Sq. Enix simply shadow-dropped a trailer for Closing Fantasy 16 and if I wasn’t offered on the game earlier than, I definitely am now. The beautiful new video titled Ambition provides a greater have a look at some key social gathering members and the completely different kingdoms that’ll be current within the game. It is a beautiful lore dump stuffed with the standard Closing Fantasy nonsense and I’m all right here for it.

Because the narrator grimly states, the land of Valisthea is dying. The crystals— ol’ staple of the collection—are fading in energy, the world turning into consumed by darkness. It is all very traditional doom ‘n’ gloom, and it appears as if Valisthea’s kingdoms are vying for what’s left of the Mothercrystals’ energy. There are 5 of them in complete: the normal Grand Duchy of Rosaria, the glowing Holy Empire of Sanbreque, the sandy dunes of the Dhalmekian Republic, the fiery Iron Kingdom and the darkish Kingdom of Waloed. 

The trailer provides us a more in-depth have a look at a few of these kingdoms’ Dominants—people who possess the ability of an Eikon, this game’s model of summons. Some kingdoms revere their Dominants, whereas others dwell in concern of them. There are glimpses of some traditional Closing Fantasy summons—there’s what appears to be a person with the ability of Titan, hints of thunder god Ramuh and a girl who blasts out icicles a la Shiva.

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Whereas the trailer focuses on world-building, there is a tiny little bit of fight to peep too. You possibly can see a battle between Clive and Benedikta, Garuda’s chosen Dominant as she twirls mid-air and flings a wind spell together with her wings. There is a transient have a look at Hugo, who I consider to be Titan’s dominant, as his arm turns into big and rock-like, swinging for an uppercut. I like the thought of those half-human, half-summons and seeing extra of them in fight has bought me effectively and really hyped.

It is excellent news on the event entrance too after director Naoki Yoshida introduced on the finish of final 12 months that the crew was six months behind on growth. “The crew has turned the nook and entered the house stretch, and is at the moment concentrating its efforts on debugging, tweaking, sprucing, and optimisation,” he introduced in a press release posted to the game’s Twitter. 

Sadly, it appears as if PC gamers must wait a little bit longer than the present Summer time 2023 launch date. Regardless of initially being introduced (after which promptly unannounced) for PC, the game shall be totally unique to PS5 for the primary six months. Hopefully, we can’t have to attend so long as we did for the Closing Fantasy 7 Remake.