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Final Fantasy XVI gets June 2023 release date in new Revenge trailer; Pre-order editions revealed

by: Henry -
More On: Final Fantasy XVI

Square Enix has finally announced a release date for their next iteration in the Final Fantasy series with Final Fantasy XVI at The Game Awards. Producer Naoki Yoshida appeared on stage at the show and showcased a brand new trailer titled Revenge as a nod to one of Clive's motivations in the game itself.

Final Fantasy XVI is set in a brand new standalone story in the Final Fantasy universe, set in the world of Valisthea, a land blessed by the Mothercrystals. You play as protagonist Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the name "First Shield of Rosaria" and sworn in to protect his younger brother Joshua. The fate of the world is decided by godlike entities known as Eikons and the people who have been blessed to call upon them called Dominants. Clive is caught up on a story of vengeance when the dark Eikon Ifrit is awakened and calamity is imminent.

Pre-order editions have also been revealed during this announcement. Please see below for a summary.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • 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 Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Base game package, including reversible cover art
  • Cloth World Map of Valisthea
  • Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook Case

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Base Game
  • Digital Mini Artbook
  • Digital Mini Soundtrack

Final Fantasy XVI is coming to PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. The game is rated M for mature. Pre-orders are available on Monday December 12! Those who do get the Scholar’s Spectacles (Exp Boost Accessory) DLC as a pre-order bonus.

Check out the new Revenge trailer below: