Square Enix have unveiled the official website for Final Fantasy XVI, and with it, an introduction revealing the world and some of the characters you’ll be meeting.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Producer Naoki Yoshida takes us through some details, showing us the location that the game will take place in, called Valisthea. The land of Valisthea is surrounded by Mothercrystals, a resource that brings blessings to the land and allows the realms and its people to thrive. As such, the Mothercrystals have been the source of many battles, which led to the “rise of nations such as the Grand Duchy of Rosaria, the Holy Empire of Sanbreque, the Kingdom of Waloed, the Dhalmekian Republic, and the Iron Kingdom, each with their own culture and ideology.”
Yoshida also introduces us to 3 characters in Clive Rosfield, Joshua Rosfield, and Jill Warrick.
Clive Rosfield, as Yoshida confirms, is the young knight and the tattooed man as seen in the trailer, and is the main protagonist of the game. He is the son of the Archduke of Rosaria and is the older brother to Joshua. Clive has the ability to wield Eikon’s fire, as was given to him by Joshua.
Joshua Rosfield is introduced as the “Dominant of the Phoenix – Eikon of Fire”. Dominants are basically beings who have the power of an Eikon inside, which allows Joshua to transform into Phoenix.
Jill Warrick is a childhood friend and confidant of both Clive and Joshua. Early on, Jill became a ward of the duchy, someone who secures the peace between realms.
Lastly, Summons are now known as “Eikons”, and based on the trailer, we’ve already see Phoenix, Titan, Shiva, and Ifrit. No more information has been given as to how many more there are, but it sure seems like there’s going to be a lot!
The next information drop for Final Fantasy XVI will come in 2021, so for now, this is all we’ll have to go on. Hopefully that next piece of information is the release date, which is rumored to be in 2021!