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.