Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis Trailer Looks Sinister As Hell, Coming This December

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If you live in Australia, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto is already out. And if you’ve beaten Episode Prompto, then you’re one lucky Ozzie, because an Episode Ignis teaser trailer unlocks after doing so. Check it out below:

Looks like Ignis has unlocked a new recipe… for pain.

Ignis is missing the facial scars acquired post-blinding, so with Ardyn’s twisty mind involved, who knows what manner of depredation and degradation our stylish butler is forced to endure? Is Ardyn involved in blinding him? We already got Prompto strung up like Squall in the main storyline, but are we going to see Ignis get tortured, too? The man already has to clean up after Noctis and force his picky ass to eat more than ramen. Hasn’t he been tortured enough?

All we know about Episode Ignis is that, same as Episode Gladiolus and Episode Prompto , you control the titular companion and the story’s plot is focused on that character’s off-screen adventures. It’s rumored that the gameplay will be more tactical than the action-driven Episode Gladiolus. We also know that Episode Ignis will be the most story-heavy of the episodes, which is why it was saved for last, according to a chat between Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata and Dualshockers.

“Regarding which one would come first between Episode Prompto and Episode Ignis, it’s actually something that we have been debating among ourselves, but we came to the conclusion that the content of Episode Ignis is going to affect the storyline of the game and it has much impact on what happened in the Final Fantasy 15 story, so we want to create a really solid game for Episode Ignis, which is why we sort of left the best for last,” said Tabata.

(Ignis best boy? #confirmed)

What happens in Episode Ignis apparently has a major impact on the main plotline of Final Fantasy 15, which does rather beg the question of why it was excised to be served up as DLC, but at least we’re getting answers, right? Right?

Enticingly, Square Enix announced during E3 that more Final Fantasy 15 news would be revealed at Gamescom. Yes, it’s that time-honored tradition of an announcement of an announcement, but might we get more details on Episode Ignis ?

“We’ve been very busy," said Tabata during the team’s latest Active Time Report. "We must make it so that we can announce some proper good announcements for the summer, we want to share some good information at Gamescom.”

His words don’t hint towards anything in particular, but let’s face it, aside from co-op multiplayer and giant VR fish, what else could possibly be on the Final Fantasy 15 plate? A Cooking Mama/Saint Ignis collaboration to make up for all the pain coming his way? (I’ve now made myself want this.) Or will they tell us what content we’ll be getting leading up to December? Six months with no DLC seems like quite a while for a game whose post-launch strategy has involved steady infusions of extra content.

Episode Ignis will cost $4.99 on launch, same as Episode Prompto and Episode Gladiolus, unless you’re a Season Pass holder, in which case you’ve already got what you need. Other upcoming DLC includes Monsters of the Deep, a VR fishing game, and co-op multiplayer promised to players as part of Final Fantasy 15 ’s last DLC.

Anything you wish to see in the upcoming Episode Ignis DLC? What do you think Ignis is going through in his DLC? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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Despite it's flaws, Final Fantasy XV is a milestone achievement: not just for being completed, but for being completed with polish, aplomb and love.
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  • A massive, beautiful world to explore
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  • Stealth sequences feel out of place
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