Pre-render, but Tabata-san promised that it'll look just as good in game:
(both images via)
This is Altissia, which is modeled after Venice. It really can't get any better.
This is also where Noctis will meet Lunafreya, which is exciting because a) her name is part Norse goddess and b) Tabata-san emphasized that she is a strong characters (probably due to critism that the main cast is all male)
Maybe I won't miss Stella too much...
AND 2016 release date.