FINAL FANTASY XVI launch date and pre-orders revealed!

When does the highly anticipated next entry in the FINAL FANTASY series release, and how can you get it? Read on for all the information.
By Duncan Heaney

The trailers for FINAL FANTASY XVI have revealed much about the game, highlighting the game’s intricate story and detailed world, showcasing the fast-paced Action-RPG combat and more. But one question remains on fans’ lips more than any other:

When can we play it!?

We’re excited to announce that FINAL FANTASY XVI launches globally for PS5 on June 22, 2023! What’s more, pre-orders for the Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game are now live, with a Collector’s Edition set going live on Monday, December 12 (pm GMT for European fans, 6pm PST for US fans) that… well, it’s pretty darn awesome, if we do say so ourselves.

The news was revealed at The Game Awards 2022, where a new trailer for the game also debuted. It’s titled ‘REVENGE’, a nod to Clive Rosfield’s motivation. Take a look:

Pretty good, right? And trust us - that’s barely a glimpse at the epic story and spectacular action that’s in the full game. When Producer Naoki Yoshida describes it as “a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride in video game form” he’s not kidding!


What versions of FINAL FANTASY XVI will be available?

There are three versions of FINAL FANTASY XVI available to pre-order. If you pre-order any edition of the game, you’ll some awesome pre-order bonuses:

  • The Braveheart (Weapon) DLC
  • Cait Sith Charm in-game item - an accessory that boosts your received Gil.

As for the different editions of the game available, allow us to explain:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Standard Edition (physical and digital)

As you’d expect, notwithstanding the special pre-order bonuses, the standard edition of the game includes:

  • The full game only

It's available to preorder now:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Deluxe Edition (physical only)

This version of the game includes:

  • The full game
  • A Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case
  • A cloth map of Valisthea - where the story unfolds

It's available to preorder now on the Square Enix Store:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Digital Deluxe Edition (digital only)

Available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store, this version of the game includes:

  • The full game
  • A digital mini artbook that features some of the stunning illustrations and artwork from the game
  • A digital mini soundtrack showcasing a selection of tracks from composer Masayoshi Soken’s incredible soundtrack

The game's available to preorder now:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition

FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector's Edition

Available exclusively from the Square Enix Store starting Monday, December 12 at 6pm PST / 6pm GMT, the FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition is packed full of amazing items that make it a must-buy for any fan of the series. Included in this bumper package is:

  • Collector’s Box - A beautiful metallic-sheen box that features beautiful artwork by legendary FINAL FANTASY series illustrator, Yoshitaka Amano

  • The full game - includes the base game box, which features stunning reversible cover art

  • Premium Statue: Phoenix vs Ifrit - an exquisitely crafted figurine that depicts the battling figures of two key Eikons: Phoenix and Ifrit

  • Metal Eikon Pin Collection - a premium metal pin collection featuring eight Eikons

  • Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook Case - a beautiful metal case for the game that features art of the main character, Clive

  • Cloth World Map of Valisthea - this printed cloth represents the map of Valisthea, where the story unfolds

  • Blood Sword (Weapon) DLC - the fabled scarlet steel of Firion, hero of Final Fantasy II

Pre-order this version of the game from the Square Enix Store, and you’ll also get the following bonus items:

  • FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Order SteelBook Case
  • The Realms of Valisthea Wall Banners (6 inch height printed cloth banners)
  • Digital Mini Artbook
  • Digital Mini Soundtrack
  • Scholar’s Spectacles in-game item - an accessory that boosts Exp

Quantities of the Collector’s Edition are limited, so if you want this edition, with all the cool extras, we recommend you pre-order ASAP to avoid disappointment.


We hope you enjoyed the new trailer and are excited to experience the game from June 22, 2023. We’ll undoubtedly have more to share as we get closer to the big day, so be sure to follow us on social media for news and other updates!