'Final Fantasy XV' Getting Square Enix CEO Battle DLC
"Final Fantasy XV" was launched on November 29 and has so far moved over Five million copies. The game is Square Enix's first title to get a simultaneous global release. Previous installments usually launch in Japan first, then get localized for different markets at a later date. The company is reported to release more DLC content for the game in the coming months.
In Japan, Square Enix held a special livestream called the "Mystery Disc" program a few hours before the Japanese midnight launch of "Final Fantasy XV." Siliconera reports that the stream showcased a special version of the game where they had Noctis (the game's protagonist) move around a festival. The game also had a special appearance from a giant young Prompto as well as a cameo from the company's CEO Yosuke Matsuda.
Various "Final Fantasy XV" fan art were also featured in the stream but the highlight of the program was the epic battle between the Noctis and Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda. The game version of Matsuda wielded a sword, an auto rifle and powers similar to the protagonist. He also was shown shooting laser beams out of his eyes.
During the "Final Fantasy XV" "Mystery Disc" livestream, the hosts jokingly asked fans if they would like to purchase the special CEO fight as a 500 yen DLC. It must have generated a positive response from fans, because the game's director Hajime Tabata in an interview with Famitsu (via Siliconera), confirmed that they are in the process of releasing the special fight as a future DLC.
Famitsu asked Tabata about how Square Enix CEO Matsuda might react about the decision. The director claims that the CEO was agreeable and even appeared happy about it. Moreover, the game director also discussed about the "Final Fantasy XV" free "Holiday Pack" DLC. He says the content will supposedly feature a form of "New Game+" in it as well as an option to toggle the level cap of the game and more.
"Final Fantasy XV" was initially revealed as "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" and was originally slated to release for the Playstation 3.