New FINAL FANTASY XVI trailer… and new characters revealed!

Get the latest information on the upcoming RPG epic - and watch the new 'Ambition' trailer!
Por Duncan Heaney

It’s here! The latest trailer for FINAL FANTASY XVI has arrived! But rather than us introduce it, we’ll hand over to the game’s Producer, Naoki Yoshida himself!

“I'm happy to announce that our newest trailer - Ambition - is now live. Rather than focusing on action as we did in our last reveal, this time we wanted to give the world a more in-depth look at FINAL FANTASY XVI's lore and its rich cast of characters - with the Dominants front and center.”

Naoki Yoshida, Producer, FINAL FANTASY XVI

You can watch the trailer right here, or head over to the FINAL FANTASY YouTube channel:

As Yoshida-san says, the new video takes you deeper into the realm of Valisthea, introducing some of the diverse nations vying for power and the rich characters who reside within them.

This includes a look at some Dominants - individuals who are blessed with the ability to call upon the power of dangerous creatures called Eikons. Some nations revere these powerful figures, others send them to the frontlines as weapons of war - and, as the trailer reveals, you’ll learn a lot about them over the course of the game.

We’re particularly excited to introduce you to two more today: the Dominants of Bahamut and Odin!

Dion Lesage - the Dominant of Bahamut

Dion Lesage is the crown prince of the Holy Empire of Sanbreque and leads its noblest order of knights: the Dragoons. He’s also the Dominant of Bahamut, the Dragon King.

This warrior prince is beloved among his people. His ability to turn the tide of battle means that songs of his heroism and the power of Bahamut are common among Sanbrequois bards.

But shadows are gathering in the Empire - and they may be enough to quell Bahamut’s light…


Barnabas Tharmr - The Dominant of Odin

Barnabas Tharmr arrived on the shores of Ash as a wanderer - with not land or title of his own. It was his skill with a blade that won him a kingdom.

Although the local beastmen revolted against his rule, Barnabas used the power of his Eikon, Odin, to quell their uprising near single-handedly, and successfully brought the entire Eastern continent under the Waloeder banner.

Barnabas may have an army and navy that rival any other in Valisthea under his command, but he’s still drawn to where the fighting is thickest - riding his spectral steed and sundering his enemies with his fabled black blade. Or sometimes you’ll see him observing the chaos from the sidelines, a grisly gleam of fascinating in his eyes.


When is FINAL FANTASY XVI released?

FINAL FANTASY XVI is set for release in Summer 2023. The game puts you in command of Clive Rosfield, a young man tasked to guard his younger brother Joshua - the Dominant of the Phoenix. Unexpected events set Clive on a dark and dangerous road to revenge.

You can see some new screenshots for the game here:


We’ll have more to share about the game as we get closer to release, but check out the latest status update below from Director, Hiroshi Takai:

“As the game edges closer to completion, the team has turned its full attention to debugging and final adjustments. Now that things are starting to come together, the game is sizing up to be something truly special.”

Hiroshi Takai, Director, FINAL FANTASY XVI

Check out the full developer messages on the official website, and to stay up to date with news and information about FINAL FANTASY XVI, be sure to follow on social media: