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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Final Fantasy XV updates: Tomb Raider gear for Comrades and Terra Wars collab!

Great news for Final Fantasy XV fans, Square Enix announced and release an update the most recent title of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XV. It is been released today that the game got an update in both comrades and the main story. In Comrades, players can customize their character by using gear and clothing from the recent game Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Whether you are a male or female, players can wear the traditional blue shirt from Tomb Raider. Players can also listen to the Tomb Raider music in the game as well.

Just like the Assassin’s Creed collaboration, Final Fantasy XV has teamed with another anticipated game series called Terra Wars. Terra Wars is a game created by Hironobu Sakaguchi’s and the company working on it is done by Mistwalker Corporation; Terra Wars is an upcoming mobile game. You can play this collaboration in chapter 5 of the main game and it will appear as a sidequest. It will appear that this update is permanent and players don’t have to worry about the collaboration disappearing like Assassin’s Creed and the Chocobo Moogle carnival.

This update is available for PS4, X1 and PC owners.

source:

https://www.dualshockers.com/final-fantasy-xv-x-terra-wars-update/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition joins the consoles!

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Do you like Final Fantasy games? Want to play a game besides the Spider-Man game on PS4? If you answered yes. I got news for you today. Revealed online, Square Enix announced that the pocket handled version of Final Fantasy XV, “Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition”, is released on the consoles. According to the news, the game is available for PS4, Xbox One and Switch; however, the game is currently released for PS4 and X1 and today it is on sale with 40% off during the first week and the listing price is $29.99. There will be a Switch version too but later, so don’t worry FFXV fans, this game will be on the digital market soon.

Check out my “incomplete” review of the game. (I only played the first chapter for free on my phone)

https://matt-in-the-hat.com/2018/04/04/final-fantasy-xv-pocket-edition-incomplete-review/

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition DLC review

PSN description

This exclusive pack contains all new content included in FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL EDITION.

New Features:
・Insomnia City Ruins – new map leading straight to the game’s climactic end
・First-Person View – mode allowing players to see Eos through Noctis’s eyes
・Armiger Unleashed – powered-up combat mode
・Royal Cruiser – open-sea exploration, new fishing spots and recipes
・Regalia Type-D – new acquisition and enhancement quests
・Additional Trophies

*May have spoilers, but I will try to keep it a minimum regarding the story.

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A FFXV and Shadow of the Tomb Raider collab?

It looks like I forgot to mention this yesterday, but apparently we’re getting more content for FFXV.

According to IGN, PAX East 2018 not only revealed more story dlc for Final Fantasy XV, but a collaboration is comng. Square Enix revealed that a Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy XV collaboration will be happening. It’s unknown what’s the details, but get ready for content for Noctis and his friends or even Lara Croft with Final Fantasy elements. This is not the first time a collaboration happened. Last year, Final Fantasy XV paired up with Assassin’s Creed: Origins and FFXV held a special event in the game where players could dress Noctis and his friends as Assassins and even obtain a Medjay shield weapon. In Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Square repaid them by giving gamers a Chocobo and Noctis’s Engine Blade. There was also Easter eggs in the game where players could find Umbra, Ardyn and Bahamut.

Recently, Square Enix has worked with the PC and gave fans DLC costumes such as Half-Life and Sims.

 

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 Pocket Edition – Incomplete Review

Google Play description:

Explore the world of the fifteenth FINAL FANTASY in the palm of your hand.
Download Chapter 1 and play for free!
Subsequent chapters are available for purchase.

“Explore the world of FINAL FANTASY XV
with a cast of cute and cool characters! ”

Now you can enjoy the FINAL FANTASY XV story across 10 exciting chapters.

Tap to move, tap to talk, and tap to fight
Easy for anyone to pick up and play!

Story

The Tale of the Chosen King, Savior to the Star.

After years of fighting, the nations of Lucis and Niflheim at last agree to an armistice.

As a symbol of this promised peace, Noctis, crown prince of Lucis, is to wed the Lady Lunafreya of Tenebrae.

The prince sets forth for his wedding on the eve of the signing ceremony, sent off by his father, King Regis.
Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils…

*There won’t be any spoilers!

