Final Fantasy XV update and ‘Holiday Pack’ DLC launch December 22
posted on 12.16.16 at 04:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Free update adds New Game+ and picture frames.

Final Fantasy XV

Original 12/15/16 at 8:38 p.m.: The first downloadable content for Final Fantasy XV will launch alongside a free update on December 22 in Japan, Square Enix announced.

Get all the information below.

■ Update Information

A free update will launch alongside the Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack+ and Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack (Free Version) downloadable content.

(1) New Game+

After clearing the game, you can start a new game carrying over the data from your cleared game.

(2) SNS Picture Frames

Add social networking site-like picture frames to your photos, Christmas included, and share your favorite photos via social networking sites.

■ DLC

The Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack+ and Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack (Free Version) downloadable content will launch on December 22. The packs include convenient accessories, such as those that make it easier to acquire items or so that you do not consume stamina. It also includes tickets to participate in a carnival to be held in late January. Additionally, users who have the Holiday Pack will get more costumes and picture frames via a January update. The Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack+ is available only to Season Pass holders.

Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack+

Includes convenient accessories and a ticket for a carnival to be held in late January. The full contents include:

  • Protection Ring
  • Command Booster (Noctis-only)
  • Phantom Booster (Noctis-only)
  • Instant Kill Victory Song
  • Battle Technique Victory Song
  • Fortuitous Key
  • Stamina Anchor (Noctis-only)
  • Carnival Style Costume (Noctis-only) – To be added via an update in late January.
  • Picture Frames (Holiday Pack Limited Edition) – To be added via an update in late January.
  • Limited Time Carnival Ticket+ – Though the name differs from “Limited Time Carnival Ticket” included with the free Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack, it is the same.

Users who purchase the Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack+ can also receive the free Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack.

Final Fantasy XV Holiday Pack (Free Version)

Includes convenient accessories and a ticket for a carnival to be held in late January. The full contents include:

  • Level Stopper
  • Annihilation Victory Song
  • Moogle Chocobo Carnival T-Shirt Costume (Noctis-only) – To be added via an update in late January.
  • Limited Time Carnival Ticket

Carnival Style Costume

Final Fantasy XV

Moogle Chocobo Carnival T-Shirt Costume

Final Fantasy XV

Moogle Chocobo Carnival

This is the carnival that will be held in late January.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Update 12/16/16 at 4:00 a.m.: The update and downloadable content will launch worldwide on December 22. Here is Square Enix’s official English press release:

All players can download a free update for the game that adds a NEW GAME+ feature allowing those who have completed the game’s main line story to start a new game with all previous gameplay data intact. Starting on the 22nd December, players will be able to get a new photo frame feature where players can choose from a variety of themed photo frames that can be applied to and accessorised with Prompto’s photographs.

Fans who hold the FINAL FANTASY XV Season Pass or own the FINAL FANTASY XV Digital Premium Edition will also have access to the Holiday Pack + DLC for even more exclusive in-game items.

The Holiday Pack (Free Version) will also be available for download next week offering fans a selection of useful accessories as well as a Carnival Passport for the Moogle Chocobo Carnival which takes place late January. The Holiday Pack (Free Version) includes:

  • Warrior’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Offense outside of training.
  • Nixperience Band – A device that stops experience points from being tallied, preventing the party from levelling up for an added challenge.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Choco-Mog Tee (available late January 2017) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favourite fluffy and feathery friends. Colourful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

The premium Holiday Pack + DLC includes:

  • Ring of Resistance – A protective piece of jewelry that renders the entire party to be resistant to magical friendly fire.
  • Tech Turbocharger – A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
  • Armiger Accelerator – A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
  • Blitzer’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Time outside of training.
  • Tactician’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Finesse outside of training.
  • Key of Prosperity – A lucky charm that increases the rate at which fallen foes leave behind items of value.
  • Stamina Badge – A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Festive Ensemble (available late January) – A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. The darling design puts all who see it in high spirits
  • Holiday Pack + Exclusive Photo Frames (available late January) – Additional themes the player can add to Prompto’s photos when sharing over social media.

Players who have the Season Pass or the Digital Premium Edition should also download the Holiday Pack (Free Version) as the items will not be automatically downloaded.

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