Final Fantasy XVI shined even more in Sony’s April 2023 State of Play, which showcased 25 minutes of breathtaking Kaiju-like Eikon battles, a deeper look into the lore, and brand-new gameplay. Watch the video in 4K and get ready to be blown away. Personally, I haven’t been this thrilled to play a new game in a while!
Read the summary below of all the significant details from the presentation, which should increase your excitement for launch even further.
State of Play Highlights
New Hideaway advisors – The Hideaway, which serves as protagonist Clive’s base, will give players the opportunity to discover more about the world of Valisthea, from past to present, by speaking to historian Harpocrates, as well as view the relationship chart of the characters by speaking to military scholar Vivian.
New training function – Players can battle in training mode by accessing the ‘Arete Stone’ in the Hideaway. This feature will be useful when wanting to practice a combination of abilities, particularly after learning a new skill.
New hunts – More adventures can be accessed from the Hideaway as players can check the Wanted Posters to discover powerful monsters roaming around the world. Defeating these enemies will yield powerful rewards.
New battle footage – View newly released footage showcasing a variety of Clive’s combat actions, Eikon battles and more.
Final Fantasy XVI Main Theme “Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing”
XVI producer and showcase presenter Naoki Yoshida revealed that the main theme, “Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing”, was written and sung by Japanese musician Kenshi Yonezu, a singer-songwriter famous for performing the opening songs of anime like Chainsaw Man and My Hero Academia.
Enjoy listening to the sample teaser below:
Yonezu said, “Words cannot express the impact FINAL FANTASY has had on my life. I never thought or imagined that I would ever receive an opportunity like this. I wrote this song especially for this game. Thank you.”
Naoki Yoshida, Producer of FINAL FANTASY XVI said, “When I found out that we’d be able to work with Mr. Yonezu, I was not only surprised, but overjoyed. I’m a big fan of Yonezu’s work, and I know that he has a passion for creating music that resonates across the generations, so I was sure that he’d be able to capture the world, the story, and the themes of FINAL FANTASY XVI. He’s not only an amazing artist, but also an avid gamer and a FINAL FANTASY fan, so please look forward to hearing his theme song!”
Final Fantasy XVI is the first full action RPG in the series. It will release on the PlayStation 5 with a six-month window of exclusivity. Stay tuned here at RPGFan for more information arriving in the coming weeks as we get even closer to exploring the world of Valisthea on June 22nd.