Final Fantasy XVI releases summer 2023 – new trailer “Dominance” revealed.

SQUARE ENIX has announced that FINAL FANTASY XVI will be released for PlayStation 5 (“PS5”) worldwide in Summer 2023. This announcement was supported by a new trailer for the game, titled “Dominance”, alongside messages from the producer and director, new details from the main developers, information about the characters and screenshots of the environments.

“The latest trailer gives players a better idea of ​​what the actual gameplay will entail,” said FINAL FANTASY XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida. “Namely spectacular battles with our hero Clive Rosfield who can use the many Eikons (summons) in the game for a large arsenal of unique attacks. Then there are the epic battles between the Eikons themselves that put you right in the middle of the action.”

“In our latest trailer, we introduce several new Eikons and show more of our action-packed combat system and the freedom it gives players,” said Hiroshi Takai, director of FINAL FANTASY XVI. “In terms of the development process, I am pleased to announce that the game is fully playable from start to finish. Still, we still have a lot of work to do and challenges to overcome in the final phase to optimize and polish the game. So keep an eye on the news. We will do our best not to keep players waiting too long for our next update!”

Final Fantasy XVI releases summer 2023 – new trailer “Dominance” revealed

“The team, led by Hiroshi Takai, has reached the final stage of development and will focus on polishing the game until launch,” said Yoshida. “We are harnessing the power of the PlayStation®5 to take you on a seamless, story-driven, thrilling ride that rivals even the most spectacular rollercoaster. So brace yourself. The wait is almost over.”

SQUARE ENIX has also revealed information about key development team members, including veterans who worked on FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, DEVIL MAY CRY 5, and THE LAST REMNANT, among others. These include:

Final Fantasy XVI releases summer 2023 – new trailer “Dominance” revealed
  • Producer – Naoki Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, DRAGON QUEST X, DRAGON QUEST: Monster Battle Road)
  • Main Director – Hiroshi Takai (FINAL FANTASY V, SaGa Frontier, THE LAST REMNANT)
  • Creative Director & Original Screenplay – Kazutoyo Maehiro (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XII, THE LAST REMNANT)
  • Localization Director – Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XI Online, FINAL FANTASY VII Dirge of Cerberus)
  • Combat Director – Ryota Suzuki (DEVIL MAY CRY 5, Dragon’s Dogma, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2)
  • Character Design – Kazuya Takahashi (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY XI Online, FINAL FANTASY X)
  • Composer – Masayoshi Soken (FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Nanashi no Game series)

Visit the official FINAL FANTASY XVI teaser website for new screenshots of the game’s expansive environments, full producer and director comments, and information on characters Hugo Kupka and Benedikta Harman:

FINAL FANTASY XVI transports players to a world where Eikons live. These strong and deadly creatures reside in Dominants – a single man or woman blessed with the ability to wield the terrifying power of such an Eikon. The story follows Clive Rosfield, a young man dedicated to the swordsmanship known as the First Shield of Rosaria, who is assigned to watch over his younger brother Joshua – the Dominant of the Phoenix. But then unforeseen events set Clive on a dark and dangerous path to revenge.

Final Fantasy XVI releases summer 2023 – new trailer “Dominance” revealed

FINAL FANTASY XVI is a single player action RPG being developed for the PlayStation®5 console. This title has not yet received an age rating.