Date: June 12th, 2013 Author: Death Penalty
News Category: Final Fantasy XV
Tags: Characters, Final Fantasy XV, Jump, Scans
A new Jump scan is floating around revealing the names of the main characters of Final Fantasy XV as well as some background information on each.
Noctis Lucis Caelum (Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
Prince of the Lucis Kingdom, possessing eyes which can sense the death of others. His close friends call him Noct.
Ignis Scientia (Mamoru Miyano)
A childhood friend of Noctis who grew up recieving gifted education befitting a staff officer. He understands Noctis well and is his confidant.
Gladiolus Amicitia (Kenta Miyake)
The eldest son of a household tasked with protecting the royal family from generation to generation. A close friend of Noctis who is closer to him than a true brother.
Prompto Argentum (Tetsuya Kakihara)
A friend who has been a bad influence to Noctis since his school days. While he can get carried away easily, there’s another side of him which is driven to help friends in need.
Cor Rionis (Hiroki Touchi)
Head of Royal Family Guards, and one of the three strongest fighters in Lucis. While he is harsh to Noctis and the others, he is a true man of honor who takes his vows to king and country very seriously.
Japanese VA’s are in parentheses.
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The Final Fantasy Type-0 World Preview book was released on September 29th. Today, some photos of it finally appear online featuring new artwork, autographs from the voice actors and character profiles. For those interested, it also reveals the age and heights of all the members of Class 0 as well. See them below.
Ace: 168cm | 16 years old
Deuce: 158cm | 16 years old
Tray: 184cm | 17 years
Cater: 161cm | 16 years old
Cinque: 163cm | 16 years old
Sice: 166cm | 16 years old
Seven: 170cm | 17 years
Eight: 165cm | 16 years old
Nine: 185cm | 17 years
Jack: 182cm | 16 years old
Queen: 165cm | 17 years
King: 187cm | 17 years
Machina: 175cm | 17 years
Rem: 160cm | 17 years
Hajime Tabata has been interview by Square-Enix’s own Gangan Comic Magazine, in which he gives a few brief new details on Final Fantasy Type-0. The interview reveals that they’re still keeping their cards close to their chest, even though there’s only two weeks until the games release.
The first thing Tabata announces is that the game should take approximately 40 hours to complete during our first run. A fairly respectable length, especially for a portable title considering FFXIII was 50 hours in length. Interestingly, Tabata also says we’ll be able to experience a different story surrounding Class 0 during our second play through. He doesn’t go into any detail about what we can expect.
Other than this, Tabata also says we can expect a thirteenth main character to go with the twelve announced so far. It looks like we might have to wait until the games release to see who it could be.
Another feature has leaked out of the latest issue of Famitsu, this time about Final Fantasy Type-0. Two scans are available, depicting new characters and showing off a few new screenshots. Here’s a summary of what’s being said. Some of these characters were featured in the demo.
Aria – A subordinate of Class Zero who is responsible for selling items. She’s apparently quiet and obedient but can change.
Naghi – A student at the academy that sees himself as something of an idol. He’s known for being aloof and is a member of the Intelligence Club.
Carla – A student who is popular among the faculty because of her good grades. Similarly to Aria, she sells items but she also sells information. However, she’s known for requesting extortionate prices for the services she provides Class Zero.
Enkidu – Another Gelbu l’Cie who shares a childhood with Gilgamesh. He’s appeared alongside Gilgamesh in previous titles.
Diabolos (Diablos) – A war god which looks like a demon with the ability to absorb the HP of his enemies. His special ability is Gravity Sphere which will draw in enemies and when charged by the player, create a larger sphere. When being charged it will absorb the HP of anything in it’s path, including friends.
Battle for Supremacy
A minigame featured on the world map. The game involves moving troops around and capturing areas in an RTS styled manner. Different troops have different strong points e.g. specialized against machines. Special missions give you encampments to control and more troops to take charge of.
The airship you control has machine guns installed on it. This means you can take on mounted dragons controlled by Concordia in dog fights. There are various kinds of dragons, including larger ones used by the Royal Guard. You also fight them on the deck.
Simulation Battles – You can progress through 20 rounds of fighting to level up your characters and get them Phantoma. You still keep the experience if you die part way through.
Secret Training – A character can be selected to be trained while your PSP is in sleep mode. Details are unclear.
Famitsu is reporting that although the PS3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 trailer was released earlier, we have more instore for us in the form of a slightly different Xbox 360 trailer coming soon. The first difference is that the 360 trailer will use the second theme song by Charice announced earlier rather than the one we saw earlier by Mai Fukui.
Other than that, the trailer features the same battle sequences but with alternative cutscenes. In these cutscenes, the purple haired man (now confirmed to be named Kaias) and the newly revealed masked girl (named Yuru) are shown meeting with Serah and her friends. It is revealed that Kaias is apparently unable to die. Famitsu predicts the game will have themes relating to the creation or correction of time paradox’s due several phrases used in the dialog. They predict Noel and Serah will travel between time periods throughout the game. Towns people are shown in the trailer transforming into Cie’th just like in the first game. Speaking about this, Lightning says “This is a future that I was not able to protect”. The trailer ends with Kaias “doing something to a fallen Noel” but Famitsu don’t give any more details.
The new Xbox 360 trailer will likely be released very soon.
Many new screenshots (a whopping 65 in total) have been released featuring a handful of the things recently highlighted in Japanese gaming magazines such as the 3 characters; Trey, Cater, and Cinque and also the Bahamut Summon. Renders of the newer character have also been included. Click “more” to see them all.
Famitsu has released 16 new screenshots of Final Fantasy Type-0 on their website featuring many of the new characters revealed in their latest issue. There isn’t much more to say so see them all below.
Some five and a bit years down the line, the veil has finally been lifted on the remaining members of Class Zero with Famitsu running a feature on the characters of Trey, Cater and Cinque. Now you can sit down and think long and hard about who your main party will be – time to play favourites.
You can also cop a look at Qun’mi, Zhuyu and the king of Concordia – Byakko l’cie, Suzaku l’Cie and, well, king of Concordia respectively. Beyond that, there’s a short section dedicated to the game’s recently-revealed system of party attacks, known as Volley. Your three active characters will team up and then mess things up. And finally, the series-staple summon Bahamut makes an appearance, in all his dragon-y glory. Feel free to admire all the pretty pictures below.
Famitsu lands on shelves tomorrow.
As in Final Fantasy XIII, l’Cie roam the world of Final Fantasy Type-0, striving to complete their focus. So far the only announced l’Cie is Gilgamesh, but the latest issue of Dengeki reveals two more, as well as another two minor characters.
Zhuyu – (voiced by Hiroki Touchi)
A l’Cie from Suzaku’s own crystal. He was once a student of the Peristylium until he had his focus bestowed upon him. He still wears his uniform in an attempt to not forget who he is but after being a l’Cie for several years, he’s slowly becoming less human. He’s extremely strong and uses fire magic (the symbol of Suzaku).
Qun’mi – (voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)
She’s a l’Cie from the Byakko crystal in Milites who only recently became one. Wearing full armor, she has a tremendous battle strength which allows her to use weapons beyond their limits. She also uses Magitek Armor called Dainsleif which is equipped with a Crystal Jammer and can launch a large barrage of missiles simultaneously.
The other two characters revealed are Yuzuki and the King of Souryu. Yuzuki (voiced by Yuu Kobayashi) is a female who’s a member of a group that protects Concordia. The King of Souryu (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) hasn’t been named yet but is known for wearing a mask.