Final Fantasy XV Demo Becomes Available March 17th

Square Enix let loose a new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for the Xbox One and PS4 – it’s the official Japanese launch trailer but with English subtitles. The trailer also reveals the date in which the demo of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae becomes available for home consoles. Eager fans of the series can look for the demo to launch on March 17th, alongside the North American release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Gematsu posted up the launch trailer, which clocks in at just over four minutes.

The trailer details the story of the group of 14 youths who are tasked with saving the land. It’s the typical hero complex pushed onto some teenagers. The trailer does a fine job of highlighting the complexity of the situation while also detailing some of the game’s combat mechanics. You can check it out in the trailer below.

The last minute of the trailer is the demo trailer for Final Fantasy XV, giving gamers a taste of what’s to come when March 17th rolls around.

I’m curious how much of the demo will allow players to explore the world and get a taste of the combat and how much of the demo will be NPCs talking and cinematic sequences? I guess we’ll find out on March 17th.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD was originally released for the PSP a few years ago, and a lot of gamers thought it was pretty awesome game. Unfortunately there was no localization for the game and Square stomped out a fan-translation project for the PSP. Thankfully, North American and European gamers will at least be able to get their hands on the title via the Xbox One and PS4.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is scheduled to launch on March 17th, 2015 in North America and on March 20th, 2015 in Europe. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.


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2 thoughts on “Final Fantasy XV Demo Becomes Available March 17th

  1. I think it’s pretty telling that they showed that specific intro chocobo scene in Japanese. It’s telling because the voice actor playing Izana (the mage next to his dying chocobo) manages to pull out a heart wrenching, believable, sustained scene of crying. That’s super hard to do.

    I bet you the English voice acting is never worse than at that moment. Very curious to see if I’m wrong!

    1. I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard that scene.

      First thing that ran through my mind was “This guy has some serious vocal acting chops. I wonder how badly butchered this scene will play out in English?”

      I’ve found that some games feel a lot more authentic with convincing voice acting, and the Japanese seem to be the masters of it. It’s very rare we get that same level of conviction from American actors, save for maybe in titles like The Last of Us.

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