Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Release Broadcast Announced for This Week; Featuring Yoshida, