Earlier tonight, Square Enix announced that their highly anticipated action RPG Final Fantasy XVI will launch on June 22nd, 2023 for PlayStation 5. The latest gameplay trailer titled Revenge is embedded above while some additional details are included below:
FINAL FANTASY XVI introduces gamers to an all-new standalone story in the Final Fantasy universe, an epic dark fantasy world that takes place in the realm of Valisthea—a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, powerful and deadly creatures, and their Dominants, men, and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria” and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.
Players can pre-order the standard and deluxe editions right now or wait for the collector’s edition which can be pre-ordered starting on Monday, December 12th. More details and images are included below:
FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition for PlayStation®5 console:
- Collector’s Box – A beautiful metallic-sheen box featuring impressive artwork by legendary FINAL FANTASY series illustrator, Yoshitaka Amano
- FINAL FANTASY XVI Game – Base game package, including reversible cover art
- Premium Statue – Phoenix vs Ifrit – A premium statue depicting a battle between two eikons – Phoenix and Ifrit
- Metal Eikon Pin Collection – A premium metal pin collection featuring eight Eikons
- Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case – A SteelBook case featuring artwork of Clive Rosfield, the protagonist
- Cloth World Map of Valisthea – A cloth map of Valisthea where the story unfolds
- Blood Sword (Weapon) DLC – The fabled scarlet steel of Firion, hero of FINAL FANTASY II.
The FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order exclusively on the Square Enix Store, and will also come with the following bonus items: FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Order SteelBook®, Digital Mini Artbook, Digital Mini Soundtrack, and Scholar’s Spectacles (Exp Boost Accessory) DLC.
FINAL FANTASY XVI Deluxe Edition:
- Base game package, including reversible cover art
- Cloth World Map of Valisthea
- Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case
FINAL FANTASY XVI Digital Deluxe Edition:
- Base Game
- Digital Mini Artbook
- Digital Mini Soundtrack
Players can pre-order the physical Standard and Deluxe Edition versions of FINAL FANTASY XVI from participating retailers. The following North American retailers are offering bonus incentives:
- SQUARE ENIX Store – The Realms of Valisthea Wall Banners (6” height printed cloth banners)
- GameStop – The Realms of Valisthea Patches (2.5” height printed cloth patches)
- BestBuy – FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Order SteelBook®
Digital pre-orders for the Standard and Deluxe Editions are available on the PlayStation™Store and come with the Scholar’s Spectacles (Exp Boost Accessory) DLC as a pre-order bonus.
Are any of you looking forward to checking out Final Fantasy XVI next year? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.