Final Fantasy 16 fans will be happy to know that Square Enix has officially launched a website for the upcoming title, which contains new artwork as well as introduces players to the world and some of the game’s characters.
After the game’s reveal trailer was released during the PlayStation 5 event, the newly-launched website showcases Final Fantasy 16’s premise along with three of the main characters. Plus, you are given a brief description of the world wherein the game is set: Valisthea.
Valisthea is a land that’s covered in ginormous Mothercrystals. As a matter of fact, they’re so huge that they loom above the lands that revere them. Those who do worship and pay their respects to the Mothercrystals will be blessed with aether, which is what gives the people the ability to wield magicks that allow them to live comfortably.
As time went on, different kingdoms were formed around these incredible power sources, and all the realms lived in peace until the recent events took place. You see, each nation has its own Eikon, powerful creatures that can only be called out by characters known as Dominants.
Naturally, there will always be those who want to use this kind of power for the wrong things. In other words, there are realms that respect the Eikons, however, there are also those who use them for war and destruction.
As mentioned, the website details three main characters from Final Fantasy 16. For the main protagonist, we have Clive Rosfield. He is the firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria, and he has dedicated his life to mastering his sword.
As such, he became the First Shield of Rosaria and has been tasked to keep his brother, Joshua, and their nation’s Eikon safe. We also have Joshua Rosfield, the younger brother of Clive by five years.
Even though he’s the complete opposite of brave and strong Clive, Joshua was chosen to be their realm’s Dominant. The third character that the website introduces is Jill Warrick, a young lady who lives in Rosaria with Clive and Joshua, but was born in the fallen Northern Territories.
Today we've launched the official #FFXVI website, introducing the world and characters from the game.
— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@finalfantasyxvi) October 29, 2020
Now that Square Enix has revealed that the basic development for Final Fantasy 16 is pretty much completed, the developer is ready to introduce the different areas that players will be able to visit once they start playing the title.
For starters, we have The Grand Duchy of Rosaria, which is an area that is composed of different provinces. Rosaria’s Mothercrystal is called Drake’s Breath, and it’s situated upon a volcanic island. This is probably why Rosaria’s Eikon is a Pheonix.
The next area is known as The Holy Empire of Sanbreque. Meanwhile, this dominion is placed around the Mothercrystal Drake’s Head, but its citizens believe that their Emperor is the only genuine Deity out there.
The other Valisthea dominions revealed include The Kingdom of Waloed, the Crystalline Dominion, The Dhalmekian Republic, and the Iron Kingdom. Each of these Kingdoms has their own beliefs and their own ruling systems.
That being said, we’re definitely looking forward to learning more about Final Fantasy 16 as Square Enix reveals more details about the upcoming RPG.