Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV is a promotional event for Final Fantasy XV, the fifteenth installment in Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. The event was held on March 30, 2016 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, and it was livestreamed worldwide. Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV was hosted by Greg Miller and Tim Gettys. It was organized by Kenwood Experiences and watched by 1.2 million people.
The epic adventure of FINAL FANTASY XV kicks off with an equally momentous occasion in March.
UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV will offer new information on the game as well as key surprises that speak to the full entertainment experience. The event will be at the legendary Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood, California on March 30th, 2016 at 7 PM PDT.
Hosted by the popular duo from KindaFunny.com, Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, this free event allows fans from all over the world--both in person and via livestream--to witness the largest FINAL FANTASY production in the history of the franchise.
The following people were in attendance:
|Hironobu Sakaguchi||Surprise appearance; opened the event and served as guest speaker|
|Yoshitaka Amano||Guest appearance|
|Yoko Shimomura||Guest appearance|
|Dave Fennoy||Introduced guests on event stage|
|Lena Headey||Spoke about Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV|
|Aaron Paul||Spoke about Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV|
|Mat Kishimoto||Spoke about Platinum Demo - Final Fantasy XV|
|Hajime Tabata||Revealed the originally-scheduled release date of Final Fantasy XV|
The following people made appearances in other ways:
- Nobuo Uematsu - Spoke to attendees in a video message
- Sean Bean - Spoke to attendees in a video message
Hironobu Sakaguchi's appearance was planned by Hajime Tabata. Sakaguchi had to be escorted into the Shrine Auditorium through its back door. His speech was given in Japanese with English subtitles and was based on a conversation he had had with Tabata.
The following were "uncovered" at this event:
|"Reclaim Your Throne"||English trailer for Final Fantasy XV.|
|"Big Bang"||3D version of a piece by Yoshitaka Amano depicting various Astrals.|
|"Stand By Me"||New theme song of Final Fantasy XV, performed by Florence and the Machine.|
|Final Fantasy XV Release Date||Originally-scheduled release date: September 30, 2016|
|Final Fantasy XV Universe||Multimedia project focusing on the world and characters of Final Fantasy XV.|
|Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV||Five-part anime series focusing on Noctis Lucis Caelum's relationship with his comrades.|
|Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV||Feature-length, CG movie that takes place during Final Fantasy XV and focuses on the members of the eponymous Kingsglaive.|
|Justice Monsters Five||Minigame in Final Fantasy XV available for mobile platforms.|
|Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV||Free demo for Final Fantasy XV focusing on young Noctis and featuring an updated combat system.|
The first episode of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV was available the night of Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV with the rest released gradually and streamed online for free. In conjunction with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix announced its partnership with Audi and that a custom redesign of the Audi R8 was to serve as the official state car of Lucis's royal family.
In a conversation between Greg Miller, Tim Gettys, and Lena Headey, it was revealed Aaron Paul and Sean Bean would have roles in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV as Nyx Ulric and Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII, respectively. Pre-registering for Justice Monsters Five was opened upon Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV's conclusion, and it was stated by Mat Kishimoto that the Platinum Demo - Final Fantasy XV demo would also be downloadable then.
Following Mat Kishimoto's appearance, special editions of Final Fantasy XV and their contents were revealed.
- Square Enix was initially unsure if they should still reveal the release date of Final Fantasy XV on a slot machine after the date was already leaked prematurely. They decided to do so anyway, to end Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV with a bang.
- A physical button held by Tabata, and not a button carried by the MC, was meant to be pressed to announce the release date. However, Tabata had to improvise after appearing onstage without being handed a working button. He took out an imaginary button from his pocket and made a show of pressing it, announcing "It’s Air Button!"
- Square Enix ultimately decided to delay the release of Final Fantasy XV to November 29, 2016. Hajime Tabata announced this to the public in a YouTube video on August 15.
- Official Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV website
- Full Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV livestream
- Making of Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV video
- ↑ 1.2 Million Gamers Watched Final Fantasy XV’s Release Date Reveal Event (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Dualshockers
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hironobu Sakaguchi and Hajime Tabata Discuss Their Passion for the Series and Behind-the-Scenes Episodes from the Final Fantasy XV Reveal Event (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Famitsu
- ↑ Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report April edition summary (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Nova Crystallis
- ↑ https://youtu.be/Wepgwx_9kto