In the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in Los Angeles a few days ago, Square Enix showcased the newest entry in their long running franchise, Final Fantasy XV, to rapturous excitement among fans of the series. A decade in the making, FFXV follows the story of Prince Noctis and his merry band of companions traveling the world hoping to reclaim his lost throne. After such a long development cycle,, Square Enix is going all out to ensure the new game’s success by releasing everything from, anime, movies, and even cars inspired by the game. FFXV is coming to fans in more ways than one.
Here’s a brief overview:
A five part anime series, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a prequel about the relationship between Noctis and his close friends is currently airing on YouTube for free, a prequel about the relationship between Noctis and his close friends. Releasing as five 10-minute long episodes, the series is being produced by A-1 Pictures of Sword Art Online and Black Brother fame.
Square Enix is also developing a full length CGI feature film with a high powered celebrity cast including Sean Bean and Lena Headey from Game of Thrones, which will deal with Noctis’ father and the events leading up to the war that sets up the story of the game. They added a new trailer theme cover by none other than Florence and the Machine of the famous Ben E. King’s melody “Stand By Me.” More mobile spin off games that will interact with the main title are being created. And Square Enix also released a 25 minute demo of the game, to help entice fans as to what they are in for. And finally, they created a Final Fantasy custom made Audi R8. Yes that’s right, they created a custom car. With all this incredible effort, I can only hope the game plays as well as it looks, and is as much fun as all the goofy events surrounding its long awaited release. Can’t wait.
[Source: Kotaku UK]