Square Enix has provided a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XV at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The footage comes in the wake of Former Director Tetsuya Nomura, being shifted from the project to prioritize Kingdom Hearts 3.
A warning at the beginning of the video tells us this is a sneak peak, as Square Enix aims to deliver even more in the final version of the game. With expectations in check, we see Noctis and the party driving through the country side. A peak at a giant monster is seen in this brief bit of footage, building expectations of the kinds of Boss fights to come. Other memorable moments come from seeing how combat is handled in Final Fantasy XV. Your party members seem to act on their own, just like in Kingdom Hearts, assisting Noctis to take out enemies on the field.
Further interactions in combat are shown in the trailer, such as team attacks. Co-ordinating with your allies will produce more damage and eliminate enemies quicker. Should Noctis fall to low health, we’ll see his allies come to his aid to pick him up. This shows a deeper level of interaction than seen in Kingdom Hearts during these moments. Topping it off is a surprise appearance but we won’t spoil that detail for you.
Based on the trailer, the game does seem to be in good shape despite the recent news. Currently Hajime Tabata is the new director for Final Fantasy XV. In a small statement by Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda, he states:
“In reviewing our development structure, we have decided to assign Hajime Tabata as the new director for Final Fantasy XV. Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date. We invite every one of our fans to view the fruits of our labor through Final Fantasy XV’s demo, and promise to present a game that further surpasses expectations when the finished product is released. “
Does the new trailer inspire confidence in Final Fantasy XV for you? Will you miss Tetsuya Nomura directing Final Fantasy XV? Let us know your impressions in the comments below!