Final Fantasy XV Officially Confirmed For 2016 Release – Report

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has revealed the release year for the hotly anticipated Final Fantasy XV. In an interview to GameSpot, Tabata confirmed that the game will be out before 2017, confirming a 2016 release date for it.

“At the very least, I can tell you that it isn’t going to be released this year. I think we’ll be able to tell you when we’re making the announcement around PAX Prime, at the end of this month, ” said Tabata in his interview to GameSpot. PAX Prime will take place at the end of this month and Final Fantasy XV will be showcased there.

Final Fantasy XV is currently being presented at Gamescom and Square Enix has finally lifted the curtains on the game’s story, showing an emotional trailer detailing the backstory of the game. This new trailer is set 15 years in the past and gives us a glimpse at some of the plot including Noctis’ father Regis. More details about the game will be revealed at the upcoming TGS.

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In addition to the story trailer, Square Enix also showed a new video of the game showing a recurring enemy from the past Final Fantasy games, Malboro. They have also released a new key art showing Noctis hugging his father, King Regis.

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

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