Early demo footage and gameplay of the Final Fantasy XV demo gave players a bit of insight into what the game will look and feel like come 2016. The boy's road trip feel and refinements to battle, visuals, and the whole spectrum seem fitting for a brand new entry with its own unique take on the Final Fantasy formula. Speaking exclusively with Examiner, Game Director on Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata explained what kinds of magic await players, as well as what roles women will play in the main narrative.
When asked what kinds of magic we can expect in the highly anticipated and magic-centric game, Tabata explained we’ll see two types of magic.
“The first is a very generic magic system that is used by people around the world,” said Tabata, “The second one is a very specific discipline of magic, which is only allowed to be used by people within the Royal family itself.”
Tabata didn’t go into much detail on how the second type will affect the boys on their road trip and the story throughout. There was no mention of how the two types of magic might portray a sort of class struggle in the world of Final Fantasy XV, but we’re hoping that these systems play out in some truly interesting ways not just for combat, but storytelling as well.
Tabata went on to explain that female characters, while not a central part of the boys road trip theme, will factor in major ways to the overall story and growth of the guys on the journey, as well as prove to be worthy foes in battle. Tabata stated,
There will be a number of powerful female characters on the enemy side as well.
“There are quite a lot of female characters the guys will meet along the road they take and they really enhance the story, and perform a lot of different roles in the story,” Tabata detailed “not just as love interests but other ways as the story progresses.”
Tabata also explained that the mechanic, Cid, keeps Notis’ car running and is an integral part of the guys’ journey. As Tabata puts it, Cid “is a very important part of the story because by keeping the car running she makes the entire journey possible.”