Square Enix and Creative Business Unit III have stealth-launched the first of two DLC packs for Final Fantasy XVI, Echoes of the Fallen. Costing $9.99 standalone, fans can alternatively purchase the Expansion Pass bundle also containing The Rising Tide DLC, for $24.99.
To access the Echoes of the Fallen DLC, players must do the following, as stated by Square Enix:
“…you must have reached “Back to their Origin” in the main story, and completed the sidequest, “Priceless.” In order to unlock, “Priceless,” you must have completed the “Cut from the Cloth,” “Phoenix, Heal Thyself” and “Where there’s a Will” sidequests.”
This DLC content “unlocks a whole new story, battles, weapons, accessories, level cap, and more. For players who have completed the required quests, this new adventure begins before the base game’s final battle, as strange, dark crystals begin to circulate on the black market. Players will follow Clive and his friends during their investigations as they encounter a group of suspicious traders, leading them to a long-abandoned Fallen tower known as the Sagespire. There, they will unravel the terrible secrets that await within.”
Final Fantasy XVI is a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist, Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.
Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following a certain tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.
The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.”
- Check out our review.
- The game is receiving an update this month adjusting the rating system of Arcade Mode.
- The game was confirmed to receive two paid DLCs and a PC port currently in development.
- 11 Final Fantasy XVI songs recently joined Theatrhythm Final Bar Line.
Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.
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