Final Fantasy XV 2nd Anniversay news – Good and Bad news

Hey everyone, I am back again with some fresh Final Fantasy XV content. As a fan, I really love the characters, story and gameplay. The team behind the game hosted a livestream to celebrate the two years of the game’s release last night. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s worth talking about. I am here to bring you good and bad news for the news in regards to Final Fantasy XV. I will start with the good news. There might be some spoilers from here on out.

Good news

Episode Ardyn – March 2019

Square Enix just unvieled a short trailer on the upcoming DLC episode, Episode Ardyn. If you don’t know who is Ardyn, Ardyn is the game’s main antagonist. He first starts off as a shady character who helps Noctis whenever he is in a pinch in the story. He is also the ambassador to the enemy kingdom, Niflheim. It is mentioned in the story that Ardyn is immortal and wants revenge against the Astral and Lucian bloodline. In this new DLC, Episode Ardyn will explore Ardyn’s past life when he meets Noctis father’s Regis and his encounters with the Empire. We also get a glimpse of his brother Somnus. Episode Ardyn is expected to be released on March 2019.

Standalone Comrades game 12/13/18

If you didn’t know, Final Fantasy XV released a while back that they had an online gaming service called Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Online: Comrades. Comrades is part of the main game story where players create their own character and participate in missions on the quest to restoring the light of the world. The online game can only be played through the FFXV main game. Now, this online game can be purchased without Final Fantasy XV as a stand alone video game. This standalone game will be released on December 13th of this year with added content. This is only for PS4 and X1.

Final Fantasy XV x Final Fantasy XIV collab – 12/13/18

Get ready for another collab! Coming out this same month as Comrades, Final Fantasy XV has partnered up with Final Fantasy XIV for a crossover event in the main game; it will happen as a free update. This new event will be called “Adventurer from Another World” and Noctis will team up with a character named Y’jhimei and take on the Garuda. Players will be rewarded with a FFXIV themed costume.

With all this good news finished, here comes the bad news.

Bad news

Game Director resigns and leaves

Luminous Productions COO and Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata resigns and leaves the team. He was in charge of the game Final Fantasy XV and the DLC. Tabata is happy to hear that his fans love the game and he is not just leaving, but he wants to create a new project. His departure of FFXV brings up more bad news.

Cancelled Episodes!

It was announced months ago that besides Episode Ardyn, we were going to get more Episodes focusing on Aranea, Lunafreya and even Noctis. With Tabata leaving and letting Square Enix take control of the game, it has come to conclusion that the planned DLC will come to light and will be scrapped. Overall, the only Episode we’ll be getting is Episode Ardyn and it may appear as if Final Fantasy XV will be done with added content in 2019.

What’s your opinion in this news? I am sad to hear this game cancelled some exciting projects. No matter what, I am still happy to play Final Fantasy XV and I thank Tabata and the rest of Square ENix for creating this game.

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PAX East Final Fantasy XV news: More content for 2018 and 2019

If you were at PAX East, you might have attended the panel and listening on the news regarding to Final Fantasy XV. I didn’t go, but I found some tasty news!

Comrades standalone

Square Enix announced that the multiplayer expansion “Comrades” will be stand-alone. Meaning, you don’t need to buy Final Fantasy XV or have the game installed on the system. If you want to play online, you can get this game instead. Meanwhile, they will also be adding new features like raid battles. This stand-alone version will be out this summer.

Originally, the expansion is needed with a copy of FFXV in order to play.

New Episodes and Alternate Story?

It looks like Final Fantasy XV will be alive for 2018 as well. According to an outline at PAX East, Square Enix will be releasing 4 more Episode stories each involving Noctis, Lunafreya, Aranea and Ardyn. This new collection of Episodes will be called The Dawn of the Future. A new theme for the Episodes will be composed by Yoko Shimomura. According to Square Enix, these stories will portray a “alternate grand finale”. Meaning, these stories will have endings that could have happened and be different than the ending that was already presented in the main game. (If you already played and beat FFXV, you already know what I am talking about). These stories will be released in 2019.

Here is what is known:

As a fan of Final Fantasy XV, I am going to save up and play more!

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades – Review

Synopsis from site:

Create your own avatar and join up with three other friends to take on epic quests and battles in the FFXV’s first and only online multiplayer expansion.

Set in a world engulfed by darkness, the expansion casts players as a member of the Kingsglaive, with powers and unique abilities invoked from various Lucian kings, who join forces to bring the Light back to the kingdom of Lucis. Other members of Noctis’s crew including Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis will be made playable in future game updates.

FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES is available to players who purchased FINAL FANTASY XV and the FINAL FANTASY XV Season Pass or FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES standalone expansion.

(Even though it’s spoiler-free, I will mention stuff from the main game and it could be spoilers. This online expansion is part of the game’s story and it takes place after chapter 13.)

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