Media alert

8/31/2015

FINAL FANTASY XV CONFIRMED FOR 2016 RELEASE

Video Message from Avalanche Studios and New Assets Showcased at PAX Prime

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2015) – At this past weekend’s Active Time Report (ATR) from PAX Prime, SQUARE ENIX® confirmed that FINAL FANTASY® XV will be released in 2016. Director Hajime Tabata also revealed new assets and showcased a video message from Avalanche Studios Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Christofer Sundberg.

“We’re proud of our technical capabilities and the work we’ve done to help shape the open-world genre,” said Sundberg. “We hold the FINAL FANTASY franchise, and the team working on it, in such high regard and are excited to be a part of the next chapter.”

New videos, concept art and screenshots were also unveiled at PAX Prime, giving gamers a glimpse at Caem, a secret outpost near the sea that acts as a port for transferring players between continents, and a closer look at the game’s driving feature.

The new assets can be downloaded here and the gameplay video can be viewed on YouTube.

Square Enix also introduced a new program titled “Active Time Report Snapshot,” a short segment that provides a recap of all the information revealed from the latest Active Time Reports. The episode from PAX Prime can be viewed on YouTube.

Players looking for additional information about FINAL FANTASY XV can tune into the upcoming Active Time Report at next month’s Tokyo Game Show, which will cover more details on Luna and Regis, as well as information about the fishing (mini-game) and chocobo-related features.

Finally, the company announced an event in March 2016. More details of this event and the release date will be unveiled at a later time.

About FINAL FANTASY XV
FINAL FANTASY XV tells the engaging tale of Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades, out on the road and fending for their lives after the armed forces of Niflheim launch a surprise assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis.

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FINAL FANTASY XV will be available in 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This game is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

FINAL FANTASY XV © 2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
MAIN CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
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