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Final Fantasy XVI: distant release period, fantastic preview of gameplay and titanic battles between Eikons in a new trailer!

the Playstation Showcase which had allowed Square-Enix to unveil Final Fantasy XVI when it opens is now a long way off and players are just waiting for one thing, to find out more about Valisthea and the adventure that awaits Clive Rosfield. As you already know, Naoki Yoshida promised some spring game news, before declaring that his trailer was ready and just waiting for the right time to release. This time has come on the occasion of the State of Play of this night, watch your eyes and ears!

Trailer in English

Entitled Dominance, this trailer highlights the Eikonsthese Primordials well known to fans of the saga who will have a key role in this new episode. phoenix, Titan, Garuda, Ramuh, shiva, Odin, Bahamut and Ifrit are already confirmed, with some of them resembling their human hosts. We also discover whole passages of gameplay in full combat with the interface going hand in hand showing a system of combos, which promises more action than ever. Political intrigue and a mysterious character we hear at the very end have something to excite. Note that everything seems to indicate that only Clive will be the only playable character, able to use the power of different Primordials, three of which can obviously be equipped at once. Another detail to note, only phoenix and Ifrit seem controllable at specific times, the latter having every chance of residing in Clivewhile shiva is summoned without a health bar appearing. The end of the video also shows what seems to be a confrontation between two Ifrit

FINAL FANTASY XVI takes us to a world where the Primordials, powerful creatures, slumber in the bodies of a chosen few called Emissaries. These men and women indeed possess an exceptional gift: that of embodying these forces of nature and thus benefiting from their powers. The story follows Clive Rosfield, a young man whose skill with the sword earns him the title of Blazing Guardian. As such, he has a duty to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Phoenix Emissary. But unexpected events will upset Clive’s destiny and lead him on the dark path of revenge.

Several members of the team were introduced, some even spoke. And, yes, it’s Masayoshi Soken who is in charge of the soundtrack, we’re going to enjoy it!

“The new trailer allows players to discover some elements of the gameplay”, explained Naoki Yoshida, producer of FINAL FANTASY XVI. “We can find out intense combat led by our hero Clive Rosfield, who uses a full arsenal of attacks unique to each Primordial (summon), not to mention the epic clashes between the Primordials which will immerse players in the heart of the action. »

“In this latest trailer, we’ve introduced some new Primes and we’re revealing a bit more about our nervous combat system and the freedom it offers players,” said FINAL FANTASY XVI Director Hiroshi Takai. “As far as development goes, we’re at the stage where it is now possible to play the game from start to finish. Of course, there is still a veritable mountain of optimizations and tweaks to be made as we enter the home stretch. »

“The whole team, under the direction of Hiroshi Takai, has entered the phase of optimizing the game for its final version,” added Mr. Yoshida. “Using the power of PlayStation 5, we will take you through a fluid adventure, putting the story at the heart of the action and which will thrill players. So get ready, the wait is almost over. »

  • Producer: Naoki Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, DRAGON QUEST X, DRAGON QUEST: Monster Battle Road).
  • Chief Director: Hiroshi Takai (FINAL FANTASY V, SaGa Frontier, THE LAST REMNANT).
  • Creative Director and Original Screenplay: Kazutoyo Maehiro (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XII, THE LAST REMNANT).
  • Localization Director: Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XI Online, FINAL FANTASY VII Director of Cerberus).
  • Art Director: Hiroshi Minagawa (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS).
  • Combat Director: Ryota Suzuki (DEVIL MAY CRY 5, Dragon’s Dogma, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2).
  • Character designer: Kazuya Takahashi (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XI Online, FINAL FANTASY X).
  • Composer: Masayoshi Soken (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, Mario Hoops 3 on 3, Nanashi no Game franchise).

the official site has also been updated, with a map of Valisthea slightly modified and above all the presentation of Emissaries of Titan and Garuda, Hugo Kupka and Benedikta Harman.

  • Hugo Kupka

Within the Republic of Dalmequia, Hugo Kupka is an economic adviser with a very special status. Once a simple soldier, the imposing man gained power and fortune by awakening as a Titan Primordial. Kupka is involved in many decisions and his influence extends not only to military matters, but also to the political future of the country. While he seemed to have everything a man could want, his destiny will capsize following his meeting with Benedikta.

  • Final Fantasy XVI 18 03 06 2022Benedikta Harman

Benedikta’s swordsmanship and her ability to carry out the most difficult missions allowed her to rise to the position of commander of the spy corps of the Valœdoise army. She is also the Emissary of Garuda, mistress of wind and storms. The many hardships that Benedikta has gone through since his childhood have forged his cold and ruthless character. Following the trail of a mysterious Fire Emissary, she will cross paths with Clive, himself in search of Ifrit, a dark Primordial. This meeting will force her to confront her past…

Final Fantasy XVI 19 03 06 2022

Trailer in Japanese

Unfortunately, it is not this year that Final Fantasy XVI will land in our PS5, but in the summer of 2023. In the meantime, you can still have fun with it Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Originssold from €47.89 on Amazon.

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