State of Play Gives More Details on Final Fantasy XVI

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There are still some months left before Final Fantasy XVI is officially released. The good news is we're getting glimpses on what to expect, and in the recent PlayStation State of Play broadcast, more details on the RPG elements have been revealed.

Final Fantasy XVI is set in a dark fantasy world where the fate of the land is decided by the Eikons and the Dominants who wield them. The game follows the warrior Clive Rosfield, who has been sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix.

Some of the details revealed:

  • New Hideaway advisors
    • The Hideaway, which serves as Clive’s base, gives players the chance to discover more about the world of Valisthea, from past to present.
    • Speaking to historian Harpocrates and viewing the relationship chart of the characters by speaking to military scholar Vivian.
  • New training function
    • Players can fight in training mode by accessing the Arete Stone in the Hideaway.
    • This feature is useful when practicing the combination of abilities, particularly after learning a new skill.
  • New hunts
    • More adventures can be accessed from the Hideaway as players can check the Wanted Posters to discover powerful monsters roaming around the world.
    • Defeating these enemies will yield powerful rewards.
  • New battle footage
    • View newly released footage showcasing a variety of Clive's combat actions, Eikon battles, and more.

Theme Song

Square Enix revealed that singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu will perform the game's theme song "Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing." Yonezu's fame spans generations and his single "Lemon" set a record in Japanese music history.

Yonezu shared that words won't be enough to explain the impact that Final Fantasy had on his life. He said that he didn't think he would get a chance like this and write this song specifically for the game.

Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida shared that when he learned he would be working with Yonezu, he was both surprised and overjoyed. He added that he's a big fan of the works of Yonezu, who was known to have a passion for creating music that resonated across generations.

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