Final Fantasy XV’s Plot Is About Noctis’ Life After He Is Kicked Out Of His Home

By Spencer . June 12, 2013 . 12:49am


Final Fantasy XV focus on Noctis and his friends from the Kingdom of Lucis. Crown Prince Noctis is the protagonist in Final Fantasy XV, but he is forced out of his home when the forces of Nifiheim launch an assault on Lucis.


Earlier today we saw a gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy XV. Noctis has three main commands Warp which teleports him around the battlefield, Attack, and "Link Form. The Attack command changes depending which blade Noctis has equipped and it appears you can change weapons as s een by the rotating blades in the Final Fantasy XV trailer. Commands for Item and Magic are also shown in one scene where Noctis casts a fire spell.


Reoccurring Final Fantasy monsters like the Iron Giant and Behemoth appear to be in the Final Fantasy XV trailer.



Final Fantasy XV is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game’s release date is TBD.

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  • Detrimont

    Let the epicness consume me

  • JustThisOne

    Yesss, a rotating weapon inventory that just floats around with Noctis.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Weapon Wheel be damned! We got ourselves a Weapon Wall, bitches!

      • myausicz

        *look at Gilgamesh in Fate Series*

  • Go2hell66

    hoooo boy i know that feel!

  • Virevolte

    The monsters got a new life in that FF. They look great. (Worthy to be pounded with large blades !)

    • Right lol. Tho I am not certain Nomura designed the monsters, I have always liked his behemoth designs.

      • Syn

        I noticed that too, they have a very FFVII-VIII look about them, even the iron giants look like the classic ones.

        • Very true. I had not noticed at first but it looks like some of the Giron Giants are even slightly more Giant than others.

    • John Diamond

      ah, but one thing bugs me though, it’s the fact that the monsters don’t really stagger when you hit them. you’er hacking away with em with a sword and they just stand there.

      I hope they do something like what they did in FFXIII

    • Pockystix

      Am I the only one wanting to see the Lamia in glorious HD?

      lord knows this game could use more females lol

  • hmm… suddenly all those please be excited sarcasmgasms seem to be summing up how everyone now feels about the game.

  • Airgetlam

    While Noctis has pretty awesome looking attacks, I hope we can play as other characters too. It looked like it was possible in the gameplay trailer but I’m not sure.

    • Firekitty

      Dunno if this still applies, but the last time they talked about this, they said that you would be able to play as other characters…specifically mentioned that ‘everyone can equip guns, but Prompto (The blonde guy), being an actual firearms user, would be the only one with the ability to aim.’

    • ResidentMetroid

      I’d like to play one of the other characters simply cuz i don’t like Noctis so far…

    • FelixJRPG

      The 2011 trailer shows that we can play as other characters, and iirc they also say that it is game over if noctis die…

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I’m sure it’s been confirmed in the past that you can switch to other party members when needed. (And you were right, towards the end of the trailer it showed a few seconds of his team from the player’s POV).

    • Hope it is similar to Type-0 in which you can rotate characters at ease.

  • Stryker_X20

    Well, this’ only one part of the story. As there seems to be a clash between kingdoms. And Nifilheim is one of them.

  • refrain

    Please be excited!

    • Kai2591

      That display picture of yours…where is that from?

      • ChiffonCake

        Looks like GJ-bu to me.

        • Kai2591

          hmm you’re right…

          …and what about YOUR display picture? Curious!


          • ChiffonCake

            It’s from one of the more recent Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo visual novels. I’m actually not sure which one, though, since I got it from someone else, heh.

          • Kai2591

            Googled it….
            ….’adult, yuri visual novel’


          • Pockystix

            adult yuri, eh?

            I’m interested lol

    • Testsubject909

      I’m sorry we doubted him.

      • Neophoton


        Now I must anticipate the release of the game. Hopefully soon.

    • iamtehultimatepwnage .

      i am excited!!

    • Anime10121

      So excite, Hashimoto, So freking excite!

  • Sognatore

    noctis from lucis? really?

    • Bakuryukun

      Cloud from Midgar? really?

      • refrain

        Actually, he’s from Nibelheim

        • Bakuryukun

          Haha ya got me.

    • Detrimont

      are you saying “really” to the translation being Night from light?

    • Syn

      Full Name is Noctis Lucis Caelum (its their Kingdom so it makes sense….sort of)

  • Shady Shariest

    I’m pretty sure that i’m not the only one who thought about this line after reading about him getting kicked out of home :P :
    “GO GET A JOB!”

  • Warboss Aohd

    is………is my body ready? I’m not so sure humiez………..but i still want ta play da zog outta it!

  • I’m not sure how to feel about this game just yet.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Pretty good thing if his friends stick around, especially prompto, could use more of their buddy buddy friend friend handclap pat on the shoulder etc scenes as it was the most refreshing aspect to the gameplay and kept things really fun and intense.

