Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV gets Magitek Exosuits, new quest in July update

The latest free monthly download has gone live for Final Fantasy XV. The July update adds Magitek Exosuits for Noctis and friends, granting 30 minutes of invincibility per day, along with a new quest (O Partner, My Partner) set after Chapter 8. Additionally, the crew can now engage the Cross Chain collaboration system to damage defensive-minded enemies by using linked attacks. Moogle Chocobo Carnival has also returned, allowing players to take part in mini-games, including Chocobo water races, and pick up special Moogle Chocobo menu items at the Square Enix Cafe until late September. Accessing the carnival requires owning the free FFXV Holiday Pack or for-pay FFXV Holiday Pack +. Additional info on the carnival can be found here, while full details about the July update can be found here.

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Final Fantasy XV gets gunplay heavy with Episode Prompto DLC

Final Fantasy XV has received a new drop today, Episode Prompto. The character-specific add-on introduces a new storyline from the perspective of photographer Prompto Argentum. Lost in the wilderness, he must fight his way through Imperial forces as he makes his way home. Along the way, he’ll come across a new snowmobile and find himself joined by Commodore Aranea Highwind. A free update has also gone live that includes “various fixes,” new themed tracks in the Regalia, and also allows players to upgrade the Regalia to the off-road Type-D model at Hammerhead.

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May update adds community photos, recipe to Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has released the May update for Final Fantasy XV. The free download adds a recipe that was voted on by players from Taiwan, Stinky Tofu, and winning community photos that can be found in the Hammerhead restaurant. The team also added an in-game survey to get feedback on future updates and downloadable packs. Looking ahead, beginning next Tuesday, players can grab the freebie Trendy Outfit for Noctis off Live and PSN.

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Final Fantasy XV – Episode Gladiolus, March Update released

Final Fantasy XV’s first character-focused downloadable pack has been released. Episode Gladiolus adds a new storyline from the perspective of Noctis’ friend Gladiolus, set during the period when he disappears from the main campaign in a new area of Eos. He has access to a Valor and Rage system that utilizes a style based around blocking and counterattacking, and gains access to special items that can be carried back over to the main game. After completing the episode, players will also be able to access two new modes: Final Trial and Score Attack. A second, free update adds cutscenes to improve Chapter 13 as well as an additional route for players to take, along with new magic and extra areas.

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Final Fantasy XV sells over 6 million, carnival event kicking off Jan. 24

Final Fantasy XV has sold over six million units, according to Square Enix. The figure includes copies sold at retail and through digital outlets. Five of the six million were sold on launch day. Post-release downloadable content has also gone live to expand the base game, with two drops on offer: the free Holiday Pack and for-pay Holiday Pack+. Downloading either pack will allow players to access a special upcoming in-game event, the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, beginning Tuesday, January 24.

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Final Fantasy XV sells digitally, ships to retail 5-million-plus units

Square Enix has sent the celebratory word that Final Fantasy XV has shipped physically and sold digitally over five million units globally. The release marks the first time that a Final Fantasy has been released simultaneously around the world. The studio also noted that they they “will continue to work on projects to expand and enhance customer enjoyment of Final Fantasy XV, releasing additional content and associated series products.”

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Final Fantasy XV launches in store, online for PS4 and Xbox One

Square Enix has released the long-awaited fifteenth entry in the mainline Final Fantasy series today. The delayed release is being described as the “next evolution of the world renowned video game series, featuring visceral action-packed battles, a fantasy world based in reality, and colossal wonders to behold.” Players take on the role of Crown Prince Noctis, as he and his friends go on a quest within the lands of Eos to discover his destiny amidst an ongoing war with the Niflheim empire. Check out the launch trailer below.

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Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV ends its run with The Warmth of Light

Square Enix released the final episode of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The series reveals the backstory of Noctis, and offers additional insight into his family and his friends. The latest episode, The Warmth of Light, features a battle ten years later against a snake-like monster called Marilith. All five episodes are available on the official Youtube channel, while the newest one can be found below.

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Final Fantasy XV release bumped back from September to November

Square Enix has pushed back the release of Final Fantasy XV to November 29. The extra time will be used to “allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.” A video from the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, has been released and posted below, which was made available alongside a statement. In part, he comments that he wishes “to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.” Additionally, the physical versions of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy’s and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV’s release dates might change, while the digital release of Kingsglaive remains August 30.

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Final Fantasy XV gets revamped Dawn trailer, plus new screens

Square Enix has released an updated trailer for Final Fantasy XV, Dawn Trailer 2.0. The new version features Luna and Noctis remembering the past tragedies that set the storyline in motion. Another video was also released, which follows the development team as they scout locations to model in-game, as well as a handful of new screenshots that feature fishing and the crew on chocobos. The upcoming Active Time Report will reveal more details about what the team’s been working on, including the game’s showing at Tokyo Game Show, on Friday at Square Enix’s official Youtube channel.

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