Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:36pm 14/04/23 | 0 Comments
Square Enix's forthcoming (more) mature Final Fantasy XVI had a lengthy State of Play session recently, highlighting the game's darker tone and its visceral combat, while also dropping in some new details on the larger world players can expect themselves to be immersed in.
Developed as the first full action RPG in the series, FINAL FANTASY XVI is set in an epic dark fantasy world, where the fate of the land is decided by the mighty Eikons and the Dominants who wield them, FINAL FANTASY XVI follows the journey of warrior Clive Rosfield, who has been sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix.
SE reminds us that a few of the key reveals embedded within the video include:
New Hideaway advisors – The Hideaway, which serves as protagonist Clive’s base, will give players the opportunity to discover more about the world of Valisthea, from past to present, by speaking to historian Harpocrates, as well as view the relationship chart of the characters by speaking to military scholar Vivian.
New training function – Players can battle in training mode by accessing the ‘Arete Stone’ in the Hideaway. This feature will be useful when wanting to practice a combination of abilities, particularly after learning a new skill.
New hunts – More adventures can be accessed from the Hideaway as players can check the Wanted Posters to discover powerful monsters roaming around the world. Defeating these enemies will yield powerful rewards.
New battle footage – View newly released footage showcasing a variety of Clive's combat actions, Eikon battles and more.
We of course had an in-depth look at the game at Square Enix's offices earlier this year and went hands-on with it, writing:
In the annals and legacy of Final Fantasy -- which is more than 30 years of ever-threatened finality (jokes) -- FFXVI is the series’ most ambitious game yet. And it has the potential to also be its best.