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PS4 Sequel Final Fantasy XV to Flaunt 'Stylish Action'

Posted by Sammy Barker

Noctis again

Final Fantasy XV may have originally been intended for the PlayStation 3, but the sequel is now powering ahead as a PlayStation 4 game. While there’s no date attached to the gorgeous role-playing release just yet, publisher Square Enix claims that it’s making good progress. And those assertions have been evidenced by the Japanese firm, as it’s added a little more information to the title’s official PlayStation website page.

The blurb begins by outlining the combat system. “The battles featured in Final Fantasy XV have evolved greatly from the previous games of the series, as it’s created as an action game,” reads the text, as translated by DualShockers. “The game switches seamlessly from the field to battle, and the combat situation evolves rapidly. It goes on quickly with a sense of full realism.” We’re not sure that giant demons are overly realistic, but we get what the company means.

The documentation adds that you can fight as multiple warriors, and not just the impossibly well groomed protagonist, Noctis. “It’s possible to switch to other characters,” the content continues. “Furthermore, it’s also possible to perform a combination attack with a companion while enjoying the dynamic effect.” There’s a good chance that we’ve already seen one of these combos, as last year’s trailer showed the hero teaming up with a gun-toting accomplice to take down a foe.

The publisher claims that this all culminates in “stylish action”, which was certainly the impression that we got from the release’s re-reveal. Still, it’s been almost a year since the title’s last official footage was deployed, so we’re secretly hoping that E3 brings another clip of the impending game. Are you still looking forward to the next instalment in Square Enix’s seminal series? Eat some gross green soup in the comments section below.

[via jp.playstation.com, dualshockers.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (17)

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

@ztpayne7 - Date? I think it would be nice if we could just see some new info on this game while it's still being called FF15. Is it officially even a PS4 exclusive?

JMC

#3

JMC said:

@rjejr On E3 last year it was revealed that it's also coming to Xbox One. If we get a release window on E3 I'll be happy, but I'm not expecting it either...

Jaz007

#4

Jaz007 said:

Hype, hype. I can't wait for this game. I really hope we get a release date by E3. Imagine if they added co-op? That could be epic.

Bliquid

#5

Bliquid said:

Stylish action?
That's how Devil May Cry defined its genre, back in the days.
And i can actually see some common grounds, here.
I'm replaying X/X-2 on my Vita, these days, and i was just thinking how good is to have some turn based combat, once in a while.
Still, XV seems outrageously good.

MadchesterManc

#6

MadchesterManc said:

Im more of a traditional turn-based RPG guy myself. The more I hear of FFXV, the more it starts to sound like an action/adventure style is in play :| A change of pace isnt always a bad thing, but look at the likes of Resident Evil when Capcom revamped the series & went down the 'action' route. I dunno. My interest continues to wane though.

ShogunRokAdmin

#8

ShogunRok said:

I think we need a release window at E3, but I'm not holding my breath. This has gone on long enough - I can't believe the last time we got new information was E3 LAST year.

Midzark

#9

Midzark said:

Ok being a total "Noob" in the final fantasy series, FF14 is an MMO is FF15 not going to be?! I'm totally addicted to FF14 it's a Great game on PS4!! :)

kensredemption

#10

kensredemption said:

Eh...after XIII I decided I wouldn't get my hopes up for other installments in the franchise aside from their MMOs. I WOULD like an XI port to the PS4 and Wii U, though.

Bliquid

#11

Bliquid said:

@Midzark : FF main series is about story driven single player rpgs, with 2 exceptions, FF XI and FF XIV, which are both MMORPGs.

bbq_boy

#13

bbq_boy said:

This year alone Squeenix produced an amazing FF:a realm reborn, delightful Bravely Default and the superb hd-remake combo of FFX/FFX-2. If they can repeat the same quality, minute details and proper testing/feedback then i reckon Ff15 like the other 3 games mentioned should make it a stellar blockbuster! !

Bliquid

#14

Bliquid said:

@bbq_boy : it may be too early to say it, but since they ditched Yoichi Wada ( who was president/ CEO during this long SE dark age) Square Enix started making steps in the right direction. Also, Naoki Yoshida (the man who transformed an atrocity in an awesome and unique MMORPG, FF XIV) is my new hero. My fingers are crossed, but i'm starting to feel a glimpse of hope fo SE future. Even considering their despicable mobile outings.

JaxonH

#15

JaxonH said:

@Bliquid

Well said. I'm also playing FFX HD on Vita right now (just beat Yunalesca, WOW is she hard btw), and I also very much enjoy the turn based combat. I'm a little worried seeing Final Fantasy go all out real-time action, but at the same time, how could I NOT be excited for FF15, ya know?

Alls I know is, between Final Fantasy 15 and Xenoblade 2, I might ignore every other game released for many, many, many months.

DoublezZ01

#16

DoublezZ01 said:

Finaly , this will be the first final fantasy i ever own!!! My gaming Ora revolves around action and excitement!!! XD Aswell as a good story to go along with all that action!!!=) i have a feeling that this will be the true demonstration of how final fantasy should have been played all the years!!!

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