Final Fantasy XV

Taiwanese cosplayer charms Internet with incredible cosplay from Final Fantasy and Overwatch

Talented costumer’s international inspirations are winning her fans around the globe.

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Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus cosplay is as gorgeous as the game itself 【Photos】

We would gladly take more of this Gladiolus cosplay!

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What will Ignis eat today? Japanese food site creates amazing Final Fantasy XV cooking video

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

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Nissin joins up with Final Fantasy XV for awesome “Cup Noodle XV” promotion【Video】

Put together by the XV development team, this is being billed by its producers as the first-ever official mashup TV commercial in the history of Final Fantasy.

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Final Fantasy XV’s latest bug is as hilarious as it is physics-defying【Video】

The last round of glitches was traumatizing for players, but this one looks like it’s worse for the game’s characters themselves.

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Final Fantasy XV finally goes on sale, draws crowd to early-morning launch event in Tokyo【Pics】

Gamers set their alarms and brave the cold in Akihabara.

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Final Fantasy XV’s latest playable demo is full of hilariously terrifying bugs【Photos, videos】

Gamers report that bizarre fused characters and man/machine hybrids appear while sometimes the entire ocean does not.

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Final Fantasy XV might end up having playable female characters after all

Square Enix producer cites amount of demand as key factor in decision whether or not to add controllable heroines to upcoming video game.

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Tokyo’s new Square Enix Cafe is open, and we just stuffed our faces at the video game eatery

The makers of Final Fantasy are also now the makers of awesome burgers and cake at this Akihabara restaurant and gift shop.

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Square Enix Cafe opening in Tokyo next month with revolving themes, delicious-looking sandwiches

The video game developer always makes aesthetics a priority in its software, and it looks like it’s doing the same for its new restaurant in Akihabara.

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Final Fantasy XV Guys Chill Out with Nissin Cup Noodles

Cup Noodle sidequest, in-game product placement shown

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Final Fantasy masks turn the Tokyo Game Show floor into a creepily handsome place to be 【Photos】

Final Fantasy XV still hasn’t been released, but its heroes were out and about all over the Tokyo Game Show.

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RocketNews24 goes to Tokyo Game Show 2016!

Tokyo Game Show 2016 got under way today with the first of two press-only days (the public event will be held over the weekend!), and RocketNews24 was on the scene!

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This is the best any ‘Final Fantasy’ game has ever looked

“Final Fantasy” is one of the longest-running video game series of all time, with roots dating back to 1987.

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Final Fantasy XV is getting its own anime series and CG movie 【Videos】

The animated series will be free to watch on YouTube, and the movie will see release later this year.

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The Moogle is out of the bag! Final Fantasy staple will be part of FF XV

While the stories for Final Fantasy games generally have nothing to do with each other, there have been a few threads that tangentially tie the games together, such as magic, a character named Cid, and an airship. Another popular element is a set of characters that have been around since the third installment of the game, the humble Moogles.

So when the official Final Fantasy XV Twitter account polled its followers to see if they wanted the beloved Moogles in the franchise’s newest game, the obvious answer was a resounding, “Of course, kupo!”

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Don’t be fooled by the rocks they got, the Final Fantasy team needs more from around the block

It’s hard to say which game is more highly anticipated, Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts 3, but with both of them tentatively scheduled for a 2016 release date, we just might find out. Or not…because a recent tweet about the latest Final Fantasy game is causing us to believe that a 2016 release date could be a pipe dream. Although there has been no delay announced, if the date is pushed back it might be in part due to the rocky situation they are in: they need more rocks!

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Final Fantasy XV team’s “location hunt” video looks suspiciously like awesome adventure vacation

As the graphics in video games have become increasingly sophisticated, a new and unexpected expense has surfaced for design teams hoping to make their game’s environments as realistic as possible: the so-called “location hunt.”

While in the good ol’ days of pixel graphics, design teams could just look at some photographs or even paintings of real-world locations for inspiration, modern gaming’s open, 3-D worlds demand level and object design so advanced that it becomes a near-necessity for teams to travel to locales that closely resemble the digital worlds they’re hoping to create,  getting actual eyes on, say, that volcanic mountain they plan to have the player venture through, or checking out the minute curves and angles of some military hardware they plan on dropping into the game.

Ironically, though, while the “location hunt” is still considered work, outside of the unlucky design team that has to go inside of a volcano for that epic RPG boss fight or something, these excursions can actually end up looking suspiciously like a vacation. Just ask the Final Fantasy XV design team, who recently posted a YouTube video of their location hunt.

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Product placement level up: Final Fantasy XV and Coleman team up for camping scenes

If you’re looking forward to action role-playing game Final Fantasy XV and also happen to have a love for the outdoors, then we have some exciting news for you. A Japanese video game news site has recently uncovered some more details on the “camping” feature in Square Enix’s forthcoming title where characters can rest, manage stats and cook food. And to emphasize just how important camping will be to the storyline, Square Enix has partnered with outdoor equipment Coleman to bring its camping gear, such as tents, chairs and stoves, straight into the world of Final Fantasy.

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Square Enix now hiring Final Fantasy XV staff, might be planning to work them to death

Even though the Final Fantasy video game franchise has spawned a long string of sequels, very few of the games feature characters or plotlines from previous instalments. Instead, each title draws from a pool of visual cues, music compositions, and gameplay systems that together constitute the games’ shared legacy.

For example, almost every Final Fantasy includes summoning magic, where players call upon dragons, ifrits, or other powerful monsters to aid them in battle. Developer Square Enix can’t do the same in real life, though, which is why it’s currently recruiting employees to work on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV.

Obviously, you won’t need to know how to cast Meteo or throw a Dolphin Blow uppercut to land a spot on the Final Fantasy XV team. Having a heroic level of physical constitution might come in handy, though, as looking through Square Enix’s want ads suggests they might be planning to work the project members until they drop.

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