Final Fantasy XV Episide Prompto will release June 27th of this year. Here’s a video of the upcoming gameplay to see if you’re interested, or if that Season’s Pass you bought was worth the money.
It’s the second in the series of episodes supporting the game via the Season Pass. Episode Gladiolus launched first, earlier this year.
A tonally confused (more on that later) Prompto walks down Metal Gear Solid looking corridors, taking out guards stealthily and not so stealthily with a fully-automatic machine gun behind cover.
About that tone. Prompto bounces between fear (“everything about this place gives me the creeps” and “I can’t let them find me”) to his usual rambunctious self (an excited “YOINK!” and “Let’s do this!”).
Prompto discovers an ominous room filled with machinery and rows of guards stood still. He remarks “…were they telling the truth about this place?” with mild horror. Are the guards being created by the machine or just really good at standing still? Is it a call-back to ViVi and the Black Mages of Final Fantasy IX?
There are two more episodes to come. One focusing on Ignis, and the other centered around multiplayer. The episodes can be bought standalone or obtained through the Season Pass.
An update for the main game will also release simultaineously with Episode Prompto, granting “greater freedom” regarding the group’s car, the Regalia. Players will be able to take the Regalia off-road “through various environments”.
Episode Gladiolus didn’t fare well with the critics, currently sitting at 59 on metacritic for PS4 reviews.
Destructoid said “As someone who absolutely loved every member of the bro-trip party, I was hoping for a little bit more from the first major round of Final Fantasy XV DLC. The game has already received a ton of fantastic free updates, but so far the “Episode” format seems to be something all of us should enjoy in the Game of the Year edition, and not piecemeal.
The gameplay for Episode Prompto doesn’t look spectacular but the little hints of story could be interesting once fleshed out. Here’s hoping.
I recently picked up a copy of FFXV and will be excited to dive in outside the hype and see what Square Enix cooked up over the last ten years. I’ll be chatting with Matthew Owen about it on the site and youtube channel as well.