As if it needed to be said, Final Fantasy 15 is one of the most highly anticipated titles to come from Square Enix in quite some time. Since it was announced almost a decade ago during E3 2006 underneath the now-defunct title Final Fantasy Versus 13, fans have been clamoring for any and all details related to the RPG. However, it’s regrettable to note that not much about the game has been revealed since then aside from its confirmation for PS4 and Xbox One at Sony’s E3 2013 press conference a while back.
Ever since being re-branded Final Fantasy 15, however, Square Enix seems to have been nurturing the role-playing game a lot more, as its developers gave fans the chance to get their hands on a nascent version of the title under the moniker known as the Episode Duscae demo. With that said, the Japanese studio still hasn’t delivered a full-fledged showing of what Final Fantasy 15 has in store for the public, but it should change after Square Enix features it during their jam-packed plans for gamescom 2015. Nevertheless, until the company unveils any surprises related to the game, fans will have to make do with the game’s “Dawn” trailer, which is a cinematic set 15 years prior to the journey players are set to embark upon as Noctis in the forthcoming RPG.
As shown in the footage above, the trailer depicts the strong, loving relationship Noctis has with his father, King Regis, as the two embrace in the center of Lucis’ sprawling capital. As the monarch holds his sleeping son, he is contemplating what steps should be taken next, and which decisions should be made regarding the relations between his kingdom and its warmongering neighbor, Niflheim. As it happens later in the game, the armed forces of Niflheim eventually launch a surprise assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis, which forces Crown Prince Noctis and his companions to flee and fend for their lives on the road.
Although the trailer does little to further explicate the deep nuances of Final Fantasy 15‘s story, it can at least be said that the game’s graphics engine powered by Luminous Studio 1.5 is breathtakingly detailed, and undoubtedly contains the series’ most real-to-life artwork to date. As a matter of fact, the RPG could very well have some of the most painstakingly rendered visuals of any next-gen title yet.
Bearing all of this in mind, it’s worthy to note the importance of what Square Enix will divulge about Final Fantasy 15 at this year’s gamescom, for the upcoming title’s co-director Hajime Tabata argues that the RPG’s failure could signal the end of console gaming in Japan. Having said that, Square Enix hopefully has a showstopping premiere for Final Fantasy 15 at the world’s largest annual gaming expo.
Final Fantasy 15 is being developed for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but no release date has officially been announced.
Source: Square Enix NA