Final Fantasy 16's The Rising Tide DLC will be launching in April 2024

A new trailer dropped for the DLC, revealing that classic Final Fantasy summon Leviathan will play heavily into upcoming stories and battles.


The last currently planned DLC for Final Fantasy 16 is on the way and we finally have a release date for it. The Rising Tide promises to bring all-new battles and an extended story to the game, and it looks like Leviathan will figure heavily into the expansion as a new Eikon to battle and eventually wield. Final Fantasy 16: The Rising Tide also got a release date. 

Square Enix shared the details of Final Fantasy 16: The Rising Tide in a new trailer released this week. According to the announcement, The Rising Tide will launch on April 18, 2024. You can get it as a single expansion to Final Fantasy 16 or package it with the previous Echoes of the Fallen DLC in FF16’s expansion pass. Either way, this story will extend Clive and company’s adventures as they enter new lands, take on new foes, and come face to face with the might of another classic Final Fantasy summon, Leviathan.

It looks like not only are we in to battle Leviathan in Final Fantasy 16: The Rising Tide, but we’ll also be able to harness the water serpent’s power as a new Eikon for Clive’s collection. That means being able to utilize an array of new water attacks including what looks like an artillery shell of water fired into the air that then rains down on enemies in an area. This also marks what is likely to be the end of Final Fantasy 16 content, as Square Enix has previously signaled it doesn’t intend to go too far past this expansion pass set of DLCs.

Final Fantasy 16 is also still gearing up for a release on PC, so with The Rising Tide DLC right around the corner, stay tuned for more details, updates, and news on the game.

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    March 22, 2024 11:45 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Final Fantasy 16's The Rising Tide DLC will be launching in April 2024

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      March 22, 2024 11:49 AM

      That means the PC Version is imminent. Finally.

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      March 22, 2024 11:56 AM

      The joy, humour, and visual splendor of Reburth really makes 16 look like shit. That game has no fun, no memorable characters, and a battle system that's just entirely watching cooldown timers.

      It's still the only mainline FF game I couldn't birth to finish. Just mopey black leather man being mopey with the girl and the dog going after, I dunno, the emporer or chancellor or something. It's a bad FF game

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        March 22, 2024 12:19 PM

        IMO, FF16 looks better than Rebirth. Also, it has my favorite Cid of all the FF games.

        Everyone hates on my boy, FF16. I had a blast.

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          March 22, 2024 1:59 PM

          The one thing about FF16's visuals that I found to be really jarring was how stilted the lip sync was to the dialogue. The characters are not expressive at all and the facial expressions are so flat; Remake/Rebirth is really the opposite. Otherwise, it was a good game and I'll probably play the DLC!

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            March 22, 2024 2:26 PM

            It's weird because the FF7 Rebirth faces really trigger some weird uncanny valley/deadness vibe for me.

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          March 22, 2024 2:26 PM

          Cid was great.

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      March 22, 2024 2:42 PM

      feek that game, right packav?

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