When does the game release and what platforms will it be available on?
Final Fantasy 16 will exclusively be released for the PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. At this time, there are no updates as to if/when the game will be available on other platforms. In a previous advertisement, Sony stated that there is console exclusivity for at least 6 months.
What is the game about?
As described by Square Enix, Final Fantasy 16 is an epic dark fantasy world where the fate of the land is decided by the mighty Eikons and the Dominants who 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. 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.
What if I am on the fence?
Fear not, there is a solution if you are on the fence. Just in case you have not seen it, there is a demo version available for download. This will give you a chance to test the game out before purchasing it.
The demo contains two parts – A prologue to the game’s main events and a dungeon from a later part in the game.
Furthermore, once you have completed the prologue portion, you can carry that save data once you purchase the full version. This allows you to continue from that point forward; unless you want to go back and experience the prologue again.
Are there options for those of us that don’t have a PS5 yet?
I will say this: absolutely! If you do not yet own a PlayStation 5 and you would like Final Fantasy 16 to be your first game, you can purchase the PlayStation 5 Console – Final Fantasy XVI Bundle for $559.99 USD.
Unfortunately, the only downside is you will not have access to either product until after it releases on June 22. So be sure to plan accordingly!
What other information should I know?
Final Fantasy 16 is rated M for Mature. The game does contain a darker tone and themes that may not be suitable for younger audience.
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Jayson Wyler began with Dragon Bloggers in 2021 at the invitation of Justin Germino. He started with gaming content on their Twitch channel and eventually product reviews.
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