Tetsuya Nomura’s long-awaited project has now been revealed as Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4.
The trailer began with a video from Nomura hinting that he couldn’t reveal more about the Versus project. After the video faded, the audience was greeted with a completely re-imagined game, completely different from the last time we saw it back in 2011. The trailer was fully voiced and featured Noctis, Stella, King Caelum (named Regis?), some of Noctis’ buddies, and a new character holding a parasol. This new character seemed to be a villain.
The battle system seems to be an evolution of the system we saw in the 2011 trailer. It contained elements we’re familiar with: Noctis teleporting, wielding various weapons, and an enhanced Kingdom Hearts-style gameplay that seems to feature Noctis closer to the screen than in the previous trailer. We also saw Noctis fighting gigantic enemies, including preparing for battle with what seems to be a giant sea serpent.
Other new characters, including a woman with long, black hair, can be spotted in the last few seconds of the trailer, when the cast’s faces gather together side-by-side.
The trailer ended with the Versus XIII logo, and rumblings of the “fifteenth coming.” That’s when the logo transformed into Final Fantasy XV.
Interestingly enough, the trailer showed the phrase “Fabula Nova Crystallis” as it began. This may show that XV will retain its connections with the same mythology that the XIII games use, such as the goddess Etro.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Needless to say, we’re excited.
Edit: You can now watch the E3 trailer on YouTube! A big thank you to username “miss chel.”
Further Edit: We will slowly be adding a gallery of screenshots from the IGN youtube version of the trailer. These screenshots will be replaced as soon as Square Enix provides us with a higher quality version.