We're just a few months on from Square-Enix indulging everybody's nostalgia for fantasies of yore with the smash-hit Final Fantasy VII Remake, and already the company are looking towards the future. During Sony's PlayStation 5 showcase this past week, the Japanese giants unveiled a jaw-dropping new trailer for the next mainline epic in their illustrious series: Final Fantasy XVI.
It's fair to say it's had fans of the franchise leaving pools of spittle on the floor in excitement. The four minute tease largely centred on Final Fantasy XVI's narrative - a swords 'n' sorcery epic with the requisite quantity of floppy-haired, doe-eyed heroes - but we also saw a few glimpses of gameplay. For those who loved Final Fantasy VII Remake - and there were a lot of you - the combat shown will be even further cause for celebration. (Equally, it might induce a groan for long-term lovers of all things Cactuars and Chocobos.)
With just the one trailer in our mitts, details are naturally a little thin at present, but we were still able to glean an airship full of juicy details from it. Here's what you need to know so far.
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
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