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Final Fantasy 15: new character bios and art drops

Monday, 24 June 2013 13:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Final Fantasy 15 has received a batch of character biographies as well as some new artwork showing Noctis and pals looking tough and/or moody. Check out who’s who right here.

You may remember a batch of Google-translated character bios that surfaced for Final Fantasy 15 last week? Well, these are the official English translations. Enjoy:

  • Noctis Lucis Caelum: A childhood affliction endowed Noctis, heir apparent to the throne of Lucis, with the mystical power to see a heavenly light, through which he could sense others’ deaths. Noctis rejects rigid royal conventions and acts as somewhat of a renegade, much to the dismay of those who tend to him. Yet while “Noct” may act brash at times, he does so in defense of those loyal to him.
  • Gladiolus Amicitia: As lord of the noble House Amicitia, Gladiolus continues a line sworn to protect the crown. “Gladio” shares a friendship with Noctis that transcends birth and title, and his loyalty to his liege is born not of duty, but of brotherhood.
  • Ignis Scientia: Ever the unwavering voice of reason, Ignis was weaned on shrewd logic and a classical education from boyhood so that he might one day counsel the would-be king, Noctis. He applies the deep mutual understanding and trust they have built over time to help smooth over Noctis’s brusqueness with others.
  • Prompto Argentum: The puckish playboy Prompto befriended Noctis in his school days. He wears a chip on his shoulder as an outsider to the royal circle, but remains eager to do all he can for the cause.
  • Cor Leonis: A living legend of Lucian lore, Lord Commander Cor Leonis’s devotion to the art of war is surpassed only by that to his king. Little love is lost between the ill-starred stalwart and Noctis’s retinue, yet honor binds him to keep watch over the group all the same.

We’ve also got a shot of the group here:

What do you think?

Final Fantasy 15 is heading to PS4 and Xbox One.

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31 Comments

  1. POOP CRUSTY

    Can’t wait!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. LordDjinn

    Noctis, awesome

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    Good god, this couldn’t sound more contrived and uninspired if it tried.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    My body and mind are ready. Love Final Fantasy :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Can’t wait for the Final Fantasy XV: Boyband Special Edition! :D

    This game is going to rock!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. POOP CRUSTY

    ^Hahaha

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Sylrissa

    I love final fantasy as well, but this cast line up doesn’t interest me, but we’ll see how the game turns out.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. sahand

    I’m sure this game is gonna be the best Final Fantasy ever.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Belmont

    It looks good. Too bad it never became my cup of tea.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Rainbow Dash

    Why is the underside of their shoes ALL red?
    …also where can I get them.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 The streets of Lucian are paved with jam.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Gnosis

    This is gonna be the most disappointing FF, because of the astronomic expectations.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Sylrissa

    @12 I agree with you there, people have put this game so high up on lofty expectations, I don’t see how it could live up to them.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CyberMarco

    @13

    I’m not pumped because it’s another FF game, but because it’s a Nomura-San game, big difference.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Rainbow Dash

    @11 well, thats now my official headcanon sorted out :)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. sahand

    @12 @13 there is no doubt about that this game is gonna be the best Final Fantasy ever.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dave Cook

    @15 :D

    #17 2 years ago
  18. salarta

    I’d much prefer to find out more about the women, but this is okay for now.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @14 Wait… that’s a reason to look forward to it?

    The guys designs are uninspired at the best of times. With this game, it looks like he’s not even trying. I mean… all black casual wear for the entire group of characters? Seriously?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. The Dude

    @19 “Uninspired at the best of times”?

    Really? You may not like his designs, but to call them uninspired at best is quite the overstatement.

    And the black outfits of FFXV are fiiiine. Although I did prefer Noctis slightly more in his previous incarnation.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @20 it would help if half of his designs didnt look exactly the same as the other half.

    It’s always the same old reused, rehashed designs over… and over… and over again. Sometimes he comes up with something inspired, but that happens once in a blue moon.

