Final Fantasy XV Will be Linked to Final Fantasy XIII’s Mythology Despite Name Change

When Final Fantasy XV was finally and officially unveiled at E3 2013, one of the many reactions was the abandonment of the original title of Final Fantasy Versus XIII meant that the game was moving away from XIII‘s mythology. This is apparently not the case.

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yewles11564d ago

I told you all... it's not over. *jumps out window*

iamtehpwn1564d ago

Before you all start crying--I would like for you to know that Anyone who's played Type-0 will firmly tell you that FFXIII's interpretation of the XIII mythos, Fabula Nova Crystallis, is actually very weak, where as in Type-0 it's actually told very good. We've so far only seen Toriyama's bizarre BS interpretation of it here in the West.

All-in-all, don't expect to see Lightning or anything, just expect to hear words like "etro" and "l'cie". L'cie are an example of something Type-0 did a MUCH better job a displaying and conceptualizing.

MrSwankSinatra1564d ago

we would never know how type-0 actually told the mythos, because square enix never released it in any other country aside from japan.

Eonjay1564d ago

Exactly. Its the Crystal Mythos that links it together but its not the same. Its kinda like Slayers and Lost Universe.

Z5011564d ago

Most people in any FFXIII article on the internet hasn't finished or even played FFXIII, let alone Type-0.

Without google. They don't know who Mwynn is, who Etro is, or Lightning's and Serah's role. But they can tell you how much FFXIII sucked.

Last_Boss1564d ago


That's the problem at hand. How can you be on the Internet all the damn time, come on a site, whine about something, you know nothing about, then complain cause you can't find the info. I'm gonna start delivering empty pizza boxes, to random houses.

erathaol1564d ago

Square Enix!!!

FFXIII is finally over, I wanted that ship to finally sink. They're determined to drag fans, who actually want to play a new Final Fantasy, down into it!

This is the worse news I've heard today.

Snookies121564d ago

@MrSwankSinatra - That English patch for Type-0 comes out very soon. So, we'll have a chance to check that out before judging the XIII mythos. :]

kingdom181563d ago

They were talking about it recently, it is in the realm of possibilities. I would love a US release of it, and put it on the Vita.

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Godmars2901564d ago

I shouldn't agree with you, but only because I - my Square fandom - jumped out the window long ago.

Okay, maybe it was pushed...

levian1564d ago

Its going to be fine people, the only similarity is that they share the same gods.

-Foxtrot1564d ago

Oh for the love of god, the mytho in FF13 sucks so bad, it's way too confusing.

Square you seem to be blowing this already, you changed the name you should of made sure the mytho was changed've had plenty of time to do that.

God we better not have Lightning come into his universe.

yewles11564d ago

It was always going to be the same game as before the name change was to shift it to multiplat 8th gen. If you STILL weren't convinced...

izumo_lee1564d ago

Actually if done well it's not too bad. Take FF type 0 for example, the game also dealt with the mythos of FF 13 but unlike 13 it was easier to get into cause the story was well written with likable characters. So it can work.

Nomura has a much better track record than Toriyama in telling a story and making a good game so hopefully his reputation comes through.

Z5011564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

"the mytho in FF13 sucks so bad, it's way too confusing"

So you've already beat Lightning Returns?

What's so confusing?

*EDIT: "FF13 was supposed to be a single game"

Source please.

-Foxtrot1564d ago

Your telling me the mytho only applies to Lightning Returns.....Whaaaaa

FF13 was supposed to be a single game, the mytho in that game is basically the mytho for everything FF13 related.

It sucks, it's confusing, it seems like it's been made up on the spot and it's just not interesting at all.

Summons751564d ago

Made perfect sense to me...oh wait I actually play the game more then 5 hours AND paid attention!

Its amazing how well you can understand things when you stop having a closed hatful mind.

-Foxtrot1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )


I love how you FF13 fans use the "I'm going to pretend I know you and say you didn't play it" line.

I bought it day 1, based on hype, the fact that I loved FF and that it was the first next gen FF game......I got half way into the story, MORE then five hours and gave up.

A good story shouldn't require you to into your Datalog to understand what the hell is going on and the overall story.

When a game starts doing that, it's not good. A good story is supposed to tell you this during cutscenes, events played out to you on the screen, not "Oh you have to check your Datalog".

Stop being bitter that the majority of people out there don't like FF13.

FF fans want FF15 to be the best it can, not hang on to silly mythos from a bad FF game. We're all trying to move on and yet you still want to FF13 to be there somewhere....why.

