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Final Fantasy XV's movie gets a debut date, more special editions in the works

Final Fantasy is a multimedia franchise once again, and will appear in theaters later this year in Japan. That's Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, to be exact, which now has a premiere date of July 29. It will feature King Regis (played b...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Here's when the next Final Fantasy XV update is coming

As you may have heard, Square Enix is having yet another Active Time Report event that will provide updates for Final Fantasy XV. It's set to air on April 21 at 21:00 Japan standard time (7AM ET the next day). You can watch the stream here ...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

Final Fantasy XV unlikely to get 'simple' PC port

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata is keen on the idea of bringing Square Enix's upcoming RPG to PC, but doing so wouldn't be a simple process, at least if Tabata has his way. "I’m quite positive about the idea of ​...

 
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Final Fantasy XV airship

Yes, you can fully pilot Final Fantasy XV's flying car

That quiet riot of a slick, black Cadillac that's almost a character unto itself in Final Fantasy XV's bro'd-trip can sprout wings and take to the sky, Square Enix teased at last week's weird-ass Final Fantasy XV event. Square confirmed wit...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

New Final Fantasy XV details emerge, has 'over 200 quests'

Due to a massive Game Informer article we now have a lot more information on Final Fantasy XV, beyond the news that it's getting a spinoff game, anime series and film, and a second demo. Director Hajime Tabata talks a bit about how the...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix 'might' make more Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Editions

After a decade of waiting since its unveiling as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006, we actually got a ton of news relating to Final Fantasy XV last week. There's going to be an anime series and film, there's a second demo out right now...

 
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Square Enix

Square Enix was serious when it said Final Fantasy XV needs to sell 10 million copies

[Update: Square Enix has provided the following statement to Destructoid: "We believe there was a communication problem during the conference. In fact, Tabata was referencing 10 million copies only as a high goal which the development te...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

No Final Fantasy XV PC port in the works... yet

Square Enix is "aware of the big call for a PC version" of Final Fantasy XV, but a port isn't in the works. Speaking with Engadget, the title's director Hajime Tabata asserted the development team "had to focus on the console version and ou...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's new brodown anime isn't half bad

As you may have heard, A-1 Pictures (who worked on Sword Art Online, among many other shows since 2006), is producing a Final Fantasy anime. It's set for a five episode run -- six if you opt for the special edition of the game in ...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's whimsical Platinum Demo reminds me even more of Kingdom Hearts

During tonight's Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event, Square Enix revealed what it is calling the Platinum Demo, which is a side story that explores a young Noctis' dreamscape. In keeping with the rumors Chris reported on this morning, you can...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

Yep, Final Fantasy XV launches September 30

No, GameSpot wasn't blowing smoke up your ass. Final Fantasy XV is indeed launching on September 30. Go crazy, folks. Go crazy! Soon enough we'll all be riding Chocobos, boats, and flying cars! If you're the collecting sort, there will be a...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

There's gonna be a goddamn Final Fantasy XV pinball game

I know what you've wondering about Final Fantasy XV ever since it was announced way back when as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Is it going to have a tie-in pinball game for mobile platforms? Well, buddy, let me just tell you something. You bet...

 
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Por favor

#PleaseBeExcited

Square Enix is very excited about Final Fantasy XV and tonight's big "Uncovered" event. With good reason, too. Final Fantasy XV is a huge upcoming game, and the publisher spent a lot of money putting together this worldwide h...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Info from the Final Fantasy XV event allegedly leaks (Update: possible release date)

[Spoilers for the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event below.] Drip, drip, drip. Do you hear that? Leaks, baby! According to multiple sources who have obtained information by way of China (Uncovered is an event taking place all over the world, ...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Check out this beautiful Final Fantasy art for the XV reveal event

After many, many years, we are finally just one day away from hearing Final Fantasy XV's launch date. I swear, if we get a "please understand" after all this setup and fanfare, I will lose my shit. At least one good thing has already come o...

 
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FFXV framerate, run time

Final Fantasy XV balloons to 50 hours as team targets 30fps

The last numbered, single-player entry in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XIII, cut enough content to make an entire additional game. And then we ended up with two more entries in the XIII sub-series while XIII itself had enough con...

 
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Mande?

