During the PAX West 2023 Final Fantasy XVI Voice Actor Panel, Square Enix announced that a plethora of new content will be making its way to Final Fantasy XVI.
Today, there will be a new free update comprising a new weapon skin feature that will allow you to change the appearance of Clive’s weapon to any other of his weapons while retaining their stats.
The second part of the update will have alternate outfits for Clive, Jill, Torgal, Ambrosia, and Joshua. There will also be a brand-new weapon for Clive, the Onion Sword. You can freely toggle between the outfits at any time. It will be available a few hours after this panel is over. Players can also anticipate new options, such as additional controller layouts.
UPDATE: The patch is now available, with its full notes viewable here.
Moreover, two installments of paid DLCs have been started to be worked been confirmed, and the development of a PC port is underway. Fans can look forward to new information about this upcoming content later this year.
UPDATE: The free update is now available.
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Final Fantasy XVI is 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 a certain 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.”
Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.
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