Fans who are eagerly awaiting the Final Fantasy XV can get to try out the game in a demo.
Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015 in North America, March 19 in Japan, and March 20 in Europe, and every copy of the game will include a downloadable Final Fantasy XV demo.
Entitled Final Fantasy: Episode Duscae, the demo will have gameplay elements from the opening sections of the full game, but there will be changes to the story in the demo to give gamers that “unique first-play experience.”
Meanwhile, Tetsuya Nomura, game director of FFXV, will be moving on to direct Kingdom Hearts III instead.
Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda released a statement (via Kotaku):
“In reviewing our development structure, we have decided to assign Hajime Tabata as the new director for Final Fantasy XV. Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date,” said Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda.
“Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the [Final Fantasy XV] story and universe in addition to creating the character,” Matsuda said. Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support.”
There is no release date set yet for either Kingdom Hearts 3 or Final Fantasy XV.