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Final Fantasy XV Gets Anime Prequel, CG Feature Film, Downloadable Demo

Square Enix held an event today in promotion of the upcoming PlayStation 4/XBox One RPG Final Fantasy XV (perhaps you’ve heard of it) they entitled “Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV.”

And with all the information they released, we’d say “uncovered” is a bit of an understatement.

First up, the release date: Final Fantasy XV will debut September 30.

Next, Square Enix released a downloadable demo for the game, entitled “Platinum Demo.” It’s currently available on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Verge describes the demo as “very weird,” and says it’s not a piece of the final game itself, but a side quest to give players a feel for the game’s mechanics.

Now for the anime stuff. First off, Square Enix announced Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a five-episode anime prequel to the game animated by A-1 Pictures. All five 10-minute episodes will be released on YouTube and, would you look at that, the first one’s already up.

Finally, Final Fantasy XV will also get a full-length computer-generated feature film. Starring none other than Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean and Lina Headey, Kingsglaive will be animated by many of the same folks as Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Dear Square Enix: next time, maybe release all this info one piece at a time? You’re making us shoot ketchup all over the place with excitement over here.

Source: The Verge

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.