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Final Fantasy XV Demo at TGS

Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG
Origin: Japan, North America, Europe
Release: TBA


During the Tokyo Game Show NicoNico live stream, Square Enix revealed new details of Final Fantasy XV and the upcoming demo Episode Duscae.

  • Episode Duscae demo is set in the Duscae region of Final Fantasy XV
  • Will have different systems from the game that are still in the early stages
  • Will have enough content for 3-4 hours of play
  • Dungeon(s) to explore
  • 3-4 hours of gameplay assumes that you’ll use vehicles while playing
  • Completing the demo without vehicles will take longer since walking is slower than driving
  • It was hinted that there may even be some Chocobos to ride
  • No boss fights in the demo
  • There will be something even more impressive, which will have a huge impact on fans of the Final Fantasy series
  • Can drive a car yourself
  • You can let Ignis take control of the wheel as part of an auto-drive feature
  • There will also be random talk-events with Noctis and his buddies
  • Square Enix has changed Ignis’ basic expression and his hairstyle from last year’s E3 trailer
  • Certain parts with elevation difference will get puddles when it rains, and places under roofs will stay dry
  • Once the rain stops, things will gradually start to dry up as well
  • This also includes the characters’ clothing and their hair
  • Game will have natural passing of time—morning, day, and night
  • Recent footage shown is what they’d consider to be at around 70 to 80% of what they’re going for
  • The demo is expected to be of a higher quality
  • New system lets you continuously dodge while holding down the block button
  • You can also auto-attack by simply holding down the attack button
  • The combat is more on the action side, but it’s simplified so you can pull off a bunch of different moves with relative ease
  • E3 trailer from last year was created using a temporary development environment (likely meaning it was running on PC), where the intent was simply to show off the kind of game they wanted to make
  • Now that they’re working within their actual development environment, motions and other aspects of the game aren’t at their 100% complete stage, but they expect things to get much better over time
  • Noctis pulls off cooperative moves with the others
  • This is also part of a combat feature that will be easy to pull off as long as you have allies nearby
  • More info during their Square Enix Presents show
  • A bunch of information coming during Jump Festa later this year
Final Fantasy XV Preview Starts 22:10 minutes