Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Clips Highlight Dominants of Ramuh, Garuda, Titan, Bahamut & Odin

Ahead of Final Fantasy XVI’s launch later this month, Square Enix has been sharing character-focused clips via their Japanese Twitter account. Clive, Jill, Torgal, and Joshua were previously shared. And now, the rest of the Dominants are also in the limelight.

Dominants are key characters who can utilize the abilities of Eikons (summons) and transform into them.

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 download the official Final Fantasy XVI demo now.

You can view the clip introducing Cidolfus Telamon, colloquially referred to as Cid, below. He’s the Dominant of Ramuh:

You can view the clip introducing Benedikta Harman, the Dominant of Garuda, below:

You can view the clip introducing Hugo Kupka, the Dominant of Titan, below:

You can view the clip introducing Dion Lesage, the Dominant of Bahamut, below:

You can view the clip introducing Barnabas Tharm, the Dominant of Odin, below:

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

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