During E3, we got an early look at some of Final Fantasy XV’s upcoming DLC, but only now has an official Episode Prompto trailer dropped. This time it shows off a lot more than just empty corridors, though the exact scope is still a little unclear.
Episode Prompto takes on the 3rd person shooter genre, and even has some stealth elements. You’ll be able to take weapons from the magitek soldiers to supplement Prompto’s standard handgun, ranging from assault rifles to even a bazooka (that clips through his head).
We also get to finally take a look at the snowy areas hinted at from the initial reveal trailer. We see a lot of Prompto on a snow mobile (there will be some kind of time trail mode), as well as some arctic shooting action. At one point he does a big jump, and the area looks sort of large, though it could just as easily be a linear snowmobile section.
Allegedly, it will take about two hours to beat, though as with Episode Gladiolus it could end up shorter for most players. The scope does definitely appear to be larger this time around, though.
Episode Prompto also introduces some new characters, and it seems like it will add a lot more story than Episode Gladiolus, which was more or less a simple detour. There’s someone who appears to be an Empire scientist, who seems to be responsible for the magitek soldiers and monsters.
Aranea also seems to begrudgingly team up with Prompto (though never mentions it later in the main game for some reason). It doesn’t seem like she’ll be playable directly, but she will have team attacks with Prompto. With the red scarf for the wintery environment, her design throws back to some of Type-0′s excellent character designs.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Prompto will release very soon on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One — 27th June 2016. We’ll be sure to let you know what we think about it!