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Final Fantasy 15 Release Date, Characters Update: Version 2.0 of Episode Duscae is Coming

( [email protected] ) May 19, 2015 02:26 PM EDT
The long-awaited Final Fantasy XV is finally going to have a release date for the PS4 and Xbox One, but it is set for next year, possibly May 2016. Square Enix had hoped to have it released by this year, but with a better game comes a delayed release date.  Fortunately, the company plans on making a Version 2.0 of the Final Fantasy demo, Episode Duscae.  Here is what we know about the release date of the update as well as the characters.
A scene from the Episode Duscae demo from Final Fantasy XV.

The long-awaited Final Fantasy XV is finally going to have a release date for the PS4 and Xbox One, but it is set for next year, possibly May 2016. Square Enix had hoped to have it released by this year, but with a better game comes a delayed release date.  Fortunately, the company plans on making a Version 2.0 of the Final Fantasy demo, Episode Duscae.  Here is what we know about the release date of the update as well as the characters. 

Those that are really looking forward to the long-awaited release of Final Fantasy XV have something to celebrate as Gamespot has reported that Episode Duscae 2.0 is planning on arriving in early June. 

The original Project Duscae was a demo of Final Fantasy XV, and it was available in the form of a voucher code on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, for a limited time.   It is rare, if ever, that a game demo has received a version 2.0 of itself. 

However, it seems that Square Enix really wants to listen to the Final Fantasy fans to make Final Fantasy XV worthy of being added to this franchise.  Originally, according to Gematsu, Episode Duscae 2.0 was planning on a Mid-may release date. 

Episoed Duscae is planning on receiving many changes and improvements, because, as expected, there was a lot of feedback on the first iteration of the demo.  In fact, Square Enix developers revealed "the top fifteen complaints about Episode Duscae", and Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata took the time to address them one by one, with issues such as frame rate, camera, resolution, and the game's Cindy character being "too sexy", according to the Latin Post

The Final Fantasy gaming franchise has its own mythology, and it would be very complicated to even begin explaining it all. The world of Final Fantasy takes place on some modern-day setting, yet there is this medieval influence to it. According to IGN.com, the story of Final Fantasy 15 will have Noctis Lucis Caelum, a prince of a dynasty that rules a city state, with the last remaining crystal. This crystal is stolen by an invading nation known as Niflheim, and this starts a world war as every nation wants this crystal for themselves.

Final Fantasy is known for its characters, and in addition to Noctis, there will be some interesting ones joining Noctis on his mission in Final Fantasy XV. There will be a military tactician Ignis Scienta, who fights with a katana blade. Another is melee fighter Gladiolus Amicitia, gun-wielding Prompto Argentum, and head of the Royal Family Guards Cor Leonis. Noctis and his friends will be joined by another character who is shrouded in mystery named Stella Nox Fleuret, who fights with her rapier. There have been a lot of rumors that classic Final Fantasy characters could be making a comeback in this version of the game.

As far as the gameplay is concerned for Final Fantasy XV, it will focus more on action rather than the traditional turn-based or active time battle system that is associated with Final Fantasy. Instead, it will be comparable to the fighting in Kingdom Hearts. Characters will have an open world map and can travel in vehicles.

Look for Episode Duscae 2.0 in June, but as for the full Final Fantasy XV, you will need to wait until May 2016, at the earliest.