Final Fantasy XVI Naoki Yoshia & Theme Song Artist Discussion Broadcast Announced for Next Week

Square Enix and REISSUE RECORDS have announced that a discussion between Final Fantasy XVI creative producer Naoki Yoshida and the game’s theme song artist, Yonezu Kenshi, will premiere on the latter’s YouTube channel on June 21, 2023, at 8 AM ET/ 5 AM PT.

The contents of the exchange have not been elucidated. Still, it’ll likely regard the recording process, conceptualization for the creation of the theme song, “Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing,” and other subject matter related to the game.

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.

The tweet announcing this upcoming discussion is viewable below:

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

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