Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration in Los Angeles on June 11th Announced

Square-Enix announces a pre-launch celebration for the highly anticipated game, Final Fantasy XVI, in Los Angeles on June 11th at 3:00 PM PDT, with a livestream for fans worldwide.
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Square-Enix is set to host a pre-launch celebration for their upcoming action role-playing game, Final Fantasy XVI, on June 11th, 2023, at 3:00 PM PDT in Los Angeles. Fans who are unable to attend the event in person will have the opportunity to watch a livestream of the festivities online.

The sixteenth installment of the renowned Final Fantasy series is scheduled for release on June 22nd, 2023, as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5. The game features segmented open environments and an action-based combat system that includes melee and magic-based attacks. Players will encounter familiar elements from previous titles, such as Chocobos and summoned monsters called Eikons, which are both fought as bosses and utilized in combat.

The story of Final Fantasy XVI takes place in the dark fantasy world of Valisthea, where powerful Eikons and their human Dominants influence the fate of the land. The game follows Clive Rosfield, a skilled warrior tasked with protecting his younger brother, Joshua, the Phoenix Eikon’s Dominant. However, tragedy strikes, leading Clive to seek revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit, an enigmatic force of destruction.

Valisthea, a land once blessed by Mothercrystals and the abundant aether that powers magicks, now faces a dwindling supply of aether, spreading deadlands, and fierce battles among rival nations seeking the remaining crystals. Dominants, individuals who possess the power of an Eikon, are deployed as weapons in these conflicts, affecting the lives of many, including Clive Rosfield, firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria.

Clive’s journey will uncover dark truths about his world, leading him on a mission to destroy the very Mothercrystals that others seek to protect. The game’s cast includes Clive’s younger brother, Joshua Rosfield, the Phoenix Dominant, Jill Warrick, a trusted confidant of the Rosfield brothers, and various other characters who cross paths with Clive, such as Benedikta Harman, Hugo Kupka, Dion Lesage, and Barnabas Tharmr, each with their own unique backstory and motivations.

As the release date for Final Fantasy XVI approaches, fans eagerly anticipate experiencing the latest chapter in this long-standing series, exploring the intricate world of Valisthea, and uncovering the secrets hidden within the legacy of the crystals.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.


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