Square Enix has finally released the 2D side-scroller of Final Fantasy 15 (FF15) known as A King’s Tale. Those who pre-ordered the game on GameStop received the exclusive title before developers decided to make it available to everyone.
Those wanting to get their hands on A King’s Tale may do so for free on their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans of the game can download it through the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Games Store as a digital copy.
A King’s Tale would further expand the current plot in the main game just like the Brotherhood series and the Kingsglaive movie. The game would focus on the story of King Regis, known as the father of Noctis, the protagonist of FF15.
The game would feature King Regis’ adventures with his companions Weskham, Cid, and Clarus just like his son with Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto. They have to join forces together in order to defeat the monsters that started to invade the royal capital.
Final Fantasy 15 Starts with a Bedtime Story
According to GameSpot, Square Enix started off A King’s Tale with King Regis putting the restless Noctis into sleep by telling him a bedtime story. Players would then take on the role of the father and “entertain” his son in his dream with some epic 2D-scrolling action.
Aside from the characters and story elements found inside A King’s Tale, it would also feature several retro-graphic-based games. It would include a fast-paced combat system with the main game’s signature gigantic swords and big summons.
Final Fantasy 15 A King’s Tale: A Way of Thanking the Fans
According to GameRant, the free release of A King’s Tale might be Square Enix’s way of thanking its fans for supporting their game. The game became successful that it managed to sell enough copies to break even the development costs on its release.
Final Fantasy Series Director Tetsuya Nomura even thanked the fans earlier this year through a message posted with Square Enix. Nomuya pointed out in his previous posts that FF15 still has a long way to go and that they would consider releasing a fix for certain chapters. So far, developers already have several DLCs (downloadable content) for the game.
Nomuya mentioned previously that Square Enix had to delay the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 so that they could focus with FF15. Square Enix has already released FF15 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while the release date for Kingdom Hearts 3 remains unknown.