Final Fantasy XVI Shares Video Interview with Cid’s Voice Actor, Ralph Ineson

GameStop recently posted a video interview they conducted with the English voice actor of Cid from Final Fantasy XVI, Ralph Ineson. He was by far the standout role of the game and is most people’s favorite with voice direction. While a brief six minutes, the interview is pretty informative, as it established Ineson’s mentality regarding the recording process and Cid’s characterization.

The most standout answer, personally, was how he didn’t realize the scope of the project he was working on until a good deal later. The strong writing of what he read attracted him to the role, which added to the pure strength of the performance. Additionally, Ineson goes into how similar yet different the process is when working on video games compared to films and television and tangentially related facets.

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 full video interview with Ralph Ineson below:

Final Fantasy XVI is available on PlayStation 5.

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