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Final Fantasy 15's progress report: Mostly done, launch date on the way, and check out this combat

Launch will be announced March 30 in Los Angeles

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Last night, Square Enix delivered one more progress report for Final Fantasy 15, which figures to be the last one for the game in light of the subsequent announcement that the launch date will be revealed March 30.

If you didn't see the livestream, which began at 11 p.m., the replay is above. Beginning at 16 minutes is Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata and global marketing director Akio Ofuji discussing the game's development progress. The video covers nearly every game system and estimates its progress toward completion. Everything is better than 50 percent done — i ncluding the frog's locomotion.

A lot (well, all) of this broadcast is in Japanese, but there are some things to comb through regardless of what language you speak. (You can auto-generate subtitles through YouTube, but they're not the best.) Around 28 minutes in is a showcase of concept art and stills from Niflheim, running more than 10 minutes. That rolls right into a three-minute demonstration of Final Fantasy 15's combat (which begins about 40 minutes in if you want to skip to it).

The Active Time Report wrapped up with the news that a single event, Uncovered: Final Fantasy 15, will be held in Los Angeles on March 30 at 7 p.m. PT. It will cover all the last details about the game, including its launch date and all of the extra items and options that will be sold along with it. That event is at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A., and of course will be live streamed for those not in the area.

Final Fantasy 15, which began development life nearly a decade ago before being formally announced under this title in 2012, will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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