Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Dungeon Combat

by Kyle Hanson
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae, a demo for FFXV proper, is set to launch alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Today we get our first good look at some of the gameplay that will be featured in the upcoming demo for the highly anticipated JRPG. The video might be short, clocking in at a mere two minutes, but it will be full of important info that fans will enjoy. Getting to see more of the combat mechanics and enemy designs, along with the gorgeous graphics engine, which includes some fantastic lighting effect, will give Final Fantasy fans enough to go on until the demo becomes available on March 17th.

Captured using Final Fantasy XV: Episode Dusque, this new video showcases an exciting dungeon area in the game.

Final Fantasy XV has been a long time coming, with the game’s original announcement coming all the way back in 2006. Development has continued since then with multiple changes and deviations along the way. Ultimately Square Enix ended up with a brand new game for the series, rather than the spin-off that had been originally planned.

The battle system for Final Fantasy XV, which can be seen in the video above, is a mixture of those found in other Square Enix titles. Dubbed the Active Cross battle system, it combines and modifies elements from Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Players will choose various actions for their character, aiming for a nice flow to the battle in order to succeed.

Final Fantasy XV takes place in a world that is similar to our own, yet somehow quite different. The technology seems more modern than past FF titles, with the characters even driving a car throughout a good portion of the game. However, other areas of the world have seemingly regressed to medieval-like technology levels, with strong divides separating the multiple nations.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17th. It will come with a code for the Final Fantasy XV Episode Dusque demo, with the full game launching later for both systems.