Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis DLC Released

Completionists may have noticed their percentages on Final Fantasy XV have recently been reduced, as the latest DLC has just been released. Titled Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis, the DLC includes a new sub-story of Ignis which runs parallel to the main story during Chapter 9, as well as the ability to fight Noctis, and new music.

The DLC also adds the new companion, Ravus, to the game who assists Ignis in battle. “Ravus will join forces with Ignis, putting allegiances aside in order to save the ones they care about,” stated Square Enix in a press release.

The Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis also adds the following 7 trophies to the game:

Hidden Power (bronze) – Took down 10 enemies using the spelldaggers
Swift Retaliation (bronze) – Took down 10 enemies with counterstrikes
Master of the Elements (bronze) – Took down 100 enemies using Total Clarity
A Noble Sacrifice (bronze) – Completed EPISODE IGNIS on Normal
Altissian Ambassador (silver) – Collected all documents
Another Path (bronze) – Defeated Ardyn in Chapter 3, Verse 2
A New Protagonist (gold) – Earned the top ranking in the Friendly Match

The DLC Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis is now available for download on the PlayStation Store, and costs $5.

The 2017 Tokyo Game Show

Makuhari Messe first opened their doors to the press on Thursday, and are now wide open to the public where eager gamers are piling in to check out this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The crowds get bigger each year, but so too does the Tokyo Game Show ever since recovering from the global recession several years ago. All three main halls are now wall-to-wall with gaming companies and businesses, while an additional two more were open for indie games, VR, and an attempt to promote e-sports here in Japan.

2017 Tokyo Game Show

While there weren’t any main events or “must see” games or hardware this year, there were some titles we were thrilled to check out. The PlayStation booth had playable demos for Santa Monica Studio‘s God Of War, set to be released early next year, as well as Polyphony Digital‘s Gran Turismo Sport racing its way to stores next month, and the next Call of Duty: WWII set for release in November.

Other cool titles to try – and were heavily promoted – included Detroit: Become Human, the latest game from the developers of Heavy Rain set in a neo-noir future involving androids, planned for release sometime next year. And of course, Monster Hunter: World – the first Monster Hunter title to have Trophies! – coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January. It’s apparent Monster Hunter: World is one of the more anticipated games here in Japan, with massive promotional booths at both the PlayStation area, as well as the Capcom spot which featured a massive dragon-like creature.

2017 Tokyo Game ShowOther titles being promoted by the bigger companies included Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer DLC coming next month from Square Enix, the remake of Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (Yakuza 2) titled Ryu ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 by SEGA, as well as their Ryu ga Gotoku Online set for launch next year – which we suspect may not see an overseas release.

But in our opinion, the more exciting stuff was happening at the indie game and VR hall, were we saw – and tried – an assortment of experimental games, as well as new VR software and peripherals.

H2L, a Japanese company, had a new VR device called the First VR, which includes a simple wristband that not only tracks your arm movements, but when your hand is is opened or closed, allowing you to “pick up and drop” items in the virtual world.

Another Japanese developer, named Prodigy, worked with Joysound to create a boxing/karaoke game called Nagu Kara, meaning Punching Karaoke. Select your favorite song (we did Bon Jovi – It’s My Life) and sing into the mic to boost your strength, while using the motion controls to box your way to the top.

And Unbereal created a VR tank battle game called ArtiFight, where players moved their tanks forward and back by peddling on an exorcise bike, while turning and firing using hand controllers.

2017 Tokyo Game ShowChinese developer NetDragon had several “4D” VR games for demonstration, our favorite being D-Day, an on-rails shooter where you fire at multiple alien creatures using a gatling gun. Not only do you feel immersed in the action through the VR headset, but the whole seat and physical representation of the gatling gun moves and shakes depending on what’s happening in the game.

And the biggest event – requiring a 3 hour wait to try – was the Gyro VR from South Korea’s Sangwha. Enter a massive gyro like you might see at NASA, strap on the VR headset, and experience robot battles and extreme sports while being spun 360 degrees in sync to what’s happening in the virtual world.

Perhaps this was the first time the indie and VR games stole the show away from the bigger developers, marking the 2017 Tokyo Game Show an overall fun and intriguing experience!

2017 Tokyo Game ShowBe sure to check out our video presentation of both Day 1 and Day 2!


written by Damon Finos

Final Fantasy XV July Update Adds Magitek Exosuits

An upcoming update to Final Fantasy XV will be adding the Magitek Exosuit, a new outfit which allows the player-characters to become invincible for 30 minutes every twenty-four hours, as well as boost the fishing skills. The free update will be released on July 31.


The Magitek Exosuit was originally planned to be included with the Booster Pack, released on February 21 this year. Yet modification, due to their original simularity to the Power Rangers outfits, casued a delay.


