A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV Goes Free For Everyone In March

Dom Peppiatt

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV will be available as a free download for everyone starting March 1st, Square Enix announced today.

The retro-inspired side-on brawler was previously a pre-order bonus for anyone who secured a day one copy of the game from certain retailers. The game is a sort-of prelude to the main Final Fantasy XV story and takes place a good 30 years before the start of Square Enix's most recent numbered series.

In the game, you play as Noctis' father King Regis and his entourage of cronies: Weskham, Cid and Clarus. The four characters must defend the capital city of Insomnia from invading monsters and other threats.

Here's a handy reminder of what you can expect from the game in case it totally bypassed you at launch:

  • Deep Combat System – Combos, counters, and Regis’ signature “Warp Strike” combine for lightning fast real-time combat that rewards fast reflexes and smart tactics.
  • Companions – Three distinct companions offer unique and new ways to attack as well as tailored super moves that deal massive damage.
  • Magic – Ignite the battlefield, freeze your enemies, or electrify your foes with Fire, Ice, and Lightning magic.
  • Summons – Call upon epic Astral entities to decimate your foes in jaw-dropping ways

You can check out a trailer for the game below:

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV will be available to download on the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store from March 1st.

  • This is awesome. Never expected it to be free.
  • That's pretty damn cool of them. Gonna check it out. Heard a few friends say it's worth playing.
  • I'm sure this news may miff some, but this going free is awesome news! Now I need to pick up Type 0 soon. They could have charged $9.99-$14.99 for this. It being free, is just a huge bonus. Thanks!
  • And to think people paid anywhere from $15-60 on ebay for this...
  • Sweet!!! That is a nice bonus!
  • I got it free for the day 1 copy of FFXV and I enjoyed this. Short and sweet to take a break from the main games today and live back to the classic games that I grew up with as a kid.
  • Going to give it a bash for sure!
  • I'll surely get this game, not just because it's free but also because I like FFXV a lot.
  • This is why I don't preorder games that come with this type of incentive. You know it will eventually be widely released down the line. It is awesome though that this is being made available for free by Square-Enix.
  • Lol I remember suggesting this might become free on reddit and getting absolutely shit on and told I was a fucking idiot and they would never do that. I already have this but im glad everyone else can get it now too.
  • Ooohhh dayum. Exactly right that they could have easily made it £12-15 but free is awesome. Was coming to say pretty much what #4 said, sucks for all those that splashed out on ebay. I was willing to pay up to £20 but always got out bid. @10 - ha, hope you can rub it in their face. They sound like they could do with a slap. Was hoping it would eventually come out as it seemed odd that it would just fade away. GAME had the exclusive in the UK, so for it to just be limited to those who preordered with them didn't feel right.
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