A scan of the latest Jump magazine issue provides a brief glimpse at how magic will look in Final Fantasy XV.
Unlike in previous games where your offensive spells are only malign to enemies (unless you deliberately turn the spell on your own party members), magic in this game is liable to create uncontrollable infernos. A use of fire magic in dry, grassy plains will likely erupt into a wildfire that can just as easily damage friends and foe alike.
Though it can be hard to make out in the scan, one such enemy is an enemy Magitek construct.
The combat of FFXV will revolve mounting monsters and tactically reducing their strength. It is possible to attack monsters in the air by jumping at them. Noctis can also utilise stealth in what appears to be Niflheim enemy territory for a dose of Solid Snake action - cardboard box not included.
There is supposed to be an Active Time Report for this month (which is expected to cover Niflheim and offer us a look at the game's imperial antagonists), but there is still yet no word as to when it will take place. The next Famitsu issue is set to have a further little look at the game, so expect that next week.
Final Fantasy XV, if one needs to be reminded, is penciled in for a 2016 release for PS4 and Xbox One.