Well, this is a pleasant surprise. At The 2023 Game Awards Square-Enix not only confirmed that a new DLC expansion for Final Fantasy XVI exists, but also that it has been shadow-dropped and will be available to download today.
And that’s not all – Square-Enix also confirmed that a second DLC expansion for Final Fantasy XVI, titled The Rising Tide, would see a release in Spring 2024.
An expansion pass is also available which offers both DLCs at a discount. You can catch the synopsis for both DLC packs below.
“Final Fantasy XVI players will soon be able to enjoy two new DLC chapters for the critically-acclaimed action-RPG, one very soon indeed: Echoes of the Fallen launches on PlayStation Store today! The second DLC, entitled The Rising Tide, releases Spring 2024. Both are paid-for DLC, but players can purchase the Final Fantasy XVI Expansion Pass to enjoy both chapters at a discounted price.
Echoes of the Fallen unlocks a whole new story, battles, weapons, accessories, level cap and more. For players who have completed the required quests, this new 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 his friends during their investigations as they encounter a group of suspicious traders, leading them to a long-abandoned Fallen tower known as the Sagespire. There, they will unravel 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, set to release in Spring 2024, will bring new challenges and more, including the confrontation between Clive and the legendary Eikon, Leviathan.”
It’s a good time to be a Final Fantasy fan. You can catch the trailer for the Final Fantasy XVI DLC offerings below.