Final Fantasy XV details equipment, lodgings, cooking, and chocobos

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Square Enix has released the latest details and screenshots of Final Fantasy XV, this time detailing equipment, lodging, cooking, and chocobos.

Get the information below.

■ Equipment

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In the “Equipment” menu, you can set the four weapons you use in battle, as well as three accessories which will grant you various effects.

■ Equipment for Your Party

In the “Equipment” menu, you can also change the equipment of Noctis’ party members. Depending on your party members’ weapons and commands, their battle strategy will change in a big way.

Each character has completely different “commands” that they can use, which possess a wide variety effects such as attack types and support types. The key to victory is utilizing them skillfully based on the enemy and situation.

—Main Weapon and Sub Weapon

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You can set one main weapon and one sub weapon for your party members. The category of weapons that can be set are fixed to both main and sub.

—Commands

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You can set commands for your party members that you, the player, can trigger during battle.

■ Links Change based on Noctis’ Equipment

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The link attacks (cooperative techniques) you can trigger during battle will change based on the type of weapon equipped to Noctis.

When Noctis has a Great Sword equipped, a link with Prompto can be triggered. Prompto will pass Noctis his gun, and Noctis will pass Prompto his sword before the two attack with each other’s weapons to deal great damage.

■ Links Change based on Your Party’s Equipment

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Link attacks will also change based on the types of weapons your party has equipped.

When Gladio’s sub weapon is a Shield, you can trigger a link attack that you normally couldn’t if he only had his Great Sword equipped. Gladio uses Noctis’ back as a stepladder, jumps high up, and strikes the enemy with the heavy shield.

■ Three Types of Lodgings

“Lodgings” are indispensable to Noctis and company’s journey and development. These places to stay can be classified into three categories: “Camps,” “Trailer Houses,” and “Inns.”

Camp

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Camping is only possible at safety points known as “marks” where enemies can’t approach. At camp, you can sleep and eat. It’s beneficial in that it lets you sleep for free and you can apply buffs to your party by eating Ignis’ cooking. The downside is that ingredients are required for Ignis to cook.

Trailer House

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Trailer Houses are a lodgings scattered throughout the world. It’s beneficial in that it offers relatively cheap lodging and that, while each Trailer House differs, they come with various bonuses. The downside is that you can’t eat any of Ignis’ cooking, meaning no buffs.

Inns

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From plebeian motels to ultra high class resorts, there are a variety of Inns scattered throughout the world. They’re beneficial in that you’ll get largely useful bonuses in addition to lodging. The downside is that it’s relatively high in price and you can’t eat any of Ignis’ cooking, meaning no buffs.

■ Ignis’ Cooking

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You can only enjoy Ignis’ cooking when you camp, and its looks and tastes can be compared to those of a first-class chef. By eating Ignis’ cooking at camp, you’ll gain buffs (certain stats will be increased for the next day). You can obtain cooking ingredients like meat and vegetables through battle and exploration. When you obtain an ingredient you haven’t obtained before, it’s also possible for Ignis to learn a new recipe. Chocobos can also be given meals at camp, which can increase their level.

■ Hotel and Diner Meals

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At hotels and diners, you’ll be able to eat special meals that you won’t be able to eat elsewhere. Since these include recipes not part of Ignis’ lineup, be sure to check them out.

■ Chocobos

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Chocobos are giant yellow birds that live and are bred in the game world. By riding on their backs, you can travel around the world at a faster pace. After you’ve met certain requirements, you’ll be able to rent a chocobo to ride. To rent a chocobo, you’ll need to pay a fee at the “Chocobo Ticket Machine” in accordance with the number of days you want to keep the chocobo, and you’ll receive the “Chocobo Flute” item.

Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30.

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