Final Fantasy XV’s next story DLC, Episode Prompto is coming out real soon. Next week, to be accurate. This is the third piece of content tied to the Season Pass and will let you play as the wise-cracking gunslinger Prompto as he embarks on a personal journey.
Episode Prompto will fill in the gap when he ‘left’ the party during the train ride sequence leading to the end of the game. The way he left was one emotionally charged scene, if you were able to notice the subtle storytelling, which sets up a harrowing journey for our otherwise cheery party member.
As for gameplay, expect to see Prompto shooting many people with guns either with a third-person [...]
Final Fantasy XV continues to be worked on. The latest update to land for this month is a mostly a minor one, an addition of one new recipe: “stinky tofu” (thank the survey answers from players of Taiwan for this), leaderboards for the Timed Quests, a new snapshot winner added into the game and various bug fixes. Additionally, a new outfit for Noctis will appear seperately on the Playstaion Store on May 30, pictured above.
The most peculiar of additions in the update however is a survey located in the Special section of the main menu. It simply asks you what sort of future content you are looking forward to, with high votes to be considered for future [...]
The first thing we saw entering the studio was its big logo embedded to the wall. Upon a closer inspection, there was a bit of decoration being put there. “It’s an Iranian thing,” our PR contact explained. And it indeed it was, the table near the reception area was full of descriptions of Norooz Day, an Iranian New Year celebration. Close to that was shelves of action figures. The Play Arts Kai model of the four boys from Final Fantasy XV was there, alongside a few figures from Street Fighter.
This is Streamline Studios. Located in the upscale office areas of Bangsar South, the office we entered is one of the most established game studios that is [...]
Final Fantasy XV may be flawed in some ways, but the systems they paid attention to make the roadtrip of the four boys were certainly brilliant. The idea that your companion Prompto takes photos for you instead of a dedicated photo mode (which was later added in an update) is one bold move that we never see in other games yet.
At the recent GDC, Square Enix shared how exactly they achieve this and it was all made using crafty AI. Led by Prasert “Sun” Prasertvithyakarn, the lead for AI and buddy system, he explains all the reasoning how it came to be and how he and his team implement it. Those pictures certainly were taken from Prompto’s point of view, and a [...]
Final Fantasy XV came with a little bonus game that’s supposedly to flesh out a few characters in the game. A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV was that game, where you play as Noctis’s father Regis as he recounted his journey to take the throne. Apparently the Kings of Lucis are all obliged to go for road trip with buddies to get the royal weapons.
Anyway, the game itself is a 2D beat-em-up. While not as tight or amazing as other 2D beat-em-ups out there, for the price of free and a window for more characters to be developed in the Final Fantasy XV universe, it’s worth a playthrough.
The game has only been made available for Asia recently, so grab [...]
Want to play as the other three bros of Noctis’s crew? Episode Gladiolus, the first substantial DLC for Final Fantasy XV is coming really soon and here’s a glimpse of what you will see when it’s released on March 28.
The DLC is being shown over at PAX East currently, and to celebrate that here’s a new trailer featuring the big man Gladio with his big sword. No sight of his favourite Noodle Cup here, it’s all serious stuff. He’s off in his own journey for a bit with Cor Leonis to undertake the trial of Gilgamesh, which explains why he went off alone in one part of the main game.
Also, controlling Gladio alone has also introduced a bit [...]