Square Enix has officially announced Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition for PS4 and Xbox One. It will launch alongside the Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, the PC version of the game, on March 6 for US$49.99. Many people assumed that the Royal Edition was just an "ultimate edition" of the game with all of the DLC and updates.
It turns out that there is much more to it than that.
Not only will the Royal Edition come with all the season pass content but it will also have a few new features that weren't previously announced. It will have an expanded map with a number of new sidequests, a fully-playable royal boat that was only teased in the main game, a first-person camera mode, and more.
Here is the full list of new features in the Royal Edition:
Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins– all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
A new accessory that can activate the new action "Armiger Unleashed" –players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
A new first-person camera mode,allowing players to experience the game from Noctis' perspective.
More than a dozen pieces of downloadable contentincluding weapons, Regalia car skinsanditem sets
All season pass contentincluding Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades, and Episode Ignis
Archive –players can review the "Cosmogony" stories scattered throughout the Final Fantasy XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
The Final Fantasy XV base game
Fans that already own the game will be able to get the new features for US$19.99, not including the season pass content. The season pass content comes with special episodes that focus on Noctis' party members Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis. It also has the Comrades multiplayer expansion set after the game's 13th chapter.
Players that haven't gotten the game yet should probably wait for the Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition since it's US$49.99 and comes with a ton of bonus content. For those that bought the game and want more of it, they can get the extra content for US$19.99.