Back when Final Fantasy XV seemed to be full of possibilities and ideas being bounced around in trailers, they released a now well-known tech demo called ‘Agni’s Philosophy”.
I didn’t keep up with too much information about Final Fantasy XV at the time. I must have missed it. I did end up seeing the power of the ‘Witch Chapter’ and was blown away by the emotional power rather than the graphical quality. But for whatever reason, I thought this was going to be in Final Fantasy XV.
I imagined that somewhere, sometime during the journey, the guys would come across a kingdom destroyed by the Niflheim Empire. I didn’t know what role she’d play. I believed she’d play a big part that Noctis and his crew would have to help out eventually. Maybe even a non-playable party member (which I now know isn’t what they wanted for Final Fantasy XV).
I even thought she was riding in the car with the guys in a leaked photo. I now know she was Iris all along. It later became apparent that the Witch chapter was separate from Final Fantasy XV. Makes me think about when Final Fantasy VII was to have a witch character named ‘Edea’. Of course, she became a major antagonist in Final Fantasy VIII. Just something to think about…
I’m glad Agni wasn’t apart of this game, however. It would have thrown off the flow of the Final Fantasy XV. Who knows, it may give us an opportunity to see her in a new mainline game.
If they decide to use her that is.