Final Fantasy XVI Reveals New Art via Upcoming Famitsu Issue This Week; 68-Page Feature, Including Developer Interview

Famitsu has announced that the #1803 July 6 issue of their Weekly magazine, scheduled to release on June 22, 2023, will feature a whopping 68 page-feature on Final Fantasy XVI. Fans can anticipate a plethora of information, including a lengthy developer interview.

Additionally, Famitsu revealed the cover for the issue, highlighting the Dominants.

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.”

UPDATE 6/21/2023: The Famitsu issue has been released, but the new art does have text at the top left that we edited out. We’ll update this piece if Square releases the art sans text.

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In case you missed it, check out our preview.

You can download the official Final Fantasy XVI demo now.

You can view the upcoming Famitsu issue cover below:

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

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