Final Fantasy XVI Reveals New Illustration of Elwin Rosfield; Clive & Joshua’s Father

Square Enix has posted a brand-new illustration of Elwin Rosfield, the father of Clive and Joshua in Final Fantasy XVI. He is the Archduke of the Grand Duchy of Rosaria and is a character players quickly become acquainted with in the game’s early hours.

His father was the previous Dominant of Phoenix, the Eikon that Joshua came to become the Dominant of. Since Elwin was born while his own father was still alive, the Eikon’s powers didn’t transfer to him.

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.” 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 illustration of Elwin below:

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Archduke of the Grand Duchy of Rosaria and father of Clive and Joshua. Elwin was born before his father, the previous Dominant of the Phoenix, passed away, so he did not inherit the Eikon’s powers.

Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.

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