Is Final Fantasy XVIIsn’t the sprawling medieval epic enough for you? After the game’s release was critically acclaimed, the fans already are beg Creative Business Unit III to keep the good times rolling and creating DLC for the latest entry in the long-running franchise.
While the developers have been silent on whether we’ll see any DLCs, there’s one big mystery the game leaves open that would make the perfect expansion: Leviathan.
In Final Fantasy XVIIn the world of Valisthea, special people called Dominants have the ability to transform into powerful Eikons. These are giant kaiju-like creatures that take the form of Final Fantasy’s many summons and also form the central part of the game’s breathtaking boss battles. Eight Eikons can be seen throughout the game. While a ninth Eikon, Leviathan, is mentioned, players never see him or his dominant. This could be partly due to the large role Leviathan played Final Fantasy XVas the star of one of the game’s most breathtaking sequences.
Leviathan has appeared throughout Final Fantasy’s 35-year history, appearing as a giant sea serpent. The Water Summon has two major benefits Final Fantasy XVI. The first is a large mural depicting Ultima and the many Eikons that Clive and company encounter throughout the storyline. Leviathan is featured on this mural, and Joshua comments, “Even Leviathan the Lost is here.” The mystery of how an Eikon could vanish from the world is an enticing storyline and would be perfect for post-launch DLC.
In an interview with game informerProducer Naoki Yoshida said, “While we always want to think about DLC or spin-offs, we want to first see if Valisthea and Clive are really things that players around the world want to see more of, and then make that decision.” Well , the fans loved the game and the call for DLC is loud and clear.
There are several ways the DLC could flesh out Leviathan’s whereabouts and reveal more about it Final Fantasy XVI. The first question is where did Leviathan go? An obvious answer would be that Leviathan was somehow completely wiped out as Eikon. However, this is a complicated task as the game, through Phoenix’s connection to the Rosfields, establishes that Eikons live in bloodlines and reincarnate themselves into a new Dominant when the previous Dominant dies.
If Leviathan is truly gone, an entire bloodline would have to be wiped out. If the lore honors this answer, DLC could adopt the Flast fantasy xv Route and put players in the shoes of a new character – in this case the last dominant of Leviathan – and reveal how the Eikon was defeated.
Another and possibly more interesting option is the nickname that Joshua gives Leviathan. Calling it “the lost one” could mean that Leviathan is gone. Since Eikons have been found to reincarnate themselves, the absence of Leviathan could indicate that its dominant is still alive – just missing.
Considering the game suggests that Leviathan has been missing for some time, we might encounter a dominant much later in his life who has witnessed much more of the story. It’s also possible that the plague has infected the waters of Valisthea and Leviathan is trying to fight it somewhere in the oceans, or has fallen into some kind of sleep. The DLC could result in Clive embarking on a new adventure to find the lost Dominant.
While we still don’t have confirmation that a DLC is happening, Leviathan and the mystery of his whereabouts show that there is potential for more stories in the world of Valisthea.