Square Enix came out swinging during the recent PlayStation: State of Play event with a new release date and trailer for Final Fantasy XVI — hyping up fans of the developer’s most popular fantasy world. It’s been some time since the last mainline Final Fantasy game was released back in 2016, and we finally got news of a release date and a new trailer as well (following something of a “will-they-won’t-they actually release the trailer” experience). The trailer showcases some of the game’s new story, as well as some stunning new graphics and gameplay.
Stunning might be putting it lightly, with some extremely flashy graphics and an emphasis on the Devil May Cry-esque gameplay. Not to mention a glorious operatic soundtrack raising the hype levels of it all.
It was a long wait
This new trailer has been the first time we’ve received information about the game since 2020. Producer Naoki Yoshida even thanked fans for the long wait at the start of the broadcast. It looks like information about the game will soon release at a more steady pace, with Yoshida stating that the team will soon be conducting more interviews with the media as well.
Some of the series’ summons are present here in this trailer, like Ifrit and Bahamut, and boy do they look ginormous. If Final Fantasy XV‘s summons were giant, then XVI’s summons is titanic beasts that substantially up the scale of every fight. Final Fantasy XVI currently has a release date of summer 2023 for the PlayStation 5, so we’ll have to wait another year or so before we can get our hands on the next game. It’s not totally clear if this release date is valid for the PC version as well, but we can only hope. If this has you shaking in your pants with excitement, be sure to check out the trailer below.
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