Final Fantasy XV is first in the series with Spanish, Portuguese localization

Two Brazilians I met last week joked about Portuguese being "a dead language," but that's not stopping Final Fantasy XV from doing what it can to win Latin American fans. Square Enix isn't alone here. Namco Bandai has been pushing its weab...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Rumor: Square Enix eyeing September release for Final Fantasy XV

The Japanese-centric outlet Gematsu has shared the news that Final Fantasy XV may have a September 30 release date. This has been corroborated by three independent sources of theirs, and Gematsu itself has been reliable when it comes to dea...

 
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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XV release date coming March 30

[Update: New screens are in the gallery below.] In case you're chomping at the bit to find out when you're going to find out when Final Fantasy XV is coming out, well then chomp no further. Square Enix is hosting an event on March 30 in Los...

 
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FFXV

Final Fantasy XV's January 30 update will detail stealth, magic

Square Enix has been peppering in "Active Time Report" updates for some time now, which are basically just big livestreams that detail more information for Final Fantasy XV. Normally I'd be over a gigantic hype campaign like this but X...

 
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FFXV

Well, it looks like Final Fantasy XV has Magitek armor

Folks, Magitek armor has been confirmed -- nostalgia boosters, engage. New screens from Final Fantasy XV show the iconic suit in action, with the team battling one. Magitek has shown up in several games after its debut in Final Fantasy...

 
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Final Fantasy XV news

Final Fantasy XV's cafe-filled city and new battle mode

Oh, baby, it's tidbit time. Over in the Final Fantasy XV forum, the development team has addressed some questions about the scale of its cities and changeable difficulty settings. First, Planner Ishikawa Tomonori, on the city of Altissia: "...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV might be out by summer 2016, next major update in January

It's been a tough month, year, decade for core Final Fantasy entry fans. XIII in most ways was a disappointment, XIV, while great, is still an MMO that many people aren't going to buy into, and can you believe that it's been nearl...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is now playable from 'start to finish'

It's kind of absurd to be getting up-to-the-minute updates on the development of a game, I know, but this is Final Fantasy XV -- a game that was announced in 2006, and had rumors of cancellation for years on end. According to deve...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV director sheds some light on Noctis and crew's dark outfits

Apparently, fans have been wondering why Noctis and the rest of his Final Fantasy XV crew are all dressed in black. They've taken to the official forums to voice their questions, and the game's director, Hajime Tabata, stepped in to ad...

 
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FFXV

Final Fantasy XV's battle system has been altered

Square Enix seems to be listening to fans quite a bit these days. The team for Final Fantasy XIV is constantly reaching out to players for advice on how to improve its MMO, and the FFXV team seems to be doing the same thing. IT ha...

 
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Final Fantasy XV trailer

Final Fantasy XV trailer officially remixed to include less dad hugging

PlayStation Japan has released a new trailer for the upcoming Japanese role-playing game Final Fantasy XV and...wait a minute. This is just the awkward "Dawn" trailer from gamescom with more dramatic music, less silent dad-hugging, and mor...

 
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FFXV

Check out that new Final Fantasy XV driving footage in HD

New footage for Final Fantasy XV was released at PAX, and it deals entirely with the driving portion of the game. It's an overview of sorts, dealing with how the car works and what cruising around the world will look like. It's no sec...

 
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Bad breath

Have you seen Final Fantasy XV's malboro? Terrifying

Ah, the days when the sight of a drooling malboro brought with it dread. This encounter is looking as if Final Fantasy XV will recapture that worry. With the push towards realism and the large scope of the world, it needs believable encoun...

 
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FF XV

Final Fantasy XV will get a simultaneous worldwide release

Rejoice Western Final Fantasy fans tired of seeing your favorite JRPG series released months before you can understand it; Final Fantasy XV will be the first ever Final Fantasy mainline game to see a simultaneous worldwide release. We ...

 
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FFXV

Final Fantasy XV gets new screens, city of Lestallum looks gorgeous

While everyone is talking about how bad that last Final Fantasy XV trailer was, I'm working on my third playthrough of the Duscae demo. I really dig this game, and so far, these new screenshots are instilling more faith in the pro...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV airships might not make launch, Just Cause 3 dev helping

At the start of this year, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata called airships "a huge technical challenge" and "to be determined," but they make sense for the game's big, organically connected world. At gamescom last week, Tabata talk...

 
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gamescom

Final Fantasy XV confirmed for 2016 release

Final Fantasy XV's lengthy development time has been long documented. Square Enix's promised strong showing for the next mainline entry this gamescom amounted to a fairly boring trailer, doing nothing to reassure anyone that this game is ac...

