'Final Fantasy XV' Cheats, Tips & Tricks: More Gameplay Details, Game Secrets Revealed; Preordering Bonuses Ahead of November 29 ‘FFXV’ Release

By Kaye Reese , Updated Oct 23, 2016 07:20 AM EDT

The release of the highly anticipated "Final Fantasy XV" is expected on Nov. 29, 2016, but glimpses of the first 15 hours of the Japanese RPG game already promises better gameplay and higher plot stakes. Moreover, a Platinum Demo of the 30-year-old game for Playstation 4 and Xbox One has already been out since April, and players got a glimpse of the "Final Fantasy XV" protagonist, Noctis, as he embarks on a journey between the Kingdoms of Lucis and Niflheim.

For sure, "Final Fantasy XV" fans will want to know the new gameplay details that will be appearing on the upcoming Square Enix game. Here's the lowdown of all tips, tricks and secrets on how to play "Final Fantasy XV," cheats and secrets in the Platinum Demo, new features in the main game, preorder bonuses, and more.

FFXV: Doing stuff outside the main quest

The primary goal in "Final Fantasy XV" is to control Noctis Lucis Caelus, heir to the Lucis kingdom, as he and his friends protect the crystal of Lucis when its neighboring kingdom, Niflheim, lays it under siege. However, one tip and trick to playing "Final Fantasy XV" is to stray a bit from the main adventure.

Gaming website Gamesradar suggested that players explore the "Final Fantasy XV" universe: accept hunting contracts for local monsters, look for hidden treasure, among others. This will allow players to gather resources and money on "Final Fantasy XV."

Platinum demo: Obtaining rare weapons

As for the "Final Fantasy XV" Platinum Demo, players can access the Hidden Cross Shuriken and Hero's Shield in the final boss battle arena. Both weapons are secret and are fantastic weapons for long-range and defense, respectively. To get the shuriken, Noctis must first defeat the final boss, and then restart the boss fight at the far end of the plaza to obtain the hero's shield. IGN illustrated the methods here.

FFXV: Death spell

Meanwhile, "Final Fantasy XV" players ought to look out for the Death spell, which is performed using the Ring of the Lucii. Anyone targeted by the Death magic will slowly be killed until they implode. while anyone within the small implosion would not be killed, however, but will be scattered via a shockwave. Be careful, though; long use of the spell means physical deterioration for Noctis!

Preordering benefits

Excited for "Final Fantasy XV"? Preorder the game on Amazon and get access to in-game items, and receive a golden Chocobo skin. According to Gamespot, players should then access the Final Fantasy XV website and complete quests to win the Blazefire Saber, Mage Mashers, and Gae Bolg.

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