New Final Fantasy XVI footage was shared today, providing a new look at some of the game’s features and mechanics, such as world and characters, Eikon battles, and more.
The new footage, which was shown during the game’s panel at PAX East in Boston today, provides a new look at what producer Naoki Yoshida defined as the game’s four pillars – narrative, characters, visuals, and battle system. Shown during the panel were some of the areas of Valisthea that players will be able to explore in the game, battles against the massive Eikons, main character Clive and more.
Currently, Square Enix has focused on showcasing Final Fantasy XVI’s action gameplay mechanics, but it seems like the next entry in the series will also have plenty of RPG mechanics. According to Naoki Yoshida, more information on them will be coming next month.
Square Enix has been showing more of Final Fantasy XVI this week with a few short gameplay clips focused on Torgal, Clive’s loyal wolf companion. The wolf will help his master not only in combat but also during exploration thanks to the Animal Instinct ability that will help players keep track of the location of their next main objective.
Final Fantasy XVI launches on PlayStation 5 on June 22nd, 2023. The game will be a PS5 exclusive for six months, and a PC version will eventually be released down the line, only not right after the exclusivity period ends.