    These are certainly not in that category. Just the same old tired anime designs and stupid haircuts that have been seen hundreds of times before.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. CyberMarco

    @Mike

    What’s the problem with that? All I said is that I like Nomura’s work and what he have done with his previous games. Personally I can’t compare FF games with any other RPG game simply because FF is its own entity, IMHO obviously. Maybe we don’t agree on that and it’s nothing wrong.

    I can hope that Nomura will deliver what he is promising. At least it’s not some rehash of established game mechanics and recipes..

    Maybe you haven’t heard of KH series, regarding inspiration and designs.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @22 All my favourite Final Fantasies are ones that don’t have Nomura as the lead character designer. Even if they’re solid in the gameplay area, his characters, their personalities and the stories of those particular games are consistently terrible.

    I’ve played all the Kingdom Hearts, and enjoy them a lot, but the designs are just as uninspired as anything else he’s ever done.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. CyberMarco

    @23

    Then it boils down to tastes.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Gnosis

    @19: I actually prefer the “casual” design of their clothes over the physically impossible stuff he’d produced in the past. It also suits the “Fantasy Based on Reality” – theme of the game.

    But aside from that… I don’t really mind the “j-pop boy band” style (although the resemblance is striking). As long as they don’t behave themselves like complete idiots, I’m fine with it… but srsly, those names are hilarious. Main characters best friend? Amicitia. The smart guy? Scientia. The legendary fighter? Leonis. It’s nothing new, that main characters usually have some kind of “meaningfull” name, but this is just over the top. The trend, that started in KH is now swapping over to FF.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    I’d love to play as an actually interesting FF character. The only character in the entire 3D series (never played the SNES titles) is Balthier.

    I want them to be more conflicted with actually interesting things, instead of their emotions and all that boring stuff.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. cade

    To everything Ireland michael has said- You sound like a self righteous snob. I’d like to see you create even one “inspired” (since you like to throw that word around quite a bit)game or even less a peice of art just so we can all tell you how disgustingly bad it is. If you don’t like the game go on with your life. As for the people like me who are excited about the game and don’t complain about stupid little things like clothing or their hairstyles( And if you havn’t noticed from playing all the ff and kh games, like you say, all japanese anime or games have this kind of style -_-), which aren’t even as bad as you seem to want to think they are, keep on with the FF love.

    phew.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. taylorlauder

    Ladies and gents. Meet Super Junior 5!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Vice

    More stupid-looking japs with retarded hairs.
    Also no chicks somehow :s

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @27 “To everything Ireland michael has said- You sound like a self righteous snob.”

    Guilty as charged. It’s called personal taste.

    “I’d like to see you create even one “inspired” (since you like to throw that word around quite a bit)game or even less a peice of art just so we can all tell you how disgustingly bad it is.”

    I don’t have to create something to decide if its bad anymore more then you have to create something to decide if its good.

    “If you don’t like the game go on with your life.”

    People have a right to express their opinions, but positive and negative. The assumption that I shouldn’t share my opinion unless its positive one is hilarious.

    “As for the people like me who are excited about the game and don’t complain about stupid little things like clothing or their hairstyles.”

    In an RPG, having strong characters is almost as important as having good gameplay. These characters look terrible.

    “And if you havn’t noticed from playing all the ff and kh games, like you say, all japanese anime or games have this kind of style”

    Not all of them. Just most of them. I prefer some degree of originality in my games.

    Final Fantasy never even touched these kinds of tired designs when Amano was at the character designer helm, and many of the FF games stayed well away from those kinds of tropes and cliches… except the ones with Nomura at the helm.

    “which aren’t even as bad as you seem to want to think they are”

    That is a manner of opinion. I grew up watching a generation of anime where the creation of new, original ideas actually happened, instead of just rehashing the same old tired tropes over and over and over again.

    “keep on with the FF love.”

    I have played every single mainstay numbered titled series from start of finish, and its one of my favourite gaming series.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. exiled

    This is going to be such a travesty…
    A bad action game to cater to their perception of their fans needs for a slow pace…
    A bad RPG to cater to the action crowd…
    A luke-warm mess that will cater to no-one in particular…

    I’m sure it will look beautiful… but so did that turd 13.

    #31 2 years ago

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    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

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  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

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  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

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  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

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  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

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  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

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  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

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  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]