The release of Final Fantasy 15 is only a few months away, and many are hoping that it will bring life back to the series, after a number of titles ? particularly the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy ? had disappointed gamers. While we won?t know if the game will live up to expectations until September, the developers have revealed that one of the most iconic moments from the game?s various trailers won?t be in the final product: The Niflheim Invasion.
This is unfortunate news, since the scene was shown in the game?s iconic trailer from E3 2013. Not only was the scene itself incredible, but the trailer was legendary for the game?s name change, as it went from being Final Fantasy Versus 13 to the newly branded Final Fantasy 15.
Apparently, the Niflheim Invasion being cut was a difficult but necessary decision on the part of the developers. Hajime Tabata, the director of the game, told Kotaku that it was still an important scene, but it wouldn?t feel like a natural part of the main narrative.
We will still be able to see the scene, but not in the main game. Instead, those who purchased either the Deluxe Edition or Collector?s Edition will see the scene in the tie-in film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15. This is the first time in a long while that a full-length film was so important to a game?s story, but that seems to be the case with Kingsglaive. There is also a prequel anime series called Brotherhood that the developers have stressed is important for fans of the game.
Part of the reason the scene was cut was also due to internal pressure. Now that the game has a definitive release date, the developers doesn?t want to delay Final Fantasy 15 any longer. After all, this was supposed to be a PS3 title and a spinoff from the infamous Final Fantasy 13 trilogy.
How will Final Fantasy 15 fare now that the famous Niflheim Invasion has been cut? It should still be fine, since it?s clear that the developers want this to be one of the best games in the Final Fantasy series, which has been suffering quite a bit as of late. Final Fantasy 15 will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on September 30.