Final Fantasy fans, the wait is (almost) over ⚔️
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 11, 2023
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From the PlayStation blog:
The demo will give PlayStation 5 players a taste of the game’s vibrant world and fast-paced action combat with two lengthy sections showcasing what you can expect from FFXVI. The first is the game’s opening prologue, approximately a two and half hour slice of gameplay giving players insight into Clive Rosfield’s past and the events that set him on his present day journey. Save data from this portion can be carried over to the main game when it launches next week.
Completing the prologue then unlocks a special battle demo, approximately a two-hour, action-heavy segment. This features an infiltration of a fort at night, with Clive supported on his mission by his faithful wolf Torgal and Cidolfus Telamon. You’ll encounter various enemies and epic bosses. While you won’t be able to save your progress in this segment of the demo, it will let you test out the fuller range of combat options by way of numerous unlocked abilities and accessories. This can be replayed as many times as you’d like, giving players a head start on experiencing Clive’s full-fledged action battles. Need a primer? Get an idea of what to expect here.
The demo will be available for the PlayStation 5. Once downloaded, players can start a new save game of Final Fantasy XVI and try out the opening prologue which is estimated to have a runtime of 2 hours, gameplay-wise. Once that’s done, you can save your progress which can carry over when you have the full game.
Once that is done, another mode of the game will be unlocked featuring a special battle demo highlighting the game’s main protagonist, Clive. Though this one looks to be a separate beast on its own and progress will not be transferable.
In related news, it might please you to know that a lot of effort was put into developing this game as Square Enix announced that both PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts development team played an influential part in making Final Fantasy XVI.
Final Fantasy XVI will release as a timed exclusive title for the PlayStation 5 this June 22.