Final Fantasy 16 Reveals First Details on its Characters & World

Final Fantasy 16 Reveals First Details on its Characters & World

Matt Lorrigan

Square Enix has revealed some of the first details about the world and characters of Final Fantasy XVI with a new teaser website.

The main protagonist is Clive Rosfield, a knight and the firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria. He is a Shield for his younger brother, Joshua Rosfield, who is the Dominant of the Phoenix. As a Dominant, Joshua has the power of an Eikon residing within him, allowing him to transform into a Phoenix in order to fight. He has also gifted his older brother with Blessing of the Phoenix, allowing Clive to wield fire.

Jill Warrick was raised alongside the two brothers after being taken from her homeland in the Northern Territories, becoming a ward of the duchy.

"For those familiar with the Final Fantasy series, you may know Eikons as “Summons”, and they are without a doubt the most destructive and lethal creatures in Valisthea," explained Producer Naoki Yoshida. "Wielding powers that can level nations, Eikons reside within special beings called Dominants. How Dominants are treated depends on the realm - in some they are revered as royalty, while in others they are sent to the frontlines as weapons of war."

It's a fair amount of information we get, including details on the many realms that exist within the world of Valisthea, so if you're interested we recommend taking a deep dive into the information on the FFXVI Teaser Website here. Square Enix has also promised that the next major announcement for the game is planned to take place in 2021.

Final Fantasy XVI is coming to PlayStation 5 in the future - and it might be sooner than we think.

  • For me, this is the most interesting Final Fantasy story and universe since Final Fantasy IV.
  • If I don't have a PS5 by the time this comes out this will likely get me to buy one. What we've seen so far looks so good.
  • @2 so you will buy a ps5 in 2024 right :D *sarcasm over*
  • I knew it! I knew there was one protagonist but at different times!
  • Protagonist looks like a Karen and combat seems like trash. I do dig the style of the artwork, but as usual, none of it will actually be like that in the game. After FFXV, I'd say I've given up on FF, but then the VII-Remake was surprisingly good so ...?
  • combat system instant no buy from me looks more like DMC ... not FF
  • @3, that was why I said if I didn't have it by then. I'm not keeping my hopes up that this will have a quick turn around from announcement, but there have been a couple reports that they are really far along in development.
  • @5 stfu with that Karen shit
  • I don't see what makes him look like a "Karen", he looks kinda like a mix between Noctis and Squall and his older self looks like the WoL of FF14. This "Karen" bullshit I've been hearing a lot is getting old.
  • I somehow get the vibe that the Aeons/Eikons/Summons actually will be important again. They kinda felt like a "must have, don't really matter" in the last games.
  • Why are you people taking the Karen comment so seriously? It's just pretty much the default haircut from that meme, just a silly joke.
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