SQUARE ENIX announced today that its highly anticipated action RPG, FINAL FANTASY XVI will launch globally on June 22nd, 2023. The announcement was made during The Game Awards 2022, where producer Naoki Yoshida appeared on stage to introduce the world premiere of a new game trailer titled “REVENGE,” a nod to one of Clive’s motivations that players will encounter when the game releases on the PlayStation 5 console next year. The company also revealed that gamers can pre-order the FINAL FANTASY XVI Standard and Deluxe Editions now, with the Collector’s Edition pre-orders kicking-off Monday, December 12th on the Square Enix Store.
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.
With striking characters, rich lore, and a captivating storyline, Square Enix is launching a Standard Edition version of FINAL FANTASY XVI, as well as three additional SKUs. The Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game are available for pre-order now and the Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order on Monday, December 12th at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 pm PST on the Square Enix Store. Everyone who pre-orders FINAL FANTASY XVI will receive the Braveheart (Weapon) DLC and Cait Sith Charm (Gil Boost Accessory) DLC.
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 the 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.