Ultimate Fantasy 16 Trailer Sheds More Gentle on the Story and the Function of the Crystals

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A new Final Fantasy XVI trailer has arrived, shedding much more gentle on a earth that in some means resembles an even far more amazing model of Ivalice — the realm popularized by Closing Fantasy Ways and Ultimate Fantasy XII.

As discovered in the new trailer, the land of Valisthea is evidently dying as its crystals slowly but surely fade. A voiceover intones, “Darkness spreads as day provides way to twilight, the mother’s flame now all but a flicker. We are not able to reside with no the blessing of the crystals.”

Crystals are a well known part of Closing Fantasy’s lore likely back to the first video game. While they haven’t been in each and every solitary Last Fantasy activity, they’re usually integrated as a additional nostalgic ingredient in the collection. Their inclusion in Remaining Fantasy XVI suggests that Square Enix is intent on honing in on legendary imagery from the franchise inspite of distinctions like the action-oriented combat.

The trailer goes on to spotlight the a variety of kingdoms, just about every with its personal concept: The Grand Duchy of Rosaria, “a bastion of tradition” the Holy Empire of Sanbreque, “where ambition is divine” the Dhalmekian Republic, “where fortune shifts with the desert sands” The Iron Kingdom, “forged in faith and fear” and the Kingdom of Waloed, “indomitable in its isolation.”

As formerly revealed by Sq. Enix, each kingdom has its personal summon, or “Eikon.” Rosaria’s Eikon is Phoenix, though the Eikons of quite a few of the other kingdoms have nevertheless to be revealed. The trailer hints at a main war in between the numerous kingdoms as they struggle to “claim the fading light” of the crystals.

Equally Clive and Joshua make appearances in the trailer, with Joshua at the time once more revealed summoning Phoenix, and Clive checking out some thing known as “the Deadlands” with quite a few other social gathering members As in the prior trailer, Eikons play a significant purpose. Apart from Ifrit, a mysterious tapestry featuring a multitude of summons is glimpsed at the end of the trailer, which should to give experienced Remaining Fantasy supporters an notion of what to anticipate heading ahead.

Closing Fantasy’s Crystals Reborn

Initially uncovered back again in 2020, Closing Fantasy XVI is the newest entry in the extended-working series encompassing dozens of mainline entries and spin-offs. Contrary to extra the latest entries, which have a relatively futuristic bent, Last Fantasy XVI is additional medieval. It is manufactured by Naoki Yoshida, who has found great achievements as the director of Final Fantasy XIV.

IGN interviewed Yoshida about Final Fantasy XVI back again in June, where by he uncovered new information on Eikons, bash members, and why it won’t be a “Final Fantasy theme park.” We also learned that the dog in the primary trailer has a name, and that it won’t be open up planet.

Final Fantasy XVI is at present in enhancement for PlayStation 5 as a timed special. It is also envisioned to be unveiled on Computer system, but Sq. Enix has not nevertheless confirmed an official release. It is currently slated for launch in summer time 2023.

Kat Bailey is a Senior Information Editor at IGN as perfectly as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a idea? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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