At this point, Final Fantasy XV consists of five pieces that make up its compilation, culminating in the main game releasing on September 30th. Here is each piece and how it fits in to the whole picture.
Serving as a tech demo for some of the game world mechanics, including day to night cycles, weather effects, and the way that spells look interacting with the environment, it also offers a glimpse into a fun a whimsical dream world with young Noctis, while giving players an exclusive Carbuncle summon in the final game just for finishing it.
Sure it may not have impressed everyone, but it's a free tech demo and is only scratching the surface of what the final game will be able to do. It's more like an interactive art piece than a representation of the final game, which still has months of development time to go.
A five part anime series, with each episode being about ten minutes long, Brotherhood tells the backstory of Noctis and his friends, showing the building of camaraderie and bonds that already exist in the main game.
Episode 1 is available now, and the remaining four episodes will be released over the course of the next few months prior to the release of the main game. They will all be available to watch for free on YouTube.
Each Final Fantasy game has a minigame, whether it by Triple Triad, Blitzball, or many others. Justice Monsters Five looks to be a pinball based arcade monster game that the characters enjoy, and serves as Final Fantasy XV's minigame.
Best part about this? It won't be contained in the game world. We'll be getting Justice Monsters Five for mobile later this year.
Kingsglaive tells the story of Noctis' father King Regis after Noctis leaves on his journey with his friends. The kingdom is in turmoil, and judging by the trailer this is going to be an awesome spectacle. Director Takeshi Nozue hinted that it may even contain more incredible action scenes than Advent Children did, and let's face it, those were impressive.
A full length CG animated film, much like Advent Children before it, members of that same studio were brought into Square Enix's Business Division 2 in order to work closely with the team on Kingsglaive
The central component to the whole universe, Final Fantasy XV has now been in development for more than 10 years. Originally revealed under the Final Fantasy Versus XIII name, Hajime Tabata was brought on to the project to help shift efforts and make it a better release.
It was under his guidance that the extended universe was created and that the game was rebranded to a main numbered entry in the series.