Latest Square Enix weblog particulars two new Final Fantasy XVI characters

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Following yesterday’s Sony State of Play livestream, which confirmed off new Final Fantasy XVI footage and gave a launch window, Square Enix has begun trickling out extra data. This morning, the corporate revealed a weblog submit that provides perception into two characters which have but to be profiled.

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We already knew about Clive Rosfield, who’s Final Fantasy XVI’s protagonist. However, right now’s weblog submit gives transient character profiles for Hugo Kupka and Benedikta Harman. Hugo started his journey as a no-name foot soldier serving within the Republican military. After being woke up as a Dominant, or a powerful particular person able to summoning Eikons, his standing modified nearly in a single day. Hugo then turned extra closely concerned in Dhalmekian politics. He presently serves as an financial adviser for his respective nation.

According to the character profiles, Benedikta seems to have some kind of connection to each Hugo and Clive. However, her actual connection to Hugo is extra vaguely alluded to. A Dominant able to summoning the Warden of Wind Eikon, Benedikta units off on a journey to confront the Eikon of Fire. At some level throughout this quest, she winds up befriending Clive. Benedikta resides within the Kingdom of Waloed.

If any of these areas or terminology threw you off, then it’s time to familiarize your self with Final Fantasy XVI’s universe. In quick, Final Fantasy XVI’s world is comprised of six nations — Dhalmekia and Waloed occur to be two of these nations. As for the Eikons, they’re principally only a fancy title for the standard Final Fantasy summons that followers are accustomed to.

For people who need extra Final Fantasy XVI information, right now’s submit additionally goes into gentle element concerning the state of the game’s growth. Within the submit, director Hiroshi Takai acknowledged that Final Fantasy XVI is presently playable from starting to finish. The subsequent 12 months of growth time might be spent on sharpening what’s already there.