Does Final Fantasy 16 have New Game Plus?

Luca Di Marzo
Final Fantasy 16 Clive

Final Fantasy 16, promises to bring several fresh concepts to the mix. Amidst these innovative elements, there has been a burning question within the gaming community: Will Final Fantasy 16 introduce a New Game Plus mode?

The concept of New Game Plus has been steadily growing in popularity among players. This feature, when implemented, allows gamers to continue their journey on a new save file after completing the game, with all their accrued equipment and stats intact.

Given Final Fantasy 16‘s JRPG genre, it’s undeniable that a New Game Plus option could greatly enrich the overall gaming experience.

Historically, Final Fantasy titles have been rather inconsistent with the implementation of New Game Plus. Some have introduced it via an update post-launch, while others have opted to forgo it entirely.

Let’s find out whether Final Fantasy 16 will introduce the New Game Plus mode from the outset.

Is New Game Plus mode in Final Fantasy 16?

Great news for the Final Fantasy fandom – Final Fantasy 16 will feature a New Game Plus mode.

This exciting development was confirmed during a Gematsu interview with some key members of the development team behind Final Fantasy 16.

Players will take control of Clive in FF16.

Hiroshi Takai, the Director of the game, clarified:

“There’s also New Game Plus, which carries over your play data, and you’re able to play the game again. And you can do that in story-focused mode or action-focused mode, but for New Game Plus we also have a third mode that we introduced called the Final Fantasy mode, which not only is more difficult, but also changes enemy placement and the enemies that you fight, so it’s a completely different experience.”

Judging by Takai’s statement, it’s clear that the New Game Plus mode in FF16 isn’t just sticking to the norm. After completing the initial campaign with Clive, players can look forward to diving back in with several distinct New Game Plus modes to test their mettle.

What is FF 16 Final Fantasy mode?

The Final Fantasy Mode in FF16 reportedly increases the game’s overall difficulty, in addition to drastically changing the placement and order of the game’s enemies.

After completing a playthrough of Final Fantasy 16, players will have the option to select Final Fantasy Mode of the New Game Plus feature.

Combat Director Ryota Suzuki explained why they decided to add this new feature: “The main design philosophy is that the first playthrough is about learning Clive, learning the controls, and then enjoying the story. The second playthrough, we want to shift that focus – because the story hasn’t changed – to the action.”

Those looking for a challenge that ups the ante from the standard New Game Plus feature will want to check out Final Fantasy Mode.

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