 
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Final Fantasy XV trailer

Final Fantasy XV gets gamescom 2015 trailer, no release date

Well, there it is, the latest substantive look at Final Fantasy XV, the game that started as Final Fantasy XIII Versus (PS3) and has changed considerably in the near decade since then. Despite the playable road trip demo, it still felt lik...

 
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June 9

Major Final Fantasy XV demo update lets you fight giants

Square Enix has released a video for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae's 2.0 patch, the major update that is hitting the Final Fantasy XV demo next week on June 9. Yes, weird. As previously noted, it "features camera/targeting fixes, basic d...

 
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New heroine Luna

Stella, Versus' opening party scene no longer in Final Fantasy XV

A lot has changed since Final Fantasy XIII Versus was announced. We have a black president now! Seriously. We're going on a decade now. It's not just minor things like titles or planned consoles that have changed, director Hajime Tabata ex...

 
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FFXV

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 is coming next month

Some time ago Square Enix released the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo out into the wild for PS4 and Xbox One. I really enjoyed it, despite the blemishes. It's also a work in progress, and the publisher seems keen on listening to ...

 
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Square x Soft

Final Fantasy XV dev put together this DirectX 12 tech demo for Microsoft

It's so weird how many computer companies and developers had or have the word "soft" in their names. Squaresoft, Microsoft, Ubisoft. It's like a menagerie of Pau Gasols out here am I right folks. I put together some words in the headline p...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV getting demo update, mostly skipping E3

Ok. Final Fantasy XV isn't skipping E3. It'll only pay lip service, though. The above Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report, which is helpfully subtitled in English, sees director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji summing up the...

 
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FFXV

FFXV's Noctis may appear in Dissidia Final Fantasy

Are you ready for Noctis to start showing up in more Final Fantasy games? It was kind of a given seeing how pretty much every series protagonist ends up in some smartphone or "all-stars" title at some point, but Final Fantasy XV hero N...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Ubisquare: Type-0 HD developer has been working on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is a huge and expensive game, probably. Since its rebranding from Versus XIII to XV with a cool trailer -- holy crap, two years ago -- we've mostly been shown the area that would go on to be the demo included with Type-0 HD...

 
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FFXV hot damn

Final Fantasy XV is a Goddamn Sexual Tyrannosaurus

Hidden away in the intro to my Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review, I recently talked about how Final Fantasy was never dead despite some rough patches, and based on recent efforts, it actually has a bright future ahead of it. Ok ...

 
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more

Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTube playlist. In ...

 
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FFXV summon video

Oh, hey, Final Fantasy XV has summons and HOLY SHIT

Final Fantasy XIII's summons were ok, but in using the correct party of Fang/Lightning/Vanille, you only get to see a handful (Bahamut, thankfully). And the whole techno Transformers look, while thematically consistent, led to a bit less w...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Here's the deal with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo

[Update: I've obtained the disc, and can confirm that the XV demo is a pack-in code slip, not on the disc itself. Additionally, it goes active on 3/17/2015, and the expiration date to redeem the code is 3/17/2016.] Anyone who...

 
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Final Fantasy XV preview

Final Fantasy XV looks great and feels even better

Even though the clock was ticking, it was difficult not to stop and smell the roses. I had a behemoth to hunt, but couldn't help myself. A gorgeous landscape teeming with majestic wildlife distracted me from my objective. I whiled away far ...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV nature video showcases vibrant wildlife, Behemoths

"And here we see the majestic Behemoth on the hunt for food in its natural habitat. Watch as it establishes dominance over the other Behemoths within its territory." We've already seen trailers and gameplay footage of Final Fantasy XV, so ...

 
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FFXV

Watch the official Final Fantasy XV demo livestream here

Square Enix is running a livestream for the Final Fantasy XV demo right now, and promises to show off some new mechanics and design choices for the core game. It's called the "Active Time Report Walkthrough Special," and will det...

 
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FFXV

Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy XV demo alongside of Type-0 HD

Currently, I'm scheduled to review Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but I have a feeling that I'm going to want to play the demo for XV first. There's something about Final Fantasy demos -- I recall some of my best gaming memories from p...

 
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Airships up in the air

Final Fantasy XV has a big, connected world; airships to be determined

A bunch of 'lil tidbits are coming out of interviews with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, who is spinning the caught-up, Japanese version of, "see those mountains? You can walk there," that Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji...

 

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