SQUARE ENIX has revealed the launch trailer for Final Fantasy XVI, the highly anticipated action-RPG which is the latest standalone entry in the Final Fantasy franchise, launching globally for PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles on June 22, 2023. Titled Salvation, the trailer sets the stage for what players can expect when they step into Valisthea, where we see the harsh circumstances faced by the Bearers, those born with the ability to cast magicks at will, and we see the truth that lies behind the Mothercrystals, long supposed to have bestowed blessings upon humanity. The new trailer also offers a glimpse of the first steps of Clive Rosfield, the protagonist of the game, as he and his allies fight to take back control of their fate.
Final Fantasy XVI introduces players to an all-new story in the Final Fantasy universe, an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realm of Valisthea – a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, mighty summoned beasts and their Dominants, men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title First Shield of Rosaria and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon known as Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.
Final Fantasy XVI is rated M (Mature) and will be available for the PlayStation 5 console on June 22, 2023.