During The Game Awards 2022, Naoki Yoshida – who’s most notably credited with the revival of the Final Fantasy franchise with his work on Final Fantasy XIV, took to the stage and announced the release date for Final Fantasy XVI, which will be on June 22, 2023.
Hot on the heels of the reveal date, Square Enix also announced that a Final Fantasy XVI Deluxe Edition and a Final Fantasy XVI Collector’s Edition which will both roll out alongside the game. This will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.
Before we check out the content of both editions, see this awesome trailer first that was revealed during The Game Awards 2022.
From Sony Interactive Entertainment:
Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore Pte Ltd (SIES) announced today that the highly anticipated action-RPG from SQUARE ENIX, FINAL FANTASY®XVI will launch globally on 22nd June 2023. SQUARE ENIX made an announcement during The Game Awards Show, where producer Naoki Yoshida appeared on stage to introduce the world premiere of a new game trailer titled “REVENGE,” a nod to one of the major themes players will encounter when the game releases on PlayStation®5 next year.
“FINAL FANTASY XVI” introduces gamers to an all-new story in the Final Fantasy
universe, a dark medieval fantasy where the fate of the land is decided by deadly creatures
known as Eikons and the human Dominants who can wield the powers of these mysterious
beings. 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 known as 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 two additional physical
SKUs. All SKUs will receive early purchase or pre-order bonus: Braveheart (Weapon) DLC
and Cait Sith’s Charm (Gil Boost Accessory) DLC. The pre-order for physical versions and
Collector’s Edition will start at a later date.
FINAL FANTASY XVI Deluxe Edition includes:
• Base game package, including reversible cover art
• Cloth World Map of Valisthea
• Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case
• Early purchase bonus: Braveheart (Weapon) DLC and Cait Sith’s Charm (Gil Boost
FINAL FANTASY XVI” 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
• 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
Final Fantasy XVI’s suggested retail price can be seen below:
Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray DiscTM Version) PHP 19,990
Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray DiscTM Version) PHP 4,990
Standard Edition (Blu-ray DiscTM Version) PHP 3,490
More information from the game’s official website.