A mysterious countdown timer that appeared over on Final Fantasy XV‘s official website yesterday has reached its end, and it has revealed something rather unexpected.
Flying directly in the face of our own educated guesses yesterday, Square Enix wasn’t building up to a new demo or DLC announcement, but rather, the revelation that Moogles (you know, those fluffy, red-nosed creatures that always finish their sentences with Kupo!) will feature in the JRPG, but in a different capacity to that which fans have probably grown accustomed to.
In fact, in Final Fantasy XV, the iconic companions won’t even be living beings, but inanimate dolls that act as lucky charms. “Moogle will appear in Final Fantasy XV as a lucky item! Take Moogle dolls and goods as your lucky charm to help avoid all kinds of troubles,” says the game’s official page, before hinting that the plushies may serve a more important, secret purpose down the line. “Maybe Moogle will help out when Noctis and his friends are in a tight spot!”
Coinciding with the above is a new Moogle Collection social media campaign, which will see several mystery rewards unlocked whenever a combined threshold of followers are reached for the Japanese and English Final Fantasy XV Twitter accounts. The last reward, Moogle Movie, will presumably showcase how they work in-game.
Final Fantasy XV launches November 29 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.