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Final Fantasy 15 gets five character descriptions

Thursday, 13th June 2013 00:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The dude who looks like Zack, the dude who looks like Angeal, the dude who looks like Adam Jensen, the dude who looks like Cloud and the dude who looks like any number of dudes all have names and brief descriptions thanks to a Shonen Jump article on Final Fantasy 15.

Gematsu has helpfully translated the pertinent details of the article, although it has had to guess at the official English translations of some of the names, as only Japanese spelling has been provided so far.

Protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum is the Prince of the Lucis Kingdom. He has “eyes that can sense people’s death” – okay buddy – and is described as a free-spirited guy. He’s clearly not very uptight as he lets his friends call him Noct and not, you know, “his royal magnificence” or whatever.

Gladiolus Amicitia – the one with the scar – is the first-born child of a distinguished family whose traditional role is as protector of the royal family. Presumbly it’s in this role that he and Noctis have become so close; he’s described as like a brother to the prince.

The spiky-haired one with glasses and a tall collar is Ignis Stupeo Scientia, another childhood friend of Noctis’s who serves as a staff officer. He’s a confidante and trusted advisor to the prince.

Blondie over there is called Prompto Argentum. He met Noctis in school and although he’s brave, he’s also reckless and considered a bad influence on Noctis. Nobody’s sure if he wants to help his friends or not. If he goes Seifer on us I will not be surprised; look at that rebellious dye job.

Finally, Cole Leones is the authoritarian of the group. He’s one of the top three commanding officers of the imperial guards, and an honorable and righteous man who has sworn his allegiance to king and country.

These five aren’t the whole cast, of course, and it’s not even clear whether all of these guys are playable – or permanent – party members. Early promotional material for the RPG from when it was still Final fantasy Versus 13 included at least one central female character, so there’s hope for relief from the non-stop testosterone.

Final Fantasy 15 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime after March 2014. A pretty spanking gameplay montage released yesterday.

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  1. CyberMarco

    Can’t wait!

    Tetsuya-san you are a legend!

    Also Kingdom Hearts 3! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    #1 1 year ago
  2. sithsylar

    I really hate tho only controlling one character at a time… i miss the days were each choice was your own.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    @1 If by “legend” you mean “hasn’t deviated from the same tired designs and cliches for 15 years” then yeah, I would completely agree with you. This uber-realistic setting is not what I want to see out of my Final FANTASY games.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Astral Frost

    Testosterone in Final Fantasy? Please! j/k!

    But yeah, this game is going to restore the Final Fantasy brand.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @3: Uber-realistic? Surely you’re joking.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. CyberMarco

    @3

    I would take a game from Tetsuya Nomura compared to all the turds around the market any day!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Monk

    Yes yes YEEEES.
    more information in that please.

    Btw, this’s an analysis from one of the guys in Neogaf
    About the gameplay, give it a shot.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=585421

    #7 1 year ago
  8. salarta

    Needs more information on the ladies, but hey, I’ll take this much.

    The characters sounds pretty damn good. This is the first time a main Final Fantasy game has a member of royalty as the main protagonist. For some reason, the one guy being a bodyguard makes me think of a mix of Steiner and Auron.

    Anyway, I’m actually looking forward to this game. Everything about it shown so far fits everything Final Fantasy is SUPPOSED to be and FF13 completely and utterly failed to grasp. While I’m not entirely keen on it being set in essentially modern day, it’s infinitely better than FF13, and so far the core focus for atmosphere and themes is mystical and magical, unlike the scifi bullshit that Toriyama pulled with FF13.

    As long as the FANTASY still gets top billing, not the “zomg it’s like modern day,” I’m good.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 “This is the first time a main Final Fantasy game has a member of royalty as the main protagonist.”

    Uh… no it isn’t.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. salarta

    FFI – Random character you choose
    FFII – Firion, who is not royalty
    FFIII – Onion kids
    FFIV – Cecil, who is not royalty until he becomes king
    FFV – Bartz, not royalty
    FFVI – Terra and Celes (arguably according to some, Locke), neither royalty
    FFVII – Cloud, an average person that becomes a soldier
    FFVIII – Squall, an average kid that becomes a member/leader of SeeD
    FFIX – Zidane, convoluted but not royalty
    FFX – Tidus, Blitzball player that was son of a Blitzball player
    FFXI – MMORPG, create your own character
    FFXII – Vaan, an average person (last I checked) with a sense of adventure
    FFXIII (only acknowledged because I have to) – Lightning, an average person that became a soldier

    Even spinoff-wise, the main protagonist closest to royalty is Ramza Beoulve, and he was a noble, not a royal.

    #10 1 year ago