Final Fantasy XV finally has a release date set for September 30, 2016. Last night, Square Enix hosted a special Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles where it not only announced the game’s release date, but a full-length CG movie, an anime series, a mobile game, a new mode as well as deluxe edition and collector’s editions for the game.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV was announced as a CG movie presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix. To introduce the movie, Square Enix invited voice actress Lena Headey to the stage, who will serve as voice actress for Lunafreya, Noctis’ bethrohed. Joining Headey will be another Game of Thrones actor, Sean Bean taking on the role of Noctis’ father, King Regis. Lastly, Aaron Paul took the stage to talk about his role, Nyx, a member of the Kingsglaive.
The movie will be set at the same time as the game and focuses on the events surrounding King Regis while Noctis embarks on his adventure. The movie will be released digitally worldwide before September 30.
Also announced was Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a five-part anime series that delve into the friendships between Noctis and his three comrades, Ignis, Gladio and Prompto. The first episode is available on YouTube and all five episodes will be free.
Square Enix also put live last night the new Platinum Demo that is a standalone adventure separate from Final Fantasy XV. In the demo, players get to control a childhood Noctis that is accompanies by Carbuncle. Mainly serving as a tech demo that shows off what Final Fantasy XV can do with its environment, players also get to check out the revised combat system that has been updated since the last demo, Episode Duscae. The Platinum Demo is available for free to all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. Those that complete the demo will receive Carbuncle as DLC for the full game.
There will also be a mini-game in Final Fantasy XV called Justice Monsters Five, which will also make its way to mobile platforms Android and iOS as well as Windows 10.
Other announcements made at the event included the debut of the game’s theme song, a version of Stand By Me done by Florence and the Machines. The event finished off with another lengthy trailer that ended with the iconic vehicle sprouting wings, hinting that it will also serve as an airship for players.
You can learn more about the Final Fantasy XV announcements by watching all the trailers below.