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Final Fantasy XV changes to Chapter 13 revealed in an upcoming patchEdit
March 14th by Keltainentoukokuu
Chapter 13 of Final Fantasy XV will be updated later this month. Along with balancing adjustments, Square Enix is adding a separate route for Gladiolus and Ignis after they get split off from Noctis, so the player can play as Gladiolus and see what happened from their point of view until they are reunited with Noctis. There are new cutscenes that show what takes place while Noctis is on his own. There is gameplay with the party of Gladiolus and Ignis together. The player will see what happened to Emperor Aldercapt and Ravus Nox Fleuret, and where they ended up being during the whole time. The ring magic is being overhauled, so the three spells the player could use with the Ring of the Lucii are made more powerful.
Final Fantasy XV patch 1.05 (2.1GB) with PS4 Pro support is now availableEdit
February 20th by Keltainentoukokuu
The 1.05 update for Final Fantasy XV adds the following features:
- PlayStation 4 Pro users now have selectable resolution options.
- New Time Quests (limited-time and contests)
- Level cap increased from 99 to 120. The amount of EXP required to level up has gone up drastically.
- Players can now store up to 200 photos.
- Portable music player doesn't get overridden by chocobo music when riding.
- Moogle Chocobo Carnival is over.
- Two new tracks for the music player from Nier.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age due out in JulyEdit
January 31st by Keltainentoukokuu
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age will release 11th July in Europe and North America, and 13th July in Japan and rest of Asia. It is an HD remake of Final Fantasy XII for the PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy XII was originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2006. The Zodiac Age is based on the Zodiac Job System re-release that was only out in Japan. It has various gameplay changes, the most major being the addition of a job system.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus DLC due out March 28; Prompto DLC in JuneEdit
January 31st by Keltainentoukokuu
Square Enix has revealed plans for its next round of Final Fantasy XV downloadable content. From February 21st fans can download a Booster Pack as part of the game's Season Pass to get the party special outfits that grant invincibility for 30 minutes before needing a full 24 hours to recharge.
PC version of Mobius Final Fantasy scheduled for worldwide launch on February 6Edit
January 25th by Leon95
Square Enix have announced that their mobile RPG Mobius Final Fantasy will release worldwide on PC via Steam on February 6, 2017. A Japanese PC version released last November and features 60FPS gameplay and 4K visuals. The same account can be used between the mobile and PC versions, so players can choose to switch between them at any time. Additionally, players will receive free bonus items if they log into the game via Steam before February 28.
Free Final Fantasy XV event on 24th, and latest sales figuresEdit
January 10th by Keltainentoukokuu
The official English Twitter channel for Final Fantasy XV tweeted today that the "Moogle Chocobo Carnival" in-game event will begin on January 24. The event will be free DLC.
Final Fantasy XV has also shipped and sold digitally over 6 million units.
Square Enix to collaborate with Ariana Grande for Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit
January 1st by Leon95
American actress and singer Ariana Grande has announced on Twitter that she will have a character featured in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. She showed off her character's sprite, which is styled after her attire from her Dangerous Woman album and tour, via her Instagram account.