Square Enix used its “Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV” event in Los Angeles last night to announced a September 30th worldwide release date for the highly anticipated game title “Final Fantasy XV”.
The big surprise though was that in addition to the game, Square Enix and its partners also announced several large-scale projects set within the Final Fantasy XV Universe, the biggest being a whole new CG animated feature.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix will distribute “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV,” the computer-animated feature which will set the stage for the main Final Fantasy XV narrative. “Game of Thrones” stars Sean Bean and Lena Headey along with “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul lend their voices to the project which will be released digitally worldwide before the game launch.
Then there’s “Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV,” a new five standalone episodes anime series exploring the friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades. Like the film, it will help set up the action-packed RPG’s world. The first episode is already available now to stream, subsequent episodes will be released before the game’s launch. All episodes will be free.
Then there’s the game itself. A new announcement trailer is out dubbed ‘Reclaim Your Throne’ set to new music by Yoko Shimomura and a new Florence + the Machine sung cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me”. There’s also a look at the ‘Platinum Demo,’ a free download demo available now on PS4 & XB1 that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child.
Multiple editions will be available including a $60 ‘Day One’ Edition; a $90 ‘Deluxe Edition’ with a steelbook, DLC and a Blu-ray copy of “Kingsglaive”; and the $270 ‘Ultimate Collector’s Edition’.