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Meet the heroes of Final Fantasy XVI, which may come sooner than we think

Published: 10:15, 29 October 2020
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Art for the Final Fantasy XVI game, captured from the official website, showing a character from the game holding a sword.
FINAL FANTASY XVI

Square Enix have updated the official website for the upcoming PlayStation 5 timed-exclusive, and now we take a look into the heroes of Final Fantasy XVI.

The official Final Fantasy XVI website has been updated with tons of new information, which now gives us a chance to get to know the world and characters better.

SQUARE ENIX Art showing the Heroes of Final Fantasy XVI: Clive, Joshua, and Jill. Heroes of Final Fantasy XVI: Clive, Joshua, and Jill.

Introducing the heroes of FF XVI:

  • Clive Rosfield (main protagonist)

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.

  • Joshua 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.

  • Jill Warrick

Born in the fallen Northern Territories, Jill was taken from her homeland at a tender age to become a ward of Rosaria, securing peace between the two warring nations. The Archduke insisted that she be raised alongside his sons, and now, at twelve years of age, she is as much a part of the Rosfield household as Clive and Joshua. Ever kind, gracious, and unassuming, Jill has become a trusted confidant to the brothers.

Final Fantasy XVI is a timed PS5 console exclusive, meaning it will also be coming to PC later on. A release date has yet to be confirmed but looks like we won't have to wait for too long.

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