Final Fantasy XV Demo Detailed by Square Enix, More Gameplay Videos Revealed

March 9, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

To help get people up to speed with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo that will be included with all launch copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix released a fact sheet over the weekend, giving you backstory and key feature information about the trial:

Backstory

When you’ve spent your entire life looking out at the serrated city skyline, it’s easy to lose yourself in the sprawling Duscaen landscape. The prince and his retinue were halfway to Cauthess when their daydreams came to a sudden, screeching halt—the Regalia’s last gasp before giving out to the unpaved backroads.

Now they were truly lost in the landscape: broken down by the side of the road with the Disc well out of walking distance. The Archaean, Titan, would have to wait. He’d been dormant for ages anyway. The first order of business was getting back on four wheels.

Features

  • A New Generation of Final Fantasy – The latest platform technology brings Duscae to life, rendering fast-paced action against breathtaking backdrops under a sky that changes in real time.
  • Open World Exploration – Guide Noctis and his entourage over the plains, through the woods, into the dungeons and around the outposts of Duscae as players roam freely about the expansive region.
  • Action-Packed Combat – Final Fantasy XV is the first Final Fantasy flagship title to give players direct control over combat in real-time, resulting in an exhilarating action RPG experience.
  • Summoning – Uncover the astral power that will enable Noctis to call larger-than-life vengeance down from the heavens.
  • Engaging Quests – Adventures great and small await in Duscae.
  • English and Japanese Voice-Over – Enjoy English or Japanese audio with English, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish text.

For even more information about the Final Fantasy XV demo, check out this video from Access PlayStation, which details five things you need to know, complete with on-screen and off-screen footage:

At PAX East over the weekend, Square Enix also unveiled a new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, taking you deeper into the story of Machina and Rem, two cadets who are transferred into Class Zero:

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be available on March 17 in North America and March 20 in Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.