  • Guest

    I absolutely love the FF series, so I hope they are able to pull off this action oriented battle system. The game looks beautiful!

    • Shawn Dorey

      It’s being done by the head of Kingdom Hearts, I think they got this!

  • Guest

    I hope this brings back random battles

    • theoriginaled

      Random battles are terrible things. The only possible reason I can see to want them is needless nostalgia. Otherwise the only reason they even exist is the system limitations of the past that couldnt show what was attacking you until something suddenly stopped all gameplay momentum and appeared up your ass.

      • DCBlackbird

        I only half agree with him I would like a more surprise encounter, instead of what xii did where you could see everything and outrun it

      • TheExile285

        I agree 100%

  • Courtney Levi Osborn

    So I am a huge FF fan, and I am really skeptical about this action based battle system. But for the sake of all FF fans and the series itself, I REALLY hope Square can pull this off! I am excited nonetheless!

    • Shawn Dorey

      They have a super successful action RPG franchise… goes by the name of Kingdom Hearts, this is being directed by that serie’s creator and head director… don’t worry dude, they got this.

      • Courtney Levi Osborn

        Yeah I have played kingdom hearts lol. but for sure. I cant wait!

  • Eric Harris

    This is one game I just dream about playing one day on the PS4. One game that I can’t wait to experience next gen. Didn’t think final fantasy could make me feel that way.

  • WingsOfEternity

    This will probably get downvoted but I’ll say it anyway. The game looks fantastic and all; but I really wish Square didn’t slap the “Final Fantasy” logo on to this. The themes and especially the gameplay have just strayed too far from the originals that you can barely call this a Final Fantasy game. If I showed a friend the trailer and told them it was Square’s new action RPG standalone title it would be 100% believable. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater that cries about every post-enixmerge games, but the FF franchise holds a special place in my youth as it was pretty much what got me into gaming, and I just want the series to be kept more sacred and consistent if that makes sense…

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Frankly, Square Enix has effectively passed the FF torch to Bravely Default. At this point, the actual FF series has lost most traces of its identity and is preety much condemned to be whatever Squre Enix wishes it to be at any given time.

      • Carlos Figueroa

        The core of FF is to make a well told fantasy story in different ways, including game-play, along with the magic and summons. I’m hoping this game becomes better than FF7 so then FF7 can be remastered. “The legend meets it’s match…” Nomura stated its not part of the game. This can also mean that FF7 may have met its match. Who knows.

    • larse

      If you have read the official definition of the core of FF, you know that they don’t see turn-based or ATB as the core of FF. They define FF by magic, summon, etc. You can find the presentation on SE on youtube.

    • Anime10121

      Well, the ATB system was developed only because they couldnt implement real time combat on the systems of the time. They said something like they wanted the feel of racing cars in the battle system in order to simulate speed.

  • malek86

    “Final Fantasy XV’s Plot Is About Noctis’ Life After He Is Kicked Out Of His Home”

    Noctis: aah, another day of playing videogames and being a lazy bum.
    Noctis’ mom: son… me and your father think you should leave.
    Noctis: aw, crap.

    … incidentally, that’s how Space Funeral started. It feels good that the best RPG ever should be an inspiration for the new Final Fantasy.

    • karasuKumo

      Or you could see it as he is the new Fresh Prince? Quite literally in this case.

    • Kchorrex

      Also, maybe some kind of allegory for hikikomoris and NEETs.

  • Going to be awesome =^_^=

  • revenent hell

    What about summons? COme on they gotta be in this…..

    • Anime10121

      Well Leviathan’s already in it as that epic ass boss in the new trailer :)
      But yeah I also hope for summons in the general sense as well.

  • ivanchu77

    Fujoshi fantasy XV

    • Anime10121

      Man I hope Stella joins the party sooner or later, even if it is closer to the end, and then, in the inevitable sequel (I mean, come on, Nomura’s no longer exclusively responsible for KH3, so of course they’ll have him work on sequels), she could be a regular member!

    • Touma

      Hahaha my thoughts exactly glad to see im not the only one who thought of that

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I wonder how many characters you can have in your party?

  • Eilanzer

    Man…Please…Let FFXV not be an emo festival o/

    I just want a good story without a pool of mexican soap stuff…

    • DCBlackbird

      WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo haha As a Mexican American myself I absolutely agree with the comparison

  • HPN

    Crown prince my ass. His appearance is like white trash… Talk about inconsistent character design.

    • DCBlackbird

      you ever see most princes nowadays?

  • Dayner_Kurdi

    i feel abit sad that FF is now ARPG, i kinda miss FF TBRPG

    ill still get the game tho

  • Space_Ghost

    This is looking pretty great! I do miss the classic turn based battles though. It’s just my preference, but I’m sure they will continue on with that style in the Bravely Default games and any other handheld FF’s. Still, this looks like it will get pretty intense, and I’m digging the style more than XIII.

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