New Final Fantasy XV trailer highlights everything we need to know

There's a lot going on in Final Fantasy XV, but its new 101 trailer lays it all out for us in an easy-to-understand way.

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Square Enix has launched a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV that takes an extended look at the game’s characters, gameplay mechanics, and more.

The Final Fantasy XV 101 Trailer appears to be the ideal video for those who haven’t kept tabs on the game to learn what it’s all about. It introduces us to its world, characters, and the ongoing conflict that requires Noctis and his friends to rely on each other in order to survive. Speaking of Noctis’ pals, each one receives a nice introduction and highlight in today’s 101 trailer as well as its supporting cast.

We’re also introduced to Final Fantasy XV’s combat system, which combines magic, summons, and real-time battle action. The combat system is supposed to be user-friendly, although it has hidden depths for those who want to get more out of it. Players will be able to combine their weapons and magic along with the abilities of their friends to be effective in battle.

Side quests, summons, magic, mini-games, and ascension are just some of the other in-game mechanics that are highlighted in today’s trailer.

Final Fantasy XV is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 on November 29, 2016.

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    November 21, 2016 7:10 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, New Final Fantasy XV trailer highlights everything we need to know

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      November 21, 2016 7:28 AM

      I have't played a FF in some time, maybe I'll give this one a try. I think the last one I played was like 10 or something? some dude that played soccer chasing some big fish around or something......

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        November 21, 2016 8:39 AM

        FFX Was the best final fantasy!

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        November 22, 2016 5:06 AM

        10 sucked imo. It was so much worse than the few games that came before and the earlier ones.

        It was the turning point that basically turned me off future FF games.

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      November 21, 2016 7:36 AM

      I'm actually more interested in how world of final fantasy is going

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        November 21, 2016 11:27 AM

        I've heard nothing but good things, especially from long-time fans. I have it, but I'm waiting to bust my JRPG cherry with FFXV in a few weeks.

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          November 21, 2016 1:17 PM

          It looks like something I'd enjoy, but two $60 FF games a month apart is a bit much for me. Some day I'll get around to it.

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            November 21, 2016 1:36 PM

            I'm in the same boat. I know I'll enjoy it, so I'll eventually pick it up sometime after the new year or whenever I'm done with FFXV.

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      November 21, 2016 7:47 AM

      I'll probably buy it. There's a LOT there that I like.

      I fucking hate the main character already, though. What the fuck is it with Japan and shitty main characters?

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        November 21, 2016 9:40 AM

        Too much emphasis is placed on the hair and the whimpering sounds.

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      November 21, 2016 10:53 AM

      Wow, it really is like they're betting the entire company on this one release. I just can't imagine how much the marketing budget is on this thing. On the one hand, it's really impressive for an RPG to get this much marketing. On the other hand, it's too much. Plus, I'm just not a fan of where they're going with the combat system. Just start a spin-off and make a FF ARPG line instead. Don't butcher FF's classic ATB to migrate it to ARPG twitch mechanics.

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        November 21, 2016 11:00 AM

        I think it looks totally fine. The changes to the battle system from 10 onward haven't been the problem, imo. It's that hey're really shooting themselves in the foot with the unlikable main character and his annoying comedy sidekick. Shitty characters have been the primary problem for people taking these games seriously since they implemented voice acting.

        The convoluted, ridiculous stories could even be saved if you didn't want all the characters to die in a fiery explosion.

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          November 21, 2016 11:03 AM

          Yeah, but I haven't had quite as much of a problem with the characters as others have. Moving away from classic ATB on the other hand just wrecks it for me. It's very different style of play that I'm not as interested in. And, I get that I'm in the minority, and probably it's the older guys that may feel this way. If I want twitch/pew pew action, I'll play that.

          #justgetoffthelawnalready

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            November 21, 2016 11:05 AM

            Hey man, I'm all for old style turn based systems. I'm honestly more interested in Dragon Quest 11 than this game.

            I'm just willing to give this thing a chance, is all. I played the demo very briefly, and the combat definitely didn't feel like straight up action RPG.

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              November 21, 2016 11:31 AM

              PS4 only is the other bullet to the head.

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                November 21, 2016 11:53 AM

                This and the main character design is proof that despite all their lip service, their primary concern is the Japanese market. But that's strange given the Japanese market doesn't seem large enough to make their money back on AAA games of this size.

                But then, you can't expect logic in game making from a company that has 10 year, massively mismanaged development cycles.

                Man, I'm bitter.

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                  November 21, 2016 12:04 PM

                  Bitter? Welcome to Shacknews!

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                November 21, 2016 1:26 PM

                Final Fantasy XV is coming to Xbox One as well.

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                  November 21, 2016 1:56 PM

                  Like Milleh, I have too many daughters to support, so I don't console game. I'd love to pickup a ps4 for a few exclusives that interest me. But, for now it's the 40min a night I can get on the pc that's approaching 8yrs old.

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                    November 21, 2016 2:20 PM

                    Yea, mine is 5 years old. I am debating eventually upgrading my video card, or getting a ps4 pro

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                      November 21, 2016 4:14 PM

                      I keep going back and forth based on some of the system exclusives. But, in the end, I realize I'll get much more use out any pc upgrade instead of a new system. At least for now until the kids are old enough to totally ignore dad. Then I can play whatever I want. Until the wife yells, that is. ;)

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                        November 21, 2016 6:42 PM

                        Agree, psvr is tempting me though :(

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        November 21, 2016 2:14 PM

        I'm a little worried for square, game seems meh

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      November 21, 2016 11:53 AM

      The game is going to own.

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      November 21, 2016 1:11 PM

      Ugggg only a week away. I'm going to prepare by watching Kingsglaive this weekend. Super hoping the game doesn't suck!

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      November 21, 2016 1:49 PM

      This looks amazing. My body is ready.

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      November 21, 2016 2:11 PM

      I really hope it's good. I probably wont pick it up till xmas though. Jrpg are great for the xmas break

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      November 21, 2016 3:18 PM

      please come to pc

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      November 21, 2016 3:23 PM

      Second thought. NOPE

      It flat out called itself an action rpg. That's not what Final Fantasy is about. UGH

      #lawnsrule

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        November 21, 2016 7:31 PM

        Final Fantasy is about change, first and foremost. Always has been.

        Combat in this game is the tits.

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        November 21, 2016 7:38 PM

        Final fantasy hasn't had a turn based combat system for over 15 years.

        This is the way the series has been going for a long time. The combat systems have only been getting better and I think this over looks fantastic.

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      November 21, 2016 3:35 PM

      Last FF I played was 3, what the hell happened to the series.

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      November 21, 2016 4:16 PM

      Yess. Shoot it all over me.

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      November 21, 2016 6:58 PM

      One minute in and it's already way to Japanese for me.

      You are Prince Nachos of the Guggenheim dynasty. You and your NPC friends drive around in a car to explore the world of Rhombulus. Forced to defend your homeland of Doodoooplis from the evil invading Nippleheim Empire with nothing but the power of friendship and hair gel, get ready to embark on an fantasy adventure that's based in reality (the fuck?) so we can have magic and technology, and it's still totally cool thanks to the mighty power of Blabbadabbery and the high tech prowless of the Barfdangle Corporate Alliance.

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        November 21, 2016 8:00 PM

        Don't make fun. This is going to be a ground breaking game with one of the first disabled lead characters. That's why his hair almost completely covers his face, you see. He's actually blind.

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      November 21, 2016 7:38 PM

      I cant wait! I hope it's not a downer like FFXIII

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      November 21, 2016 7:40 PM

      Just watched kingsglaive and i'm now super hyped for this game. Hope its good.