Final Fantasy XVI Announces Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream Schedule Featuring Special Guests

Square Enix has announced the schedule of the Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream taking place on June 11 at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM ET. Fans will be able to tune into the official Square Enix Twitch channel for various deep dives into the highly anticipated action JRPG alongside some special guests.

You can view the fully revealed schedule below. Note that the times are in the Pacific format:

  • 4:00 PM: Producer Keynote with Naoki Yoshida
  • 5:15 PM: Eikon Power Showcase with Maximilian Dood, Hiroshi Takai, and Ryota Suzuki
  • 6:30 PM: Narrative of XVI with Alanah Pierce, Kazutoyo Maehiro, and Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • 7:45 PM: Music of XVI with Alex Moukala and Masayoshi Soken
  • 8:45 PM: Closing Messages from the Team

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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.

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

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