While full details about ?Final Fantasy XV? remain a mystery, a magazine interview with Hajime Tabata, the game?s director, has revealed some new things about the game?s combat system, particularly how magic casting works. In addition to that, the game will also have players use stealth time to time, making this installment in the ?Final Fantasy? series a very interesting one.
Siliconera reports an interview with Tabata in a Japanese gaming magazine, where he explained how some of the spells could interact with the environment. If Noctis is in a grassy area and he uses the fire spell, the grass around the enemy catches fire and deals more damage.
This is both an advantage and a disadvantage, as using the fire spell in a grassy area could also hurt the player?s teammates. It will be interesting to see how other spells work with the environment, like using a lightning spell on an area with plenty of water, among other things.
In addition to the spell casting details, the Japanese magazine also confirmed the return of a classic ?Final Fantasy? monster: Magitek Armor. It has been around since ?Final Fantasy VI,? according to Destructoid, so seeing it in the game could provide some nice nostalgia to older fans.
Meanwhile, running into combat won?t be the solution to everything in ?Final Fantasy XV,? as Noctis will actually lose some physical strength after fights with a tough enemy, according to Segment Next. To compensate for this, players will be able to use stealth to sneak up on enemies for advantage or simply just avoid enemies altogether.
It goes without saying that ?Final Fantasy XV? is going to be a huge game. The world will be one that can be explored well, and Square Enix has confirmed that multiple warp zones will be in the game to make travelling easier and give players a combat advantage.
?Final Fantasy XV? is scheduled to release this year on PS4 and Xbox One. The game?s release date will be revealed this March during a special event dedicated to the highly anticipated video game.