An update has been regarding the state of Final Fantasy XV, which went into a lot detail on what is next for the highly-anticipated game.
It was revealed that the game is now playable from beginning to end, which gives the staff a birds-eye view of what they have so far. Beyond this point the game will now be polished and more advanced features will be added to improve and refine what they’ve got right now.
More importantly, it was said that the entire first half of the game is essentially completed. Learning this, it sounds like the game is moving along in development at a solid pace, and the light at the end of the tunnel is quickly coming into view.
Final Fantasy XV is easily one of my most anticipated games to come around in a longtime, especially considering my love for the PlayStation 1 games. The series definitely lost its way in recent years, but everything I’ve seen so far regarding XV gives me hope that the series can get back on the path of greatness once again.
Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness looks to bring back the Star Ocean series on last and current generation PlayStation consoles, though it looks like fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer for it to arrive.
Square Enix has revealed today that the in-development RPG has been delayed in Japan from February 25th to March 31st, 2016. As usual, the blanket excuse for the delay is that they are trying to make the game as good as possible and are aiming to improve the current game’s quality.
That’s a bummer for those in Japan, but it’s an even bigger bummer for us in the west where the game still doesn’t even have a confirmed release date. Typically the localisations for these kinds of games take several months, so I would expect it to release at some point in Q3/Q4 of 2015.
Another day, another Dissidia Final Fantasy character trailer. This time the brief clip focuses on none other than fan-favorite Cloud Strife, and he unsurprisingly kicks the crap out of anybody in his way.
We not only get to see Cloud take it to his enemies in this clip, as we also get to check out the Midgar level that the action takes place in. The design of the level is incredible, perfectly capturing the grimy and ominous tone that the original area had.
Dissidia Final Fantasy will launch in Japanese arcades exclusively at first, though it is expected that the game will eventually see a release on current-generation consoles.
Final Fantasy XV currently does not have moogles in the game, though if the demand for the furry little fellows is high enough Square Enix may consider adding them in.
The official Japanese twitter account for the game has started a poll asking whether or not fans want moogles in the Final Fantasy XV.
The above tweet reads, “Do you want moogles to appear in Final Fantasy XV?” The top option is yes and the bottom one is no, though remember that the results of this poll won’t absolutely decide whether moogles are included or not.
Personally, I’m not the biggest moogle fan and find them extremely annoying now that they’re voice acted. I could deal with them well enough back in the day, but those annoying voices that say kupo every five seconds starts grating on me pretty quickly.
However, the poll is currently leaning widely in favor of them being incorporated into the game, which puts me in the minority on this one.
The initial season of Square Enix and Dontnod’s teen sci fi game Life Is Strange comes to a close tomorrow, and a trailer has been released to tease fans on what’s coming.
The last episode is called Polarized and you can check out a quick blurb of the episode’s events below:
“Max learns that time is impossible to control as she moves inexorably towards the most agonising decision of her life. Arcadia Bay, meanwhile, is preparing to weather a huge storm as Life is Strange comes to a gripping and gut wrenching conclusion.”
Square Enix has been taking the feedback from the Episode Duscae demo very seriously, as they have made several tweaks that have been recommended by fans. Now, they are working on a pretty major tweak to give the game’s combat more variety.
The automatic weapon switching system that was originally present in the demo is gone, as now you can choose which weapons you want to use to create your own combos. Previously, the game would do this automatically, which made things a bit too easy and things got dull quickly.
Final Fantasy XV still doesn’t have a release date, but it is expected to release in the first half of 2016.
Square Enix has taken the enormous amount of backlash that they got for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s pre-order program to heart, as they have revealed that they have cancelled the program.
In a blog post on posted on the Square Enix website, the company details how they came to the conclusion to cancel the program. Basically, they read many of the overwhelmingly negative comments regarding the program and went back to the drawing board.
So, instead of the pre-order incentives that you get being dictated by the amount of pre-orders that are received, everyone will get everything that each tier of the Augment Your Pre-order program offered just for pre-ordering or purchasing the day one edition of the game.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 23rd, 2016.