Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that pre-orders for the digital Standard and Deluxe editions of Final Fantasy XVI are now live at the PlayStation Store.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to be released on June 23, 2023. Interestingly, Final Fantasy XIV recently won the Game Awards 2022 category for Best Ongoing Game.
Final Fantasy XVI Pre-orders Gameplay
Final Fantasy XVI is an epic dark fantasy world that takes place in the realm of Valisthea. This is a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals. However, this is also where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the mighty summoned beasts called Elkons. Furthermore, the land’s fate relies on their Dominants. Dominants are men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them.
This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria”. He is sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy. He will swear revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.
Action-Packed Battles with Eikonic Powers
This is the first full-fledged Action RPG in the Final Fantasy series. Accordingly, It has been designed for the PS5 and features unique battle systems. In Final Fantasy XVI you can fight, not only by utilizing Eikonic powers woven into your swordplay but also by controlling Eikons yourself.
Switch between Clive’s Eikon skills one after another in speedy real-time action battles. Then, participate in dynamic battles taking on the role of an Eikon as they clash against each other.
Final Fantasy XVI – Play Your Way
Myriad accessibility options allow anyone to experience Clive’s adventure—from seasoned action gamers to those who just want to enjoy the story.
The features a Story-focused mode. This mode is recommended for those players who are less comfortable with action games and wish to focus more on the game’s story elements. Moreover, in this mode, Clive will automatically evade some attacks. Additionally, epic Eikonic combos can be triggered with simple button presses.
Conversely, Action-focused mode, is where Clive’s every action is controlled by the player. This mode is available for those who are confident in their skill—or want to test it.
A Hero’s Best Friend – Torgal
Another outcast from the Northern Territories taken in by House Rosfield, Torgal was found alone in a snowfield. This happened during one of Archduke Elwin’s expeditions to the freezing north. Subsequently, Torgal was gifted to his sons upon his return.
After somehow surviving the disaster that nearly ended the Rosfield line, he was reunited with Clive over a decade later. Torgal now serves his master with the same fierce loyalty he did when he was but a pup.
In battle, Clive’s faithful hound Torgal is never far from his side—and when enemies approach, he does not quail. Not only can Torgal attack enemies, but he can also mend Clive’s wounds. Undeniably, if Clive times his orders right, the two can prove a devastating duo.
The More the Merrier
At certain points in his adventure, Clive will be joined by certain stalwart allies who will fight alongside him. The composition of his party changes as the story develops. Unlike Torgal, these party members do not take orders directly from the player but fight as they see fit.
One of these party members, Cidolfus Telamon, known to his friends as “Cid,” is a soldier turned outlaw. Cid strives to build a place where persecuted magick casters called Bearers, and exploited Dominants can die on their own terms.
A man of science, Cid also conducts research into how one might live in the deadlands—as he and his band of fellow heretics must. Cid is also a Dominan. The power of the Eikon Ramuh having awoken within him shortly after he landed on Valisthean shores. Undoubtedly, it was this power that saw him rise through the ranks of the Royal Waloeder Army where it would seem he crossed paths with a certain Benedikta Harman.
Speaking of a wide cast of characters, the English voice actor list was also released today! You can take a look below at who will be bringing the characters of Final Fantasy XVI to life:
- Clive Rosfield – Ben Starr
- Joshua Rosfield – Logan Hannan
- Jill Warrick (child) – Charlotte McBurney
- Jill Warrick (young adult) – Susannah Fielding
- Cidolfus Telamon – Ralph Ineson
- Benedikta Harman – Nina Yndis
- Hugo Kupka – Alex Lanipekun
- Dion Lesage – Stewart Clarke
- Barnabas Tharmr – David Menkin
Hopefully, all this information has made you even more excited for the game’s upcoming release!