E3 2015 | Electronic Entertainment Expo News

Final Fantasy XV story changes revealed, Stella no longer included

Speaking during the latest Active Time Report, Final Fantasy XV Game Director, Hajime Tabata, outlined some of the changes the game’s story has seen since its original incarnation as Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Chief among the various changes to the game include the absence of Stella; a character who was featured predominantly in Versus XIII, only now has been replaced by a new heroine, Luna. 

Also removed is the attack on the city of Insomnia and its castle, although Noctis is still involved in gameplay segments in the location and ends up leaving the city as originally planned. 

Tabata-san also confirmed that the highly publicised black-haired dragoon will be appearing in the final game, and what’s more, has a fairly important role in Final Fantasy XV’s story.

Final Fantasy XV is due out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though a release date has yet to be confirmed. The game received a playable demo alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which is due to be re-released this month as Episode Duscae 2.0. 

Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will not be shown extensively at E3 this year, though promotion for the title will ramp up from Gamescom onwards.