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Final Fantasy XVI Gives Rise to a New Shadow in Ambition Trailer

Final Fantasy XVI


Following up on the Summer 2023 plans that were announced back in June, a new trailer has arrived for Final Fantasy XVI. The latest preview takes a step away from all the action to explore the new entry’s lore and the characters we’ll encounter in the realm of Valisthea.


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Here’s the Japanese version:






Director Hiroshi Takai commented on the game’s status, saying “As the game edges closer to completion, the team has turned its full attention to debugging and final adjustments … Now that things are starting to come together, the game is sizing up to be something truly special.”



In an immersive world built by talented developers, including Kazutoyo Maehiro (Creative Director & Original Screenplay), Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (Localization Director) and more, FINAL FANTASY XVI brings players into the realm of Valisthea, where Eikons are powerful and deadly creatures that reside within Dominants— single men or women who are blessed with the ability to call upon their dreaded power. The story follows Clive Rosfield, a young man dedicated to mastering the blade, who is dubbed the First Shield of Rosaria and tasked to guard his younger brother Joshua—the Dominant of the Phoenix. Unexpected events set Clive on a dark and dangerous road to revenge.


Final Fantasy XVI is currently in the works for PlayStation 5.


Source: Press release




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