Just recently, we got the reveal of Final Fantasy latest numbered entry. XVI is set to explore the game’s original fantasy setting moving away from its more futuristic development. We only got a brief trailer teasing the overarching plot and playstyle. Now, Square-Enix has revealed some details on the game’s setting and characters through an official website. Funny enough, the following image of this world was leaked a while back without any confirmation until this point.
The game will take place in the world of Valisthea, which is studded by so-called Mothercrystals. These crystals bless the inhabitants with aether, which is their source of magic. Of course, with great power came greed and the world finds itself in the middle of a war. At the heart of it, all are the Dominants. These are people that have the ability to summon the most powerful and deadly creatures, which are known as Eikons. These are this game’s version of the summons, which were teased in the trailer.
Our protagonist is Clive Rosfield, who was believed to be a Dominant, as he was the son of the Archduke of Rosaria. The Phoenix, however, ended up choosing his younger brother Joshua, which led him to dedicate his life to swordsmanship. He made it his mission to protect his younger brother. They were also raised alongside Jill Warrick, who was taking in as a ward by Rosaria after her homecountry in the Northern Territories have fallen. Their lifes are met by tragedy as a dark Eikon named Ifrit would set them all on a dangerous path. It also push Clive on a very dark path, which is teased in the official poster for the game, which includes a clearer picture of the Phoenix and Ifrit.
Source: Official Website