The Final Fantasy: Uncovered live event, was insane. I can barely contain my excitement for both Final Fantasy 15 and the incoming universe that will be expanded upon in the leadup to the release of the game.
A game that has been in development for 10 years, deserved a big announcement and Square Enix delivered arguably the biggest, most impressive and most enjoyable single game conference that I have ever seen.
All in all, there were 14 major announcements to be ‘Uncovered’ during the event.
1: Hironobu Sakaguchi
The creator of Final Fantasy live on stage. Had a few words to say about Final Fantasy 15.
A brand new trailer for the game, showing off some never before seen footage.
Gorgeous artwork by Yoshitaka Amano, rendered into 3D. Quite a beautiful piece really.
4: Music/Stand by Me
A cover of the song Stand by Me, which was featured in the trailer outlined in the 2nd announcement, was sung by Florence and the Machine. We also receive a special message from Florence herself.
5: Gameplay Video.
A much appreciated new gameplay video which featured the following
- All 4 guys, riding around the open world on Chocobos
- Chocobo Drifting!
- A rad Convertible
- Final Fantasy Radio, featuring music from previous FF games!
6: Environmental Footage.
Not as exciting as the other announcement, but damn the world looks beautiful
7: Brotherhood: Final Fantasy 15.
A 5 episode Anime telling the backstory of each of the main characters, with the 1st episode available as of now
A feature length CGI movie that tells the story of King Regis (Noctis’ father) and takes place during the main storyline of Final Fantasy 15. Regis is in posession of the last remaining Crystal, and the evil empire wants that crystal for what I assume to be nefarious reasons.
Audi are making a custom Final Fantasy R8
10: Kingsglaive Voice Cast
We are introduced to Luna, who is voiced by Lina Headey. She introduces Sean Bean who plays King Regis. Then all of a sudden, Aaron Paul walks out on stage to huge fanfare. He plays the role of Nyx in Kingsglaive.
11: Justice Monsters Five
A minigame within Final Fantasy 15 that will also be available on mobile devices.
12: Platinum Demo.
A new demo relating to Final Fantasy 15, but plays as a completely separate story. You take control of a young Noctis in some sort of dream sequence. A few exciting points about this
- It is available TODAY
- Completing the game will grant you a DLC character, Carbunkle, in the full FF15 release
13: Collectors editions of Final Fantasy 15
Ultimate Edition (limited to 30,000 copies)
- Both editions include a hard copy of Kingsglaive
- Both go up for pre-order at 9PM PDT
14: Release Date
As Gamespot previously leaked. Final Fantasy 15 will be available worldwide on September 30th, 2016.