The PAX East 2023 presentation included quite a bit of footage, but Square Enix had much to demonstrate in its new Final Fantasy entry today. The Eikon Ifrit and Typhon are featured in a new Final Fantasy XVI gameplay clip. The fight is intended to demonstrate how Clive works against the recurring character from the Final Fantasy series.
In this Final Fantasy XVI Typhon fight, Clive is not seen at all. Rather, we see Only Ifrit approach the opponent. Both have life bars at the top of the screen, as you would expect in a fighting game. In the bottom right corner, the UI shows some of Ifrit's abilities.
In Final Fantasy XVI, Ifrit is able to dodge a sharp object and execute a precision counter. That combo combines a Fireball burst attack and a Backdraft Finish.
Here's the whole footage from the bout.
Based on this video, Typhon may be one of the game's Eikons. Bahamut, Garuda, Ifrit, Odin, Phoenix, Ramuh, Shiva, and Titan are some of the known Eikons.
Final Fantasy XVI will be released on PS5 on June 22, 2023. There will be a six-month exclusivity period.