Final Fantasy 15 holiday update introduces NG+ and free festive goodies

Final Fantasy 15’s holiday update introduces an assortment of celebratory goodies and the long-awaited addition of New Game Plus, Square Enix has announced.

The Holiday Pack DLC will be available as free and paid variants next week, although some content won’t be active until January 2017 at the earliest.

New Game Plus will let “those who have completed the game’s main line story to start a new game with all previous gameplay data intact”, presumably carrying over all their weapons, skills and equipment.

Square Enix has confirmed that New Game Plus is coming in a free update on December 22 alongside the festive DLC, and it won’t cost you a penny.

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As we mentioned before, FF15’s Holiday Pack will come in free and paid versions, with the latter containing some exclusive items.

You can check out the full content of both below

Free Version:

  • Warrior’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Offense outside of training.
  • Nixperience Band – A device that stops experience points from being tallied, preventing the party from levelling up for an added challenge.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Choco-Mog Tee (available late January 2017) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favourite fluffy and feathery friends. Colourful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

Premium Version:

  • Ring of Resistance – A protective piece of jewelry that renders the entire party to be resistant to magical friendly fire.
  • Tech Turbocharger – A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
  • Armiger Accelerator – A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
  • Blitzer’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Time outside of training.
  • Tactician’s Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Finesse outside of training.
  • Key of Prosperity – A lucky charm that increases the rate at which fallen foes leave behind items of value.
  • Stamina Badge – A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Festive Ensemble (available late January) – A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. The darling design puts all who see it in high spirits
  • Holiday Pack + Exclusive Photo Frames (available late January) –Additional themes the player can add to Prompto’s photos when sharing over social media.

The premium holiday pack will be free to owners of the game’s season pass, although Square Enix is yet to confirm an individual price.