New Final Fantasy XVI Gameplay Shows That You Can Pet the Dog and Have Him Be Your Guide

Published: March 23, 2023 11:22 AM /


Final Fantasy XVI Petting Torgal

Square Enix has released new gameplay clips of Final Fantasy XVI showing more interactions with the adorable Torgal. 

Torgal is the hero's canine companion and can help you in several ways as you travel the world of the game. We already saw a few days ago how he can help you in combat, but there is more. 


For instance, at the press of a button, he can be your guide and show you the way. 

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Yes, you can pet the dog in Final Fantasy XVI. There is a dedicated feature and you can see it in action in the clip below.

If you don't know who Torgal is, here's how he's described officially:


"Another outcast from the Northern Territories taken in by House Rosfield, Torgal was found alone in a snowfield during one of Archduke Elwin's expeditions to the freezing north, and gifted to his sons upon his return. After somehow surviving the disaster that nearly ended the Rosfield line, he was reunited with Clive over a decade later, and now serves his master with the same fierce loyalty he did when he was but a pup."

If you're unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XVI, it's the next mainline game of the ultra-popular fantasy series by Square Enix. Its development is spearheaded by many developers from the Final Fantasy XIV team, which isn't too surprising considering the success of the latest MMORPG of the series, which has recently passed 27 million registered accounts worldwide.

Among them, we have producer Naoki Yoshida, director Hiroshi Takai, writer and creative director Kazutoyo Maehiro, artist Hiroshi Minagawa, composer Masayoshi Soken, and many more. 

The game is said to be a darker take on the Final Fantasy concept, while its battle system is fully action-based. Yet, you can expect plenty of traditional concepts from the series including summons and Chocobos. 


The scheduled release date is June 22, 2023, for PS5. A PC version is also likely coming at some point, albeit there is no official release date for it at the moment. We also learned that a demo is planned and should come shortly before the game's release

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