It was thought that Final Fantasy XV would skipping the Tokyo Game Show, but Square Enix just revealed a brand new TGS trailer, showcasing gameplay, world exploration, and story elements. That’s not the only bit of Final Fantasy XV news either, as its previous director, Tetsuya Nomura, has been moved from the project to focus more on projects like Kingdom Hearts 3. Replacing Nomura is Hajime Tabata, whom you may know from Final Fantasy Type-0.
In regards to his shift in direction, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda stated the following:
As the director of Final Fantasy XV, Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the story and universe in addition to creating the characters. Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts III.
After being silent for over a year, Square Enix posted the following trailer to their official Facebook page earlier tonight, showcasing a lot of gameplay, the game’s cast of characters, and a lot of world exploration while driving a car. Yes, a car.
I definitely got a Xenoblade Chronicles vibe from the trailer, but that probably has a lot to do with the lush vegetation and massive dinosaur-type monsters. Sure, the real-time combat seems familiar as well, but every environment shown looks absolutely fantastic.
What did you think of the trailer? Is Final Fantasy XV renewing your faith in the series?
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