Final Fantasy XV Battle+Map and Scenario Ultimania guides due out December 28 By Erren Van Duine on November 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Square Enix is preparing their latest set of Ultimania guides, due out in Japan on December 28. Focusing on Final Fantasy XV, fans can pick up two different guides featuring a “Scenario” or “Battle+Map” side of the project.

The Scenario book tops out at 608 pages and features a number of sections dedicated to the game’s story. For example, there’s a section on world and characters, scenario, sub-quests, the Regalia mini-games and more. The book also contains a lengthy interview with director Hajime Tabata and the art team, along with other development staff Q&A.

On the Battle+Map side, fans can look forward to 752 pages and several chapters on battle characters, the battle system, enemy lists, the game’s map and other bonuses like a trophy guide. This book also contains an interview with the battle team along with a fold-out poster featuring a map of Lucis.

Both guides are currently up for pre-order now on the Square Enix store and Amazon Japan. We’ve provided their cover art below.

Final Fantasy XV Ultimania -Scenario SIDE-
Final Fantasy XV Ultimania -Battle+Map SIDE-



  • I don’t use guides I write my own.
    But why have a guide out a month after the game? Is it because they want people to figure the game out on their own?

  • Emorelle

    You just said you “write your own” so what do you think 🙂 ?
    There have been many and I mean many surveys taken that show most don’t use guides. In fact most never finish the games they start. I think having this come out at a later date makes absolute sense. It allows the fans to have time and learn the game themselves. Remember these kind of guides often tell a deeper story then what the normal guides do. Its written by the very people who make the game.


    these arent in english correct?

  • Frederick Badguy

    Same as me… And I also sold mines

  • •december

    “due out in Japan”

    LOL? The book titles are in english though(>!))
    I’m with the comments, what gives hahaha

  • •december

    That’s what I’m confused about lol.
    I’d love these, I pre-ordered the ffxv guide on amazon…
    These are upwards of 500-700 pages :’|
    I feel cheated

  • Erren Van Duine

    Japanese only, yes.

  • NewestType

    Nice to see the ENGLISH Ultimania cover like all the old Ultimania

  • Yuntu

    This isn´t really a guide. It´s like an crazy extension to the game. Added tons of lore for FFX for example.

  • Randy Marsh

    Pardon me, but “Drools.. ( ‘p’)”

  • Randy Marsh

    If you have a Japanese book store near your house like me, you will sadly realize the harsh reality that all the Ultimania covers are this way. 😛

  • •december

    Oh so the content is arguably in Japanese,

  • benj

    wish I can buy the map side 😀

  • benj

    I already pre ordered the Piggyback official one. It has map but I dont know what it would look like.


    i bought the collectors edition of the piggyback guide. the hardcover version.. that already has maps inside: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S0gDYVE1L.jpg



  • Does it also have trophy guide? 🙂
    tho i never needed one more like never heard one before…..always played and hunted by myself…

  • benj

    There’s also a master guide! Will there be an english for this?

    I kinda feel that there will be none since piggyback has the english version and its official.

    Please nova tell us whats inside! what makes this difference from Piggyback map because I pre ordered the master collection.

  • benj

    what about the this magazine?

  • benj

    i just received a restock of Master collectors edition and still didn’t manage to order one. Maybe its just not meant for me. FFXV did a massive failure 🙁

  • Boogie

    Oh shut the hell up.