I consider myself a video game expert. A video game professional. A pro gamer. When looking at games people like me can read between the lines, see the code, the 0s and 1s flashing in front of us. That’s exactly why it’s possible to tell already using DEDUCTION what the Final Fantasy XV DLC will be about, using my EXPERTISE.
Episode Gladio: Gladio and the Cup Noodle of Gilgamesh
It’s a long drive from Lestallum to Cape Caem. That’s a long time for you to get hungry. Of course this is why Gladio bounces from the rest of the group and strikes off on his own. Even Ignis’ home cooked meals, and the Cup Noodles the Fantasy squad (Team FF!) stocked up on at Lestallum weren’t enough for Gladio anymore. His hunger goes deeper than that. His hunger is insatiable. Only the power one being wields will be enough to quell it — Gilgamesh, Keeper of the Cup.
Gladio will team up with Cor on a quest to obtain not just the ultimate flavour experience, but to conquer that experience and make it his own. Along the way Gladio will unlock Cup Noodle themed gear and equipment, such as a Cup Noodle helmet. Despite being able to wear this in the main game, no characters will ever acknowledge that he is wearing a Cup Noodle on his head. This is because they do not care.
Episode Prompto: Prompto’s Journey of Self-Discovery
While this one will take place during Prompto’s brief late game absence, it’ll take some queues from the Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV anime and actually flashback through Prompto’s earlier life as he re-rediscovers himself. Unlike the rest of the game, Episode Prompto will actually use the same engine as Life Is Strange for this, another Square Enix published game. Your goal is to use photography to shame yourself into losing weight in order to finally become friends with Prince Noctis. This is because the corridors in the palace have doorways that are so narrow, Noctis can never be friends with children who are even slightly overweight.
Alternatively maybe the Prompto DLC will simply be the option to remove him from the main game.
Episode Ignis: Ignis Scientia’s Kitchen Nightmares
So what exactly was Ignis up to during the epic battle with Leviathan and Niflheim in Altissa? Does it matter? Who cares about that? All I care about is Ignis and his tasty, tasty RECI-PAYS. After the events of Final Fantasy XV‘s “thrilling” conclusion Ignis devotes himself to the kitchen, eventually blind taste testing dishes for reality TV.
This fame leads to Ignis travelling over Eos to rate restaurants and to help them improve. This results in the sad shuttering of Takka’s diner, and further down the line, in a final heart rending sequence, the closure of Gladiolus’ Noodilouses in Galdin Quay. A screenshot from the ending is below.