Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI Trailer Gives Us Gameplay, Release Window

Final Fantasy XVI is heading towards the final stretch of development with the team now focusing on polishing the game.

We get a look at the Dominants of Titan and Garuda in the trailer. Hugo Kupka, a Permanent Economic Advisor was once a soldier in the Republican Army before his awakening of the Dominant of the Eikon Titan led him to a life of Dhalmekian politics. Now a powerful man within the republic he uses his influence over the army and policymakers.

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Then we have the coldhearted and ruthless Benedikta Harman — the Dominant of the Eikon Garuda. Now she runs a squad of elite intelligencers and is on a mission to find the second Eikon of Fire.

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The trailer above welcomes players to the world of Valisthea and re-introduces us to Clive Rosfield, the protagonist of Final Fantasy XVI.

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Square Enix also revealed more of the development staff working on Final Fantasy XVI. Of note is Kazutoyo Maehiro, who wrote the Heavensward expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. Maehiro serves as the Creative Director of the project.

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“In our latest trailer, we’ve introduced several new Eikons, as well as provided a more detailed peek at our action-packed battle system and the freedom it gives players,” said Hiroshi Takai, Director, Final Fantasy XVI. “As for development progress, I’m happy to announce that the game is fully playable from start to finish; though, from optimization to brush-up, there is still a mountain of challenges to tackle as we head into our final push. Until then, please stay tuned. We’ll do our best to not keep you waiting too long before our next update!”

Final Fantasy XVI is scheduled to launch in Summer 2023.