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Expansion Pass Including Both “Echoes of the Fallen” and “The Rising Tide” Also Announced

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 8, 2023) – During The Game Awards 2023, SQUARE ENIX® revealed a new trailer that showcased two paid DLC chapters for the critically acclaimed action-RPG, FINAL FANTASY™XVI, on PlayStation®5. The first DLC, titled “Echoes of the Fallen,” is now available on the PlayStation™Store, with the second DLC, titled “The Rising Tide,” set to release in Spring 2024. Players can also purchase the FINAL FANTASY XVI Expansion Pass, which will include both chapters at a discounted price.
The official FINAL FANTASY XVI DLC Introduction Trailer is available at:

“Echoes of the Fallen” unlocks new story, battles, weapons, accessories, level cap and more. The adventure begins before the base game’s final battle, as strange, dark crystals begin to circulate on the black market. Players will follow Clive and company during their investigations as they encounter a group of suspicious traders, leading them to a long-abandoned Fallen tower known as the Sagespire and the terrible secrets that await within.
Special bonus items for purchasing “Echoes of the Fallen” or the Expansion Pass include the Buster Sword, allowing Clive to wield Cloud Strife’s iconic weapon from FINAL FANTASY VII, and the “Away (1987)” Orchestrion Roll which allows a chip-tune version of the song “Away” to be played as background music in the hideaway.

“The Rising Tide” will bring new challenges and more, including the confrontation between Clive and the legendary Eikon, Leviathan.
More information on "Echoes of the Fallen,” “The Rising Tide” and the Expansion Pass is available on the official website at:

Further, in celebration of the nominations and win at The Game Awards, the FINAL FANTASY XVI base game is discounted 40% on the PlayStation™Store from December 7 through 11.
FINAL FANTASY XVI introduces players to an all-new story in the FINAL FANTASY universe, an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realm of Valisthea – a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, mighty summoned beasts and their Dominants, men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria” and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon known as Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.
Players can experience the beginning of Clive's epic tale and learn about his ambitions and goals for free, by downloading the FINAL FANTASY XVI Demo on the PlayStation™Store at:
FINAL FANTASY XVI is rated M (Mature) and is now available for PlayStation®5.
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