Hello! Aoife here. I'm in LA, where the people are all impossibly beautiful and the weather is currently doing a number on my pasty Irish complexion.

I'm here for Uncovered: Final Fantasy 15, which kicks off later this evening at 7pm PT, or 3am UK time. Square Enix has said it'll be making "a whole host of huge announcements", and it's expected that at the very least we'll see a release date confirmation and some new gameplay.

In fact, we've kind of had both of those things leaked already. Oops.

Anyway, if you're still awake at that ungodly hour and want to join me in hoping Square will tell us something we don't already know, head back here at around 2:30am (what time do people usually start livetexting before an event? [You haven't already started? -Ed]) and keep me company. We can discuss our favourite all-time summons. Remember when 13 had a motorbike made out of women?

Our live coverage of this event has finished

Coverage

17:24

Up since 4am LA time. This is going to be an interesting day.

01:03

Well the journalists have all gathered and are now awaiting a minibus to take us to the event venue. Please look forward to other scintillating updates, coming soon. Bet you're glad you stayed awake.

01:08

@sammoore Definitely XV only, apparently. We've been told it'd be pretty pointless asking questions on the VII remake as it's a different team here working on XV

01:09

@mistress Aren't we all.

02:28

Anyone up? Guests are filing in. Venue is appropriately fancy. Cosplayers are in attendance. All is as it should be.

02:31

@riz23 It's tough but I get through it. Somehow.

02:31

A new thing that I learned ten minutes ago is that my data abroad has an upper limit cap. So if I suddenly go dark, you all know why.

02:40

They're playing the chocobo theme as people are getting settled. Because of course they are.

02:40

Geoff Keighley is 2 seats behind me. Who dares me to go scream the chocobo theme in his ear?

02:41

Because I totally will.

02:42

Phil Spencer is here. Sadly not in cosplay though.

02:43

Phil Spencer is a fairly handsome man. Is it weird to think that?

02:44

Sorry guys. You're getting the unedited thoughts of a jetlagged person running on no sleep here.

02:59

@yadspi I'm about ten rows from the front, almost in the centre

03:02

Here we go!

03:03

Sakaguchi on stage like a boss

03:04

The father/child theme is an important one for XV, I feel.

03:04

Oh yes please. He wants to return the series to its roots

03:06

The summons in this game look so insane.

03:07

I actually love the road trip framing. It's adorable and so FF.

03:08

They should have hired me and Chris Bratt for this.

03:14

Amano is in the building

03:15

Uematsu too. He basically scored my childhood. Cosmo canyon theme 4 life <3

03:17

Florence & the Machine covered Stand By Me as FFXV's theme song

03:18

She looks as sleepy as I feel. And also look.

03:19

Are we here for Final Fantasy or these guys? Yawn.

03:21

We already know it honey.

03:21

PRESS IIIIIIT

03:22

Finally getting to the good stuff

03:23

CHERKERBERS

03:26

God this world looks gorgeous. I like how you can almost forget its Final Fantasy and then see some wicked cool weird geographical stuff off in the distance.

03:28

Titan tho. XV gets scale. Imagine what Bahamut will look like.

03:31

Wine bars confirmed for XV. I'm never leaving.

03:33

The crowd is LOVING Gladio and Prompto.

03:35

A five episode animated series is coming. Elaborates on the team's history and relationships, by the looks of things.

03:35

Episode one available for free online now!

03:36

It's called Brotherhood and has no affiliation to Assassin's Creed, I assume.

03:36

Oh, Luna is Noctis' fiance? News to me.

03:37

A CG trailer or actual film?

03:38

I like hat man. Who is hat man?

03:39

Kingsglaive, a full length feature film, coming soon. Jeez, they are going all-out here.

03:40

Square are partnering with Audi and have made an actual custom car. Square has no chill.

03:41

Lena Headey is SUCH a babe.

03:43

Lena voices Luna. So the film takes place kind of simultaneously to the game and covers what's going on back home while Noct is on his road trip.

03:44

Sean Bean is playing King Regis. Which means he's definitely gonna die.

03:46

It's Aaron Paul BITCH.

03:46

Sorry, that was low-hanging fruit.

03:47

He's playing Nyx, the sexy secret service-style badass.

03:49

Square has been working on Kingsglaive for the last 3 years, apparently.

03:51

Final Fantasy King fighting over a chunk over crystal meth. There's a mental image.

03:52

The film will be available to download and stream 'soon.' It'll be out before the game.

03:53

Mini-gamessss.

03:55

Justice Monsters Five. Mobile game and also in-game mini-game coming before the main game launches. Registration opens today.

03:57

This is the demo that leaked earlier today.

03:57

LOOK AT CARBUNCLE.

04:00

Platinum Demo. It's coming out....soon.

04:00

How soon?

04:03

Demo is totally free, which is nice.

04:03

Carbuncle is a DLC summon for the main game that unlocks if you play the demo

04:04

It's out today. Get downloading guys.

