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New “Salvation” Trailer for Final Fantasy XVI

A screenshot of Clive walking on a road, approaching a town, in Final Fantasy XVI.

Square Enix just debuted yet another banging trailer for Final Fantasy XVI at today’s Sony PlayStation Showcase! Check out this new sneak peek into the game before its June 22nd launch:

The more I see of Final Fantasy XVI, the more it’s clear this game will earn its hype. This “Salvation” trailer showcases the Dominant characters and the challenges they’ll face as they seek to save the world of Valisthea — it sounds like the Mothercrystals might hurt people more than they help, and not everyone is interested in the salvation Clive is offering.

Square Enix teased that this trailer “sets the stage” for what we can expect when the game releases next month, and that this preview gives us a glimpse into Clive’s first steps as he and his allies “fight to take back control of their fate.” The Bearers, those born with the ability to wield magicks, seem to be the folks facing some pretty brutal oppression in this new trailer, and they’re probably the ones who’re resentful of Clive and co. for trying to “save” them.

FINAL FANTASY XVI introduces players to an all-new story in the FINAL FANTASY universe, an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realm of Valisthea – a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, mighty summoned beasts and their Dominants, men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria” and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon known as Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.

Finally, take a look at a host of new Final Fantasy XVI screenshots from this “Salvation” trailer:

This trailer also gives us another look at Final Fantasy XVI‘s beautiful, fast-paced combat. Square Enix treated RPGFan’s Scott Clay to the first five hours of the game, and he sang the praises of its battles (and more). Check out his detailed hands-on preview, and whole collection of new YouTube Shorts!

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Cory Cauthon

Cory Cauthon

It took Cory a few decades to connect his interests in writing and RPGs, but he finally did! When he isn't playing or writing about RPGs, you can probably find him listening to podcasts or trying to corral his dogs.

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