Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Clips Highlight Clive, Joshua, Jill & Their Eikons + Torgal

Ahead of Final Fantasy XVI’s launch later this month, Square Enix has been sharing character-focused clips via their Japanese Twitter account. So far, clips of protagonist Clive Rosfield, his brother Joshua Rosfield, and their childhood friend, Jill Warrick, have been uploaded, as well as Clive’s canine companion, Torgal.

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.”

In case you missed it, check out our preview.

You can view the clip introducing Clive below. He wields the Eikon Ifrit and is able to utilize the abilities of other Eikons.

You can view the clip introducing Joshua below. He’s the Dominant of the Eikon Phoenix.

You can view the clip introducing Jill below. She’s the Dominant of the Eikon Shiva.

You can view the clip introducing Torgal below:

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

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