Square Enix Ltd., has finally unveiled today, that Final Fantasy XV players will soon be able to create their own avatar and join up with three other friends to take on epic quests and battles in the game’s first and only online multiplayer expansion titled “Comrades.” Starting 31st October, players will play as a survivor from the Kingsglaive to find out more about the disappearance of Noctis after the events in Chapter 13 from the main game.
As members of the Kingsglaive, players can equip royal sigils that grant special powers from the Lucian bloodline. Players can then strategise and create a balanced team to take on a variety of quests. In addition to multiplayer quests, single player quests are also available for players to enhance their characters. Square Enix also released a trailer featuring a brand-new track, “Choosing Hope” composed by Nobuo Uematsu and sung by Japanese singer Emiko Suzuki.
The trailer showcases the state of the world after Noctis’s supposed defeat by Ardyn and it looks fascinating. Seeing the supporting cast get more time to shine, Cid, Iris etc. is brilliant and getting to play as a member of the legendary Kingsglaive is something of a dream of mine since I watched Nix battle upon the skyscrapers of the kingdom in the finale to Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
The Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades will be available on 31st October for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system. The expansion requires Final Fantasy XV and purchase of either Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades or the Season Pass. Players also require an Xbox Live Gold membership or a PlayStation Plus subscription.