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Final Fantasy XVI Gets Paid DLC ‘Echoes of the Fallen’ and Announces Expansion Pass

Square Enix has announced two new paid DLC chapters for Final Fantasy XVI, the highly acclaimed action RPG, exclusively for PlayStation 5. The announcement was made at The Game Awards 2023, where the first DLC, Echoes of the Fallen, was made available. The second DLC, The Rising Tide, is set for release in Spring 2024. Fans can also purchase the Final Fantasy XVI Expansion Pass to get both DLC chapters at a discounted rate.

The DLC Introduction Trailer, showcasing these new chapters, can be viewed on YouTube. Echoes of the Fallen introduces new story elements, battles, weapons, accessories, and an increased level cap. This chapter starts before the final battle of the base game and focuses on Clive and his companions investigating mysterious dark crystals that have surfaced on the black market. Their journey leads them to the Sagespire, an abandoned tower that harbors dreadful secrets.

Purchasing Echoes of the Fallen or the Expansion Pass grants you special bonus items. These include the Buster Sword, allowing Clive to wield Cloud Strife’s iconic weapon from FINAL FANTASY VII, and a unique Orchestrion Roll featuring a chip-tune version of the song “Away”.

The Rising Tide promises to escalate the adventure further, including an epic showdown between Clive and the legendary Eikon, Leviathan.

To celebrate the game’s nominations and win at The Game Awards, the Final Fantasy XVI base game is currently discounted by 40% on the PlayStation Store until December 11.

Final Fantasy XVI introduces an all-new dark fantasy story set in Valisthea, a land blessed by Mothercrystals. The realm’s peace is threatened by the Blight, and the fate of the land rests on the Eikons and their Dominants. The game follows the journey of Clive Rosfield, sworn protector of his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix. As they face great tragedies and seek vengeance against the Dark Eikon, Ifrit.

Players can experience the beginning of Clive’s epic tale for free by downloading the Final Fantasy XVI Demo on the PlayStation Store. Final Fantasy XVI, rated M for Mature, is now available for PlayStation 5.

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