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Paperchampion23

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That trailer is insane, honestly for the epic set pieces alone this might be the best DLC. Though Ardyn attacking the city 30 years ago in the very public fashion that we see in this trailer makes me question the plotholes this DLC will cause lol

This is when you dont pay attention to Kingsglaive and accept this as canon lol. But in all seriousness, maybe Ardyn has the ability to wipe memories.

Its interesting to me that none of the game mentions him attacking Lucis 30 years prior, so maybe its a memory thing
 

Lord_Ham_Mork

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Feb 23, 2018
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In the anime Somnus looks like a dick, but in the interview and trailer there's teasing about something that may make us change our opinion.

The content for the episode looks pretty cool. But it worries me tha if it's implemented in the main game, it can deminish chapter 14 by fighting the same bosses again.
 

NoxFleuret

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Wait, where did they say whether to not Episode: Ardyn was paid or free? Whe'd that come from?
Where did he say anything about that?
Wait is the DLC free?
I was referring to the Prologue. Sylva mentioned it was previously called "EPISODE 0: ARDYN" and that it was paid, along with Episode Aranea also being paid and a sampler being bundled in with Episode Ardyn.

Sylva's didnt say it in public but I help the guy out with some of the translations. The Reddit mods had the same name of the animation before it got called Prologue and shown to be free.

Sylva said he thinks there might be some extra scenes on the bluray copy of it, but there's references in the dlc. He had a full summary of everything before they showed anything but without Gilgamesh. The only thing he said he wasn't sure about was the section he gave me about Ardyn's fiance with if it was Somnus or Ardyn because there were changes.

Like he knew of characters mentioned today, and sent me pictures before. I'll post a couple to show I'm not makin anything up

王都警護隊
はるか昔に解体されたルシス軍をルーツとする、ルシスの守りをになう組織の構成員。
各員にはそれぞれ個人に合わせた隊服が与えられる。

インソムニアの警備をする『王都警察隊』やルシス領国境付近の治安維持に勤める『国境警備隊』とは管轄が異なる組織であり、主に戦闘に特化し、王都に侵入する外敵を想定した特殊部隊である。

なお、M.E. 729年におけるアーデンによるインソムニア襲撃時の隊長はグラディオラスの父、クレイラス・アミシティアであった。

Crownsguard
An organization with roots back within the long-since dissolved Lucis Army. Members are responsible with the protection of Lucis. Each member is given a uniform to individually suit them.

It is an organization with a different jurisdiction to both the "Crown City Police" who inspect and secure Insomnia, while the "Border Patrol" work to secure around Lucis' territory, predominantly specializing in battle and defending against foreign enemies invading, as to serve as a special forces.

Additionally, in M.E. 729 during the attack on Insomnia by Ardyn, the Captain of the organization was Gladiolus' father, Clarus Amicitia.

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he said they changed things for ardyn suddenly but verstael's lab was always there.
 

Loganight

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This is when you dont pay attention to Kingsglaive and accept this as canon lol. But in all seriousness, maybe Ardyn has the ability to wipe memories.

Its interesting to me that none of the game mentions him attacking Lucis 30 years prior, so maybe its a memory thing
Only thing I could see working is that the gods or the king of lucis have some sort of ability to manipulate their subjects' memories similar to the founding titan's abilities in attack on titan. Still really doesn't make alot of sense either way but guess we'll see. At this point I don't even care how much it fucks up the story because these fights just look too amazing.
 

Unoder

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Feb 20, 2018
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^ That's a good theory. I do hope they make at least some attempt to explain some of the discrepancy's... although I'm worried they won't lol.
 

Vallen

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The anime was alright, though after watching the Q&A they clearly failed to show that Somnus was a “realist” and Ardyn was a “dreamer” and that there was no beef between them - from the anime alone I thought Somnus was a d!ck and hated Ardyn... so yeah, the relationship between the brothers was no portrayed the way the developers are describing it.

Also the game lore is so messed up now. The picture of bahamut giving a crowned Ardyn the crystal makes no sense. And the idea of Ardyn being a healer king is false since he never was a king according to the anime, and the new EP Ardyn trailer shows him straight up declaring war on Insomnia - so Kingsglaive no longer makes sense.
 
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Only thing I could see working is that the gods or the king of lucis have some sort of ability to manipulate their subjects' memories similar to the founding titan's abilities in attack on titan. Still really doesn't make alot of sense either way but guess we'll see. At this point I don't even care how much it fucks up the story because these fights just look too amazing.
I'm still in the camp of Ardyn wiping everyone's memories because maybe he learns that the chosen king hasn't been born yet and wants to fight him specifically. I personally don't think it's impossible to believe that Ardyn could pull something like that after all of his magical fuckery in the main game. Dude straight up fucked with time at one point so I'm definitely thinking he's the one who makes it so no one or very few people remember what happens on that day.

