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Final Fantasy XV details Phantom Swords, chocobo and Regalia customization By Erren Van Duine on November 25, 2016 at 7:27 AM

4Gamer and Square Enix have gone up with another look at Final Fantasy XV. This latest look features new information and screenshots detailing the Phantom Swords, chocobo and Regalia (the car) customization, ally commands and classic enemy types.

The Phantom Swords have been an iconic part of Final Fantasy XV since its inception. They’re weapons that Noctis wields exclusively as a member of the royal family. They’re powerful but consume HP with each attack. Noctis and his friends will seek out the king’s tombs scattered across the world.

Phantom Swords are different from other weapons and have the ability to Warp Break. This changes depending on the Phantom Sword in use. Build up your gauge to summon the Phantom Swords. After summoning, you can use Phantom Link to pull off co-op attacks with party members.

In Final Fantasy XV you can customize chocobos by color as well as use their strength in battles. They can help out with several techniques.

Regalia customization takes place when you visit Cidney (Cindy). Collect ores that become dyes for customization and the chance of color variations increases. In addition to sticker customization, you can also decorate specific parts of the car, making the Regalia your own creation. Body, wheel and even seat color can be changed.

Ally commands can be triggered by players at will. Depending on the character their technique is one that focuses on their individuality. For example, Gladiolus uses “Cyclone” which allows Noctis to use his weapon. Gladiolus throws a shield at the ground, dealing a strong blow. Following this, Noctis grabs Gladio’s weapon and performs an AOE attack, or “Cyclone.”

Ignis’ “Enhance” technique allows for greater damage by making Noctis’ weapon attribute to the enemy’s weakness. Ignis will transmit the enemy weakness to Noctis’ weapon, giving Noctis a greater advantage in battle.

Prompto uses “Conductor,” using machinery weapons with the ability to create a gravity ball to draw in surrounding enemies.

Cactuars and Tonberries make their appearance as familiar Final Fantasy series creatures. Cactuars are fast and attack with needles. They’ll appear in places you least expect and run away as soon as they appear. Tonberries can be found in the city and attack using kitchen knives dealing a powerful blow.

Of course, Final Fantasy XV also features the Toad status effect. If you get attacked by the Naga found outside the city you have the chance of turning into a toad. Toad status disables the ability to attack for a period of time but you can still jump and move around until you return to normal.

Final Fantasy XV is due out on November 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • •december

    Cactuar design liking it!
    Regalia car skins have so much variety, man
    Just give me the game already

  • •december

    ‘you can use “Phantom Link” to pull of…”

    Anyone else thought of Legend of Zelda? lol

  • Vallen

    Longest week ever!

  • Aw man. Is there gonna be an item to cancel out the rapid HP loss of Phantom Weapons? I want to have a katana and shuriken and I’m pretty sure they’re Phantom weapons. The last thing I want in a boss battle is HP rapidly going down.

  • •december

    Yet so close!!

  • Yuntu

    i mean they gotta give em some drawback or else you just crush everything

    maybe there are weapons with life leech, i mean we know for certain some weapons will have elemental properties so maybe life leech will also exist (like the good old Blood Sword from older FFs)

  • haha Tonberry, cactuar, naga, don’t see medusa tho, Chocobo kicking rhino or is it the opposite? looks cool tho especially their different colors..:3
    btw Cidney (Cindy)? damn i honestly missed a lot since i was inactive for a while..>_<

  • Syafiq Khaidir

    Cactuar design will never change…..
    Thats why its so iconic to FF.

  • I know what you mean. They heal you just as long as you keep attacking. That’d be a good accessory in this game. IDK, I just want all my party members to use different weapons. And I wanted the Engine Sword, Shuriken, real Katana, and thunder magic to be Noctis’ main thing. But no way am I going into a boss battle with a guaranteed steady HP drop. Fights in this game are gonna be rough as it is.

  • •december

    Out of context, bro.
    I meant the Cactuar Regalia design