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.