04:04

Xbox One and PS4 only, I'm afraid.

04:08

Deluxe Edition announced. Looks swish, nice Amano artwork steel case and a couple of DLC items.

04:09

Ultimate Collector's edition is even more ridiculous. Comes with..well, everything. Only 30,000 are being released?

04:11

Tabata coming out to push the button. I feel kind of bad that we all already know, tbh.

04:13

@insomaniac to be fair, that's actually members of the public. Tickets were available online.

04:13

Oh god there's confetti.

04:13

MY HAIR YOU GUYS.

04:14

A piece just went down my bra. THANKS SQUARE.

04:16

I would play this for the summons alone, tbh.

04:18

Trust fund boating confirmed

04:18

Holy shit the car just flew

04:19

That was like the end of Grease, only sexier.

04:22

Thanks for staying up guys. I actually played the demo, will be posting some impressions as soon as I get back to the hotel.

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    orangpelupa 3 years ago
    game was played off PC but no PC release date :(
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Sept 30 2016?
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Japanese release?
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Well I hope you have a smashing time
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Yep. lol.
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    You're going to listen to Adele while watching a Trailer with a song by Florence and the machine???
    Fox89 3 years ago
    Hey Aoife, remember an hour or so ago when it all seemed really boring? xD Hope you had fun out there! Looking forward to some nice articles ^^
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Night yadspi.
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    That last trailer was really somthing. I hope it gets posted online so I can rewatch it a few times and listen to adels lovely voice.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    well good night everyone, Aoife go to sleep
    yadspi 3 years ago
    fuck yes! flying cars
    craigperry1 3 years ago
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DLC confirmed
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Batman? Is that you?
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    FLYING CAR????
    Das_Plok 3 years ago
    Okay this actually looks pretty awesome. Just hope the gameplay can match up to those stunning visuals.
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    I hope they have a digital deluxe edition for preorder.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yeah thanks square!
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Lol.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    for one moment I was cursing november
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    That's a good date.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    still not online...the demo
    yadspi 3 years ago
    sadly all my games are digital so i won't buy just 1 physical game
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Hmm. I'm only intrested in the digital edition.
    Oridan 3 years ago
    Did they mention price for the deluxe edition?
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Reporters actually whooping and hollering at a special edition with a statue in it. I want to die.
    Fragtaster 3 years ago
    Yeah, calm down. That's a sexy man voice righ there.
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Their running button joke has been ruined hours before and no time to change the script....
    craigperry1 3 years ago
    Not on XB1 store yet, that I can see.
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    still not there
    yadspi 3 years ago
    hell yes
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    how come the graphics in the live demo look farrrr shitter than the trailer for it? And that aliasing.... ouch
    yadspi 3 years ago
    PC version confirmed!!!
    orangpelupa 3 years ago
    XBOX GAMEPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    that's a PC controller
    yadspi 3 years ago
    hope this is out now
    yadspi 3 years ago
    looks like my cat
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yep
    yadspi 3 years ago
    smells like phone games
    Fox89 3 years ago
    Aaah. These will transfer nicely to mobile devices xD
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Aeris (th) lives!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Aaron Paul seems to know the story...and they keep trying to make jokes with Breaking Bad
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    when is the movie coming?
    yadspi 3 years ago
    don't feel sorry, I did it at the same time
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Final Fantasy BITCH
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Okay, loving all the extra reveals! Happy to be awake!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    FF: Game of Thrones
    yadspi 3 years ago
    the plan is to watch the film while playing the game with beers
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Im still getting to grips with just how posh Florence is
    yadspi 3 years ago
    nice surprise
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Cringy tie in with car manufacturer mid announcement.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    theyre doing the same thing they dis with FF13
    yadspi 3 years ago
    i'm not liking having to see a lot of side things to understand the game
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    They're certainly throwing money at this, the CG looks great
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    SHIT
    yadspi 3 years ago
    it feels like a CGI film
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    HOLY
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    dude. what graphics are those?
    yadspi 3 years ago
    or Full Metal Alchemist, got you covered Aoife
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Best announcement yet! Loved the enviro trailer too, had some much more traditional music!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yes...yes
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    not as stupid as Pumpo, or Pimpo. And I speak English
    yadspi 3 years ago
    i hope this anime comes before the game
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Prompto sounds stupid, maybe because I speak Spanish
