Square Enix has shared a new video outlining the newest update to Final Fantasy XV, which is available now. Along with new enhancements to Chapter 13, players can check out the first bit of story DLC with the introduction of Episode Gladiolus, available tomorrow.
Chapter 13 will add a separate route for Gladio and Ignis after they get split off from Noctis. You’ll see some additional cutscenes that show what took place while Noctis was on his own as well as new scenes with Ravus and Emperor Aldercapt.
The new chapter 13 scenario is titled "Chapter 13, Verse 2: For King and Comrade" and can be accessed separately from the game's main menu.
Episode Gladiolus is available for $4.99 and comes included with the Season Pass. Gladiolus parts ways with his entourage and meets up with Cor, the sole survivor of the trials. Now, with his mentor at his side, Gladiolus sets out to challenge the Shield of the Founder King: the Blademaster, Gilgamesh.
Here is the press release from Square Enix
LONDON (27th March 2017) – Fans of FINAL FANTASY® XV can experience the world of Eos from a new perspective in the game’s first character-focused downloadable content (DLC), titled Episode Gladiolus. For the first time, players will set aside the swift warp-strike play style of the Crown Prince Noctis and take on the role of faithful comrade Gladiolus, who utilizes a vastly different play style emphasising defence, blocking and counterattacks.
The episode features:
- A new story told from Gladiolus’ perspective uncovering the events that transpired when the character left the party in FINAL FANTASY XV’s main storyline
- An exhilarating combat system that capitalizes on Gladiolus’ blocking and counterattacking play style through the new “Valor” and “Rage” system
- Previously inaccessible parts of Eos that are now open for exploration
- Special items that can be carried over the main game and exclusive to those who complete Episode Gladiolus
- Two brand-new gameplay modes, “Score Attack” and “Final Trial” made available upon completing Episode Gladiolus
SQUARE ENIX also released a free game update that adds cutscenes that enhance the Chapter 13 story experience, two different playable Chapter 13 routes for players to choose from, and more powerful ring magic, and opens up additional areas to explore in the game.