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Final Fantasy XVI DLC ‘Echoes of the Fallen’ Available Now; ‘The Rising Tide’ Coming 2024

Final Fantasy XVI Echoes of the Fallen Screenshot

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XVI is getting two major pieces of paid downloadable content, inviting players to experience new stories within the world of Valisthea. The first DLC, Echoes of the Fallen, is available now, and the second, The Rising Tide, is set to release in spring 2024. The announcement came during the Game Awards 2023 via a short action-packed trailer replete with mystery, Eikons, and more. Check it out below!

Final Fantasy XVI DLC Trailer

Echoes of the Fallen

Final Fantasy XVI Echoes of the Fallen Screenshot

Echoes of the Fallen is set before the base game’s final confrontation and sees Clive and his allies chasing the source of a new type of crystal circulating in the world’s black markets. In this pursuit, they find themselves in the expanse of a new Fallen area, uncovering the mystery of the so-called Eikonoclasts, and perhaps shedding new light on the Eikons themselves. Square Enix has also confirmed that Echoes of the Fallen will give players access to new battles, weapons, accessories and an increased level cap alongside its new narrative.

The Rising Tide

Final Fantasy XVI Rising Tide Screenshot

The second DLC, The Rising Tide, brings Clive to a new area known as Misidia, where he will eventually come into contact with the Eikon known as Leviathan. The trailer showcased Clive fighting with new abilities against a whole host of Tonberries—a fan-favourite creature from the Final Fantasy series.

Players can purchase Echoes of the Fallen individually ($9.99 USD) or combined with The Rising Tide as an expansion pass ($24.99 USD) via the PlayStation Store. To access either DLC, players will need to own the base game of Final Fantasy XVI, which is currently on sale from December 7th to the 11th. For further details on both DLCs, feel free to check out the PlayStation Blog.

As someone who thoroughly enjoyed Final Fantasy XVI earlier this year, I’m curious to see what Creative Business Unit 3 has cooked up for both DLCs and how they deepen its narrative and mechanics to define its endpoint in a new light perhaps. A new Eikon fight? I’m there, ready to go.

If you’re curious about what RPGFan thought of Final Fantasy XVI, feel free to check out our our spoilercast featuring Michael Sollosi, Gio Castillo, Tin Manuel, and Zach Wilkerson.

Final Fantasy XVI is available now for PS5. A PC port has been confirmed to be in development though no release date has been announced.

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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