Eikon summons and a Mother Crystal will be featured in the final installment of Final Fantasy 16, which has been linked to nuclear weapons and oil-rich countries.
Aitai Kimochi, a streamer and Final Fantasy fan, gives us the latest news.
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Yoshida discusses the role of the Mother Crystal in the interview.
"The many countries in the world of Valisthea were built under the Mother Crystal. In modern day terms, it''s basically the equivalent of a land that is abundant with oil. Theether flows out from the Mother Crystals, and that is where the nations are formed. From there, the Eikons form within a dominant territory, and this has continued on for generations.
"However, the ether from the Mother Crystal has been drying up, and this in turn has allowed the lands to rage war against each other to obtain more of the ether for themselves. It is at that time when a confrontation of Eikons was previously forbidden...and that is the foundation for this story."
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Yoshida dives deeper into the importance of the Eikons, as well as how each country treats its Dominant and Eikon counterparts.
"Our protagonist Clive is from the Kingdom of Rosaria, where the Phoenix Dominant is born every generation into the line of the Grand Duke. Phoenix is, therefore, not always necessarily reside in the Grand Duke themselves, and the story demonstrates how instead of Clive inheriting the Phoenix, his younger brother Joshua inherits the Eikon, which in turn makes Clive feel a little inferior.
"On the other hand, Eikons and Dominants are considered tainted in the Iron Kingdom''s neighbouring countries and completely subjugated to be used only as a weapon of mass destruction. In the Dhalmekia Republic, where Hugo is from, the Dominant for Titan serves as the Council''s chief military advisor and exerts considerable influence on their strategies."
"The rule of the country is there should only be one Eikon that represents a single element," says the author. However, even if Phoenix should be the only Eikon of Fire, there is another...and that serves as a starting point for the story."
Ifrit, seen in the trailer, will appear at the same time.
Yoshida stated on Gamespot that Final Fantasy 16 will have a more progressive story than previous games, thus a higher age rating. That also relates to the plot''s key themes.
"One of the main themes explored in Final Fantasy 16''s narrative deals with the inevitable clash of values and ideals when you get multiple people with different ideals in the same room; what is truly right and what is truly wrong?" Yoshida said.
"Again, because we focus so much on their Dominants, and they have such a large part in this story, you''ll see how they think the world should be, and what they think is right for the whole world. You''re going to focus on those motivations and those struggles, and then, you''re going to investigate even deeper and deeper topics when it comes to how people should live; should people live the life they chose for them or fight to break free from that kind of destiny?"
Final Fantasy 16 will feature an action-based combat system, but it won''t have an open world.