Final Fantasy XV really puts our heroes on a lot of streets, doesn’t it? This civilized world is far more interconnected with modern day infrastructure than any other Final Fantasy to date. Previous games feature mostly a random scattering of towns and cities with nothing but lawless wilderness in between.
Final Fantasy XV? Sorry Doc Brown, but where we’re going, we do need roads.
A new batch of screenshots doesn’t shine a whole lot of light on the traveling, but it does give a look at how skirmishes play out on the main map. With our heroes sticking to the roads, you can bet that there are a lot of bounty hunters and other scum on the lookout for them there. Final Fantasy has long since abandoned the idea of “random battles,” and my guess is that these will be engaged similarly to any modern day RPG, similar to Dragon Age or The Witcher.
One last screenshot shows our heroes stalking what is unmistakably a classic Final Fantasy Behemoth, maybe with the intentions of getting the jump on it. Final Fantasy XII fans will remember that its hidden boss fights were the true challenges of the game, and I will bet that Final Fantasy XV pays homage to these as well. Could this Behemoth be one of them?
Final Fantasy XV will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release date has been set yet, but you’ll be able to play it in a demo available with the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on or around March 17.