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Fans of the Final Fantasy series got a glimpse of what the fifteenth installment (at least, among the ones with the straight-forward numbering system) at Tokyo Game Show 2015, when Square Enix released details of the story for Final Fantasy XV. Also released was all new gameplay footage, as well as the trailer for the new mobile game Final Fantasy Type-0 Online. Story details were teased in the Dawn. 2.0 trailer released last week. It was revealed that the story of Final Fantasy XV will focus on Lunafreya and Noctis, set around the kingdom of Lucis. 

The story takes place in the wake of an occupation by the Empire of Niflheim. Noctis serves as the main protagonist, the heir to Lucis, and son of King Regis who defends the city through the use of a crystal. Luna, the secondary protagonist, is a young oracle and betrothed to Noctis. Along with these details, Square Enix revealed the character Gentiana, who stands alongside Luna. They said the character would be important to the story, with more details to be revealed later this year. 

Along with the exploration of the lore, the footage showed off some of the mechanics and gameplay, showing the main characters riding chocobo and driving throughout the world, as well as a new fishing mechanic. All of the footage was summarized in the ATR snapshot, with the English-translation of the full show to be released at a later date. More details about the story, including history on the Empire of Niflheim, will be released in the next ATR at the end of the year. 

The trailer for Final Fantasy Type-O Online was also released. Type-0 is a multiplayer RPG, planned to be released for smart phones, Windows PC, and PSP. It’s slated for launch in Japan sometime in 2016, but it has not been confirmed for release in North America or Europe as of yet. Square Enix also showed off new trailers for World of Final Fantasy at TGS. 

Kindra Pring

Staff Writer

Teacher's aid by day. Gamer by night. And by day, because I play my DS on my lunch break. Ask me about how bad my aim is.