Yesterday, Japan saw the release of two Final Fantasy 15 “Ultimania” guide books. Via Mognetcentral forum user xXShuyaXx, here’s some of the plot information about how Versus XIII became Final Fantasy 15 that may shed light on some of the mysteries and plot holes left in Final Fantasy 15.
Director Hajime Tabata stated :
“Final Fantasy Versus XIII, along with Final Fantasy XIII were both made based on the story of the Goddess in the ” Fabula Nova Crystallis ” series. However, as the title changed to Final Fantasy XV, and as the next gen hardware came into development, with this as a new numbered title in the series, development went through an overhaul. Because of this, there was a need to carefully consider and reexamine the content of the game as a whole to fix it. As a result from that, after going over and re-establishing the scenario, the heroine’s position in the story had changed and, as a result, the new heroine Luna was introduced.
Moogles in Final Fantasy XV.
However, the main plot of Final Fantasy Versus XIII was preserved and carried over into Final Fantasy XV. Speaking furthermore, common mythos of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series [the chosen ones by crystal put their life at stake to accomplish their mission], have also been carried over and imported into Final Fantasy XV as one of the essentials. In that manner, in the roots of Final Fantasy XV, many components and elements from the days of Final Fantasy Versus XIII remain.”
In quick’n dirty translations from Tumblr user Superespresso, we learn that Iris is 15 (so please stop being completely gross, waifu legions), Aranea is 30, Cindy is 26 and Cor the Immortal is 45. We also learn that Iris, Aranea and Cor will be playable in the final multiplayer DLC, and while developers would like to include Luna, that’s not yet confirmed.
As for the random blonde tweaker who makes an appearance early on and isn’t Prompto, that guy is Loqi Tummelt, the Brigadier General of the Niflheim Army who has a special hate-boner for Cor Leonis.
In regards to Prompto’s dad, Verstael Besithia is the “mad scientist who aimed to create the strongest existence by his own hand. He is in charge of the research laboratory of the Nifelheim empire. The man who succeeded in mass producing magitek soldiers based on the information provided by Ardyn. He does not hesitate, and regarded the six gods as just another research material.”
He is also Prompto’s actual father. Prompto’s Argentum last name comes from his adoption when he was a year old by the Argentum family in Lucis.
Also, an Imperial General by the name of Safay Roth (come ON) was supposed to be in the game but was cut during development. The last trace of him left is in the “SAF” lettering on Nifleheim’s landing crafts.
“The character of “SAF” written on the Imperial Army’s landing boats serve as a mark representing the general command of ‘Safay Roth,’ who was supposed to appear at first in the game. He was cut out during development, but the letter is left ‘to honor the famous generals that existed.’ Proceeding this, Ardyn’s position was added as villain.”
There’s also a heart-wrenching detail with regards to Luna’s notebook:
“Depending on your responses with Luna’s notebook, it influences the item description at the end of the game. If you answer badly entire time it will say ‘there’s a trace of dust’ on it when you can see it as a key item. If you’re nice, it will state the book is ‘well worn.’ If your responses are favorable then it will say ‘There are tears on the pages.’”
Finally, we learn that the game’s ending was left vague on purpose so the player could decide on their own what really happened.
Do these revelations help clear any mysteries up for you or do you still have plenty of questions left about the plot of Final Fantasy 15 ? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.