Since Ifrit and Bahamut seem to have prominent roles in the new DLC (the former being summonable within the DLC) I'm holding out hope that perhaps the reward for the main game will be their summons finally, rather than weapons like we previously received from the other DLC episodes. I know it's a pipedream though lol
I'm kinda hoping we can unlock a way to use the Armiger the way Ardyn does. Armiger Unleashed is nice but it's still something you gotta charge up and it depletes over time. I think it would be cool if we could equip it the way Ardyn has it as a base form combat option and it seems once his meter fills up he temporarily gains access to a beefed up form of it similar to the one Noct has by default. It seems he even uses it as a projectile barrage while standing back at one point in the trailer. I wouldn't mind an artifact or something related to Ardyn that can be equipped to use Armiger like that. Ardyn's base combat also just looks plain nice and I want that for Noct since I doubt Ardyn will ever become a playable party member in the main game.

I was referring to the Prologue. Sylva mentioned it was previously called "EPISODE 0: ARDYN" and that it was paid, along with Episode Aranea also being paid and a sampler being bundled in with Episode Ardyn.

Sylva's didnt say it in public but I help the guy out with some of the translations. The Reddit mods had the same name of the animation before it got called Prologue and shown to be free.

Sylva said he thinks there might be some extra scenes on the bluray copy of it, but there's references in the dlc. He had a full summary of everything before they showed anything but without Gilgamesh. The only thing he said he wasn't sure about was the section he gave me about Ardyn's fiance with if it was Somnus or Ardyn because there were changes.

Like he knew of characters mentioned today, and sent me pictures before. I'll post a couple to show I'm not makin anything up

王都警護隊
はるか昔に解体されたルシス軍をルーツとする、ルシスの守りをになう組織の構成員。
各員にはそれぞれ個人に合わせた隊服が与えられる。

インソムニアの警備をする『王都警察隊』やルシス領国境付近の治安維持に勤める『国境警備隊』とは管轄が異なる組織であり、主に戦闘に特化し、王都に侵入する外敵を想定した特殊部隊である。

なお、M.E. 729年におけるアーデンによるインソムニア襲撃時の隊長はグラディオラスの父、クレイラス・アミシティアであった。

Crownsguard
An organization with roots back within the long-since dissolved Lucis Army. Members are responsible with the protection of Lucis. Each member is given a uniform to individually suit them.

It is an organization with a different jurisdiction to both the "Crown City Police" who inspect and secure Insomnia, while the "Border Patrol" work to secure around Lucis' territory, predominantly specializing in battle and defending against foreign enemies invading, as to serve as a special forces.

Additionally, in M.E. 729 during the attack on Insomnia by Ardyn, the Captain of the organization was Gladiolus' father, Clarus Amicitia.

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he said they changed things for ardyn suddenly but verstael's lab was always there.
You think you could get Sylva to release everything he knows? Maybe not in relation to Episode Ardyn itself since we're about to get that soon but in regards to everything else. I don't think there's any point in hiding things anymore and everyone wants to know what he found.
 

NoxFleuret

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You think you could get Sylva to release everything he knows? Maybe not in relation to Episode Ardyn itself since we're about to get that soon but in regards to everything else. I don't think there's any point in hiding things anymore and everyone wants to know what he found.
I know he's got more to send me so I can translate. if he posts everything itll take some time because it he didn't post everything the last time and he still has more.
 
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I know he's got more to send me so I can translate. if he posts everything itll take some time because it he didn't post everything the last time and he still has more.
Ah ok, well thanks for translating and take your time. As long is the info is definitely coming at some point I can wait for it.
 

stolas

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The prologue tried to fit too much into it. The editing was really jarring. The Episode looks interesting. Something I wish Square would have taken from Versus tagline was "There is nothing good or bad but thinking it makes it so" or FFVIII's conversation between Irvine and Squall about "evil" and how its based on perspective. I feel like they are just trying to sell that Somnus was a dick rather than having a more justifiable reason to want to stop Ardyn.

Edit: totally called that Episode Ardyn release was going to be either at the beginning or end of March.
 

SerjAngelo

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Oct 28, 2017
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The episode had a great premise and adds cool backstory to Ardyn, but it's obvious they were too short on time and tried to cramp in as much to it as possible. Still it was pretty cool

Not sold on the gameplay trailer tho, to be honest. Graphically it still looks quite bad, gameplay is basic, barely deviating from the main game with many rehashed bosses just thrown in different locals. But the setpieces look to be really cool.
Still wonder what will its length be and if they'll release it stand alone or it'll be accessed through the main game.

And I reeeally wish they'd include at least a hard mode rebalancing to the main game as the final update. Although not much hope at this point.
 

Storm

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so based on the interview a big secret involving Ardyn and Bahamut will be revealed in his dlc

as Bazztek said, Clarus will be featured (with little to none screen-time I imagine).

Something about the Black Chocobo, though I dont know if they were joking or not.

The idea to create an anime about Ardyn was decided around the time of the survey, and initially it was only going to be that since Ep Ignis was supposed to be the closure.

They also said they wanted to flesh out the relationship of Somnus, Aena and Ardyn and the old world but were limited by the duration

Thank God we received Royal Pack and the Ardyn stuff, I didnt care at all about the cancelled dlcs.
 
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Storm

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Since Ifrit and Bahamut seem to have prominent roles in the new DLC (the former being summonable within the DLC) I'm holding out hope that perhaps the reward for the main game will be their summons finally, rather than weapons like we previously received from the other DLC episodes. I know it's a pipedream though lol
Since we got a totally new summon on the last collab event, anything is possible now, I will allow myself a bit of hope.

personally though I hope we can also get Somnus costume as reward, looks cool