Final Fantasy XV Gets Info On New Monsters, Won’t Have Underwater Combat

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has shared some new information on the in-game monsters and combat in his latest interview (Translated by Jirokichi).

According to Tabata, players will be able to fight the following monsters in the game.

Zu (Concept from Final Fantasy X)

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This is a bird-like creature that is returning from past Final Fantasy games, just like Malboro. Tabata has stated that players will get into a battle instantly if they get attacked by this enemy.

Cockatrice (Concept from Final Fantasy XII)

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Cockatrice had a major design change in Final Fantasy XII but they are actually birds. It seems like they will get back to flying in Final Fantasy XV since Tabata grouped them together with Zu in the way they will be able to attack players instantly.

Bull Croc (Concept from Final Fantasy XII)

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The third monster can be seen on a road sign in one of the latest screenshots from Final Fantasy XV. Judging from its shape, we can confidently say that it is the Bull Croc from Final Fantasy XII.

Additionally, Tabata confirmed that the popular Final Fantasy enemies, Cactuar and Tonberry won’t make an appearance in Final Fantasy XV.

Aside from the monsters that we will be able to fight in the game, Tabata confirmed that there won’t be any sort of underwater combat in the final game, as it is not an essential factor. Personally this makes sense given how it can be difficult to get right, and if the recent games are any indication, it is better to just leave it out rather than force it like in The Witcher 3.

Final Fantasy XV is currently set for a release in 2016 on the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Khurram Imtiaz

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