Square Enix had a pretty busy E3 2017, as they unveiled Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Their biggest release of last year, Final Fantasy XV, also showed up as they announced release dates for the Episode Prompto (June 27) and the game’s Regalia Type-D update. While this in of itself was exciting, it turns out that Square Enix was holding back even more for another time.
As it turns out, that time is set to be Gamescom 2017. Square Enix marketing manager Akio Ofuji made the announcement during the company’s E3 2017 recap Active Time Report stream (you can check it out below, but it’s in Japanese). “We held back a bit of information during E3,” said Ofuji.” “We are preparing … to do all sorts of things on a large scale this summer.” The game’s Director Hajime Tabata gave additional details, saying the studio had been “extremely busy,” and that he wants to “put out some good news during Gamescom.”
If you haven’t already picked up Final Fantasy XV, maybe our review will be enough to push you over the edge. Here’s what PlayStation LifeStyle reviewer Keri Honea had to say:
The best parts of Final Fantasy XV are not unfolding the epic story, completing side quests, or your first summon (although that is pretty damn cool), but the bonding of these four friends as they try to survive being hunted by the empire. I often preferred watching Ignis drive the team instead of fast traveling because of the interactions between the friends. It’s a blast checking out the photos Prompto took during the day around the campfire. It’s heartwarming listening to the team tease one another, especially when Noctis takes on yet another fetch quest. You can’t help but smile when Noctis celebrates with a teammate after executing a linked attack. FFXV may be a grand epic about saving the world from evil, but at its heart, it’s about the incredible bonds of friendship, true friendship.
Final Fantasy XV is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.