A new trailer for Final Fantasy XV set 15 years before the events in the game take place was released yesterday, and Director Hajime Tabata recently talked a bit about that trailer, expanding on some of the story details.
In an interview with Game Informer, Tabata explained that various flashbacks throughout the RPG will give players details on Noctis and his dad’s relationship and past. He also mentioned that Luna, the female character that replaced Stella, will be “much stronger” than Noctis.
She’s a much stronger, more determined character. She’s got her own willpower and objectives that she acts upon. In some ways, Noctis is the weaker character. Maybe he’s the one who’s going to need protecting.
In a separate interview with Nova Crystallis, Tabata said that the FFXV will ship with English and Japanese voice support, although more languages might be available via DLC.
We are positively looking into the idea of expanding the voice support for the game after release or as DLC, also if we bring the game to other platforms in the future. We very much like expanding languages on that, as well.
Tabata also explained that he wants to have text in the RPG translated into more languages than just “Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.”
So when it comes to localization and our priorities, we think that before we want to introduce French, German or other languages’ voices, we want to expand the number of text-supported languages. Traditionally, Final Fantasy is only translated into Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. It has been just those five languages, but it is just a small amount compared to games that other companies are doing…It’s probably a higher priority to get more people to play the game before we enhance the experience for certain languages.
Final Fantasy XV is due out sometime in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.