The newest game in the venerable and long-running Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XVI, will be released on June 22, 2023, according to Square Enix. The news was revealed at The Game Awards 2022 when the publisher unveiled the “Revenge” trailer.
The conflict that heroes Clive and Joshua Rosfield are dealing with is discussed in more detail in the new trailer of Final Fantasy XVI. Moreover, the trailer adds additional science-fiction components to what had previously seemed to be a low-fantasy medieval game—with the apparent exception of summoning enormous creatures.
The incredible new @FinalFantasyXVI trailer, just launched at tonight’s #TheGameAwards. #FF16 comes to PS5 June 22nd, 2023. Pre-order now. pic.twitter.com/N5Xgdwn2HB
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 9, 2022
The gameplay demonstrated in the trailer is comparable to what was previously seen, but with a more extended look at some of the cutscenes. The latest teaser depicts gods dueling in real time, continuing the game’s marketing strategy of emphasizing the summons and gods that are essential to the plot and gameplay.
The game will be available in different editions
Two editions of the game, each costing $70 and $80, are presently up for pre-order on the PlayStation store. With a potential PC release in the future, Final Fantasy XVI is a limited-time PlayStation 5 exclusive. The game, which is being developed by Naoki Yoshida, the man behind the popular MMO spin-off Final Fantasy XIV, is anticipated to deliver a fantastic role-playing experience to players.
Revenge is a weapon. I sometimes wonder if I am controlling it or if it’s controlling me.
Final Fantasy XVI launches June 22nd, 2023 on PlayStation 5. #FF16 pic.twitter.com/37JGyH8BP9
— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@finalfantasyxvi) December 9, 2022
Several editions can be purchased, including a standard edition, a deluxe edition with a steelbook case and a cloth map of the game’s setting, Valisthea, and a collector’s edition that is available only from the Square Enix Store and includes, among others things, a statue with the two summoned beasts from the logo.
While pre-ordering should get you an in-game and an accessory that improves how much in-game money you earn, the digital deluxe version comes with a small art book and soundtrack. Ralph Ineson, who has voiced characters in Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and The Office UK, was named as the game’s rendition of the recurring character Cid.