Set to be released along side Final Fantasy XV, “A King’s Tale,” takes place 30 years prior to the events of the main game. Director Marc Terada goes into (very little) detail about the game in this video:
In the game, a young Noctis, like the one seen in the Platinum Demo, asks his father, King Regis, to tell him a bedtime story. Not just any bedtime story however. Noctis wants to hear a fantastical tale of beast and mighty warriors. King Regis tells him of the time monsters invaded the royal capital, Insomnia.
The game is played like a side-scrolling retro style brawler. You’ll slay classic monsters from the Final Fantasy bestiary: Bombs, Iron Giants, Behemoths, among others. A King’s Tale unique art style sets it apart from the main game’s 3D visuals, and are meant to illustrate the fact that Regis is telling an embellished version of an adventure he had with his friends thirty years in the past.
Director Terada describes it as a “button mashing brawler,” but says it will be a fully fledged, feature rich game. He mentions summons, companions, move sets/combos, and magic. A Kings Tale will take place in three unique locations within the Final Fantasy XV universe, including Duscae. Duscae was the location featured in the demo released with Type-0.
The website for Final Fantasy XV: A King’s Tale list the following features:
- 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.
A King’s Tale will be available along side Final Fantasy XV when it releases on September 20th. The offer is only redeemable at Gamestop or Eb Games for those living in the US or Canada. It can be obtained by pre-ordering any version of Final Fantasy XV on either PS4 or Xbox One, either through the Gamestop website or in person.
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