Peter Triezenberg
Go Camping and Fight a Behemoth in the Final Fantasy XV Demo
Episode Duscae will provide a taste of the next generation of Final Fantasy, and it tastes like monster flesh roasted on a fire.
02.17.15 - 2:45 PM

Next month marks a big moment for Final Fantasy fans. Not only does Final Fantasy Type-0 finally make its way out of Japan, but the world will also get its first taste of the long-anticipated Final Fantasy XV. Famitsu magazine has provided some new details into exactly what Episode Duscae has to offer and what players can expect come March 17th.

The Duscae region is primarily an area filled with plains, along with a tree-covered mountainous zone. Players who do a little more exploring will find their curiosity sated by caves with hidden treasure, although tougher enemies also lie within. Experience points will be gained from defeating enemies, but leveling up occurs when Noctis and crew decide to set up camp for the night. These night-time rendezvous allow for equipment changes, conversations with party members, and for Ignis to prepare a hearty meal that grants various buffs and other effects. Speaking of Ignis, his cooking ability also levels up, and he can prepare dishes using ingredients that can be either purchased or taken from slain monsters. So, perhaps this will be the first Final Fantasy game to feature Flan as a principle desert ingredient?

An objective marker will indicate how to progress in the main quest in Final Fantasy XV, but Episode Duscae isn't without some side content for players to dig into. Teased ever since the very first Versus XIII gameplay reveal, players will finally be able to confront a ferocious Behemoth in Episode Duscae. Dealing with the beast will evidently require a great deal of preparation, but there is a hefty reward for succeeding, and should Noctis fall in battle his allies will be there to revive him. I'm seeing grilled Behemoth steaks on the menu, boys!

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae will be released alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD as a special download code available March 17th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The full game's release date has yet to be determined.


Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, May 20
Surprise! • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Sunday, May 27
Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 4.3 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Super Mario RPG • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Star Ocean: First Departure • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Ys: Memories of Celceta • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Alundra • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Ys: Memories of Celceta • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

MS Saga: A New Dawn • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Ys: Memories of Celceta • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Earthbound • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Guild Wars 2 • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Ys: Memories of Celceta • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu

Fantasy XV Windows Edition Review

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition

This is Your Story: RPGFan Reader Tales ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature

This is Your Story: RPGFan Reader Tales

20th Anniversary Feature
The Swords of Ditto Review

The Swords of Ditto

NieR: Automata Piano Collections Review

NieR: Automata Piano Collections