Final Fantasy XV release date, Platinum Demo, anime, CG movie, and more officially announced
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Final Fantasy XV

Following a leak earlier today, Square Enix officially announced at its “Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV” event that Final Fantasy XV will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30.

Final Fantasy XV will include English, French, and Japanese voice options, in addition to Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.

The event also played host to numerous other reveals:

Reclaim Your Throne Trailer

Yoshitaka Amano 3D Artwork Trailer

Theme Song

Square Enix announced the official theme song for Final Fantasy XV is a cover of the Ben E. King classic “Stand by Me” by Florence + the Machine.

“I’ve always seen Final Fantasy as mythical, beautiful and epic,” said Florence from Florence + the Machine. “‘Stand by Me’ is one of the greatest songs probably of all time and you can’t really improve on it, you just have to make it your own. For me it was just about bringing the song into the world of Florence and the Machine and the world of Final Fantasy.”

Environment Trailer

Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV Anime

Square Enix announced an original, five-episode animated series that delves into the friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades, setting the stage for the adventure players will set out upon in the game.

All five episodes will be streamed online for free prior to the game’s launch. The first episode is available now at YouTube.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV CG Movie

Square Enix, in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, announced a feature-length full CG movie that follows the story of Noctis’ father, King Regis, and heroine, Lunafreya, while Noctis and crew embark on their road trip.

Here is the overview:

Synopsis

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.

King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.

Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.

As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.

Staff

  • Producer: Hajime Tabata
  • Director: Takeshi Nozue
  • Scenario: Takashi Hasegawa
  • Music: John Graham
  • Main Theme: Yoko Shimomura

Cast

The movie’s all-star cast includes Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Kingsglaive soldier Nyx.

Audi Collaboration

Square Enix also announced a collaboration with Audi. A custom redesign of the sleek new Audi R8 zooms onto the silver screen as the official state car of the royal family in Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV. Witness automotive majesty in a collaboration brought to life in this incredible fantasy based on reality.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will launch before Final Fantasy XV and be available to download and stream worldwide. Visit its official website here.

Justice Monsters Five

Square Enix unveiled a mini-game set to appear in Final Fantasy XV called Justice Monsters Five, which will also be released outside the game for iOS, Android, and Windows 10 as a free download prior to the launch of Final Fantasy XV.

Justice Monsters Five is a pinball game that combines role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters.

Pre-registration is live now for iOS and Android.

Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo

Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo, a free download demo that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child.

The storyline is unique to the demo and will not be available in the final version of Final Fantasy XV. Players can take control of young Noctis as he masters various weapons, magic skills and driving. To overcome the many monsters within this fantastical dream world, young Noctis will have Carbuncle as is his magical guide. You’ll also be able to test out modern day Noctis’ combat.

Players who complete the demo will unlock the exclusive Carbuncle summon DLC for the full game at launch.

The Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo is available tonight on PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store.

Special Editions

For $59.99, the “Day One Edition” will include:

  • A copy of the game
  • Bonus content: “Masamune” weapon
  • Xbox Store Pre-order Incentives: Two Xbox One Avatars including Noctis Special Outfit and Carbuncle pet
  • PlayStation Store Pre-order Incentives: Dynamic PS4™ theme for PlayStation®4 players

An $89.99 “Deluxe Edition” will include:

Final Fantasy XV

  • A copy of the game
  • Exclusive SteelBook featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Bonus content: “Royal Raiment” outfit, “Masamune” weapon, and “Platinum Leviathan” car recolor

A $269.99, 30,000-unit limited run, Square Enix Online Store-exclusive “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” will include:

Final Fantasy XV

  • A copy of the game
  • Exclusive SteelBook
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV on Blu-ray
  • Special Soundtrack
  • Exclusive Play Arts Kai Noctis
  • Hardcover 192 page art book
  • Bonus content: “Royal Raiment” outfit, “Masamune” weapon, and “Platinum Leviathan” car recolor
  • In-game item packs: “Travel Pack,” “Camera Kit,” “Angler Set,” and “Gourmand Set”

Pre-orders for both begin at 9 p.m. PT / midnight ET tonight.

Uncovered Trailer

Screenshots

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