Normally if you want a multiplayer Final Fantasy experience, you need to play one of the MMOs like Final Fantasy 14. Now Final Fantasy XV is adding a multiplayer expansion, called Comrades, next month. Square Enix released a new trailer at the Tokyo Game Show along with a release date: October 31.
Comrades let’s up to four players play as members of the Kingslaive. The action is set during the events of Noctis’ disappearance in Chapter 13 of the main story. These custom characters will possess similar powers to the heroes of the main story. Noctis’ crew of Gladiolous, Prompto, and Ignis will be made playable in a future update.
The Comrades trailer features a new song composed by veteran Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. The song, “Choosing Hope,” also features Japanese singer Emiko Suzuki.
Comrades is included in the Final Fantasy XV Season Pass. It can also be purchased separately as a standalone expansion for $24.99. The Season Pass is also $24.99 and includes three previously released episodic DLC, each focusing on one of Noctis’ companions. Playing online multiplayer in Comrades still requires Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscriptions.
Final Fantasy XV is currently available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s also arriving on PC Early 2018 in a special 4K Windows Edition. The Windows Edition will also include all free and paid post-launch updates, including Comrades.
Final Fantasy XV is rated T for Teen.