If you’re itching to get your hands on Final Fantasy XV’s fancy PC version ahead of its March 6 release, Square Enix has you covered. Today they announced that a free demo of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is coming February 26 to Steam, Origin, and the Windows 10 Microsoft Store.
The demo will include the tutorial and all of chapter one. Any save data from the Windows 10 version will be cross-compatible with the Xbox One version of Final Fantasy XV. A later update will enable Windows 10 and Xbox One players to play together with the Comrades multiplayer expansion.
Square Enix also announced pre-order details for the Final Fantasy Windows Edition, organized by which digital store you purchase from.
Purchasing the game before May 1 grants the Half-Life Pack. The Half-Life Pack provides a costume for Noctics that turns him into Gordon Freeman, the silent, bespectacled protagonist of the Half-Life series. The costume will also be available for multiplayer avatars when playing the Comrades expansion.
The last Half-Life game released in 2007. Valve, rather infamously, has no plans to make any more despite leaving the story unfinished.
Steam players will also receive the FFXV Fashion Collection, which includes some more outfits for Noctics in the forms of T-Shirts showing off the various DLC packs. These shirts actually have in-game benefits, from increasing strength to improving health recovery.
Pre-ordering from Origin grants the FFXV Decal Selection, letting players decorate the Regalia car with colorful details. Other pre-order bonuses will be announced later.
You will receive the FFXV Powerup Pack if you purchase via the Microsoft Store. The pack includes 10 phoenix downs, 10 elixirs, and a legendary sword called Dodanuki.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support up to 8k resolution with HDR10 and Dobly Atmos, as well as mod support and all released DLC and updates. Console owners interested in this version can upgrade to the Royal Edition. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be available March 6, with the demo coming February 26. It’s rated T for Teen.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is coming February 13 on Nintendo 3DS. Eager fans can get their hands on the demo right now on the Nintendo eShop. Any progress you make in the demo can then be transferred to the full game. You can also download a Nintendo 3DS theme for free.
Developer and Publisher Atlus has revealed the launch and post-launch DLC plans for Radiant Historia. Below is the full schedule of DLC content and release dates.
February 13 (Launch Day)
- Growth Ring: Consumable item. Gain additional EXP.
- Mole Armlet: Consumable item. Gain additional money.
- New Difficulty – DEADLY: Unlock “Near Death” difficulty.
- Chibi Art Pack: Switch main character art to Chibi art.
- Classic Art Pack: Switch main character art to original version’s.
- Bathing in Mana: Fan service event. Each character will show up ready for a swim. Plus an additional boss battle.
- Rage of the Fallen: Rescue Aht and Marco in New Granorg in different timeline.
- Under the Moonlight: Investigate information leak with Eruca and Rainey in New Granorg in different timeline.
- Settling the Score: Investigate the distortion in time with Rosch and Gafka in different timeline. Fight against seven bosses in sequence.
- Meeting in the Chasm: Explore the hidden past of Nemesia.
- Hunting Corridor: A dungeon that you can find an item to boost up your character parameters.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an expanded remaster of the original 2011 Nintendo DS JRPG Radiant Historia. It features a time-traveling story where a party of heroes must navigate two different timelines with diverging decisions and outcomes. Radiant Historia is often considered one of the best JRPGs of the DS era.
The new 3DS version features added gameplay and story content as well as voice acting and cutscenes. It’s rated T for Teen for Fantasy Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes, and Alcohol. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is out February 13.
Square Enix has announced the official release date for the long-awaited PC version of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will launch on March 6. It will be available on Steam, Origin, and Windows 10 for $49.99. Not to leave out consoles, a new Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition was also announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, also for $49.99. The Royal Edition, like the Windows Edition, will include over 20 post-launch add-ons and DLC.
Existing Final Fantasy XV owners on console will be able to upgrade to the Royal Edition via a new Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack, which will be available for $19.99 on the PlayStation and Xbox stores.
The full list of new features and content for the Windows Edition and Royal Edition are listed below.
- Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
- A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
- A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
- A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.
- More than a dozen pieces of DLC including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets
- All season pass content including the character-focused DLC Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, and Episode Ignis, as well as multiplayer expansion Comrades.
- Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the Final Fantasy XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
- Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
- New Trophies
Note that to play multiplayer via the Comrades DLC requires Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus on consoles.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support 4K resoution and HDR 10 lighting, as well as mod support. Note that you’ll need the latest Windows 10 Creators Update for HDR 10. Full Minimum, Recommended, and 4K PC requirements are listed on the official website. Benchmark software to test how your PC will run the game will be available starting February 1.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and Royal Edition will be available March 6. Final Fantasy XV has been rated T for Teen.
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