In the early ’80s, spurred by the success of Dragon Quest, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Koichi Ishii and Akitoshi Kawazu came up with a roleplaying video game inspired by Western tabletop RPGs. The result is a series that, while not always brilliant, is never afraid to reinvent itself.
Square Enix’s lengthy preview for the much-awaited Final Fantasy XV does a good job of introducing the JRPG’s characters, story, combat and level up systems, side-quests and more. If this doesn’t get you excited about the game, nothing will. Get the pinball app here.
The opening moments of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV introduces the root of the conflict and Aaron Paul’s character Nyx Ulric, one of the elite soldiers in the magic-wielding kingdom of Lucis. Nyx and his fellow Kingsglaive are strong, but their enemies have machines and monsters.
King Regis of Lucis is forced to marry off his son as part of a peace treaty with the mighty Nilfheim empire. But it was all a ruse – war was coming all along. Now Lucis’ royal guard might be all that’s standing between Nilfheim and the rest of the world.
Aw yiss, muthaflippin’ Gambits. This PS4 exclusive remaster of the MMO-like single player RPG features high definition graphics and cut scenes, 7.1 surround sound, improved load times, auto-save, Trophies, a speed mode and more. Drops in 2017.
A CGI animated film set in the same place and time as the events of Final Fantasy XV. The film is about King Regis (the father of FF XV’s main character Prince Noctis) and his personal guard, the Kingsglaive. Featuring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Aaron Paul.
A five-episode animated miniseries that introduces us to Final Fantasy XV‘s main characters: Noctis, Prince of Lucis, Gladiolus, a fellow noble, Ignis, a military tactician, and Prompto, a carefree commoner. It’s standard anime fare, but it does its job.
Accompany Garnet, Zidane and their friends on their adventures wherever you are with the iOS and Android versions of Final Fantasy IX. It features HD graphics, auto-saving and cheats such as no battles or maxed out abilities for those who are in it mainly for the story.