Square Enix have released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV, titled “Dawn.” at Gamescom 2015. Setting the stage for the main character Noctis, the trailer depicts the dramatic events that take place 15 years prior to the journey that players will embark on in Final Fantasy XV.
The trailer also depicts the strong bond that young Noctis has with his father, King Regis, who now faces difficult decisions regarding relations between his kingdom and its warmongering neighbor, Niflheim.
In a matter of days, the Kingdom of Lucis is to sign an armistice, ending a long and bitter conflict with Niflheim. Ahead of the ceremony, Prince Noctis, heir to the Lucian throne, sets forth from his homeland to formalize the union of states through his marriage to the Lady Lunafreya of the imperial province of Tenebrae.
The offer of peace, however, is no more than a ruse to lower the Lucian shield, and the imperial army takes the crown city and its sacred crystal in one fell swoop. En route to his destination, Noctis is shocked to learn that he, his father the king, and his betrothed are believed dead.
Overnight, the dream of peace has faded into a distant memory. His world crumbling around him, Noctis has naught but his resolve and his loyal companions to see him through the trials to come.