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Final Fantasy XV Story



“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

-William Shakespeare

“The true figure is still hidden in the sleep.”

“An isolated nation protected by an ancient line of Kings. A modern civilization alive with crystal's songs of swords and sorcery.”

“A lone Kingdom fighting to forestall the outer world from imposing its heretic order. The struggle for the final crystal is merely a prologue to the chronicles of new era.”

“This is a fantasy based on reality.”

“A meeting predestined by the divine.”

“Eyes that see the light of expiring souls.”

“A act of love by the last king.”

“The figure that still lies asleep in the fantasy.”




Niflheim Invading Lucis Kingdom

     The only crystal left to the world lies in the Kingdom of Lucis. Upon striking a peace with the garrison state of Niflheim, Lucis rejoices in having at last brought the cold war to a close. Their celebrations, however, are premature. Under the guise of amity, Niflheim dispels the anti-armament runewall and launches a full-scale invasion of the kingdom. The peaceful lives Crown Prince Noctis and his entourage once knew are consumed by the flames of war as they struggle to mount a resistance.


Story Facts


Noctis Lucis Caelum and Cor Leonis

The main character, Noctis, is a Prince and the heir to the throne. The throne to the last kingdom where the crystal was held. Lucis Kingdom is modern, advanced and much further along then outside world, to the point that they have basically isolated themselves within. The city nation is said to be protected by a Magic Order, whom must stand against an invasion in the kingdom. This fight over the last crystal is said to only be the beginning of a new generation.

Celebration Party

 Celebration Party

In the Tokyo Game Show 2008/Jump Festa 2009 technical demo, Noctis attends a celebration party held in commemoration of the “Agreement concerning the Peaceful use of the Crystal” being created between two countries and as a Prince who will soon inherit the King title. He meets the heroine of the game, Stella, for the first time.

The Setting


A man that you will probably love to hate

    The setting for Final Fantasy XV reflects our world today, and its "ugly issues". Final Fantasy XV is a darker and more close to home emotional story, or so that is the vision Square-Enix has said.

Young Noctis enjoying a meal with his father

It’s a dark and sad story which aims to show how heavy and painful the burden that the heroes are carrying is, how painful their paths can be, and how important flashes of happiness are in a world ravaged by greed and despair. The keyword for Final Fantasy XV story is ‘misery’, and it can be applied to all main characters.

With life-like characters and a truly painful story, the main theme the team wants to showcase is “Bonds” and how the characters relate to it.

Even though the story will be quite serious, there will be elements of humor as well.

Other Facts


Stand off between Niflheim and Lucis Kingdom

  • Final Fantasy XV shares many similarities with the story of Hamlet. With even a quote from the story in the original trailer. Little else is know about the story of Final Fantasy XV at this point.

  • Early regions in the game are heavily inspired by western “bang-bang” movies.

  • The main design key point for the clothes is “Jet-black” and there will be a lot of scenes and circumstances where this design will show mainly because it is compatible with the mood of the game. Hiromu Takahara is working on the character clothes and his designs will be heavily influenced by the asymmetric forms as they have always been.

  • Early Final Fantasy XIII artwork showed Lightning in a light setting. In contrast, Final Fantasy XV showed Noctis in a dark one. Players will see how this is translated in the game.

  • It's a simple story that focuses on recovering the crystal from Lucis Kingdom.
Last Modified: June 24, 2013
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