While "Final Fantasy" fans are eagerly awaiting the release of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake," another title from the popular fantasy media franchise has apparently been leaked through a ratings board listing.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) published earlier this week a rating for a game titled "Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition." The game, according to the listing, is slated for release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The title received a Teen rating for its language, mild blood, partial nudity, and violence. "Characters use swords, guns (e.g., pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, sniper rifles), and magic attacks (e.g., exploding fireballs, blasts of ice) to defeat soldiers, monsters, and oversized animals in frenetic combat. Fights are highlighted by cries of pain, dramatic light effects, explosions, and realistic gunfire," the rating explained.
Meanwhile, Gamespot noted that the "Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition" will likely feature the base game together with all the DLCs released to date. The report said that game creator Hajime Tabata mentioned that he is looking to release more DLC packs for "Final Fantasy XV" this year. Considering the expansions for Gladio, Ignis, and Prompto have already been released, it is likely that Square Enix will re-package the game complete with all the DLCs.
VG247 reported that back in November, Square Enix brand manager Shinji Hashimoto said in an interview with Edamame Arcade Channel that fans can expect 2018 to be a big year for the franchise. "Next year is going to be a big year," said Hashimoto, referring to 2018. "Our teams are working on some new titles. They are gearing up for a big year next year."
Meanwhile, Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda recently teased a possibly time window where they will announce the release date of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" for PlayStation 4.
Express reported that Matsuda said that release date announcements for some of their upcoming games will take place between April and June of this year, the latter being the month when E3 2018 happens.