The first Final Fantasy XVI DLC has been announced at the Game Awards 2023 and is now available on the PlayStation Store. Echoes of the Fallen, available now, is set before the base game’s final battle, and a second DLC installment, The Rising Tide, will arrive in spring 2024.
Echoes of the Fallen “unlocks a whole new story, battles, weapons, accessories, level cap and more.” You’ll follow Clive and the gang into “a group of suspicious traders,” which points them to an abandoned Fallen tower, the Sagespire. “Terrible secrets” lie in store.
A tweet from FINAL FANTASY XVI announced the release of Echoes of the Fallen today and The Rising Tide in Spring 2024. An expansion pass is available at a special discounted price.
A bonus awaits those who buy Echoes of the Fallen or the game’s Expansion Pass, in the form of the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. It also adds the “Away (1987)” Orchestrion Roll, unlocking a chiptune version of the song as new hideout background music.
As for The Rising Tide, Square Enix promises a climactic confrontation between Clive and Leviathan, the legendary Eikon. If you haven’t played the base Final Fantasy XVI game yet, it’s discounted on the PlayStation Store through December 11.