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Final Fantasy XVI

Platform(s): PlayStation 5
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: June 22, 2023

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'Final Fantasy XVI' Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream This Weekend

by Rainier on June 9, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XVI brings players into a world where Eikons are powerful and deadly creatures that reside within Dominants—a single man or woman who is blessed with the ability to call upon their dreaded power.

Final Fantasy XVI is a standalone single player action-RPG.

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. 

In an immersive world built by talented developers, including Kazutoyo Maehiro (Creative Director & Original Screenplay), Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (Localization Director) and more, Final Fantasy XVI brings players into the realm of Valisthea, where Eikons are powerful and deadly creatures that reside within Dominants— single men or women who are blessed with the ability to call upon their dreaded power.

So buckle up, the wait is almost over!

Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream on June 11 beginning at 4pm PT on your radar. 

Fans around the world can tune into the official Square Enix Twitch channel to hear from the Final Fantasy XVI development team including a special keynote from Naoki Yoshida (Producer) to kick off the celebration. 

The latest information on the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream was revealed on the official Final Fantasy XVI Twitter.


  • 4:00pm: Producer Keynote with Naoki Yoshida
  • 5:15pm: Eikon Power Showcase with Maximilian Dood, Hiroshi Takai and Ryota Suzuki
  • 6:30pm: Narrative of XVI with Alanah Pierce, Kazutoyo Maehiro and Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • 7:45pm: Music of XVI with Alex Moukala and Masayoshi Soken
  • 8:45pm: Closing Messages from the Team

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, Dec. 12 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 pm PST on the Square Enix Store. 

Everyone that 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:

  • 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.

Final Fantasy XVI is being developed for the PS5 as a timed exclusive, scheduled for June 22, 2023. No other platforms have been confirmed yet.]

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