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    Are they serving you people free alcohol because you seem to be laughing at extremely poor jokes....
    yadspi 3 years ago
    do you smell what Ignis is cooking??? sorry...
    yadspi 3 years ago
    what a bad joke
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    I just hope this trailer song gets in the OST too
    yadspi 3 years ago
    it's still weird seeing all the modern stuff and suddenly classic FF stuff
    INSOMANiAC 3 years ago
    it suddenly got a lot better now all the foreign narrators have been dubbed in at once so we cant hear cock all
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    What? Why is there a foreign voice over all of a sudden?
    jonnyX 3 years ago
    Listening to classic FF tunes while driving is a genius touch.
    Fox89 3 years ago
    Ignis obeying the rules of the road like a boss
    Fox89 3 years ago
    "CHERKERBERS"That's it. That's what they're called now. It's been decided.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    the anisotropic filtering is like 2x, that's for DF, thank me later
    yadspi 3 years ago
    September 30, I pressed it
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    hahahaahahahahahaahahaha
    yadspi 3 years ago
    they other guy that looks like one of the twins from matrix seems cool
    Kaminari 3 years ago
    Good luck Aoife. Will check later today for the demo.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    can't confirm that as I haven 't seen you still
    Kaminari 3 years ago
    This event is excrutiatingly bad.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Forever Rachel for me
    yadspi 3 years ago
    hahaha he is still scoring my life!
    Oridan 3 years ago
    Oh maaaan, cosmo canyon theme. So great.
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Uematsu is a god, and I'm with you on Cosmo Canyon Aofie!
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    oh my god, I am so in tears now
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Uematsu the man
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    i almost clapped too
    yadspi 3 years ago
    hell ye!
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    that mural triggers memories on me. it reminds me SO MUCH of FF VI, because of the summons, the last battle, etc
    yadspi 3 years ago
    that mural is awesome
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yeah, the one with the glasses is too loud
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Yeah... who thought hiring them was a good idea. Great trailer though!!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    ok..what's happening with these guys?
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    I am already crying
    yadspi 3 years ago
    wait...he is back? at square?
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    A LOT
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
    I AM LIKING THIS
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yes he is, yes he is
    yadspi 3 years ago
    yeah but nobody got my Metal Gear joke...i'm sad
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    How did you score tickets that great? Eurogamer be well connected!
    Oridan 3 years ago
    She's still alive! Hurray!
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Or her data limit is up!
    yadspi 3 years ago
    maybe she feel asleep
    yadspi 3 years ago
    i don't see Aoife...hmmm
    yadspi 3 years ago
    it started, great
    yadspi 3 years ago
    i don't know all these peoples
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Well thank feck for that, they were trying my patience to say the least!
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Is it wrong that these woman make me think eugh and consider going back to bed?
    DakeyrasUK 3 years ago
    Right, I'm here. Awake after 6 or so hours sleep. Let's get Thursday off to a great start... well, t least don't have me regret getting up at 2:45am!
    rodrigosantosrodrigu 3 years ago
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    yadspi 3 years ago
    why would it be weird?tu turututru tu tu tuuuu
    Oridan 3 years ago
    Alternatively, don't do it. You might seem like a crazy person.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    now i'm hearing it in my head...
    Oridan 3 years ago
    DOOOO IIIIT
    CrazyOldDave 3 years ago
    I dare you.
    yadspi 3 years ago
    Do it!
    Oridan 3 years ago
    So is this the place where they're going to show the trailer for pokemon sun and moon?
    yadspi 3 years ago
    9pm here in Puerto Rico and waiting....
    CrazyOldDave 3 years ago
    Got to be awake for this! xD Keep going Eurogamer! :D
    wellzy4eva 3 years ago
    I hope they are supplying plenty of Caffeine for the Journalists with messed up body clocks, lol.
    romelpotter 3 years ago
    Aoife, as I have grown up with Final Fantasy, things have been cool; however....FF13 was the first FF title that seemed to me to felt, I dont know, "seedy" to play. I haven't been able to get into a FF title since! Is FF XV different?
    tenebrae 3 years ago
    Sleep is for the weak!
    oldskooldeano 3 years ago
    Tough gig Aoife. The things one must do for journalism eh?
    Sammoore 3 years ago
    Are we expecting updates on other square stuff, or is this definitely FFXV only?
    Baritone 3 years ago
    Best summon: Eden from FF8. What is actually happening there please.
    Lion-heart 3 years ago
    Good luck to the crazy people who are going to stay up. Sleep is far too valuable to me nowasays.
    TeaFiend 3 years ago
    3AM? I am going to be doing important things then, like sleeping and dealing with internal existential dilemmas.
    Kasper_Finknottle 3 years ago
    Sadly it's a work day or otherwise I'd be tempted. Try not to hallucinate
    GamesConnoisseur 3 years ago
    I ll be comfortably snug, deep asleep, probably dreaming of being bang in the middle of an orgy with aforesaid beautiful people... and just catch up in the morning rather than actually staying up!Getting too old for those things nowadays
    elvenscroll 3 years ago
    I'm looking forward to it, but not enough to stay up until 3am. Ironically I probably could have done so, 10 years ago (when the fucker was first announced!)
    xRiska 3 years ago
    "It's all a ruse! This isn't a XV event. Here's all of the info on the FFVII remake. And a release date. Which is tomorrow" - Carlsberg don't do press events...
    Mike1980 3 years ago
    3am? Sod that.