Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn DLC Launch Trailer Released - VGChartz
Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn DLC Launch Trailer Released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn DLC Launch Trailer Released - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 March 2019 / 1,175 Views

Square Enix has released the launch trailer of the Episode Ardyn DLC for Final Fantasy XV. It will launch on March 26.

Read some information on the DLC below:

■ Story

35 years before the events of Final Fantasy XV. Verstael Besithia, a researcher belonging to the Empire of Niflheim, releases Ardyn Lucis Caelum from 2,000 years of imprisonment. Led to the Imperial research facility, Ardyn discovers a certain truth and decides to take revenge upon the Kingdom of Lucis.

■ Infiltrate the Crown City Insomnia

Ardyn infiltrates Insomnia to destroy the peaceful Crown City, which is surrounded by a magic barrier. And what does Ardyn see beyond his revenge…?

■ Characters

Characters from main story of Final Fantasy XV will appear in “Episode Ardyn” several decades younger. New characters such as Ardyn’s beloved Aera Mils Fleuret and his younger brother Somnus Lucis Caelum will also appear.

Verstael Besithia

A scientist belonging to the Niflheim Imperial Army, and the leading magitek researcher. He took notice of the Lucis outlaw dubbed “Adagium” and released Ardyn from his imprisonment on Angelgard.

Aera Mils Fleuret

The first Oracle, chosen as the bridge between humankind and the divine. She and Ardyn were deeply in love with each other.

Regis Lucis Caelum

Noctis Lucis Caelum’s father and the 113th King of Lucis. He puts his heart and soul into protecting the Kingdom of Lucis from the Niflheim Empire’s frequent invasions.

Somnus Lucis Caelum

Ardyn’s younger brother and the Founder King of Lucis. Dubbed the “Mystic” based on his feats in battle. He imprisoned his older brother Ardyn, who had become a daemon, and ascended to the throne.

■ Various New Systems

New systems have been implemented that are unique to Ardyn, who possesses the power of daemons.

Shadow Move to Points on the Map

By using the power of daemons, Ardyn can freely move about at high speeds to points on the map with the “Shadow Move” ability.


Ardyn has the special power to transform enemies into daemons and render them powerless. By successfully landing a finishing attack (landing five consecutive hits), you will then be able to use the one-hit kill special attack “Daemonification” (official English name pending).

You can also activate Daemonification by successfully landing a sequence of attacks following a back-attack. Utilize Ardyn’s Shadow Move to attack the enemy from behind.

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RaptorChrist (on 26 March 2019)

It's a bit of a disappointment that they had to cancel a couple of the future DLCs, but the more I think about it, it's not really that big of a surprise. Squeenix has been really slow at developing their AAA games, and it's been this way since FF13. I started replaying FFXV last month after a Steam sale on the Royal edition; not sure if this DLC is going to be free for me or not, but if it is, I might play it.

Bristow9091 (on 26 March 2019)

It's not, I just checked since I own the Royal Edition... still need to pay for the DLC, kind of sucks, but the DLC does seem pretty cool so I'm gonna' end up buying it at some point anyway lol.

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RaptorChrist (on 26 March 2019)

I liked the Gladio DLC quite a lot, and I think the next one I'll be doing is Prompto's. I'm playing through them at their appropriate time during the storyline, so the pacing is quite nice.

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Bristow9091 (on 26 March 2019)

Yeah I just wish they'd do an update that checks if you have the DLC and asks if you want to play it at the right time in the story, rather than having to exit to the menu to pick the one you want... would be nice to see it properly integrated into the story.

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Shiken (on 26 March 2019)

I enjoyed playing the original version of this game but I cannot support the DLC. S3lling an incomplete story just to finish it with DLC is a bad fad in the industry today.