Modern cities, fast cars, and a woman named Cid are the highlights of the latest FFXV trailer.
As even casual fans know, the Final Fantasy series has a long history of characters named Cid. The Cids take many forms, but don’t have much in common other than generally being good with mechanical objects–oh yeah, and they’re all dudes. Well, until Final Fantasy XV launches, that is–the next core entry in Square Enix’s flagship series brings the first female Cid into the fold.
You can get your first look at Cid–Cidney, technically–at about 1:50 in this trailer, which made its debut at Japan’s annual Jump Festa expo. Like many Cids before her, this one seems to be good with machines–cars, specifically, which the trailer has a lot of. There are plenty of other highlights to be found in the clip as well, like some decidedly un-Final Fantasy-like bustling city streets full of zooming cars, towering giants, and action-heavy combat.
As for Cid, it’s refreshing to see a new take on a series staple, but I couldn’t help but roll my eyes a bit at her needlessly suggestive attire. I don’t begrudge any woman who feels comfortable in a bikini top, booty shorts, and thigh-highs, but is that really a practical outfit for a mechanic? Then again, Final Fantasy attire isn’t really known for being practical.
Final Fantasy XV doesn’t yet have a release date, but a demo is due out next year.