The latest information regarding “Final Fantasy XV” brings back some old-school gameplay mechanics, while also introducing some new elements in the game. The highly anticipated title from Square Enix will let players ride Chocobos; a classic “Final Fantasy” creature and even fish for food, which will supposedly help buff up the player and his all male party.
According to Gematsu, Chocobos can be rented for up to 30 days and can be called at anytime if the player is in need of transportation. They will also follow the player once they stop riding the Chocobo, which will make them even more adorable to fans than they have already are.
Sadly, players will not be able to breed or raise Chocobo, though it doesn’t seem like the can die either. It seems like the creature’s only role in the game is an alternative method for transportation if riding the group car gets dull for the player. Interestingly enough, once a player rides a Chocobo the rest of the party will ride one as well.
Fishing is another new mechanic in the game and is very integral to gameplay reports GameSpot. Players will be able to go fishing in various lakes and ponds that the party comes across, with various rods available for players to fish with.
Like actual fishing, the player will have to wait for a while till the fish bites. Once the fish has taken the bait, the player must follow on-screen button presses to fight the fish and eventually reel it in. After the fish is cooked and eaten, the party gains a buff that will help them through battles.
Other new elements in the game include a female character named Gentiana, who will apparently play an important part in the game’s story, though what that part is hasn’t been revealed. It will be interesting to see if she becomes a playable character in the game, though that seems doubtful.
Square Enix recently announced that the release date of “Final Fantasy XV” would be revealed on March 2016, during a special event. The game will be coming to the PlayStation 4 only.