FINAL FANTASY XVI previews and interviews are here!

Want to learn more about FINAL FANTASY XVI? New previews and interviews are going live today - we’ve gathered some of them here so you can read through.
By Duncan Heaney

The word is out on FINAL FANTASY XVI!

We recently gave the world’s press and influencers some hands-on time with the upcoming game. They got to experience a segment of the highly anticipated adventure, which gave them a taste of the mature story, incredible characters and exhilarating combat that await you in the full game.

We know a lot of you will be very interested in their experiences, so we’ve listed some highlights here for easy access! Follow the links below to find out what they have to say:



Sounds pretty great, right? The good news is that you don’t have long to wait until you can experience it yourselves - FINAL FANTASY XVI releases this year on June 22, 2023 for PS5!


There are four different editions of FINAL FANTASY XVI available to pre-order. What’s more, if you pre-order any edition of the game, you’ll get these 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 the name implies, this edition includes the full game only.

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)

This digital version of the game is available on the PlayStation Store and 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

Head over to the PlayStation Store to preorder it now:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition

The FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition is available exclusively from the Square Enix Store (while in stock). It’s a must-buy for any fan of the series, filled with amazing items including:

  • 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

Please note that quantities of the Collector’s Edition are limited, so pre-order ASAP to avoid disappointment.

We hope you’re excited by what you’ve read or watched about FINAL FANTASY XVI. We can’t wait for you to experience this bold new entry in the series. We’ll have much more to share as we get closer to release, so be sure to follow us on social media to hear the big news first!