Noctis’ Death Isn’t a Game Over in Final Fantasy XV

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This week’s Famitsu (via Hachima Kikou) has some new details for the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo, which is coming with the first copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

The most interesting tidbit of news in the report is that you’ll be able to fight a Behemoth in the demo, which was previously shown in the latest game trailer. Naturally, the monster is incredibly strong and can easily wipe your party out if you’re not prepared. However, should Noctis die in battle, you won’t get a game over. Your party members can continue fighting, giving you the opportunity to resurrect Noctis from death.

You can explore the plains region of “Duscae”, the Final Fantasy XV demo, and also arid, mountainous regions. The report describes players exploring every potential area, leading to the discovery of caves. Naturally, spelunking leads players to hidden treasures, and powerful monsters.

When fighting, you accumulate experience points, just like any previous Final Fantasy game. However, you don’t actually redeem your experience points until you make camp and rest. At camp, you can talk with your party members, swap out equipment, and prepare food. Players can improve their “Cooking Level”. In the report, screenshots depict players using the “Gighee ham” and “Aepyornis eggs” ingredients to make a “Fuwatoro Eggs on Toast”. You can scour for ingredients both in town, and from monsters.

Square Enix is conducting a complete walkthrough of the Final Fantasy XV demo in the latest Active Time Report, which is streaming this Friday, February 20, at 20:00 Japan time both on YouTube and Niconico.

[Editor’s Note: the article originally listed the featured image as featuring a behemoth, when it is in fact a titan.]

Brandon Orselli


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