About a couple of months ago, Square Enix held the closed beta for Final Fantasy 15‘s online multiplayer expansion known as Comrades, which allowed players to customize avatars with various clothing and weapons to then form a team with up to three other players and engage in quests. Now, the publisher and developer has announced exactly when the co-op multiplayer mode will make its way to the role-playing game, with the company proclaiming that the expansion will be available to play on October 31, 2017.
In addition to the reveal of the release date for Final Fantasy 15‘s Comrades content, Square Enix also put out a brand new trailer for the multiplayer expansion, which can be viewed directly below. Of course, should fans have not finished the base game’s campaign yet, they may want to avoid watching the clip completely and they should tread carefully through the rest of this article, as spoilers for the story are abound.
In Comrades, Final Fantasy 15 players are cast as members of the Kingsglaive, and it is set after Chapter 13, which involves the role-playing game’s protagonist Noctis disappearing for a long period of time. With this being the case, the Kingsglaive are tasked with discovering more about Noctis’ mysterious absconding, with each character unlocking different unique abilities based on various Lucian kings along the way.
For those who wish to give Comrades a go once it comes out this Halloween, Final Fantasy 15 players will not only need to own the base game, but also they will be required to purchase its expansion. That said, season pass owners will receive Comrades at no additional cost. Of course, since the multiplayer DLC is an online component, an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription is also required to play the multiplayer aspect of the game.
While there are surely droves of Final Fantasy 15 fans who have been patiently waiting for the confirmation of Comrades’ release date, there are also many eagerly anticipating the launch of additional story materials for the base game’s ancillary characters. Speaking of which, Episode Ignis is set to drop later this December, so it looks as if players starving for more content will have to rely on Comrades to sate them for the time being.
Final Fantasy 15 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it is set to launch in early 2018 for PC.
Source: Final Fantasy XV – YouTube