Z5011564d ago

SMH @ -Foxtrot

"A good story shouldn't require you to into your Datalog to understand what the hell is going on and the overall story"

Yeah ... it totally should've been done in a codec conversation/

You make FFXIII's story sound as complicated as the bible, lol. It's not.

Summons751563d ago


I didn't read the datalog once and still understood it perfectly. Datalog is there for people who don't pay attention because they're to busy whining on the internet or for people who maybe couldn't play for a while but didn't want to restart.

LAWSON721564d ago

How do you know you did not play the whole game?

-Foxtrot1564d ago

Youtube Cutscenes and the FF13 Wiki

When a story makes you do that, then you've told a bad one.

Irishguy951564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

Here is the mythos. Please, pretend FFXIII doesn't exist and only FFXV exists while you read this.


FFXIII was completely about Fal cie and L'cie. In FFXV they aren't the centre at all. The story revolves around a greedy kingdom looking for power. Nobody seems to give a **** about 'Fal'cie and L'cie'(except that one guy in the white robe) Just the fact that humans have magic and magic is power. The story themes are war and loss.

The simple fact is, the stories are nothing alike. Just the same as Type 0 was nothing like FFXIII. The games are not 'linked'. They are linked in the same way God of War is linked to wrrath of the Titans. In that, well...they aren't linked. The pull from the same mythos

Seriously. YOu just have to watch the first 20 minutes of FFXIII and then watch a trailer from FFXV to know they are nothing alike. FFXV -> Peace treaty -> Assassination -> Battle -> retreat -> War. The MC's kingdom comes under attack at the start. Their 'crystal'(a very common theme in FF) is stolen and the MC's kingdom loses it's protection(a magic barrier which stopped 'outsiders' from coming into the country). The MC's kingdom is quickly overrun, his dad is killed, he has to retreat and look for a way to get the crystal back. He will journey around the land seeing the effects of War on the land. ALl the while, there is a mysterious light in the sky which is rumored to be the god Etro which shines on people who just died. Only l'cie can see that light.

FFXIII -> BS and L'cie -> Serah crystallis -> Cast get 'focus' and start their L'cie **** -> As L'cie retreat from Pulse as they are hunted -> Fight all sorts of Fal'cie. Fal'cie main focus of game.

Edit - Foxtrot, I HATE FFXIII. HATE it. However i'm not completely retarded and know what the connection between FFXV and FFXIII is. As in -> FFXIII will have no effect whatsoever on the quality of FFXV.

-Foxtrot1564d ago

"YOu must be completely retarded to not understand

Oh look at that a FF13 fan starts with a personal attack making his entire argument invalid.

Most likely got all that stuff from online sites like the Wii then typing it all out, don't worry thats how other people understand the story aswell since it's that bad.

LAWSON721564d ago

Why would you have to use a wiki to understand a story since the story really only relates to the characters trying to save Cocoon? You really need to to quit hating on a game you have not played. As I said before do to that reason your opinion is irrelevant and ignorant. Unlike those of us who like the game you have not experienced the whole game so your judgement is meaningless. You are like people who hate Demon Souls or Dark Souls because you played it for an hr and a half and think you understand everything the game has to offer.

I could understand a games lore or universe needing a wiki, but if that makes the universe bad I am sorry to tell you some of the biggest game universes require a wiki for all the info and they are known for the best universes and worlds.

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fonger081564d ago

Ugh, I smell the need for greed in DLC referring to Lightning and her pals... seriously SquareEnix let it go.

TransientDreamer1564d ago

It sounds the two sub-series might be linked loosely. I doubt they'll go as far as to include main characters from the FFXIII series - it's a new game with a new cast. However (unfortunately), anything is possible with SE these days.

fonger081564d ago

Right, maybe not direct characters, but tie-ins to side-stories that leads to later DLC with skins, avatars, who knows. I just feel like they been stuck in that Caccoon universe forever even though it's been only 3 games...

Truway1564d ago

So it'll all end in Noctis Returns:FFXV?

MegaRay1563d ago

Thats lightning returns: FF XV

Godmars2901564d ago

Where's your Nomura now?

iamtehpwn1564d ago

It's funny how people like you are "So strongly against" Fabula Nova Crystallis but also a demand a Type-0 localization.

Godmars2901564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

I'm against this pointless insistence that the FF series takes place on one world. Especially when the history involved is only clouded, convoluted, patchy and in the end irrelevant.

And what's funny is that so much faith was placed in Nomura in the first place. That Wada held his position for as long as he did.

Also, its not like Square is bringing over Type-0: fans have gotten so sick of them that they're doing it themselves.

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