Everyone knows “Final Fantasy XV’s” Prompto as the loud, happy-go-lucky guy of the gang. He keeps everyone upbeat by staying positive and cheerful even in dire situations. In June’s Episode Prompto, however, it looks like fans are in for a gloomy, heartbreaking ride.
As early as February, fans already know that Prompto’s story is going to be an emotional one. The Spring 2017 trailer showed a short cutscene near the end where Prompto fought back tears, pointing a gun towards someone. It was not the same, easily-excited guy that players knew and grew to love.
How moving is this DLC going to be? Here are two main points to consider that could prove the assumption may be right.
Episode Prompto could reveal a sad background
Those who have watched the anime “Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV” would know that Prompto was a chubby, introverted kid. His whole world was his digital camera filled with photos of cats and dogs. However, when he met Noctis and Luna’s dog, Pryna, things began to change. He decided to become his friend and worked on getting fit to catch up on him.
While the episode was filled with admirable innocence, one question remains. Why was he living alone even as a kid? No one cooked his food and no one was looking after him.
Of course, this question is somewhat answered by the main game. He discovers that his dad performs crazy experiments for the Niflheim Empire. If anything, by deduction this gives the sad thought that he didn’t have a parental figure to begin with.
Episode Prompto could be about the time when he got separated from the gang while in enemy territory. With this in mind, there is a chance he might meet his father along the way. Knowing where his loyalty stands as a Crownsguard and realizing his father’s activities, it must be a hard confrontation. This brings us back to the teaser – is he pointing the gun at no one else but his dad?
How Naoshi Mizuta is composing the music
As if the story isn’t enough to coax tears, famous composer Naoshi Mizuta has been invited to create the music. He worked on several masterpieces for the “Final Fantasy” series, but his stint for Episode Prompto is going to be different.
Mizuta was not given any specific demand but was only provided with the character’s backstory. “They were more interested in what sort of ideas I’d conjure up,” Mizuta said. This means that the score is completely drawn solely from Prompto’s depth.
Since the sneak peek to Episode Prompto, fans have waited to learn more about it. Now that it’s coming soon, it appears it is going to be a tear-fest. “Final Fantasy XV” Episode Prompto is coming on June 27, 2017.