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Friday Funny 150: A Royal Friday

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another exciting Friday. It’s time to say goodbye to February and say hello to March, my favorite month of the year besides December. A lot of things are happening in this month such as new movies for this month. We have movies like Tomb Raider which is based on the young Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider games and then we also have the upcoming Sci-Fi nerd experience movie coming out called Ready Player One. In this TGIF post, I want to dedicate this Friday to my favorite video game Final Fantasy XV. The reason why is because on March 6th, get ready to experience Final Fantasy XV in new and different ways, especially if you are new to the series. On March 6th, if you are PC owner, get ready to play Final Fantasy XV on the PC. Whether you have Steam, Windows, Origins or download it from the Square Enix store, players who are interested in this game will be able to experience Final Fantasy XV in an exciting way. According to Square Enix, FFXV on the PC will have an enhanced graphics and players will have access to content previously released such as the Episode DLC, Online Multiplayer, the alternate chapter 13, and the Royal Edition content (I will explain soon). Depending on where you pre-purchase, you can get exclusive DLC costumes for Noctis or your custom character. On Steam pre-purchase, you can cosplay as Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series. On Origins, you can dress up as with the Sims 4 Pack. Also, you can mod the game and have silly things like change the NPC as Cactuars!

However, there is more for FFXV fans! If you want to play FFXV on the consoles with the recent updates and DLC, there is a way. Also released on the same day, Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition. According to the info, this edition will have the FFXV game, the Season Pass DLC like the Episodes and Online, new attacks and items such as the new Armiger Unleahsed and Royal Vessel boat, and new enemies and dungeons in the Ruins of Insomnia (we get to see older Cor and explore more of Insomnia). I believe that in American dollars, this game will cost about $50. However, if you already have the game and don’t want to spend for another copy, the Royal Edition will be a DLC (I think it will be about $20).

Last, but not least, SciFi Japan is holding a contest to anyone who wants to win the anime movie Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue and the first volume of Hunter x Hunter. Both are in English and Blu-Ray. Phantom Rogue takes place before Greed Island arc and Gon and Killua must find out who stole their friend Kurapika’s eyes. According to Kurapika, the thief has a spider mark and it’s possible that this thief is from his clan.

Anyway, let’s kick start this Friday!

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Here is what to expect from the Royal Edition and updates to Online. The Royal Edition will also be included in the PC.

PC owners:

To end the series, I will share some anime songs. I heard about the anime awards and that some awards were given to My Hero Academia. I haven’t seen season 2, but I am happy to hear this anime get popularity. I didn’t care much about Yuri on Ice and how it won last years. However, instead of focusing on MHA and since Netflix released the live-action movie Fullmetal Alchemist, here are some songs from the anime! I totally recommend watching Fullmetal Alchemist, classic and Brotherhood. Brotherhood is actually better because it follows the manga and has a satisfying ending. In both series, it has a great English Dub cast, animation is perfect, unique storyline and amazing songs.

See you next Friday!

Ko-fi:

https://ko-fi.com/H2H45DBY

FFXV news: Pre-order bonus for Steam users

We are near the end of February and as we approach March, Square Enix are giving players more surprises for those who are eager to play FFXV.

To those who don’t know, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is coming to PC on March 6th; Windows, Origin and Steam users will be able to experience Final Fantasy XV on their PC in beautiful graphics, fun mods and experience the season pass and Royal Edition.

For an added bonus for steam users, players who pre-purchase Final Fantasy XV before May 1st will receive a Half-Life DLC pack.

According to Twitter, players will be able to dress Noctis as Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series for the single player story. Also, in Multiplayer Comrades, players will obtain costume pieces to dress up your character as Gordon Freeman.

I never played the Half Life series, but I hear this game is popular for Steam users. Unfortunately, just like Kingdom Hearts III, the third game is stuck on hiatus.

Final Fantasy XV DLC Review: Episode Ignis

Site Synopsis:

An original episode told from the perspective of Ignis. With Altissia in ruins after the Trial of Leviathan, Ignis faces the Niflheim Empire to protect Noctis at all costs. Joining him along the way is Ravus, high commander of the Niflheim Empire, who is determined to rescue his sister Lunafreya.

Featuring fast-paced battles and multiple endings, it is finally time to learn about the untold events that transpired during one of the most dramatic moments in FINAL FANTASY XV.

(May contain spoilers if you have went past Chapter 9 with the fight with Leviathan. Overall, I won’t spoil the game’s story)

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