Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Trailer Shows Some Flashy Teleporting Battles

By Sato . June 11, 2013 . 10:30pm

After years of waiting, Square Enix finally showed their most recent progress in Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was revealed as Final Fantasy XV during yesterday’s Sony E3 press conference. Here’s a look at some in-game combat mechanism, along with plenty of Noctis’ teleportation maneuvers.



The soldiers shown in the video are the armed forces of Niflheim who are attacking the Kingdom of Lucis while casting out Crown Prince Noctis and his buddies from their home. Noctis and his comrades are shown fighting against what appears to be a group of Iron Giants and a King Behemoth.


You can also get a look at Final Fantasy XV’s latest trailer in high quality, here.


Final Fantasy XV is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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  • DanteJones

    More games need team up attacks like in this video. Especially love the small touches like the high-five and the blonde guy jumping animation at the end.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Took yall long enough to get this. Where do we submit tips? Tried sharing this hours ago with yall :)

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Email link is always on the tips at the top of a page. Our resident catman can only put up so many articles at the same time. :P

      • Ferrick

        try catnip =P

    • yo1234

      Well, i don’t think this clip needed to be tipped off since it was in the square enix press conference. Which they probably watched. But i know that excitement of being able to tip off a website. I feel it every time i tell crunchyroll something :D

  • Zero

    The game is looking better and better. I like how the other characters help out and actually interact with you and show their own reactions….Co-Op maybe :)

  • Aw yeah! Action RPG! But it has a very KH feel to it. I mean, even the dodging is the same! While the BGM sounds similar to standard KH motifs. And I know who the team behind this are.

    • yo1234

      I think you have kh a little too much on your mind. but yea. i do think the kh’s team helped with the battle system

      • Time Sage

        The KH team MADE the game.

        • Syn

          were(or are) PART of the team that made the game, the combat system was their dep

        • yo1234

          Not entirely. If you paid attention you would know that they are now working on KH3 yet FFXV is still in the process of being made. Now how is this possible? Are they working on both at the same time? No. So before being obnoxious with capitalizing your words for emphasis, become informed BEFORE you claim something.

          • Time Sage

            Ummm. KH3 is being made by the Osaka team, who handled BBS, not the main KH team who did most of the others, as reported on this very site. So before you correct, research.

          • yo1234

            I can’t believe i was just outsmarted. I was unaware that kh3 had a different development team than the other kh games(as your comment implies). If that’s true, then i’m sorry. And i guess my last sentence makes me sound like a d***. oh and the “as reported on this very site”… you do realize that it was reported AFTER i made the comment right? but at the very least i refuse to believe that the ost will be like kh. although i hear that the original final fantasy ost composer wont be part of ffxv. Well as long as it doesn’t have a spec of childishness like kh’s due to the disney part, i’m game.

          • yo1234

            Wait elaborate on that. Are you saying that the original KH team is making ffxv?

          • Time Sage

            Yes. THe team that normally handles KH is working on FFXV, while KHIII was handed off to Square Enix’s Osaka Branch

  • Raze

    The sausage fest of Final Fantasy…
    All boys and no girls battling…

    Teleport is always cool…
    Its like Noctis is the fusion of Ace and Machina from Type-0 but can use all weapon…

    • I know, right? This game has a lot of bromance going on!

      • whatinthewolrd

        hot stuff

    • Ixbran

      one tradition that all main FF titles shair is that, after FF3, all games have at least three or more playable characters. Chances are there will be female party members, we just haven’t seen them yet.

        Here are the screencaps from a previous trailer showing some characters all in one shot.
        Might be relevant. Whether the 2 females are playable or not, however, is another matter though :p

        Well someone’s working hard on their downvoting. I only posted this 1 minute ago and now everyone has an extra downvote. Nice… apparently trying to be helpful is not allowed now

        • Devon Peluso

          You might actually be right about the females, I was always wondering where stella would fit in with Noctis but then again there was a trailer where they looked like they would fight so who knows too early to say but I’d love me a female helper =D or the chance to play as her >.>

    • Ni

      Noctis for me is like Ace, machina, Cloud and Jack. The blonde dude is King with a little of Cater.
      If we get a new Type-0 the gameplay will probaly be the same KH oriented like this I think.

    • komiko12

      Previous Final Fantasies had at least 3 Female Playable characters

      IV – Rosa, Rydia, Porom
      V – Faris, Lenna, Krile
      VI – Terra, Celes, Relm
      VII – Aerith, Tifa, Yuffie

      You get the idea. But who knows, they might aim for bromance fanservice.

      • AaqibRawat

        i love me some bromance :p

    • Nitraion

      Agree need moar girlss!!!!!!

    • Pockystix

      we need more questionable gendered characters


      . . . but in all seriousness, Nomura is notorious for his lack of strong female characters. But famous for his yaoi baiting!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game looks great here but i don’t know here. It just seems so much different from the other FF games lol.

