Final Fantasy XV Gets Gorgeous New Screenshots: Phantom Swords, Customization and Familiar Monsters

on November 25, 2016 6:20 AM

Today Square Enix released a brand new batch of screenshots of Final Fantasy XV, focused on Noctis’ phantom swords, customization for the game’s means of locomotion and more.

Noctis’ phantom swords are weapons that can be used only by members of the royal family. Noctis and his bros will have to find them in kings’ graves scattered across the world. They’re powerful, but they drain HP with every hit.

The warp strike of each phantom sword changes depending on the weapon, and they can be summoned by building up their gauge. By using the Phantom Link feature, it’s possible to launch devastating cooperative attacks with other party members.

Chocobos can be customized by changing their color individually, so that each party member can run with his own colorful chocobo. They also can, at times, join the battle, attacking with their own techniques.

The Regalia (Noctis’ car) can also be customized with colors that can be gradually unlocked, stickers and full paint jobs. Interiors and rims can also be colored.

We also get to see more of the buddy commands, then can be activated directly by the player, prompting the companion to execute a special attack. The screenshots showcase Gladio’s “Cyclone,” Ignis’ “Enhance,” and promptio’s “Conductor.”

Last, but not least, we can enjoy a few familiar monsters and effects. Cactuars appear and escape suddenly, moving very fast in the wilds. Tonberries are also included, delivering devastating blows with their knives.

Toad is a status effect in which the victim is turned into a toad, and for instance it can happen when attacked by a Naga. This prevents them from attacking, and they can only jump around and escape until they return to normal.

You can check out the screenshots below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy out some new gameplay surfaced yersterday here, and a new TV commercial released this morning.

 /  Executive News Editor
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