Standalone Comrades is out next month.
It’s been two years since the release of Final Fantasy 15 and Square Enix is celebrating with a slew of announcements, including the upcoming DLC, Episode Ardyn, a standalone multiplayer mode, and an in-game collaboration event.
Sadly, Episode Ardyn will be the last DLC for Final Fantasy 15. As Hajime Tabata has seemingly quit his job at Square Enix, the previously announced episodes for Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis will not go ahead.
But let’s jump back into the good news – first up: Episode Ardyn, which is set for release in March, 2019. Ardyn Izunia – to give him his full name – is the mysterious antagonist in Final Fantasy 15. Since the start, and the announcement of the first three DLC episodes starring Gladios, Ignis, and Prompto, respectively, fans have wanted an Ardyn episode for the charismatic villain. Square Enix is a master at drawing multi-dimensional antagonists, making their actions a consequence of what they’ve suffered, rather than being driven by pure evil.
Episode Ardyn will show us the events prior to the main story of Final Fantasy 15. You can check out the trailer below.
Next up, a standalone version of Final Fantasy 15’s multiplayer DLC, Comrades will release December 12 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you’ve already purchased the DLC, you’ll be able to download the new version for free and adds ten additional bosses. Comrades doesn’t pit you against other players but, in true Final Fantasy style, encourages co-op gameplay, letting you, and up to four other players participate in various hunt, guard and convoy quests.
Lastly, Final Fantasy 15 is collaborating with Final Fantasy 14 to bring a free, in-game event on December 12. The event will introduce a new quest called “Adventurer from Another World” will take players on a journey with Noctis to Perpetouss Keep where you’ll have to face off against Garuda, the primal from Final Fantasy 14 Online.
If you complete the quest, you’ll be able to add Final Fantasy 14 themed costumes to your wardrobe. You can check out the trailer below.
Final Fantasy 15 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.