During The Game Awards 2023, SQUARE ENIX revealed a new trailer that showcased two paid DLC chapters for the critically acclaimed action RPG, FINAL FANTASY XVI, on PlayStation 5. The first DLC, titled “Echoes of the Fallen,” is now available on the PlayStation Store, with the second DLC, titled “The Rising Tide,” set to release in Spring 2024. Players can also purchase the FINAL FANTASY XVI Expansion Pass, which will include both chapters at a discounted price.
“Echoes of the Fallen” unlocks a new story, battles, weapons, accessories, increased level cap and more. The adventure begins before the base game’s final battle, as strange, dark crystals begin to circulate on the black market. Players will follow Clive and company during their investigations as they encounter a group of suspicious traders, leading them to a long-abandoned Fallen tower known as the Sagespire and the terrible secrets that await within.
Special bonus items for purchasing “Echoes of the Fallen” or the Expansion Pass include the Buster Sword, allowing Clive to wield Cloud Strife’s iconic weapon from FINAL FANTASY VII, and the “Away (1987)” Orchestrion Roll which allows a chip-tune version of the song “Away” to be played as background music in the hideaway.
The Rising Tide” will bring new challenges and more, including the confrontation between Clive and the legendary Eikon, Leviathan.