    • SerendipityX

      I see a resemblance to Type-O but that’s about it FF wise

  • *Manly Tears*

    Damn this game looks epic and beautiful =^_^=

  • Lazulis

    I think it has to do with this article being coincidentally on top of the Pokemon horde one…but that giant monster now looks like a Tauros to me. The sword switching and teleportation is cool, as is the team or ally attack/defends. He just walked in and shot the thing but it still seemed pretty damn cool. Man, I see myself getting attached to that merry group of friends they seem to be portraying.

  • Ni

    Noctis confirmed as the stupid dificult Colleseum Boss battle for KH3? :p

    at 3:30 Noctis is thinking ‘don’t see me ! don’t see me ! don’t see me ! ‘

    • Sebastian Lothian

      I would enjoy that boss fight.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Wow!!! It looks INCREDIBLE.
    Hopefully they’ll add Summons & Limit Breaks.

    • Zakai

      Yeah because we can use Object and magic, the only things missing are Summons & limit breaks to get a proper action final fantasy !!

      • Nomura confirmed summons while the title was still versus. Limit breaks have not been touched upon. I do know that spells are character centric. Meaning Firaga cast by Noct will not be the same as Firaga cast with Prompt.

  • ndjn3979

    Looks MUCH better than XIII.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      That’s for sure. Plus I like the personality of Noctis, he isn’t shameful to do a hi-five when the situation calls for it. I would definitely choose him over some sulky ones.

  • Kimchi

    The hi-five was a cute touch.

    • Pockystix

      hopefully it means we can have fun protagonist again

      no more brooding pls

      I’d settle for even a quarter of Zidane at this point lol

      • yo1234

        I’m guessing his character was changed. Since the original concept trailer made him look kind of gloomy and serious.

  • John Pena

    I haven’t been this excited for a Final Fantasy Game for a long time. I waited for XIII to lower in price until I purchased it but this is going to be day one for sure.

  • HerosLight

    Noctis looks OP as hell, not that I have a problem with that :D.

    He does remind me of Xaldin from Kingdom Hearts 2 because he always had floating spears around him, and for Noctis, a variety of swords around him.

  • Astraye

    I love FFXIII, and i think im gonna love that one much much better.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Behemoth: “Somethings here”!
    Noctis: “Shit! Stay calm, stay calm”!!

  • Ty Austin

    I’m kinda sad seeing this not be turn based. But then again, I imagine it’s pretty hard making a flashy, action packed battle system when all your characters have to wait their turn.

    I liked 13, but battles felt too much like they were on auto pilot, no satisfaction in learning new skills since the CPU picked them for you.

  • Abysswalker90

    This just might be the first FF game I cared for in a while.

  • rurin

    I really like how the characters interact with each other!

  • komiko12

    I guess I really don’t like the fact that the other characters are basically assists and it seems that Noctis would be the only character that you freely control.

    • Zakai

      Hopefully it won’t be the case ! But FF XIII lightnings returns is a one playable character game… :(

    • Syn

      Its not confirmed that they wont do anything, in the 2011 trailer they where shown being used, when you use the gun dude it switches to an over the shoulder mechanic when he aim and such, look for the trailer, the mechanic is there, but noctis will always be aorund

      • Solomon_Kano

        He’s also briefly shown as playable in one of the two new trailers.

        • Syn

          I noticed that too, just wasnt too sure, near the end I think.

    • Solomon_Kano

      You can see the player controlling the gun guy at one point. It’s either in this or the other trailer. It can be seen more extensively in the 2011 trailer.

      • komiko12

        I know that Prompto is seen to be controlled by the player in one of the old trailers but he feels limited as compared to Noct and his portable inventory. I compare it to when you just briefly control Lightning in XIII-2.

        I don’t think you can switch Noctis with the other guys the same way you can switch the party leader in XIII

        • sonicgamer07

          I think I read somewhere that the game does give you the option to switch party members at will, but it’s only Game Over if Noctis dies.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Okay, forget I mentioned the old trailer as, again, in one of the two new trailers you can still see the player controlling Prompto briefly.

          Given Nomura’s comments on the importance of the party, I don’t think it’s going to be a Lightning in XIII-2 situation. Especially since, supposing that hasn’t been cut, we see the player control Prompto in a completely different scenario (two different scenarios, actually — in the nighttime Behemoth fight and in a field with a lake or something) in the 2011 trailer.

          I don’t know that you’ll be able to switch them on the fly, though the old trailer indicates you can, but it’s clearly not like Lightning in XIII-2. We’ll see as we get more information though.

          • komiko12

            As long it has a party where you have the option of which character you control, its fine with me.

  • Prinnydoom

    Damn i hope this is a release title because its looking amazing

  • Unlimax

    See guys .. this is why we are hyped for this game more than XIII games ~

    Even the logo screams ” I’M A TRUE FF GAME “

    • GGear0323

      it is an aRPG, maybe even more so than Kingdom Hearts in some cases. there was a reason it was supposed to be a side game to FFXIII. i like the look of the game too but with this and Lightning Returns, i don’t know if i want FF to continue to be an action based RPG going into the future.

      • theoriginaled

        No one actually cares what you want FF to be. More FF “Fans” need to realize this. Im tired of all the WAH ITS NOT RIGHT posts.

