The big news is that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been rebranded and is now known as Final Fantasy XV. Except this isn't actually that big of news as it's been rumored that this would happen for at least a month now.
But! The official announcement came with a new trailer, OMG! About time, as it's been four
years since my original write-up of the teaser
and first trailer
, and two years since the last trailer
Here it is. Watch!( trailer break-down )
The music draws less attention than in the first two trailers, but is still just as epic. I get the sense that like the others, it was arranged just for this trailer. I need
the soundtrack to this game!
The trailer solidifies what we've already deduced from the teaser and first trailer. Noctis is a prince. He has some sort of mystical connection with Stella (they both see the light). The bad guys are after the crystal, and want to kill Noct. So, there's not really anything new here... except for a few new faces. Those are umbrella guy (evil), brown-haired guy (ally?), and black-haired woman (unknown). The most intriguing part of the trailer are the words "the fifteenth coming". The coming of what? I'd like to know.
I feel this trailer has less of a WOW factor than the first two. The first two really were excellent story-telling. This one has a bit less story-telling in it and more just showing off. About half the trailer is gameplay footage, which does need to be seen at this stage in the development. Although I'm less OMG! over this trailer than the first two, I think it's a solid trailer.
I am not sure how I feel about Versus becoming a numbered title. Can't help but feel that numbered titles should be turn-based, you know? But then again, 11 and 14 aren't turn-based, so I suppose it's okay. Heck, I'm just glad the game wasn't cancelled! For a while there were rumors that it had been quietly shelved. I can't see that happening now, not when they've upgraded it to be the next numbered title.
What are your thoughts?