Ultimate Fantasy XVI reveals spectacular gameplay and new mechanics at State of Play Occasion

On the State of Play occasion held on Friday, Ultimate Fantasy XVI was showcased in an prolonged gameplay reveal that lasted 25 minutes. The footage primarily targeted on the sport’s summonable Eikons and fight mechanics. Producer Naoki Yoshida emphasised that gamers don’t must have performed the earlier video games to take pleasure in Ultimate Fantasy XVI, which is a separate entry within the sequence. 

The sport has integrated real-time motion and RPG options just like Satan Might Cry and has deserted the turn-based fight system, making it the primary sport within the franchise to take action. The lead character, Clive Rosfield, First Defend of Rosaria, can have a hideout within the sport. Ultimate Fantasy XVI is ready to launch on June 22, solely on the PS5.

Through the presentation, Yoshida described Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s gameplay as a “high-speed rollercoaster journey.” The sport will characteristic Clive as the only playable character within the fantastical world of Valisthea. Clive’s story will unfold throughout three distinct intervals of his life: his teenage years, his twenties, and his thirties. To higher perceive his journey to turning into a sworn warrior, the sport will incorporate flashback occasions that take gamers again even additional. 

Curiously, navigation will primarily depend on a world map that updates with new places and goal markers because the participant progresses by the narrative. The primary storyline is estimated to take round 35 hours to finish, with a complete playtime of 70-80 hours for full completion.

The presentation additionally showcased a quick journey mechanic, and a montage of gorgeous places starting from dungeons, lakesides, sprawling bazaars, and warzones, all accompanied by Torgal, the trusty wolf companion who might be given instructions. Fight in Ultimate Fantasy XVI is flashy and occurs in real-time, with Clive utilizing expertise he realized by defeating Eikons, magical beasts. 

This gameplay footage reveals elemental assaults, similar to making a path of piercing icicles, infusing weapons with hearth, and respiratory out blue flames utilizing a dragon Eikon’s energy, which resembles Elden Ring’s Grafted Dragon. Gamers can gather skill factors by defeating enemies, which might then be used to unlock geared up Eikon talents or improve present ones. The method is comparatively simple.

To make the sport extra accessible to gamers who should not aware of motion video games, Ultimate Fantasy XVI consists of “well timed equipment.” These equipment had been demonstrated within the demo with a mixture of the Ring of Well timed Focus and the Ring of Well timed Strikes. The rings decelerate time, permitting gamers to execute a heavy combo assault with only one button press. Moreover, there may be an merchandise that totally automates evasion. Yoshida additionally talked about that any get together members who accompany Clive on his journey might be AI-driven and supply help throughout fight.

In Ultimate Fantasy XVI, all paths lead again to a hideout that options outlets the place gamers should purchase weapons and consumables, and a blacksmith who can help with upgrading armaments. Gamers may entry the Arete Stone within the hideout to enter a digital coaching space the place they will refine their assaults and different talent strikes. An Arcade mode can be included within the sport, permitting gamers to compete for prime scores with others on-line.

Furthermore, gamers can count on to have interaction in battles with a wide range of enemies within the overworld, together with Dominants who wield the powers of Eikons, colossal beasts, and mechanized monsters of an historic civilization.

In accordance with developer Sq. Enix, the spotlight of the sport is the Eikon v Eikon battles, which can sometimes characteristic quick-time occasions as a result of their cinematic scale. These battles will fluctuate relying on the encountered Eikon, with every showdown being distinctive and providing a special gameplay expertise, starting from a 3D scrolling shooter to a heavyweight wrestling match with devastating assaults that embody your complete battlefield, as defined by Yoshida.

Ultimate Fantasy XVI might be launched solely on the PS5 on June 22. A PC model was initially deliberate for launch six months later, however Yoshida said that it might take longer to totally optimize the port.

 

 

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