Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn *Spoiler-Free* review

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PS4 synopsis:

For the first time, players take control of Noctis’s greatest foe in this brand-new episode of FINAL FANTASY XV! Delve into the dark tale of scorned savior Ardyn Lucis Caelum and unravel the secrets surrounding his mysterious past.

*Even though it’s a spoiler-free post, this review may contain spoilers pertaining to the main story of Final Fantasy XV story.

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Final Fantasy XV novel delayed to 2020

Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future

Whether you played the game or you heard me rambling about my love for Final Fantasy XV, you might know about Final Fantasy XV. Even though this game was in working process for many years, it still felt incomplete due to the story and characters getting scrapped and redesigned. Final Fantasy XV the game is done and no more DLC is coming but it looks like we still a chance for more FFXV content. I mentioned this before, but the cancelled DLC pack Dawn of the Future is coming back in novel format thanks to the publishing team Penguin Random House.

Originally, the novel Final Fantasy XV: Dawn of the Future was planned to be out in Fall 2019.  However, it looks like fans are going to have to wait. It is now confirmed that the novel is planned to be for English release on June 23rd, 2020. According to Square Enix, this novel will include the following:

  • Four stories focusing on Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya and Noctis
  • 50 pieces of images and concept art

These books will be coming out in 2020.

Square Enix teams up with publisher to release English FFXV books!

Great news for Final Fantasy XV fans! In a tweet sent yesterday, Square Enix announced that they will be partnering up with English Literature publishing company Penguin Random House to release Final Fantasy XV book projects. Some of these are the novels, manga and even artbooks. Currently announced is the upcoming novel Final Fantasy XV: Dawn of the Future.

According to PlaystationLifestyle.net, Dawn of the Future will probably be released this upcoming Fall in North America and other English reading bookstores.

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What-if?: Top 5 what-if episodes for Final Fantasy XV

As you may have noticed, Square Enix just announced that they released the last DLC for the game Final Fantasy XV. The last DLC is called Episode Ardyn and it allows players to play as the game’s antagonist Ardyn Izunia and get revenge on the people that turned against him years ago. Originally, Episode Ardyn was going to be part of a DLC pack called Dawn of the Future where players will be able to download and play this episode and other Episodes called Episode Lunafreya, Aranea and Noctis. Unfortunately, the plans were cancelled, but the episodes will still come back as a novel. As of now, excluding Comrades, we have Episodes Gladiolus, Prompto, Ignis and Ardyn. In this post I made, I want to share some interesting ideas what-if the plans for DLC was not cancelled and we got to see more stories on other characters. I compiled a top 5 list for characters to have their share of the story.

What-if we had:

5. Episode Cindy

What if we could play the car mechanic Cindy? It may sound weird because Cindy never fights in the game, and according to fans, she’s the fanservice of the game. She’s well known for taking care of Noctis’ car, the Regalia. She did have a big role in the Assassin’s Creed Festival event where she wanted to help Noctis save her friend Holly from Loqi. She also was part of missions in Comrades. What if Square took the time to show more development for her and made her a strong woman type character. She could be helping the remaining glaives during the ten year darkness and this could be an opportunity to explore her past. It was revealed by Cid that CIndy lost her parents from the daemons and she was raised by him. It would be interesting to see how far will Cindy go to go against the Empire and Daemons. We might get information Cid as well.

4. Episode Iris

What if Iris got attention? Iris is the little sister of Gladiolus and she is also a childhood friend of Noctis. She has a crush on him as well. She teams up with you for a bit as you try to escort her away from the Empire. She knows how to fight hand to hand combat and she has her cute Moogle doll to fight with. She’s also a great healer. It would be an interesting story to see her perspective in the story and learn about her relationship with Noctis. Her adventure could take place during the ten years of darkness or during the story where she is helping people escape from Old Lestallum.

3. Episode Nyx Ulric

What if you were a glaive like Nyx? Nyx first appeared in the CGI movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He is a character who helps Lunafreya escape from Crown City when the Empire took over and destroyed the kingdom. What if you could play as this guy in his youth years or still in training as a glaive? His gameplay would probably feel like a mix between Noctis because he is the given the ability to warp and and he would like Ignis because he is an expert with his daggers. It would be cool to play in his eyes and explore Crown City and interact characters from the movie like Crowe and Libertus.

2. Episode Cor

What if Cor had more action time? Cor made his appearance early on the game and he helped Noctis fight against the Niflheim enemy Loqi. It only took some downloads for him to get some attention again. In Episode Gladiolus, he helped Gladio to take the trials to fight against Gilgamesh. In the Royal Edition update, he shows up 10 years later and helps Noctis take back Crown City. I would love to play as Cor and see what has been doing while Noctis and his friends were on a road trip. It was mentioned in the game, he was helping hunters. Cor is a tough man and when  fought him in Episode Gladiolus, this guy brought me down in a flash. Cor would be a fun character to use in combat.

