Final Fantasy XVI first story details
The setting and characters are confirmed for upcoming RPG
Square Enix and Naoki Yoshida, producer for Final Fantasy XVI, have announced the first details about the story and characters in the upcoming RPG.
Final Fantasy XVI’s adventure takes place in a land called Valisthea, which is studded with colossal mountains of glittering crystal called Mothercrystals. These Mothercrystals have towered over the realms around them for generations, blessing them with aether. Countless wars have been fought over the Mothercrystals all around the land, leading to the rise of nations. Ongoing skirmishes have forged an uneasy peace between these nations, but with the emergence of the ruinous Blight, that fragile peace is starting to deteriorate.
A young man named Clive Rosfield is the main protagonist. The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria, Clive is a Shield who protects his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix. Joshua bestowed the Blessing of the Phoenix upon him, giving Clive the ability to wield a part of the Eikon’s fire.
Joshua Rosfield is Clive’s younger brother and also the Dominant of the Phoenix—Eikon of Fire. Dominants are special beings who have the power of an Eikon residing within them. As a Dominant, Joshua transforms into the Phoenix and fights to protect his nation.
The two brothers find a confidant in Jill Warrick, who was raised alongside them. At an early age, Jill was taken from her homeland in the Northern Territories to become a ward of the duchy, securing peace between the two realms.
Final Fantasy XVI is planned for launch in 2021 on PS5 and PC.