It’s been almost two years since the release of the trailer for Final Fantasy 16 and since then, Square Enix has been very quiet about the new game world, the combat system and, really, everything.
In the new trailer for Final Fantasy 16, we’ll take a closer look at some of RPG’s icons – summoned monsters who can fight with or against you – and how they feature in the game’s action-focused battle system.
Watch it all in action in the new trailer below:
Is Supporting blog post (Opens in new tab) For the trailer on the Sony blog, and it gives a little context to what you see in the video.
In Final Fantasy 16, Akons play a major role in the story. These summoned creatures take part in the fight but, naturally, also affect the Wallistia world where the action takes place.
Phoenix, Titan, Garuda, Ramu, Shiva, Odin, Bahamut and Ifrit are the icons revealed in the trailer. Each of them is a powerful creature with different abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
In a blog post, Final Fantasy 16 developers provided a little background for the characters controlling the icons. Hugo Kupka, a permanent economic adviser, said, “Once an unnamed soldier in the Republican Army, his awakening to dominate the iconic Titan put him at the forefront of Dolmecian politics.” In that position of power, he is at the top from his people and dictates the will of the people. Titan is the big boy in the trailer, about nine feet tall.
Meanwhile, one of the other icons, Garuda, is controlled by Benedict Harmon. She aims to find her second icon of fire and you join her in this quest – playing as Clive Rosefield. Harman apparently “turned her talent into sword play and intrigue into the command of Vold’s Elite Intelligence”.
The trailer also has a very active combat system. I have to admit that I’m not a Final Fantasy player, so in my mind, they’s still a lot of turn – based games (I know that’s not happening for a while), but I’m also amazed at how freeform it is. Wars appeared on the show in the trailer. It will be interesting to see how Square Enix reveals more about how combat works in Final Fantasy 16.
However, since Final Fantasy 16 will not be released until the summer of 2023, we’ll wait a while to get our hands on the game.