Naoki Yoshida, the producer of the highly-anticipated next entry to the legendary Final Fantasy franchise, revealed at a recent press event that the upcoming Final Fantasy 16 demo will focus on Clive Rosfield’s teenage years. The demo will reportedly last several hours and will give players a glimpse into Clive’s early life, before the events of the main game.
The Final Fantasy 16 Demo: Everything You Need To Know
A word of warning to those that want to experience Final Fantasy 16 as fresh as possible, the demo and this very article may contain slight spoilers for the upcoming game. And with that out of the way, let us begin discussing what the Final Fantasy 16 demo has in store.
As per Yoshida, the demo will see players take control of Clive before his prime years. In it, he trains to become a knight to better protect his father’s kingdom and his younger brother, Joshua, the dominant of the Phoneix Eikon. Players will get to experience some of the major life events that shape Clive’s character. This includes the advent of the Valisthea civil war and the death of his father, the Archduke himself.
Story aspects aside, the demo aims to give players a taste of the fast-paced and action-driven combat system Final Fantasy 16 chose to employ. However, seeing as the demo focuses on Clive’s teenage years, you won’t be able to go all out yet in the demo. It may not fully represent what the main game has to offer combat-wise but it would definitely still be a load of fun.
The Final Fantasy 16 demo release date is yet to be officially announced. Considering that the main game itself is set to release next month, June 22, expect the demo to come in the next few weeks. It will be available for free on PlayStation 5. Lastly, it is worth noting that players can choose to carry over their progress after playing the demo to the main game should they decide to buy it.
What to Expect From the Demo
Here is a quick rundown of what players can expect playing the Final Fantasy 16 demo:
- Action-packed combat: The demo will feature the action-packed combat that many believe would be among the main game’s greatest assets. Players will use a variety of weapons and abilities to battle various enemies. That said, combat is not in its prime form yet. You have to play the main game to experience that.
- A focus on Clive’s teenage years: The demo will focus on Clive’s teenage years. That is years before the events of the main game. Players will get to see how Clive trains to become a knight. Moreover, it will also show how he deals with the death of his father.
- A glimpse of the world of Final Fantasy 16: The demo will give players a glimpse of the world of Final Fantasy 16. Players will be able to explore a variety of locations and acclimate themselves to the world the upcoming game is trying to build.
Final Fantasy 16 Cannot Come Any Sooner
We are now less than a month away from the eventual release of one of this generation’s most anticipated games, Final Fantasy 16. And with the number of trailers and news about the game now being released by Square Enix, there is no denying that the hype surrounding its impending release is at an all-time high. As a matter of fact, it will be a tough task to find the last Final Fantasy game that managed to get gamers as excited as Final Fantasy 16.
Overall, the Final Fantasy 16 demo is shaping up to be a great way for players to get a taste of what the main game has to offer. We are surely eager to give it a try!