A War of the Eikons consumes Final Fantasy XVI

It's coming.

In a new trailer, lore details have been dropped for the next game in the main title of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XVI. The trailer shows a medieval world in chaos, fighting over the remaining power of crystals that manifest in Dominants. Dominants are "gifted" humans who manifest their power in their Eikon form, likely an equivalent of Eidolons from prior games in the series.

Final Fantasy XVI's "Ambition" Trailer

Fans are probably eager to learn more about the world they'll explore in this Final Fantasy Series iteration. The trailer breaks down all the regions of Valisthea: The Grand Duchy of Rosaria, The Holy Empire of Sanbreque, The Dhalmekian Republic, The Iron Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Waloed. Unfortunately, besides brief lines from their respective rulers, the trailer gives precious few details.

Related: When does Final Fantasy XVI come out? Release date, trailer, characters, platforms, & more!

We see more of Clive Rosfield and his younger brother Joshua. Clive is a central character, and the "First Shield of Rosaria" is tasked with protecting Joshua as he is the Dominant of the Phoenix. You can see in the trailer that while Dominants are gifted with power, they appear to be both feared and potentially exploited by the people around them. At the end of the trailer, a loose release time frame of Summer 2023 is given.

Looking for more info on Final Fantasy XVI? Check out Phoenix, Titan, Garuda… Who are these characters in Final Fantasy XVI? and Final Fantasy XVI producer reveals new trailer is done, game is ‘greatly taking shape’ here at Pro Game Guides.

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