Square Enix has shared a new look at Final Fantasy 16, this time showing off the variety of locations players will visit in the world of Valisthea.
Shared as part of Square Enix’s PAX East panel, the new footage shows protagonist Clive running through several newly-revealed locales. You can take a look at the new trailer for yourself below.
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This video really focuses on the expansive areas found in Valisthea, as we see a montage of Clive looking over a canyon with an enormous waterfall, riding on a Chocobo through a desert, walking through a small, grassy village, exploring a castle on a dark and stormy night, and a lot more.
Final Fantasy 16 won’t have an open world, instead focusing on large, segmented areas. But if there was any doubt on just how expansive the landscape would be, this trailer will likely put those worries to rest.
Previously, Final Fantasy 16 director Hiroshi Takai explained that Final Fantasy 16’s world is constructed from multiple maps, with four large-scale zones that are “about two kilometers by two kilometers.”
Players will open the world map to travel instantly to these areas across Valisthea’s landscape, and upon completing the main objective, players will head back to the hub area called the Hideaway. And it looks like there will be plenty to discover across the game’s 35-hour campaign.
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Final Fantasy 16 launches on PlayStation 5 on June 22. For more coverage, check out our Final Fantasy 16 preview, where we said, “should the story, exploration, and characters live up to what I’ve seen of the combat so far, then Final Fantasy 16 will be a JRPG worth being excited about.”
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