        • GGear0323

          Seems you care more then you let on. Maybe you need to realize that not everyone thinks the best way to update a FF game is to make it like kingdom hearts. And don’t even act like people haven’t been making comments about how final fantasy is back because of this game even though that doesn’t actually make sense.

          • Robert Kupper

            I for one am looking forward to this game a lot, I like the action style and the art direction. I believe in the “Future of final fantasy” interview though they said that they feel both more action oriented and more strategic turn based games have a place in FF’s future, and that this is pretty far to the action side.

            I love a well made game with fun combat regardless of system (My two favorite FFs are actually 6 and 12), but I can understand how people would want a return to turn based. I for one just hope it feels more involved than 13’s system.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Never saw Cloud that happyXD

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Looks flashy as hell. Like I said before, it’s like Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry, and God of War all rolled up into one. The closest Gigalmesh sim we’ll get to (Dissidia was pretty cool in its own right).

  • Testsubject909

    Noctis. Y U NO hit anything with big sword?

    But anyways. I’m personally hyped for the sort of flashy combo you could pull off.

    I’m thinking… Teleport into a large crowd of enemies, swing the large blade in a circlar path, switch to spear, stab-dash, switch to sword, combo, teleport away, flurry with magic.

    I wonder if that’s possible and how fun it’ll be.

    • theoriginaled

      If you look closely at around 2:30 it looks like he is setting the behemoth on fire by blowing up the large sword!

  • Noctis Caelum

    hm… lightning returns or XV??

    absolutly XV!!^^
    However, lightning returns isn’t bad at all. It’s even better than XIII and XIII-2.

  • redhood56

    Looks good! Oh man, I can’t WAIT!!!!!!

  • Gideon de Groodt

    Why were those bastards attacking Leviathan? D:

  • Tincho Kudos

    I don’t know why, but It looks weird…so shiny

  • KingGunblader

    To me, it looks like Lightning Returns will be something of a precursor to this, in terms of the way you fight battles.

    But what I really hope is that you can control other characters – or at the very least, issue commands to them. As cool as that group battle against the Behemoth looked, it’d be really disappointing if the player wasn’t commanding Noctis’ allies to help him.

    • There have been gameplay videos before where you real time change to another char’s perspective and use him

      • Syn

        Also, near the end of this vid, you see the the guy with the gun being used for a brief moment, just like in the 2011 E3 trailer.

  • Syn

    Turns out we we actually get to see a Linkform(one of the commands listed in the gameplay vid), at the 1:42 mark of the new gameplay video where Noctis is fighting Iron giants, the command highlighted before he pulls of the multislash attack is linkform, and if you look at his weaponlist next to the commands, as he does it he is cycling through each weapon for every strike he does.

    • theoriginaled

      Kind of like Cloud’s Omnislash 5

  • ChiffonCake

    Damn, this game’s looking amazing! I’m loving how fast and action-oriented the combat’s looking like, the character designs look great and non-ridiculous, Noctis actually looks like a cool guy (what with the high five and all), and also the style they went with for the architecture, which looks like a mix of classic fantasy and modern… but my favorite part in this video is when Noctis parries the Iron Giant’s attacks with his own sword. If that’s not scripted and you actually need to attack at the right time to do that, I’m fucking sold.

  • GHAmer

    If there is a DLC costume of hokage coat + DLC weapon kunai

    he will be Minato Namikaze LOL

  • piichan

    Man, the trailer is screaming of badassery. Count me aboard the hype train!

  • Raltrios

    The high-five was cool, but I really loved when they knocked down the Iron Giant’s blade, impaled its hand to the ground, then picked up its own sword and massacred it. Was that just a special one-off move (cutscene, etc.), or can you do it regularly? Because that was badass.

    • theoriginaled

      My guess is its a deathblow type thing like they have in say Skyrim.

      • Raltrios

        Don’t have Skyrim, so I’m not certain what you’re referring to. Surely not a simple critical hit?

        • Syn

          Randomly occurring cinematic sequence that takes place when your next attack will guarantee death, has a random chance of happening…Deathblow Skyrim

  • iamtehultimatepwnage .

    this game just looks so damn good :/

  • AaqibRawat

    put in a target system. and i am sold
    no atb oh well.
    good year for A rpgs :)
    also i love the setting

  • Tarlol

    Square, I’ve said some things about your in-house development teams in the past. I’m ready to take it back. This game looks like an absolute joy to play. I’m loving the cast, I’m loving the main character being a clearly spoiled, arrogant prince, I’m loving the older-than-standard characters, I’m loving the Crisis Core-esque aesthetic.

    Follow through this time, Square. Follow through with this game and you’ll have my heart back.

  • Gameplay looks so much better then XIII i hope it is just like this

  • SlickRoach

    I haven’t been excited for a FF game since 9. I tried diving into the new era and picking up XIII but it left a bad taste in my mouth that didn’t leave until I played Ni no Kuni. But this on the other hand is a change in the right direction! Love the silliness of the high five and jump animations, reminds me of the funny moments in FF5.

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