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New information has been revealed for what's contained in the season pass for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Previously, the only info we had was what was revealed for the Japanese version of the game, but now we have some new info for the North American release... sort of.
Kotaku is reporting that there are six DLC packs with working titles, listed in their release order below.
DLC 1: Booster Pack (Working Title)
DLC 2: Episode Gladio (Working Title)
DLC 3: Holiday Pack (Working Title)
DLC 4: Episode Ignis (Working Title)
DLC 5: Episode Prompto (Working Title)
DLC 6: Expansion Pack (Working Title)
Previous reports had indicated that the season pass for Final Fantasy XV would be priced at around $25. Unfortunately for some, you cannot purchase the season pass separate from the limited deluxe edition of Final Fantasy XV.
As listed above, you get each of the vaguely detailed DLC packs, including a Booster Pack, which many assume is a cheap way to play through the game with extra item, weapon or character buffs. Traditionally, DLC Booster Packs are just premium cheats. I've never understood the reason to pay for those Booster Packs when it completely defeats the purpose of paying to play the game. I'll never get over the concept of paying for a game and then paying for a Booster Pack to not play the game.
Anyway, the second pack is called Episode Gladio, which many assume will be a playable DLC pack centered around Noctis' bodyguard, Gladio. The third pack is called the Holiday Pack, and some assume this may include holiday (Christmas) themed clothes and items, but no one can say for sure.
The next two episodes focus on Prompto and Ignis, the two other companions of Noctis in his journey throughout Final Fantasy XV. The Brotherhood anime short series has already covered their relationships but I'm assuming that the DLC for the game will go a bit more in depth? We'll see.
Now the most ambiguous and talked about DLC pack for the season pass is the generically named Expansion Pack. Yes, this expansion pack is simply called Expansion Pack. No one knows what's in the expansion pack, or what it could contain, but it arrives after all of the character DLC.
Rumors have spread that it could be additional single-player story content for Final Fantasy XV, while others think that it could contain extra weapons, car skins or outfits for Noctis and the boys. The reality is that no one has any idea what the inconspicuously named Expansion Pack could entail. It's so generic and simple that it could literally relate to anything.
At the end of the day we don't know what's in these expansion packs and how much content they'll actually contain. If we tried to break down the DLC according to the season pass price, that would work out to around $4 per DLC, but that would be assuming all of it is worth the same amount. The likelihood is that the Holiday Pack is likely going to be $1.99, while the Booster Pack might also carry a $1.99 price tag. If we're to assume the character DLCs are story oriented they could be close to $4 each, which would mean that the Expansion Pack might be worth around $9.99. But if the character packs are just clothing items then they'll likely be pretty cheap, which could make the Expansion Pack even more expensive.
Of course, we'll likely find out more leading up to Final Fantasy XV's release on September 30th.