Published on December 11th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

FINAL FANTASY XVI Paid DLC “Echoes of the Fallen” Now Available

During The Game Awards 2023, SQUARE ENIX® revealed a new trailer that showcased two paid DLC chapters for the critically acclaimed action-RPG, FINAL FANTASY™XVI, on PlayStation®5. The first DLC, titled “Echoes of the Fallen,” is now available on the PlayStation™Store, with the second DLC, titled “The Rising Tide,” set to release in Autumn(ANZ) 2024. Players can also purchase the FINAL FANTASY XVI Expansion Pass, which will include both chapters at a discounted price.


“Echoes of the Fallen” unlocks new story, battles, weapons, accessories, level cap and more. The adventure begins before the base game’s final battle, as strange, dark crystals begin to circulate on the black market. Players will follow Clive and company during their investigations as they encounter a group of suspicious traders, leading them to a long-abandoned Fallen tower known as the Sagespire and the terrible secrets that await within.

Special bonus items for purchasing “Echoes of the Fallen” or the Expansion Pass include the Buster Sword, allowing Clive to wield Cloud Strife’s iconic weapon from FINAL FANTASY VII, and the “Away (1987)” Orchestrion Roll which allows a chip-tune version of the song “Away” to be played as background music in the hideaway.

“The Rising Tide” will bring new challenges and more, including the confrontation between Clive and the legendary Eikon, Leviathan.

More information on “Echoes of the Fallen,” “The Rising Tide” and the Expansion Pass is available on the official website at:

FINAL FANTASY XVI introduces players to an all-new story in the FINAL FANTASY universe, an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realm of Valisthea – a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, mighty summoned beasts and their Dominants, men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria” and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon known as Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.

Players can experience the beginning of Clive’s epic tale and learn about his ambitions and goals for free, by downloading the FINAL FANTASY XVI Demo on the PlayStation™Store at:

FINAL FANTASY XVI is now available for PlayStation®5.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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