To commemorate the release of Final Fantasy XVI, Square Enix has shared new artwork by the game’s character designer, Kazuya Takahashi, depicting protagonist Clive Rosfield and heroine Jill Warrick.
Square Enix has also shared a launch message from the game’s staff:
.@finalfantasyxvi has officially launched and the developers of the game have a special message for you!
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) June 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 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.” 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 will launch for PlayStation 5 in the West tomorrow.
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