As we're coming in on the final moments before the highly anticipated Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event, we have to wonder about what we're actually going to see at this event.
Square Enix has promised the release date of Final Fantasy XV, we know that's coming, but they have also said that we'll be getting a few surprises and with the pre-show and after-show to look forward to, that's quite a lot of time to fill!
So, we thought it would be rather apt to go through the bits that we feel Square Enix might hit us with at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, in addition to the all important release date.
A Brand New Demo
This has been already talked about a bit at the Taipei Game Show in January, but we might be getting some more info on the free tech demo that's supposed to be coming.
This demo supposedly focuses on Noctis as a kid, meaning it will offer quite a different experience from Episode Duscae. However, not much has been teased outside of this.
We're thinking, if anything, we're getting at least a new teaser for this and perhaps a date for when the demo will be playable by all. Thankfully this one is supposed to be free for everyone, unlike Episode Duscae.
This one is kind of a given, how do you fill so much time without having at least a new trailer? Well, Square Enix has already let this one out of the bag on this and hinted that we won't know what's hit us. A Square Enix employee posted on GameFAQs of a correspondence where the employee stated that they had messed their underwear after watching the game's latest trailers, so we know that we're at least getting one epic trailer.
The question is, however, just what kind of stuff is in this trailer? My guess is that it'll be mostly gameplay as many fans were disappointed with the 'Dawn' trailer which premiered at Gamescom 2015 due to the lack of gameplay. It offered some much desired insight into Lunafreya's past, but many fans were expecting more gameplay footage in addition to this. It'd be lovely to see more of the things the team have improved on from the Episode Duscae fan feedback.
Limited/Collector's Edition Information
Whether it be a steelcase version or a Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition PS4, I think this will be the time that we hear about what fans will get with either of these editions, especially as Tabata hinted at it in a recent interview with Famitsu.
I personally hope for a replica of Noctis' ring, or Cindy's hat, but that's just me. I'd also be happy with a Noctis Play Arts thrown in! If these are announced, we'll probably get a price for them as well. Time to save, people!
Special Guests Yoko Shimomura and Voice Actors
Fans have already noted that based on her recent tweets that Final Fantasy XV composer Yoko Shimomura will be at Uncovered, but I'm also tempted to say she might perform as well much like she did for the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Launch event.
I'm also desperate to learn about the English voice cast. We know the Japan voice cast, but I want to know which voice actors are behind the voices of Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto! Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV would be the perfect place to reveal the voice cast for the game.
More Information On Amano's Amazing Artwork
They've just showed off some new artwork for Final Fantasy XV by artist Yoshitaka Amano on a massive billboard outside the event space. You can't just do that and say nothing!
There are so many details featured within this piece, and it poses so many questions. I expect them to talk through at least some of this, but they will surely keep some of it a secret until later.
These guys apparently play a big part in the story, but we've a few of them so far. What we have seen has been pretty epic, so it'd be nice to get another summon to droll over. Given the nature of the event, I can also see it being a rather special spectacle.
Which summon will it be? Well, we've guessed that Odin appears in the Amano artwork, so there's nothing to say that he couldn't make an appearance at the event.
So that's it for my list of what I'm expecting from this event. Hopefully it'll be well worth the wait! (and the hype!) Do you agree with our list? What more do you think they'll reveal at the event? Let us know in the comments below!