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E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV Comes Out Swinging in New Gameplay Trailer

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Final Fantasy XV, where have you been all our lives? The title – formerly known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII – was re-revealed with a spectacular cinematic trailer during Sony’s E3 2013 press conference earlier in the week, and now Square Enix has followed up with a bunch of gameplay footage. Unsurprisingly, it still looks absolutely ace.

The Japanese giant appears to have shed the tedious turn-based combat from previous entries, adopting a more action-heavy approach. This footage shows protagonist Noctis fighting up the side of a giant skyscraper building, before taking on a giant beast in almost Devil May Cry-esque third-person swordplay. It looks like there’ll be some shooter mechanics in there, too.

Sadly, there’s still no hard release window attached to the PS4 title. Speaking at a special E3 presentation overnight, Square Enix said that the sequel will deploy after 31st March, 2014. The game’s been in development since 2006, so let’s hope that we’re not forced to wait too long.

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User Comments (16)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

I never thought I'd be excited for a Final Fantasy game, but this looks really good. Do want.

Gamer83

#2

Gamer83 said:

I'm not a big Final Fantasy fan or fan of JRPGs in general but for those who are I hope SquareEnix finally does right by you guys and gals again because it has been a long time since FF could be considered a truly great franchise.

BornOfEvil

#3

BornOfEvil said:

Sasuke, is that you? Seriously though, this was one of the best trailers I've seen from Square in a while. Final Fantasy X may be getting replaced as my favorite FF if this one is as well put together as this trailer.

get2sammybAdmin

#4

get2sammyb said:

@TheRealBatman I just really hope that it's actually coming out this time. I'm hoping that they're being coy because they want to get Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns out of the way. Next E3, though, I want to see a Holiday 2014 release date.

Gamer83

#6

Gamer83 said:

@get2sammyb

This game will be out 2015 at the latest, the one I wonder about is Kingdom Hears 3. I predict we don't see that one until 2019!

Zetrayrus

#7

Zetrayrus said:

Same concept of gameplay as Kingdom Hearts. But seems to be improved to be much more cinematic...

To be honest, although I dig the gameplay. I am not sure how Final Fantasy as a series will be progressing from there. Altering gameplay from one of your other franchises doesn't really count as innovation in every iteration in my opinion.

Actually, scratch that...I'm just getting this indescribable bad feeling about FF all of a sudden...But I just can't nail it down what it is.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@Zetrayrus The fact that most of the recent entries in the series have been rubbish? I'd say it's reasonable to be cautious at this point!

Mahe

#9

Mahe said:

Looks stupid. Final Fantasy just isn't what it used to be.

Jaz007

#10

Jaz007 said:

Great trailer, I can't wait for this game. I think this might by my most anticipated game of the next gen. I just wish it would come out sooner than it actually is. I've never cared much before for FF and I still am not intrested in other entires, but this, this will just be amazing.

ShogunRokAdmin

#11

ShogunRok said:

I'm just glad the characters look better than what we got in XIII. I hated every last one of them. Worst cast ever.

Superconsole

#12

Superconsole said:

This is the first Final Fantasy game I've been interested in since the PS2 titles! Looks awesome.

RudysaurusRex

#14

RudysaurusRex said:

The way the character is climbing around on buildings, makes me think this might be a more GTA open world than a regular Final Fantasy open world.

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