Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) Demo

FF16’s playable demo which lets you play through the game’s Prologue chapter has been released on the Playstation 5 (PS5).

The playable demo for FF16 is 2 hours long. Note that progress (save data) in the demo can be carried over to the full game.

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What is Final Fantasy XVI (FF16)?

The 16th mainline entry in the Final Fantasy series seven years after the previous title.

Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Game Overview

Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) is the 16th numbered title in the Final Fantasy series, released about seven years after Final Fantasy XV (FF15).

Exclusive to the Playstation 5 (PS5).

FF16 is a title exclusive to the Playstation 5 (PS5).

The PC version of the game may also be released in the future, through an exact date has yet to be revealed.

There are currently no official announcements to release FF16 on other platforms. Should the game be confirmed for PC, it will likely come out in two years or more after the PS5 version’s launch date, as with the case for Final Fantasy VII Remake (FF7 Remake).

FF16’s main character is a prince who endures a harsh fate as an avenger.

Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Clive

Clive Rosfield, the main character of FF16, is the firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria.

As is customary in the Grand Duchy of Rosaria, Clive was to inherit the power of the summoned Eikon Phoenix as its chosen “Dominant.” Failing to awaken Phoenix, the role was handed to Clive’s younger brother Joshua.

Before long, Clive is caught up in a series of tragic events which would lead him to become an avenger. He then goes on a mission to pursue the Dark Eikon Ifrit to exact his revenge.

FF16 is an action RPG.

Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Combat

FF16 adopts a pure action role-playing style of gameplay (action RPG).

This change in gameplay sets FF16 apart from previous numbered titles in the series which are mostly characterized by turn-based combat.

FF16, however, is expected to include features for players who are not familiar with action games, allowing them to experience on settings they are most comfortable with.

The Story of FF16

The information below is taken from the game’s official website.

“The sun is setting upon the land of Valisthea.

For centuries, people have flocked to her Mothercrystals to partake of their blessing—the abundant aether that fuels the magicks they rely upon in their everyday lives. As the aether begins to fade and the lifeless deadlands spread ever further, so too does the struggle for possession of the final flickers of the Mothers’ light grow ever more fierce.

Yet amidst the gathering storm, there are those who believe that the legacy of the crystals has shaped mankind’s destiny for long enough.”

FF16 Main Characters

Character Official Website Description
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Clive RosfieldClive Rosfield “The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria. Though all expected him to inherit the Phoenix’s flames and awaken as its Dominant, destiny instead chose his younger brother Joshua to bear this burden. In search of a role of his own, Clive dedicated himself to mastering the blade. His practice pays off when, at just fifteen years of age, he wins the ducal tournament and is dubbed the First Shield of Rosaria—tasked to guard the Phoenix and blessed with the ability to wield a part of his fire. Alas, Clive’s promising career is to end in tragedy at the hands of a mysterious dark Eikon, Ifrit, setting him on a dangerous road to revenge.”
Voice Actor Ben Starr
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Joshua RosfieldJoshua Rosfield “The second son of the Archduke of Rosaria and Clive’s younger brother by five years. Joshua awoke as the Dominant of the Phoenix soon after his birth. Despite his noble upbringing, Joshua treats all his father’s subjects with warmth and affection—none more so than Clive, whom he deeply admires. Joshua often laments that it was he, the frail and bookish younger son, who was granted command of the firebird’s flames, and not his stronger, braver brother. While Clive will gladly throw himself into any danger, Joshua quails at the sight of a carrot on his dinner plate. But carrots become the least of his concern when he, too, is swept up into the tragic events that change Clive’s life forever.”
Voice Actor Logan Hannan
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Jill WarrickJill Warrick “Born in the fallen Northern Territories, Jill was taken from her homeland at a tender age to become a ward of Rosaria. The Archduke insisted that she be raised alongside his sons, and she became as much a part of the Rosfield household as Clive and Joshua. Alas, fate was not finished with her yet—it saw the three torn apart, and the bone-chilling power of the Eikon Shiva awaken within her.”
Voice Actor Susannah Fielding
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - TorgalTorgal “Another outcast from the Northern Territories taken in by House Rosfield, Torgal was found alone in a snowfield during one of Archduke Elwin’s expeditions to the freezing north, and gifted to his sons upon his return. After somehow surviving the disaster that nearly ended the Rosfield line, he was reunited with Clive over a decade later, and now serves his master with the same fierce loyalty he did when he was but a pup.”
Voice Actor
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Cidolfus TelamonCidolfus Telamon “Known to his friends as “Cid,” this soldier turned outlaw strives to build a place where persecuted Bearers and exploited Dominants can die on their own terms. A man of science, he also conducts research into how one might live in the deadlands—as he and his band of fellow heretics must. Cid is also a Dominant—the power of the Eikon Ramuh having awoken within him shortly after he landed on Valisthean shores. No doubt it was this power that saw him rise through the ranks of the Royal Waloeder Army—where it would seem he crossed paths with a certain Benedikta Harman…”
Voice Actor Ralph Ineson
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Benedikta HarmanBenedikta Harman “Having emerged from the storm of youth coldhearted and ruthless, Benedikta Harman—Dominant of the Eikon Garuda, Warden of the Wind—turned her talent for swordplay and subterfuge into a command of Waloed’s elite intelligencers. It is on a mission to find the elusive second Eikon of Fire that she crosses paths with a like-minded Clive and is forced to face her past.”
Voice Actor Nina Yndis
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Hugo KupkaHugo Kupka “Permanent Economic Adviser Hugo Kupka’s meteoric rise to prominence was sudden, if not unexpected. Once a nameless foot soldier in the Republican Army, his awakening as Dominant of the Eikon Titan thrust him to the forefront of Dhalmekian politics. It was here he used his newfound position as the most powerful man in the republic to exert influence over both the nation’s armies and its policy making—amassing a personal fortune in the process. Yet while it is said that a man who has everything wants for nothing, Benedikta Harman will teach him money and power are far from all the world has to offer.”
Voice Actor Alex Lanipekun
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Dion LesageDion Lesage “Crown prince of the Holy Empire of Sanbreque and leader of its noblest and most feared order of knights—the dragoons. Dion is loved and respected by both his people and his troops, not least for the many times he has turned the tide of battle in their favor. Indeed, songs of the heroism of the warrior prince and his Eikon Bahamut, King of Dragons, are never far from the lips and lutes of Sanbrequois bards. But all is not well in the empire, and the gathering shadows may yet be enough to quell Bahamut’s light…”
Voice Actor Stewart Clarke
Final Fantasy XVI (FF16) - Barnabas TharmrBarnabas Tharmr “Arriving on the shores of Ash as a landless and titleless wanderer, it was Barnabas’s skill with a blade that won him a kingdom. And though the local beastmen were to rise in revolt against his rule, Barnabas called on the power of his Eikon, Odin, to quell their rebellions nigh single-handedly, bringing the entirety of the eastern continent under the Waloeder banner. Now he has an army and navy that rival any in Valisthea at his disposal, yet still the king is drawn to where the fighting is thickest—riding into battle atop his spectral steed and sundering foes with his fabled black blade, or merely observing the unfolding chaos from the sidelines, a grisly gleam of fascination ever in his eyes.”
Voice Actor David Menkin

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FF16 Product Information

Game Final Fantasy 16
Genre Action Role-Playing
Platform Playstation 5
Developer Square Enix
Publisher Square Enix
Release Date June 22, 2023
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