The Final Fantasy series is one that needs no introduction. Making its debut on December 18, 1987, The Final Fantasy series has sold 180 million units worldwide and is estimated to have grossed over $18 billion as of June 2023. It is the best-selling Square Enix franchise and the second best-selling RPG franchise, second to only Pokemon. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis is a downloadable extra episode for the fifteenth mainline entry in the franchise at large. It takes place at the same time as chapter 9 of Final Fantasy XV and follows Ignis as he battles through the city of Altissia. The game was released on December 13, 2017, and received universal acclaim from fans on Metacritic.
Premise of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis
In this DLC, the player takes control of Ignis as he tries to find and protect Prince Noctis in Altissia. Ignis controls differently from Prince Noctis as he has a unique ability called Total Clarity. Episode Ignis has its own set of achievements and trophies. The documents the player finds are chronicled in the Archives. Clearing the episode unlocks the Extra Verse, the Spelldaggers for the main game, the Friendly Match, and the ability to buy cooking utensils (to unlock Quick Recipeh) and glasses in the episode’s shops.
Main Characters of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis
Ignis Scientia: Ignis is Noctis’s close childhood friend and part of his royal entourage alongside Gladiolus and Prompto. He acts as an adviser for the royal family and a servant of the Crownsguard.
Ravus Nox Fleuret: Ravus is a young man with an imposing physical build. In Final Fantasy XV, he has heterochromatic eyes with the right eye being blue and the left eye being purple. In Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV his eyes are gray. His hair is the same shade as his sister’s in Kingsglaive, but in the game, it is an even lighter blond.
Ardyn Izunia: Ardyn is a shrewd, humorous, and manipulative man who appears casual and unfazed by the events around him. He has an eccentric appearance and personality, often coming across as patronizingly civil.
Noctis Lucis Caelum: Noctis is the son of King Regis, and travels along with his close friends, Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Scientia, and Prompto Argentum. He departs his home of Insomnia to Altissia to marry Lunafreya Nox Fleuret and solidify a political union.
Prompto Argentum: Prompto is Noctis’s best friend from high school who takes photos and wants to save pictures of their road trip. Prompto is the most playful of the four, being upbeat, and easily becomes smitten with women.
Gladiolus Amicitia: Gladiolus is a childhood friend of Noctis and Ignis, the eldest son of Clarus Amicitia and older brother to Iris Amicitia.
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret – A former princess of Tenebrae, she is a captive of the Niflheim Empire. Able to talk to the gods, Lunafreya is the youngest Oracle in history.
Caligo Ulldor: Caligo is a middle-aged stout man with dark hair and eyes. He wears the brigadier general army of Niflheim. He and Loqi Tummelt have the same suit of armor but with different crests; the one on Loqi’s is the one that appears on flags carried by magitek infantry.
Regis Lucis Caelum: Father to Prince Noctis and 113th King of Lucis. Ever since the Crystal anointed the young prince as the Chosen, Regis spent the next fifteen years nurturing Noctis not as the future king, but as his beloved son.
Pryna: Pryna is a white dog with blue eyes with subtle gray markings on her face. As a puppy during the events of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV, she was more cream-colored. She has a green bandage around her right front paw.
Camelia Claustra: Camelia is a stern, but fair person. As a leader, her priority is the well-being of her people. Camelia has a favorable opinion of the late King Regis because if Noctis makes negative replies, she will mention he and Regis are quite different. If he makes a positive impression, she will say he is just like him.
Weskham Armaugh: Weskham is refined and knowledgeable of diplomatic affairs. He is calm and collected. His love for fine cuisine led to him starting his own restaurant.
Other Titles in the Series
- Final Fantasy I, Nintendo 1987
- Final Fantasy II, Nintendo 1988
- Final Fantasy III, Nintendo 1990
- Final Fantasy IV, Super Nintendo 1991
- Final Fantasy V, Super Nintendo 1992
- Final Fantasy VI, Super Nintendo 1994
- Final Fantasy VII, PlayStation 1997
- Final Fantasy Tactics, PlayStation 1997
- Final Fantasy VIII, PlayStation 1999
- Final Fantasy IX, PlayStation 2000
- Final Fantasy X, PlayStation 2 2001
- Final Fantasy XI, Microsoft Windows (PC) 2002
- Final Fantasy XII, Playstation 2, Xbox One, Switch, PC 2006
- Final Fantasy XIII, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 2009
- Final Fantasy XIV, PC 2010
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 / PC (Steam), Xbox One 2022
Currently, there are no known cheats for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis.