Final Fantasy XVI — All Official Artwork

The official Japanese website for Final Fantasy XVI has recently updated its image tab with all the artwork currently revealed for the game. Of course, some illustrations, such as the Western box art, have not been cleanly unveiled. Still, the majority have.

In our previous coverage of this upcoming mainline entry, which houses all of the information announced during the title’s Game Awards 2022 trailer, we provided character renders with transparent backgrounds. However, we had to make some adjustments to mitigate the surrounding blank space, so they ended up not looking ideal.

So, for convenience, we have compiled the artwork listed on the official website, with the intention of updating this article in the future should more illustrations be posted.

Final Fantasy XVI is set to be a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.

Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.

The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.” Moreover, “there will be a “comprehensive support system in place for players who aren’t too confident with action games.”

Final Fantasy XVI is launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023.

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Orpheus Joshua

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