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Final Fantasy XVI by Square Enix

Initial Release Date: June 22, 2023

JOIN OVER 3 MILLION PLAYERS AND JOURNEY INTO THE REALMS OF VALISTHEA

FINAL FANTASY XVI is a brand-new standalone title in the iconic FINAL FANTASY franchise, welcoming both new players and existing fans alike into a high fantasy world where the fate of the land is decided by mighty creatures known as Eikons and the men and women who control themโ€”Dominants.

The story follows Clive Rosfield, a skilled swordsman and First Shield of Rosaria, tasked with the protection of his younger brother Joshuaโ€”Dominant of the Phoenix. Unexpected events, however, set our hero on the dark and dangerous road to revenge.

For over 35 years, the FINAL FANTASY series has delighted generations of gamers and millions of players worldwide through beloved role-playing adventures that are built upon the benchmarks of spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds, rich stories, memorable characters and technical and gameplay innovation leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from around the world. Each mainline game in the series is a completely new experience, and an ideal entry point to the series. Titles of the series have sold over 168 million units worldwide.

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Key Features:

  • Dark Fantasy World โ€“ In this modern take on medieval fantasy, players will be transported to the land of Valisthea, a world ruled by tyranny and turmoil. For generations people have flocked to the great nations that have formed around the Mothercrystals and an uneasy peace has reigned between them. Yet as the crystals' power wanes, that peace now falters as the nations vie to claim those few that remain. Amidst this chaos, there are those who would fight back to take control of their fate.
  • Dynamic Action-based battles โ€“ Players will control Clive as he battles against his enemies in intense real-time action combat.
  • Powerful Eikons - The Eikons are the most powerful and deadly creatures in Valisthea and each resides within a Dominantโ€”a single person blessed with the ability to call upon their dread power. A cast of hallmark summons from the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including the mighty Ifrit, Garuda, Titan and more, appear in massive form in this latest iteration.

 

About Square Enix:

Several of Square Enix's franchises have sold over 10 million copies worldwide after 2020, withย Final Fantasyย selling 173 million,ย Dragon Questย selling 85 million, andย Kingdom Heartsย shipping 36 million.[5][6]ย In 2005, Square Enix acquired arcade corporationย Taito. In 2009, Square Enix acquiredย Eidos plc, the parent company of British game publisherย Eidos Interactive, which was then absorbed into its European branch. Square Enix is headquartered at the Shinjuku Eastside Square Building inย Shinjuku,ย Tokyo, and has over 5,000 employees worldwide through its base operations and subsidiaries.

 

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