Yesterday, Square Enix hosted the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV “Uncovered” event at the famous Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood and made a number of exciting announcements – including the official release date for the long awaited title.
Final Fantasy XV has been through a legendary development cycle that now spans over a decade, but all of that will come to an end when the game is officially released on September 30th this year. While a solid, official release date would be more than enough to sate most Final Fantasy fans, Square Enix wasn’t done handing out exciting announcement – not even close.
So what else did Square Enix have in store for Final Fantasy fanatics last night? Here’s a rundown of the biggest news we learned about:
- Square Enix released the first playable demo for Final Fantasy XV during the event, and you can download it right now. The demo lets you play as the main protagonist Noctis as a young man in a short level that will not be included in the main game.
- A prequel anime series entitled Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV was released during the event as well. The five 10 minute long episodes show how Prince Noctis met and became friends with the other three main characters in Final Fantasy XV. You can watch the first episode on YouTube here.
- A full-length feature film called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be released this summer. The events of the movie will take place during the same time period the game will exist in and feature heavily the characters of King Regis and Lunafreya Nox Fleuret.
- An in-game minigame called Justice Monsters Five will be expanded upon and released for mobile devices “soon.” The game was described at the event as “a pinball game for mobile devices combining role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters.”
All in all it was an exciting day for anyone with even a passing interest in the long running Final Fantasy franchise – and an overwhelmingly exciting day for fans who have been patiently waiting for the title for years. We’ll keep you up to date on any further announcements from Square Enix.