Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Game news Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

The state of the game from June 2022 ended in a real bomb: the trailer for Final Fantasy 16th FF16, announced during the PlayStation 5 event on 16 September 2020, has not appeared since. Suffice it to say that Square Enix license fans have become impatient. Fortunately, the State of Play video brought a lot of new information. That’s why a short summary is in order!

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  • What is Final Fantasy 16 about?
  • Who are Clive’s known allies?
  • What kind of game will Final Fantasy XVI offer?
  • Rather an open world or corridor levels?
  • How is the game developing?
  • When is the release date of Final Fantasy 16?

What is Final Fantasy 16 about?

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Final Fantasy XVI takes place in the world of Valisthe. It consists of various empires, all of which formed around giant crystals, called Mother crystals. The latter produce an ether that allows the surrounding population to use magic and prosper in peace.

There is another peculiarity in Valisthe: the Primordial. These powerful creatures are attached to the Envoys, mortals containing and controlling the power of a particular Primordial. Most Valisthe nations have an Envoy (and therefore an Primordial). However, depending on the region, they do not have the same status. The Iron Kingdom, for example, treats its envoy as an outcast, which is not the case with the Archduchy of Rosalia, which gives it significant political power.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FFFinal Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF
Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

And that’s good, because that’s where our hero comes from: Clive Rosfield. He is not an envoy, but his younger brother, Joshua, inherited the firepower of the Primordial Phoenix. But that doesn’t mean Clive is just a mortal. He has received the blessing of the Phoenix and can use some of his strength. Thanks to them and his great sword skills, he intends to protect his brother to the end.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

As for the great threat that will upset all these beautiful people a little, it’s still a little unclear. On the official website of the game we learn about something “Black disaster” threatening the peace of this world. We will also learn that a specific event will directly affect our hero and involve him the search for revenge against the dark primordial Ifrit. The State of Play video also talks about the war between different nations. We suspect that the three will be more or less connected and attached to the magical power of Valisthe’s crystals, but we have no details at this point.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Who are Clive’s known allies?

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Square Enix told us quickly Jill Warrick. A young girl from the Northern Territories was brought to the court of Rosalia to ensure peace between the two nations. She was raised alongside Clive and Joshua, she almost became their sister and faithful confidant.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

The last State of Play then introduced us to two emissaries who should support Clive in his search. We have the first one Benedikt Harman, Ambassador of the Original Garuda, who meets Clive on the mission turn. A great fencer with an icy temperament, we seem to see her naked with Clive in the State of Play video. Therefore, his role as an ally is not really questioned.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

As for the second Envoy, it is more debatable. Hugo Kupka is an envoy of the Initial Titan and a high-ranking member of the Dalmequia Republic. Rich and influential, he has everything he desires, and at first glance he doesn’t look very likeable, especially to Clive. We can really see the two clash with the boss. Nevertheless, by meeting Benedict, Hugo changes his outlook on life. This might soften him and allow him to gather with Clive. At least one can imagine that.

Note, however, that from what we have seen, Clive seems to be the only playable player. If they still use the forces of Garuda and Titan, it is only he who faces the various enemies in the State of Play video. The information has not been confirmed, but even this great detail is worth mentioning.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FFFinal Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

What kind of game will Final Fantasy XVI offer?

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Noaki Yoshida, the game’s producer, said: FF16 will be a very action game. So we could expect to find fights in real time, such as Final Fantasy XV. This has been confirmed with the current situation. In addition, the game proved to be particularly dynamic, closer to ka Devil May Cry 5 than the traditional FF in the end. This isn’t actually surprising, as Ryota Suzuki, who worked on Devil May Cry 5, is responsible for fighting in Final Fantasy 16.

The skills system also seems to provide more freedom in the game. Clive has various attacks that are associated with the abilities of the famous Primordials. The player will be able to quickly switch between each other in order to benefit from a particularly dynamic feeling of the game. There are also tons of small details shuffled, such as the return of the Stagger system from Final Fantasy XIII or the ability to assign items to keys.

On the other hand, boss fights still leave many questions unanswered. If we have seen that we can run the full power of various Primordials, an interface similar to that of fighting games seems to register these battles in another system. It is not impossible to see the turn of all return in these kinds of struggles.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

Rather an open world or corridor levels?

Unfortunately, it is still too early for this question. We saw few of the videos that focused on the fights. However, after the map is revealed, it turns out that the world to be traveled will be very large. Several of the pictures shown are like a luxurious landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. So this FF16 should offer some openness, we just have to look at how much.


How is the game developing?

Developers persist and sign: the game is done from start to finish. However, this does not mean that the title still needs to be worked on. To avoid the failures that Square Enix experienced during the release of FF XV, the publisher takes a year to fine-tune and optimize the game. The goal? Have a perfect FF 16 on the output to restore the license image.

Under the leadership of Hiroshi Takai, the team has entered the final phase of development and is now focusing on fine-tuning the details while working on the final version of the game and its launch. I would like to personally thank them for their efforts during this project.

Yoshida Naoki, producer of Final Fantasy 16

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

When is the release date of Final Fantasy 16?

Video State of Play also allows players to experience the release window for FF16. It’s the summer of 2023, when Square Enix gives us a date to embark on Clive’s adventures. The game will be available PS5 only. Rumors are already talking about the PC version, but this has never been confirmed.

Final Fantasy 16: Summoning Primordials, Combat System… We are taking an inventory of another FF

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