Video – Square Enix Shows Final Fantasy Demo Running On Next Gen Luminous Engine

Square Enix gave almost 4 minutes of next generation goodness by showing a Final Fantasy demo running on its next-gen Luminous Engine. All I can say is Oh my FREAKING goodness!

The video, called Agni’s Philosophy, is a Final Fantasy real-time tech demo built using Square Enix’s next generation Luminous Studio engine.

It shows classic Final Fantasy character design, with Agni, the heroine, summoning a monster from the skies.

Agni’s Philosophy was produced and directed by Square Enix technical director Yoshihisa Hashimoto, formerly of Sega. The character design was handled by Akira Iwata, and the creative director was Takeshi Nozue, both having worked on Final Fantasy games.

When the tech demo’s credits roll, staff from Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics are mentioned, and Tetsuya Nomura is listed as a character design advisor.

“Agni’s Philosophy showcases the level of quality that Square Enix is aiming for in next generation games,” Square-Enix said.

Luminous Studio is a Square Enix Japan project, but the developers travelled to western Square Enix-owned studios, such as Hitman maker IO Interactive and Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Eidos Montreal, to check out other technologies.

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Thanks, AGB.

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4 Comments on "Video – Square Enix Shows Final Fantasy Demo Running On Next Gen Luminous Engine"

  1. Ghost250 June 6, 2012 at 7:47 am -

    WHERE THE HELL IS VERSUS SQAURE? DAMMIT

  2. Fer1 June 6, 2012 at 8:47 am -

    Looks great, let’s hope Sony and MS put enough power in their next gen consoles to run something like this.

  3. Mezzo June 7, 2012 at 12:20 am -

    Looks good, but i would have enjoyed it much more if it wasn’t for them showing it with a Final Fantasy game. i am so done with this series. It’s just CHEESE all over.

  4. nick June 7, 2012 at 6:10 am -

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!
    and people say we dont need next gen systems yet!

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