Square Enix showed a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV‘s first piece of story DLC, Episode Gladiolus, at PAX East 2017.
Warning: a few spoilers for Final Fantasy XV below.
Episode Gladiolus takes place during the time that Gladio leaves the party and sees him taking on the trials of Gilgamesh to improve his strength. As you can see in the trailer below, Gladio has access to a new Rage meter that fills when he blocks attacks, and he can also grab enemies and objects to use as weapons.
“Gladio, one of the three faithful comrades who accompany Noctis on his journey will become a playable character for the very first time in his own episode with a completely different type of gameplay and an all-new story,” the description reads. “Picking up from the events from the group’s encounter with Ravus, Gladio leaves the group to train alongside Cor and become even more powerful. He sets on a path to face challenges by encountering larger than life monsters along the way.”
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus launches March 28th, 2017 and will cost non-season pass holders $4.99.
Episode Gladiolus will be followed by Episode Ignis, Episode Prompto, and Final Fantasy XV’s co-op expansion.