Final Fantasy 15 info drop: August update adds Chapter Select, Bestiary, Pocket Edition coming, Monsters of the Deep VR expansion lands in November

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:54 GMT

Final Fantasy 15 players have more to look forward to than just a PC version.

During gamescom 2017 Square Enix announced contents of the August update for Final Fantasy 15, a pocket edition of the game for mobile, a “possible” Switch tease, and more information on the Monsters of the Deep VR offering.

The August update will include a new option called Chapter Select, which allows the player to select a chapter to play without having to play through prior chapters.

It will also include the addition of a bestiary which shows all the monsters defeated along with information on each.

A date for the August drop was not provided as of press time.

Those looking forward to the PlayStation VR fishing expansion Monsters of the Deep will have to wait until November 21 to get their hands on it. It was originally slated for September.

As reported during E3 2017, the VR expansion is a fishing expedition adventure featuring Noctis and the guys visiting various locations in Eos. The Story Mode places players in the middle of “an exhilarating and action-packed showdown with a menace that lurks in the depths.”

A Free Fishing Mode allows players to take in everything at leisure via a variety of fishing challenges.

Those who pre-order the game from the PlayStation Store will receive a Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 dynamic theme and in-game Samurai Outfit.

Mobile players will see Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition arrive on Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices later this year.

It features the main characters and story of Final Fantasy 15 but in a more cartoonish art style with casual touch controls. The main story is told across ten episodes, with all ten episodes available at launch. The first episode will be downloadable for free. Have a look at it in action below.

Square announced this week Final Fantasy 15 will be released on PC in 2018 with both free and Season Pass content.

We’ll have more information on the latter for you soon, which leads us to the last bit: something Final Fantasy 15 related may be coming to Switch.

During the Final Fantasy 15 livestream at gamescom (thanks, Gematsu), Hajime Tabata teased the possibility of Switch, stating he and the rest of the team wants to “move out and do as much as we can with the franchise.”

Adding that he was unable to provide additional details at the time, he did say the following:

“There’s another certain console out there people may be thinking of, sounds a little like Twitch… I think we’ll just leave it there.”

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