Square Enix shocked many fans of Final Fantasy XV by announcing that the game’s second wave of story DLC will conclude after the first of four planned episodes.
The developer clarified that Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn will be released in March 2019 and will tell the story of the game’s antagonist before the events of Final Fantasy XV. All story content planned to follow this episode, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctics have been canceled and will no longer be produced. The developer also adds that the Final Fantasy XV journey will conclude after Episode Ardyn, which for some fans is a bittersweet end for those who have been waiting for the game to release during the Final Fantasy XIII Versus reveal.
Furthermore, Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades will release as a standalone title for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 12 at 5 pm PST. Current owners of the DLC will be able to download the standalone game for free when it becomes available. The game allows players to participate in group hunts, go on quests, and hang out with up to four other players online. The new standalone update also adds 10 additional bosses.
Lastly, a special collaboration event beginning on December 12 at 5 pm PST available to Final Fantasy XV owners as a free update which adds a new event called “Adventurer from Another World”. During this quests, Noctis will embark on a journey with Miqo’te, Y’jhimei to Perpetouss Keep, and will conclude with a battle against the Garuda from Final Fantasy XIV Online.
Final Fantasy XV is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
You can check out the new trailer for Episode Ardyn, the collaboration event, and the Comrades multiplayer below:
Author’s take: I’m still trying to take this all in, but this is a sad day for Final Fantasy XV fans waiting on these additional stories. And to think I was preparing a feature about how Final Fantasy XV is surprising me with all the freaking content they release. Oh well, time to move on to Final Fantasy XVI, am I right!?
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