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Final Fantasy XVI Characters and Artwork Revealed

Square Enix today revealed the main Final Fantasy XVI characters with both an official teaser website and artwork which you can view below.

The artwork for the ground-breaking, all-new action RPG features the game’s protagonist, Clive Rosfield. There’s also a set of illustrations and vignettes that offer a glimpse of the connections between the Final Fantasy XVI characters.

The website also presents a deeper look into the setting of Final Fantasy XVI, the complex realm of Valisthea, a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals -glittering mountains of crystal that tower over the world below.

Final Fantasy XVI is a single player action-RPG being developed for the PlayStation 5 console. This title is not yet rated.

Final Fantasy XVI brings players into a world where Eikons are powerful and deadly creatures that reside within Dominants – a single man or woman who is 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.

For over 30 years, the Final Fantasy series has delighted generations of gamers and millions of players worldwide through beloved Role Playing adventures that are built upon the benchmarks of spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds rich stories, memorable characters and technical and gameplay innovation leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from around the world.

Each mainline game in the series is a completely new experience, and an ideal entry-point to the series. Titles of the series have sold over 159 million units worldwide.

Producer Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV, Dragon Quest X) previously said the following about the trailer, which you can watch below: “The exclusive footage, comprised of both battles and cutscenes running in real-time, represents but a fraction of what our team has accomplished since the start of development on this, an all-new Final Fantasy game.

“In that span, the team’s size has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build upon what they have created so far, all to provide players an experience unmatched in terms of story and gameplay.”

“When Final Fantasy I I was released, I was just another player─a young student with big dreams,” added director Hiroshi Takai. “By the time Final Fantasy V was in the works, I had earned myself a seat at the developers’ table… albeit at the very end. From there, I moved ‘online’ leaving my mark on both Final Fantasy XI and XIV. And now… XVI.

“From the establishment of an all new development environment, to learning the ins-and-outs of the PS5, the team and I have taken on countless challenges during our journey to bring you the sixteenth chapter in the storied Final Fantasy franchise. And though we’re pouring our hearts and souls into this project each and every day, it may still be some time before we can get it into your hands. However, I promise it will be worth the wait!”

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