Watch Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue On YouTube

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018
On March 26, the solitary surviving chapter of Final Fantasy XV's abandoned second DLC wave will be released: Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue. Before that, though, you can watch a prologue anime movie starring the central character of the DLC, the villainous Ardyn Lucis Caelum.

Ardyn wasn't a villain yet, though, at the time of the DLC. The prequel storyline will explain how he gets to that point. Episode Ardyn: Prologue is an anime short that sets the tone for the DLC, and it will be sold in Blu-ray form as part of The Dawn of the Future Celebration Box. The box also includes The Dawn Of The Future novel, compacting the entire rest of the story planned for the cancelled DLC chapters.

But you don't have to spend dozens of bucks on that elaborate package to see the short. It's on Youtube now, and linked through Square's press release below.

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 19, 2019) – The FINAL FANTASY® XV universe expands once again with a brand new, villainous storyline as SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the latest downloadable content (DLC), “Episode Ardyn” will release on March 26, 2019. Before then, fans can watch FINAL FANTASY XV EPISODE ARDYN – PROLOGUE an animated short that serves as a prequel and is available to watch here:


In FINAL FANTASY XV: EPISODE ARDYN players can experience a brand new storyline from the perspective of Ardyn Lucis Caelum. Set 35 years before the events of FINAL FANTASY XV, follow the notorious villain through being freed from an extra-long life of imprisonment and entering the world of darkness, to seeking vengeance against the Lucian royal family.

Players can utilize Ardyn’s villainous powers that can devastate his enemies in daemonic ways, as well as fly freely across the map, quickly moving around Insomnia by Shadow-Stepping to map points. Fans of FINAL FANTASY XV will also enjoy encountering familiar faces, albeit younger versions than have been seen before as well as exciting and essential new characters such as the scientist Verstael Besithia and the priestess Aera Mirus Fleuret.

FINAL FANTASY XV: EPISODE ARDYN is a single DLC episode available to purchase for players of FINAL FANTASY XV and will be available for Xbox One and Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store, the PlayStation®Store, Origin and STEAM®. For more information, please visit: FINAL FANTASY XV. This game is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.


Staff member
Apr 7, 2018
So many potential dlcs and this is the only one that made the day and sadly it is very barebones since its a cancelled beta. At least we can play this one. Who knows buying this dlc might lead to funding of the other cancelled dlc. If people can make this trend on social media maybe we can make Square Enix change their mind and continue making the dlc. I know it sounds impossible but least we tried.
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