1. Episode Regis (young version)

What if Square gave us a story based on Noctis father King Regis? Regis is an interesting man who has the same powers of Noctis and he even knows of the tragic fate for his son. It would be interesting to see what would be like if we could play as a young version of Regis in his early years of being king. We did kind of had the chance to play as Regis in his youth in his free game A King’s Tale where Regis told young Noctis a story about himself saving the Crystal. It would be awesome to play as Regis and have his friends work together to face against monsters and the Empire. It would be a bonus to see young characters like Cid, Clarus, Weskham and probably Cor.

These are my top five characters I would love to see happen. Do you have any ideas for yourself? Comment down below!

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn – Prologue anime Spoiler review

YouTube describes this anime:

FINAL FANTASY XV EPISODE ARDYN depicts the story of Ardyn Izunia, the main nemesis in FINAL FANTASY XV. The story of suffering, death, and resurrection leading up to the main story in FFXV. This animation reveals the story two millennia ago…

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Final Fantasy XV novel announced!

Hello readers, I am here to bring you more news in the topic of Final Fantasy XV. Remember the old news about the cancelled DLC? I got some news that might put a smile on your face if you are a reader. Announced on Twitter, Square Enix will not scrap the cancelled DLC, but instead, the DLC stories will be part of an upcoming Final Fantasy XV. The title of the novel is called Final Fantasy XV – The Dawn of the Future –. If you didn’t know, Square Enix previously said that there was plans for more DLC Final Fantasy XV which was also titled Dawn to the Future aand it was going to have Episode Ardyn, Lunafreya, Aranea and Noctis. Unfortunately, the DLCs got cancelled with only Episode Ardyn remaining; Episode Noctis, Lunafreya and Aranea are cancelled.

Whether you like Final Fantasy XV or not and you want to see how the stories would have went, there might be a chance to see it in novel format. I will keep you posted. What’s your opinion towards this idea?

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Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn release date announced!

Hello my comrades! I am here to give you your daily news in the video game community. In case you missed it, Square Enix released the anime Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn – Prologue this weekend. The anime can be viewed on YouTube and Crunchyroll. Just like the previous anime Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, where the main focus is on Noctis’ friends, this anime serves a prequel to the upcoming DLC story which will center on Final Fantasy XV villain Ardyn. The anime reveals a brief story about Ardyn’s life before appearing as the main threat in FFXV.

Also revealed at the anime, Square Enix revealed the game trailer of Episode Ardyn. Episode Ardyn is expected to be released on March 26th, 2019. In this gameplay, we get see Ardyn seeks his vengence towards to the Lucis Caelum family at Crown City and the story takes place years before Noctis was born. You can use the dark powers of the Starscourge and even team up with Ifrit to wreck havoc.

If you want to see the trailer, it’s at the end of the anime credits, but I highly recommend you watching the anime first so you can see an idea of Ardyn’s life. Mark your calendars for March 26th!

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Noctis from FFXV joins FFXIV

Like him or hate him, Noctis is joining Final Fantasy XIV. It’s been revealed at a livestream at Paris event that Final Fantasy XV protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum will be joining the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV for a collab event. This event will take place in mid April and the collab event will be called “Nocturne for Heroes” and the mission is called “The Ultimate Weapon.”

Square Enix describes:

In this new chapter, we find our heroes meeting up with Y’jhimei, a newcomer from a realm called Eorzea. She informs the gang of a new threat that’ll terrorize the people of Eos! Battle the Lady of the Vortex, Garuda, and prove to her that not even Primals stand a chance against the King of Light! For those of you who wish to participate in this event, but who might not be the recommended level, fear not! We’ll provide you with the Magitek Exosuit, which will grant you invincibility for 30 minutes a day!

If you have Final Fantasy XIV, go and prepare yourself for this event!

FFXV Ardyn anime teaser trailer reveal!

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Hello from your favorite Final Fantasy XV fan. I got some exciting news to share with you. Coming in February, Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV are teaming up again to make an anime special focusing on FFXV villain Ardyn. The anime is called Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue. This will be a prologue focusing on Ardyn’s past from years ago before meeting Noctis. The anime will be premiering on February.

The video game DLC Episode Ardyn will be available to be purchased and played on March this year.

[OWLS December Blog Tour] Final Fantasy XV – Noctis, the Miracle King sacrifice in the dark world

Miracle

Tis the season where miracles happen. For December’s theme, we will be exploring faith in anime and pop culture. We will discuss some of the miracles that enter a character’s life during their darkest moments. Some of their questions we will explore is how does a “miracle” change a person’s life? How do we define miracles? Can miracles only happen due to a legend or a mystical being? Or do miracles happen every day, but we just don’t see it? We hope that you enjoy this holiday season! Happy Holidays! –  the OWLS Team ❤

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*Will contain spoilers for Final Fantasy XV.

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