Final Fantasy 16 has got 3 new gameplay offerings that offer those waiting for the title a look at the sidekicks of main character Clive Rosfield.
The demos provide a look at the characters Cidolfus Telamon, Jill Warrick, and the wolf Torgal, along with a look at the Story Focused Mode for newcomers that allows time to slow down and perform complex combat moves with the press of a button.
In a previous interview with Famitsu (translated by Twitter user aitaikimochi), director Hiroshi Takai and producer Naoki Yoshida said that they considered the gameplay time for Final Fantasy 16’s story mode to take into account that players have busy lives outside of video games, so the title was crafted in a way that would allow players to only do the bare minimum if they were too busy to do any side quests. The team initially targeted 20 hours, but the additional content they put in brought the story time up to 35 hours.
Director Takai said that the playtime for the side content is between 70 and 80 hours, players will need to complete side quests, increase abilities, obtain all accessories, and complete each monster hunt.
In addition to the story and side missions, there will also be a New Game+ mode dubbed Final Fantasy Mode, which will allow players to transfer stats from the previous game file to the new one. The difficulty level in Final Fantasy Mode seems to be equivalent to Proud Mode in Kingdom Hearts, which means you’ll take longer to beat everything.
Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22nd exclusively for PS5.