“Due to the delay of its release,” stated Square Enix. “We have decided to distrubute the Magitek Exosuit to all players via the July game update, in place of the Booster Pack (Free Version).”


While the July Update, with its Magitek Exosuits, is not expected to add any Trophies to the list, we can assume they will come in handy when taking down some difficult Hunts or fulfilling some challenging Quests. Previous updates to Final Fantasy XV include the Episode Prompto DLC released on June 26, which added 7 Trophies to the list. The Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades DLC is still expected to be released in the near future, with a date not yet set.

Final Fantasy XV Update 1.12 Adds DLC & Trophies

The Final Fantasy XV Update 1.12 is now live, weighing in at 8.65 GB on the PlayStation 4. The Update 1.12 adds the new Episode Prompto DLC, which will be available for purchase and download tomorrow.


The Final Fantasy XV Update 1.12 adds the following:


* Addition of compatibility with Episode Prompto

* Addition of pieces from Episode Prompto to music player tracklist

* Implementation of Regalia Type-D off-road customization option

* Conclusion of survey regarding future updates

* Various bug fixes


The Episode Prompto DLC also adds the following 7 Trophies to the list:


* Unseen Asassin (bronze) – Stealth-killed 3 enemies

* Sharp Shooting (bronze) – Took down 30 enemies with crackshots

* Field Photographer (bronze) – Took 10 photos mid-battle using Selfie Shot

* Unbreakable Bonds (bronze) Completed Episode Prompto on Normal

* An Emperor Deposed (silver) – Defeated the kaiser behemoth

* Hidden Trophy (unknown)

* Dogged Rider (gold) – Earned the top ranking on all three Time Trial courses


The Final Fantasy XV Update 1.12, with the Episode Prompto DLC, now brings the total Trophy count to 65.

Final Fantasy XV Trophy Guide

Final Fantasy XV Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **  Though it requires a fair bit of time, there are no missable Trophies, nor any particular tricky ones.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Final Fantasy XV ** 51 Square Enix Japan 42 5 3 0 7

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is an open-world action-RPG, and the fifteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy series which began on the NES in 1987. Players in a party of four travel together across the world of Eos either on foot, by car, or riding the chocobo birds, while battling randomly encountered enemies and bosses. Fighting uses a real-time, action-based battle system where the main character can select among four weapons or magic, attack while also dodging or warping, while issuing selective commands to teammates.

On the Earth-like world of Eos, Noctis, the crown prince, is sent on a journey with his three friends to the city of Altissia, where he is to marry the princess Lunafrey. However, along the way, the Niflheim Empire attacks Noctis' homeland and kills his father, King Regis. Noctis and his friends must find a way to rescue the princess and bring peace back to his homeland.

Final Fantasy XV received fairly positive reviews, with an average score of 83%, praised for its graphics, presentation, and detail, though criticized by some for its simplistic combat system and, at times, linear scenarios.

Compared with some of the previous Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy XV doesn't require a whole lot of grinding, nor are there any missable trophies. Simply play through the game, complete it, then enter free roam to mop-up anything you missed. While some battles may require a bit more skill than in previous titles due to the change in style, it's nothing any average gamer can't handle.

Expect roughly 55-65 hours of gameplay for the Platinum.

For the most part, there are no missable trophies to worry about. The only trophy you should be concerned about is the Chosen King, for which you'll need to defeat Ifrit on Normal difficulty mode in Chapter 14. If you are playing on Easy, just make sure to switch to Normal before Ifrit's HP reaches 20%. However, if you're playing the game on Normal mode anyway, than you have nothing to worry about.

For the Weaving A Tapestry trophy, you'll need to complete a total of 80 sidequests. However, there are roughly 120 side quests in the game, which means you aren't required to do all of them. Yet, as any seasoned RPG player will know, it's always a good idea to work on these as they become available in order to boost your stats. This also includes doing Hunts, which are great for getting Gil.

You'll also want to work towards reaching the maximum levels of fishing, survival, photography, and cooking, during the course of your gameplay. This is done by simply catching lots of fish at the fishing spots, traveling on foot for survival, resting each evening for photography, and camping for the cooking level. Boosting each of the four skills to their maximum of Level 10 will unlock each of their respective trophies.

Once you complete the main story, you'll enter Free Roam, where you can mop-up any trophies you may be missing. This will also unlock a few extra quests, as well.

Have fun!

First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:

A detailed, text-based Walkthrough by A Backdated Future:

And Shack Staff have a useful Walkthrough and Guide here:

Aeirou has a great Trophy Guide here:

And a great Trophy Guide by PowerPyx:

Moss1342 has a simple but useful Trophy Guide here:

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by The Pants Party:

A video demonstration of the Ifrit Boss Fight by HarryNinetyFour:

And a video demonstration by HarryNinetyFour demonstrating the Regalia Pilot trophy:

And HarryNinetyFour's video demonstration of the Adamantoise Boss Fight:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: