ignis Scientia: Ever the unwavering voice of reason, Ignis was weaned on shrewd logic and a classical education from boyhood so that he might one day counsel the would-be king, Noctis. He applies the deep mutual understanding and trust they have built over time to help smooth over Noctis’s brusqueness with others.
  • Prompto Argentum: The puckish playboy Prompto befriended Noctis in his school days. He wears a chip on his shoulder as an outsider to the royal circle, but remains eager to do all he can for the cause.
  • Cor Leonis: A living legend of Lucian lore, Lord Commander Cor Leonis’s devotion to the art of war is surpassed only by that to his king. Little love is lost between the ill-starred stalwart and Noctis’s retinue, yet honor binds him to keep watch over the group all the same.

And here’s some story information:

The only crystal left to the world lies in the Kingdom of Lucis. Upon striking a peace with the garrison state of Niflheim, Lucis rejoices in having at last brought the cold war to a close. Their celebrations, however, are premature. Under the guise of amity, Niflheim dispels the anti-armament runewall and launches a full-scale invasion of the kingdom. The peaceful lives Crown Prince Noctis and his entourage once knew are consumed by the flames of war as they struggle to mount a resistance.

Final Fantasy XV is planned for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • Martian Wong

    Just one information missing…a release date/window..

    • Anime10121

      Unfortunately, we aint getting that until Lightning Returns releases, its just the way Square rolls.

      • Martian Wong

        I agree. But Lightning returns is out soon in Japan. So we might hear something about it in Japan Expo, TGS etc.

        • Anime10121

          Hopefully, but considering LR comes out a couple months past TGS, I’m thinking we still may have a wait on our hands for a release date announcement. Although, I have no doubt in my mind that it’ll release fall/winter 2014 (at least in Japan) and Winter 2014/2015 everywhere else (especially since they’ve taken to releasing FF titles in the 1rst quarter of the successive year in other territories).

          • Martian Wong

            Winter 2014/2015 is very far away….I hope it is a Worldwide release on the same date

            • Anime10121

              I honestly dont believe Square can do a worldwide release, after promising it so many times in the past, only to fail (The Last Remnant, FFXIII-2, and LR:FFXIII). I’d like for it to be a WW release also, but I think they’d wanna space it out from LR a little bit more (even if they would be technically different fiscal years for them).

              That being said, I’D LOVE for the game to hit us by next years end, but that’s up to Square.

        • Budgiecat

          I really wish that game was never being made. Such a waste of time. People are sick of XIII series and just want to move on already and now you only play as Lightning in horrible cosplay outfits? ugh…

  • Bangarang

    Curious to know what affliction Noctis endowed…
    Also, really liking the red shoe soles to offset all the black/dark blue. Noticed it in the trailer so glad to see it’s not just artwork :)

  • whiteferrero


    • Sal Romano

      They’re all different, yet for some reason the soles are all red.

      • whiteferrero

        yeah i thought it was just noc at first (from the trailers) but now we see they all have red soles! wolf pack alert!

        • Anime10121

          I know right, I’m loving their new designs MUCH more than their original ones. Looks like Roen even designed new outfits for everyone :)

          • whiteferrero

            ohhh! you’re right! all the new looks are better, except for ignis in my opinion. the new ignis look looks stuck-up. XD

            • Anime10121

              Ignis looks pretty much the same to me, the only one I’d say changed for the worse would be Prompto, although his new outfit is a thousand million times better!

              But yeah next gen improvements = smiles everywhere :D

          • Sal Romano


            And yeah, I liked Prompto’s old look better. Dat new hair… it’s just too yellow.

            • Anime10121

              There we go, a MUCH better comparison shot! Should have known to just look in Gematsu’s archives first :)

              But yeah, Prompto looks “off” now, whether its the hair, or the freckles, I dunno, but I liked his old design much more.

              • Nice Boat

                I think that they actually have two outfits: One for civilian time and another for battle. In the demo trailer Noct has that Sasuke Uchiha costume.

                • Anime10121

                  You sure? I just rewatched the trailer and saw no Sasuke costume, it all looked like the new one to me.

                  • Nice Boat

                    I mean the gameplay trailer. It has a short part that reminded me of Versus. EDIT: Nevermind, I think he doesn’t have that outfit.

                    • Anime10121

                      I’ve watched both, and yet I don’t see any semblance of the old Noctis costume, could ya screen cap it if you have the chance? Multiple costumes, all designed by Roen would be egging FANTASTIC!

                • Crimrui

                  More like Saizo Kirigakure outfit and look…

      • KnifeAndFork

        They (ROEN) better be careful Christian Louboutin doesn’t find out about those red soles they sell. Last time he sued Yves Saint Lauren for copying that style and they won in court….

        • Ratsuki

          IIRC from old interview, it was Nomura who insist on those red soles

  • Rafael Martines

    M.I.B. Design Square Enix version XD

  • Alkaid

    Still wanna steal half the cast’s clothes. Don’t really care about the guys but… those shoes are irrisistible .

    Well if they skip the releasedate, they gotta release something to keep the crowd at bay. Guess some information is better than none in this case. *lol*

  • Luis Boss

    no girls but cool anyway xD

  • Demolish

    look noctis like amazing,i think he is gonna my favorite character :P

  • bloodiOS

    All that bromance~~

    • KnifeAndFork

      hey cmon….nobody said Sopranos or Resevoir Dogs was bromance

      • bloodiOS

        What’s wrong with beautiful bromance?

        • Budgiecat

          It’s gay

  • abcmocca .

    Square Enix has officially announced new westlife has born .lol.

    seriously squre i need stella profile.

    • Anime10121

      Want new generation Stella pic SO bad! She was already a stunner when they were developing her this gen, I wanna see how she comes out now :D

  • rainelee

    Ignis is looking sharp.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I need a profile for King Regis, man.

    • Zuhri69

      Everybody needs a profile on King Regis.

    • Nice Boat

      I’m also confused about the relevance of the meal scene from the trailer. Is it because of that ruined green food that Noctis-chan was cursed? Maybe Regis was also affected and is turning into a green monster.

      • Solomon_Kano

        REGIS SMASH!

        • Nice Boat


      • Jeremiah Dickson

        It could show a snapshot of the relationship between father and son. I glimpse into a more innocent time. It could be part of a larger segment meant to flesh out both Noctis and his father’s characters.

        • Solomon_Kano

          He was joking.

    • Anime10121

      What is it with the name Regis and its pimp affiliation?

  • Rohman Aditya ‘Zamboze’ Dharma

    i also curious about their ages. how old are they? prompto maybe the same age as noctis since they were schoolmates,,
    also, i think we also needs a bit informations of the female characters,,,

  • Bobby Jennings

    So friggin HYPE

  • PrinceHeir

    glad KH3 and FFXV is getting tons of information now :)

    it’s been far too long now!!!

  • Nice Boat

    Still nothing about STEEEELLLLLAAAAAA?!

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Got the Reference “Tales of Legendia” and your also mentioning this game.

      • MosquitoLemon

        pretty sure it’s streetcar named desire

  • LightGenx

    They all look so pretty

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Cool guys!

  • MasterSensei

    All male group? Dress sphere HOOOOOOO!!!!

  • LordKaiser

    Watching the newest trailer again I see that blood was removed…… Why? This game is not for children anyways.

    • King-Prodigy-X

      They probably just turned it off because it was too much blood.

      • LordKaiser

        Heh how weak considering Type-o has a lot.

        • King-Prodigy-X

          Another thing, when we getting Type-0 over here in the U.S.

          • Sae-Won Yoon

            Unless (or rather until) Square owns up to their promise of an english release that was detailed in the ultimania, it’s very doubtful they’ll be focusing on that.

            Maybe after XV and KH3 methinks…..hopefully.

            • LordKaiser

              Possibly but i want the blood back. A soldier shot in the head without even a little splash looks stupid.

          • KnifeAndFork

            When it is remade for PS3/Vita in HD

    • bloodiOS

      What if the soldiers have been changed to automatons, that might explain the dark, bluish blood-like fluid…

      • LordKaiser

        Behemoth didn’t bleed also. I don’t want a big splash of blood and gore but at least some blood when you cut your enemy so it don’t feel awkward.

        • bloodiOS

          It does bleed though, and the humanoid soldiers seem to shatter once defeated.

  • Xwolf

    If I am not wrong, noctis japanese voice reminds me of japanese voice of setsuna f sei of mobile suit gundam 00.

    The 5 boys main characters also reminds me of mobile suit gundam wing.

    Cool! Loving it!

    I will getting this game for ps4.

    • Chi

      The voice actor for Setsuna is Ignis’ voice actor :)

  • Jeffrey Sarmiento

    I really like the name prompto so original, and I just lost saying the name alot! Cant wait till it comes out! ^_^

  • KnifeAndFork


    Seeing that there’s 5 characters there, I’m guessing you’ll have the choice of picking your two active members to go into battle like in Mass Effect and then go about on your three member battles..

  • Willgaea

    It’s pretty awesome how all these doods all have red sole’s. It’s like your going to be playing as a gang of friends (the Turks).

  • kiziyepi

    THANK YOU!! This is a very vivid, emotional, and inspiring
    blog post. An excellent motivational writing!

  • FucSh1a

    Eh? Not to be rude or anything, they all look like those Japanese hosts. I expected to have Cor Leonis to be more formal looking at the very least.

  • Zefhar

    Anyone else who noticed Noctis’ blue eyes? No shinigami red/pink eyes but BLUE?

    • Anime10121

      His eyes have always been blue, they morph to red when he uses his power, or something like that.

      • bloodiOS

        They glow red when Caelum is thirsty for some virgin blood.

        • Nice Boat

          Why does that sound like Valvrave? …Oh God what if ·!$”!$”>%$ STTEEEEELLAAAA!!!

      • SOLOmio

        they changed it to amber brown. Cause if you remember his hair was also dark blue, but now is dark brown.A real character indeed.

  • Cidthulhu

    No ladies in the crew? It’s like Sun Vulcan all over again.

  • SOLOmio

    i still think this needs a young black guy!

  • VastDerp

    Final Fantasy Sausage Party.