Final Fantasy 15 Fishing and Chocobo Riding Detailed

Caught fish can be cooked and eaten to provide a status buff to the party.

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Square Enix has revealed more details on fishing and chocobo riding in Final Fantasy XV. The gameplay mechanics were featured during a live stream at Tokyo Game Show today.

Fishing will be an integral part of the hunting and cooking process in the game. Players will be able to fish in ponds, lakes and other bodies of water they come across. This is done by casting their own fishing poles and waiting for a fish to bite. When a fish bites, the player will have to "fight" the fish by following on-screen prompts to keep it on the line and reel it in. When the fish has been reeled in, Ignis will cook it like. Like other cooked foods, it will provide the party with a status buff. There will be many kinds of fishing rods and lures available for players to use to catch different fish.

Chocobo riding will also be present in Final Fantasy XV. When riding a Chocobo the player can make it walk, dash, and jump to reach higher places that players are otherwise unable to get to. Chocobos will be present throughout the world of Final Fantasy XV, and there will be a variety of activities involving Chocobos available.

Director Hajime Tabata teased the possibility of introducing Gilgamesh a downloadable content pack. Gilgamesh is a character who has appeared in several Final Fantasy games, usually as a sword collector. Tabata also confirmed that there will be downloadable costume changes for the male characters.

Final Fantasy XV will launch simultaneously worldwide in 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A more specific launch date will be revealed in March next year. Recently, a new trailer was released for Tokyo Game Show titled Dawn 2.0. For more on the game, check out our interview with game director Hajime Tabata about the localisation process, and the cost of making such an ambitious game.

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