6 New Final Fantasy XVI Videos Showcase Gameplay Mechanics; Eikons, Abilities, Party Members & More

Square Enix has shared brief new trailers for their upcoming action JRPG Final Fantasy XVI. The first highlights the Eikon battles players will find themselves experiencing throughout Clive’s adventure. Each Eikon bout throughout this title has been described as unique in approach and general genre, providing fresh approaches to make each encounter incredibly distinct.

Eikons are Final Fantasy XVI’s form of summons, and their physical manifestations are formed by select individuals called Dominants. For example, Jill, one of the main characters of this game, is the Dominant of Shiva, allowing transformation into her.

Another new trailer focuses on how Clive can use these Eikonic powers in battle. And yet another trailer highlights Story Mode, a difficulty tailored to those simply wanting to progress through the narrative.

The Ability Tree is shown off in another video, enabling free skill acquisition fitting one’s playstyle while those who are overwhelmed can have the game choose with abilities to learn.

Torgal is showcased in a different short trailer, emphasizing his aid when battling alongside Clive. Lastly, on that same previous token, party members are highlighted in a separate trailer, stating how they, too, can support Clive on his quest.

These trailers don’t seem to have any new written information, as they detail facets already discussed during the game’s State of Play.

Final Fantasy XVI is set to be a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist, Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.

Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.

The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.” Moreover, “there will be a “comprehensive support system in place for players who aren’t too confident with action games.”

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Eikon battles trailer below:

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Eikon Abilities trailer below:

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Story Mode trailer below:

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Ability Tree trailer below:

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Torgal trailer below:

You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI Party Members trailer below:

Final Fantasy XVI is launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023.

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