Final Fantasy 15 skipped E3 this year, but there was no way that Square Enix’s biggest upcoming game would miss out on the Tokyo Game Show, Japan’s largest annual gaming event. Those anticipating the game should pay close attention to this year’s TGS, as the game’s developer is expected to unveil plenty about the title before it’s all said and done.
Square Enix has kicked off its Tokyo Game Show presence in style with Final Fantasy 15, releasing a brand new trailer for the game dubbed ‘Dawn 2.0’. Fortunately, this new footage offers an alternate look at the game’s still mysterious story.
The new trailer is very similar to the previous Dawn Trailer, but focuses on protagonists Noctis and Luna meeting. It hits some familiar beats as the first trailer, showing Noctis’s father embracing him in the rain, as well as a young Luna being tormented by soldiers – all of which occurs 15 years prior to the events of the game.
However, the trailers diverge in that the Dawn 2.0 trailer shows how Noctis and Luna have grown, and how their two fates are intertwined because of the tragic events of their past. Whereas Luna was terrified in the past, present day Luna casually brushes off the guns being pointed in her face to join Noctis, who is casually leaning against his vehicle. Watch the new trailer for Final Fantasy 15 right here:
There will be more new footage released for Final Fantasy 15 before the Tokyo Game Show is wrapped up. In fact, Square Enix is planning an Active Time Report on the game, like it did at Gamescom, that will take place on the night of September 18th, 2015. Those that wish to check out this new footage should be sure to stay tuned to the Square Enix Presents channel on YouTube.
Along with the new trailer and the announcement of the Active Time Report, Square Enix also released a batch of fresh screenshots for the game, depicting some of the side activities that players can expect to partake in while exploring the open world of Final Fantasy 15.
These activities will include fishing, as well as chocobo riding. The Final Fantasy 15 Episode Duscae demo featured black chocobos as well as yellow ones, but the new screenshots showcase traditional yellow ones only, in what Square Enix is calling the creatures’ “most realistic portrayal ever.”
Between the new trailer and fresh screenshots, Square Enix is giving Final Fantasy 15 fans a lot to digest at the Tokyo Game Show. Keep in mind that there will be a Final Fantasy 15 presentation tomorrow night as well, so keep an eye out for any additional gameplay footage or fresh details coming out of the event. After waiting nearly a decade to learn anything new about the game, it’s nice that we’re getting updates on a regular basis now, and hopefully that trend continues leading up to the game’s release.
Are you impressed with what you’ve seen of Final Fantasy 15 so far? Will you be picking it up on day one?
Final Fantasy 15 is expected to release at some point in 2016. The game’s release date will be announced this coming March.