Final Fantasy 15’s first story DLC will convey again a traditional FF villain, characteristic all new areas

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A collection staple to make a return in DLC.

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The proven fact that Final Fantasy 15 can have a slew of downloadable content material isn’t information, however some further data on the DLC that’ll be added to the sport has emerged through an unlikely supply.

Back in late October we spoke to FF15 DLC producer Haruyoshi Sawatari. At the time Sawatari couldn’t say a lot, however the interview was a part of the announcement that the sport’s season move, available now, could be made up of 4 main items of content material: a narrative growth for every of the principle get together within the recreation past protagonist Noctis and an internet multiplayer growth on the finish that’ll unite gamers collectively in FF15’s world.

Since then it’s been an fascinating trickle of stories: additional playable characters beyond the core four were teased, a road-map for updates each free and paid was revealed and even a jokey boss battle in opposition to Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda constructed for a Japanese dwell stream was confirmed to be on the cards for a piece of DLC.

In quick, it’s been busy – shocking, contemplating how quick a interval the sport has been out for. Some followers have expressed frustration with the truth that a few of the free patches will embrace content material to amend FF15’s surprisingly anemic storytelling, however I personally am way more curious concerning the content material of the substantial content material drops to the sport within the paid DLC.

In a particular version e-book that was handed out to followers, youtube influencers and the like, a variety of pages on the DLC options additional feedback from Sawatari past what he was in a position to inform us in our interview – together with that the primary DLC pack, Episode Gladiolus, will see strong-man get together member Gladio face off in opposition to a model of traditional FF antagonist Gilgamesh.

“The player confronts an enemy called Gilgamesh, who can only be seen in Episode Gladio,” Sawatari says of the primary season move episode. In the principle recreation there’s a conspicuous hole the place Gladio drops out of the participant get together to maintain some private enterprise. He returns with a scar. Hmm.


Anyway, this Gilgamesh information is prone to please followers. He’s taken many kinds, however Gilgamesh is a clumsy sword-collecting thief that first appeared as a serious enemy in FF5 but additionally reveals up in numerous kinds in FF8, FF9, FF11, FF12, FF14 and a slew of re-releases and spin-offs corresponding to Dissidia, FF13-2, Type-Zero FF4 & FF6 Advance and others. He has a pretty bad-ass theme tune associated with him. Basically: he’s as a lot a FF custom as Moogles, in a way.

One wonders what kind he’ll soak up FF15 – his most iconic look relies off FF5, however in video games like FF9 and FF11 he’s taken on a really completely different kind. He’s as a rule bought greater than two arms, although.

Also famous within the e-book’s pages by Sawatari is that DLC will certainly characteristic new areas past FF15’s open world space of Lucis. “In Episode Gladio, you’re able to go into areas that cannot be entered in the main game,” he notes.

He goes on to explain the content material within the works as designed to “bring the FF15 world closer to the player, in greater depth.” The world of FF15 is without doubt one of the extra thrilling elements of the sport, so I’m hopeful about seeing it expanded.

“We’re also planning on content that will truly blow your mind,” Sawatari concludes in his little mini-interview within the promotional e-book. That elements of FF15 felt incomplete is somewhat irritating, however as we said in our review we left the expertise wanting to see extra. So… name us cautiously optimistic.

FF15’s Season Pass is available now for PS4 and Xbox One – it’ll get you the three character episodes, the multiplayer expansions and some further bits of small merchandise DLC and the like. None of the content material is out but, nonetheless.