Square Enix has released a trailer for their bonus pre-order game, A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV. Unfortunately, as of now it will only come as a Gamestop pre-order exclusive in North America, and EBGames in Canada. But if it proves to be interesting enough we can only assume it will be available down the line as a standalone title.
It seems Square Enix is hard pressed to kick up as much dust as possible before the Final Fantasy XV release. After the anime Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a feature movie Kingsglaive and mini-game app, we now have yet another smaller retro style title set in the past, taking place 30 years before the events of the main game. Like the full game, A King’s Tale will be available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This is the press release from the official website.
Taking place in a fictitious 30 years before FINAL FANTASY XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming. The in-depth combat system blends intense attacks, devastating magic, mighty summons and unique companion attacks into a singular gaming experience through three diverse locations in the world of FINAL FANTASY XV.
Restless before bed young Noctis asks his father, King Regis, to tell a fairy tale full of fantasy and adventure instead of just another generic bedtime story. Regis begins with a peaceful day being disrupted when monsters raid the royal capital, Insomnia. Young Regis, joined by Weskham, starts his adventure from the royal capital. Eventually they are joined by friends Cid and Clarus, where they travel to the plains of Duscae only to discover a mysterious cave where their enemy resides. Throughout the tall tale, King Regis and Noctis interject their own commentary, adding depth and perspective to the story itself.
• Deep Combat System – Combos, counters, and Regis’ signature “Warp Strike” combine for lightning fast real-time combat that rewards fast reflexes and smart tactics.
• Magic – Ignite the battlefield, freeze your enemies, or electrify your foes with Fire, Ice, and Lightning magic.
• Companions – Three distinct companions offer unique and new ways to attack as well as tailored super moves that deal massive damage.
• Summons – Call upon epic Astral entities to decimate your foes in jaw-dropping ways.