‘Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition’ leaked through ESRB entry

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"Final Fantasy XV" promotional photo. (Facebook/ffxv)

The website for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has leaked a new version of the acclaimed “Final Fantasy XV,” which is the latest title in the storied role-playing game (RPG) franchise. According to the website, the upcoming version of the title is called the Royal Edition.

The description in the website’s entry for “Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition” is almost exactly the same as the description for the original version of the “Final Fantasy XV.” This means that the “Royal Edition” could be the much-anticipated Game of the Year style compilation that includes the base game and several of its downloadable content (DLC).

The content rating body says the “Royal Edition” will be released on PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One, and it proceeded to detail what players could expect from the game’s content. The site noted that the title will contain language, mild blood, partial nudity, and violence.

The description details that players will be able to take control of the characters and will have swords, pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, and sniper rifles as their weapons, along with magic attacks. Avid fans of the title could remember that that was not exactly the case when the base game was released.

When “Final Fantasy XV” was released for PS4 and Xbox One in 2016, characters did not have machine guns, rocket launchers, or sniper rifles in their arsenal. These weapons were only added as part of Prompto’s side story, where he was able to access the weapons from the Imperial forces’ armory.

This detail, though very tiny, is one of the strongest indications that the “Royal Edition” could be the Game of the Year edition of the beloved title.

If this holds to be true, some of the DLCs that players may be able to expect from the “Royal Edition” are all of the updates from the first year of the game, along with Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, and Episode Ignis story expansions.