Looking for more Final Fantasy goodness after the letdown of Kingdom Hearts III? Look no further. Square-Enix released a special Q&A video for the upcoming Episode Ardyn, the long-awaited last planned piece of Final Fantasy XV DLC. With the video featuring scenario director Toru Osanai, Director Takefumi Terada and Producer Yuji Shinoda, they finally announced a release date of March 26, 2019, for the content. No price for Episode Ardyn has been specified currently.

The only one of the second wave of DLC for the game to survive cancellation after director Hajime Tabata’s much-publicized departure from the company, the episode is heralded by the release of the animated Episode Ardyn – Prologue which just released on Youtube and Crunchyroll. The Prologue tells the backstory of the game’s central villain over several centuries and is stated to lead into the plot of the DLC.

The three canceled DLCs for Final Fantasy XVEpisodes Noctis, Lunafreya and Aranea, will be getting new life as a book due for release in Japan on April 25, 2019. Titled Final Fantasy XV – The Dawn of the Future, it will be retailing for 4,860 yen or approximately 44 USD. No additional information has been released, but the book is available to pre-order on the Japanese Square-Enix store.

If you want to learn some more about the Final Fantasy XV DLC Episode Ardyn this QnA was held sharing more information.

This DLC follows on the heels of the release of Final Fantasy XV’s standalone Comrades multiplayer expansion pack in December 2018. No other DLC or spin-offs are currently planned for the game, which was originally released in 2016.

Are you looking forward to playing the final Final Fantasy XV DLC in Episode Ardyn or do you just want Final Fantasy XV to be over and done with at this point? Does the Prologue answer your questions or get you excited for more? Are you going to pre-order the new book to read about the other characters’ stories? Let us know in the comments below!

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