When can we say Final Fantasy XV is truly complete? Not until at least 2019, that’s for sure. A Final Fantasy XV roadmap has been unveiled, showing off four brand-new DLC episodes to go along with the current three from 2017, as well as an alternate ending to Noctis’ quest.
PAX East’s Final Fantasy 15 panel came with the surprise news that we’d be getting our hands on a quartet of new stories involving villain Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya and a second go-around with Noctis. Complementing that in 2018 would be additions to Comrades, the online component of Final Fantasy 15.
The four DLC episodes, including synopses of each pack, are as follows:
Episode I: Ardyn: The Conflict of the Sage
This story portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.
Episode Side Story: Aranea: The Beginning of the End
A side-story about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.
Episode II: Lunafreya: The Choice of Freedom
This story’s about Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.
Episode III: Noctis: The Final Strike
Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.
All four episodes (three, plus one side story) are definitely set to arrive in 2019. Beyond that, the only information we have, besides from each pack being working titles that are subject to change, is that the final episode will come with an alternate, ‘what if?’ non-canon ending for fans who felt burned by the original ending of Final Fantasy XV.
At this rate, Final Fantasy XVI won’t here for a long, long time. But, when you’re getting this much content, who can complain?