This is a good week for the Final Fantasy franchise. First off, Final Fantasy XV is getting news and more details, Final Fantasy Dissidia is reported to hit arcades soon, and Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata shares he would like to work on Legend of Zelda in the future.
It has been 10 years since Final Fantasy XV was renamed from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and Final Fantasy fans are getting crazy waiting for the game to finally ship out to consoles and PC. When Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced, the title was still ported to the last-gen consoles, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3. Now that Final Fantasy XV is almost finished, the game is already exclusively shipping to the current-generation consoles and PC.
Yibada reports that Square Enix is coming out with more Final Fantasy XV news during Paris Games Week, which starts on October 28. So what can people expect for Final Fantasy XV from Square Enix this coming Paris Games Week? We do know that Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 demo is playable during the conference, so those who weren’t able to get their hands on the demo could do so next week. Just last month at the Tokyo Game Show, Final Fantasy XV received some new spoilers, too, which was about fishing and Chocobo racing possibly appearing in the game.
Just recently, the official Final Fantasy XV Twitter account posted a photo of their team rock hunting. These rock textures will probably be used as renders for FF15. If you’ve had a look at the Duscae demo, some pretty rocky areas are included in the game. With the power of its new game software, the Luminous Engine, these realistic renders are a piece of cake for the Final Fantasy XV team.
Stay alert for new Final Fantasy XV updates and details during the Paris Games Week starting October 28.
In other Final Fantasy news, Square Enix announced on their Japanese website that Final Fantasy Dissidia will arrive in arcades come November. And if you’re in Tokyo on November 14 and 15, you can actually apply to be included in the Final Fantasy: Dissidia pre-play event at the Square Enix Tokyo Headquarters, Genmatsu reports. To apply for an invitation, download the Final Fantasy Portal app and register through there. Applications for the Final Fantasy: Dissidia pre-play event end on October 30, so if you’re interested, you’d better start registering now.
Final Fantasy: Dissidia is a powerful game that enables up to three-on-three combat gameplay featuring your favorite Final Fantasy characters from across the Final Fantasy universe. To name a few, Final Fantasy icons Cloud Strife, Squall Leonheart, Lightning, and Warrior of Light will be playable in the Final Fantasy: Dissidia arcade game.
Final Fantasy: Dissidia is only reportedly hitting arcades on November 26 in Japan. Square Enix has yet to announce if the new Final Fantasy arcade game will come to the States or other parts of the globe. We still hope Final Fantasy considers porting the Dissidia arcade game on consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Finally, GameSpot reports that Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata admits that there’s one title he’s been lusting after for a long time now. In a recent issue ofDengeki PlayStation, Final Fantasy XV director Tabata says that he wants to work on Legend of Zelda if given the chance. A lot of critics and gamers found the news quite amusing since Tabata and his team have even yet to finish their 10-year old project and the Final Fantasy director is already looking at another project. As of now, the only request fans have before they let Tabata wander into Legend of Zelda territory is that Tabata finishes Final Fantasy XV and the Final Fantasy 7 remake first.
[Image via Final Fantasy XV Epiosde Duscae demo]