With the long awaited RPG finally receiving a demo release a few months back, it is not hard to imagine that fans are now ready and waiting more information regarding the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XV (Formerly announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII back in 2006). With Gamescom now taking place, Square Enix have finally decided that now is the best time to share a new cinematic trailer for the game – one which they have titled “Dawn”.
According to Square Enix, this trailer sets the stage for the main character Noctis, depicting the dramatic events which take place 15 years prior to the core journey that takes place in Final Fantasy XV. They also claim that this trailer “depicts the strong bond that young Noctis has with his father, King Regis, who now faces difficult decisions regarding relations between his kingdom and its warmongering neighbor, Niflheim”.
The trailer is well presented and quite artistic in its delivery. However, I am not convinced if everyone who has been waiting for more information on Final Fantasy XV will be satisfied with approximately half the video (Approx 1:00 – 2:40) being an extended hug scene between a young Noctis and his father. That being said, I am personally left curious about what is being depicted. I wouldn’t mind this being a series of videos, where small tidbits of information about the game’s storyline are revealed.
More information on this trailer will be unveiled during the upcoming Active Time Report, scheduled for August 5 2015 at 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time. This presentation can be viewed via Twitch.
Official Storyline Synopsis of Final Fantasy XV
In a matter of days, the Kingdom of Lucis is to sign an armistice, ending a long and bitter conflict with Niflheim. Ahead of the ceremony, Prince Noctis, heir to the Lucian throne, sets forth from his homeland to formalize the union of states through his marriage to the Lady Lunafreya of the imperial province of Tenebrae.
The offer of peace, however, is no more than a ruse to lower the Lucian shield, and the imperial army takes the crown city and its sacred crystal in one fell swoop. En route to his destination, Noctis is shocked to learn that he, his father the king, and his betrothed are believed dead.
Overnight, the dream of peace has faded into a distant memory. His world crumbling around him, Noctis has naught but his resolve and his loyal companions to see him through the trials to come.