Final Fantasy XVI Producer & Localization Director Broadcast Announced for March 2023 PAX East; Will be Live Streamed

Square Enix has announced that a Final Fantasy XVI broadcast will occur at PAX East 2023 in the main theater of the Boston Convention Center with the game’s Localization Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and the Producer, Naoki Yoshida.

However, the staff has confirmed that the stream will be live-streamed as the discussion occurs on March 25, 2023, at 11 AM PT/ 2 PM ET. Interestingly, the panel is simply called “Yes, You Can Pet the Torgal: A Final Fantasy XVI Discussion,” so it’s really anyone’s guess as to what will be discussed since it obviously can’t just be about Torgal…right?

Well, regardless, we’ll keep you all updated on whatever significant statements are made throughout this stream.

The tweet announcing this news is viewable below:

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.”

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

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