Final Fantasy XVI Shares Video Interview with Barnabas’ Voice Actor, David Menkin

GameStop has posted another Final Fantasy XVI video interview they conducted, with this one featuring the voice actor of Barnabas Tharmr, David Menkin.

Menkin has voiced for several video games, including the iconic role of Malos from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and in the realms of Square Enix, he voiced Magnus, a character from Final Fantasy XVI: Shadowbringers.

Menkin goes on to talk about how he only recently started getting into games around lockdown because his mother prevented him from that collective experience in his younger years. However, thanks to these recent events, he now sees himself as a gamer. He also discusses the lockdown recording process and how he got about getting into the industry.

You can view the full video interview with David Menkin below:

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.”

Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.

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