Square Enix has shared a brief new gameplay clip for the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI, highlighting combat. Specifically speaking, the canine companion of protagonist Clive, Torgal, is showcased. His actions result in the enemy being launched, letting Clive expose that vulnerability for even greater combative freedom.
Moreover, players will be able to give commands to Torgal during battle, enabling combo coordination. Clive will also encounter several other characters who will ally with his cause, and considering how this tweet is explicitly titled “Part 1,” we’ll likely see other gameplay clips in the near future.
You can view the new Final Fantasy XVI gameplay clip featuring Torgal below:
— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@FF16_JP) March 21, 2023
UPDATE 3/22/2023: Square Enix has shared another new Torgal gameplay clip, showcasing how he can act as a guide during exploration with a single button press:
— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@FF16_JP) March 22, 2023
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.”
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Final Fantasy XVI is launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023.
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