Final Fantasy XVI Art Book Available for Physical & Digital Pre-Order in the West; 304 Pages, March 2024 Release

Square Enix has announced that the previously revealed official art book for Final Fantasy XVI, which was only available for pre-order in Japan, is now available for pre-order via Western stores for $39.99.

This hardcover book will contain a plethora of concept art and full illustrations comprising the region of Valisthea, monsters, tools, the Eikons, and their respective Dominants. Further, the 304-page volume is “printed on archival-quality paper stock and bound with a full-color casewrap and foil-stamped jacket.”

You can pre-order this physical release from the following retailers ahead of its March 12, 2024 release. Note that not every retailer has their store page live:

Alternatively, you can pre-order the digital version of this art book for $24.99:

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In case you missed them, check out the planned pre-launch and post-launch updates for Final Fantasy XVI.

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 a certain 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.”

In case you missed it, check out our preview.

You can download the official Final Fantasy XVI demo now.

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

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