LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, at the star-studded UNCOVERED:FINAL FANTASY XV event in Los Angeles, SQUARE ENIX® revealed that FINAL FANTASY® XV will release worldwide on September 30th. Unprecedented in the entertainment world, Square Enix and its partners also announced a series of large-scale projects that compose the grand FINAL FANTASY XV Universe to be released within the same timeframe.
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ is a CG movie, presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix. The animated feature weaves together the complexities of kingdoms at war, royal relationships and epic battles in a tale that will set the stage for the main FINAL FANTASY XV narrative. The CG movie features an all-star cast with Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) voicing Regis, the King of Lucis who has sworn to protect his kingdom, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones), voicing Luna, the princess who has been entrusted to deliver the royal ring of Lucis to Prince Noctis, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), voicing Nyx. The title will be released digitally worldwide before the game's launch. The announcement trailer is available for viewing here.
BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV™ is a new anime series that consists of five standalone episodes that delve into the extraordinary friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades, setting the stage for the adventure players will set out upon in the action-packed RPG. The first episode is available now to stream on YouTube. Subsequent episodes will be released before the game's launch. All episodes will be free. The series announcement trailer is available on YouTube here.
PLATINUM DEMO - FINAL FANTASY XV is a free download demo that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child. This storyline is unique to the demo and will not be available in the final version of the main game. Players can take control of young Noctis as he masters various weapons, magic skills and driving. To overcome the many monsters within this fantastical dream world, young Noctis will have Carbuncle as is his magical guide. Players who complete the demo will unlock the ability to name the Carbuncle summon and have it appear in the full game at launch. The demo is available tonight on Xbox One, and through the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. A new trailer showcasing the demo is available on YouTube here.
A new trailer for FINAL FANTASY XV narrated by King Regis, titled "Reclaim Your Throne," was also revealed, showcasing never-before-seen gameplay accompanied by music from composer Yoko Shimomura. Florence Welch of Grammy-nominated Florence + the Machine has created her own rendition of the Ben E. King classic "Stand by Me" with SQUARE ENIX to soundtrack this new trailer, which can be viewed on YouTube.
FINAL FANTASY XV is available for digital pre-order tonight on Xbox Store and PlayStation®Store starting tonight. For a limited time, pre-order purchasers will receive Noctis Special Outfit and Carbuncle pet for Xbox Avatars (Xbox One) and a Dynamic PS4™ theme for PlayStation®4 players. The Collector's Editions were also announced with more details below and on the official website.
Day One Edition – $59.99
FINAL FANTASY series Masamune DLC weapon
Xbox Store Pre-order Incentives: Two Xbox One Avatars including Noctis Special Outfit and Carbuncle pet
PlayStation®Store Pre-order Incentives: Dynamic PS4™ theme for PlayStation®4 players
Deluxe Edition – $89.99
All Day One Edition content plus an exclusive dual disc steelbook containing FINAL FANTASY XV and KINGSGLAIVE movie Blu-ray and Platinum Leviathan Regalia design and access to the Royal Raiment costume DLC
All Deluxe Edition content plus exclusive disc steelbooks containing the Official FINAL FANTASY XV Blu-ray Soundtrack (featuring music from FINAL FANTASY XV, KINGSGLAIVE and BROTHERHOOD), BROTHERHOOD Blu-ray (containing an exclusive sixth episode), hard-cover artbook, an exclusive limited edition variant Noctis PLAY ARTS -KAI- action figure, and in-game item packs
Finally, SQUARE ENIX also announced JUSTICE MONSTERS FIVE™, a pinball game for mobile devices combining role-playing elements with some of the franchise's most iconic monsters. The game will be available to play in-game in FINAL FANTASY XV when it launches this September. The mobile game will be coming soon, and players can enjoy Noctis and company's favorite pinball pastime by downloading the game for free on Google Play for Android devices, on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Universal Store for Windows 10 devices. Pre-registration for this game is available at the following links:
As part of the global launch of the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience, and for the first time in franchise history, the game will include English, French, and Japanese voice options in addition to Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.
About FINAL FANTASY XV: FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action roleplaying game (RPG) and 15th mainline entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY franchise. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis's destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open world exploration and action-packed real time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for fans and newcomers to the series.
FINAL FANTASY XV will be available September 30th, 2016 for Xbox One and the PlayStation®4 system. This game is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
About Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.