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Final Fantasy XV demo will be exclusive to Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on day one

The playable demo for Final Fantasy XV, which was revealed earlier in 2014 as a bonus included with the upcoming HD release of Final Fantasy Type-0, will only be packed into pre-ordered and day one copies when it launches on March 17, 2015, according to a post from Square Enix on the PlayStation Blog.

The demo will never be released as a standalone item. Its presence in Type-0 HD is intended as “a special gift for those of you who purchase early,” and thus it will not be included in subsequent versions of the game, encouraging fans to pre-order or get to the store on March 17. Type-0 was originally released for Sony’s PlayStation Portable in 2011. This HD console upgrade is the game’s first Western release.

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First announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006, FFXV has had a long and meandering developmental journey since then. Much of the story will apparently revolve around a cross-country road trip with protagonist prince Noctis Lucis Caelum and his entourage. Their city-state controls the world’s last magic crystal and has fallen under siege from a warlike neighbor. Battles seem to resemble the open, MMO-style brawls of Final Fantasy XII.

Fans will be able to get their hands on Final Fantasy XV by pre-ordering Final Fantasy Type-0 HD before its launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015.