Despite looking like anything but a traditional “Final Fantasy” title, “Final Fantasy XV” is slowly adding more classic elements from the series. After bringing a female version of longtime “Final Fantasy” support character Cid, Square Enix has announced that the adorable Moogles will be coming to the game.
The inclusion of the Moogles was the result of a Twitter poll asking fans if they wanted to see the cute creatures inhabit the world of “Final Fantasy XV.” Considering how they’ve been in many games of the series, it’s easy to see why the creatures won the poll.
That being said, fans shouldn’t expect these creatures to affect the gameplay in any way. According to Gematsu, the Moogles will be a fun addition to the game’s background, but nothing more than that.
Previous games, including “Kingdom Hearts,” had Moogles responsible for certain aspects of the game, like crafting. Since “Final Fantasy XV” will be more focused on combat, exploration and fishing, it’s easy to see why the Moogles won’t be too important in the game.
Fans worried that adding the Moogles will slow the game’s process have nothing to worry about. Dual Shockers have confirmed that the addition of the cute creatures won’t affect gameplay, which can be seen as a good or bad thing, but it’s not like their inclusion will delay the game even further.
Still, having them linger in the background should provide for a cute distraction from the game’s story, which is still unknown at this point. Considering that the game’s release date will be announced next year, the story will probably remain vague until more information is released.
While the Moogles add nothing to the gameplay, “Final Fantasy XV” already has plenty of variety, with combat, quests and hopefully much more. The game doesn’t have a release date yet, but Square Enix will be holding a special event for “Final Fantasy XV” in March, where the release date will finally be revealed.
In the meantime, fans can pick up “Final Fantasy Type-O HD.” The game is available on PS4 and Xbox One. Some versions have a demo for “Final Fantasy XV.”