Square Enix has announced a release date for Final Fantasy XV's last DLC chapter, Episode Ardyn. The expansion is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC next month, March 26. Some gentle Final Fantasy XV spoilers follow.
Episode Ardyn casts players in the role of the eponymous Final Fantasy XV villain. According to Square Enix, the story is set 35 years before the events of the main game after the Ardyn has been freed from his centuries-long prison by the Niflheim researcher Verstael Besithia.
Like previous Final Fantasy XV DLC chapters, episode Ardyn has some unique gameplay mechanics. Like Ardyn, players will be able to speed up the environment using the Shadow Move capability. He can also subdue enemies and make them demons.
Prior to Episode Ardyn's release, Square Enix shared an animated prologue video that set the stage for DLC. You can see it below.
With the exception of multiplayer Comrades expansion, Episode Ardyn marks the fourth DLC chapter Square Enix has released for Final Fantasy XV. The previous three, Episode Gladio, Episode Prompto and Episode Ignis, concerned the protagonist Noctis & # 39; holders.
Episode Ardyn was not supposed to be Final Fantasy XV's last DLC. Square Enix originally had three other DLC episodes scheduled for the game, but the publisher announced in November that they have been canceled and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has left the company. Square Enix also said that Luminous, the subsidiary developing DLC, is now using its resources to make a new AAA game even though no further details were shared.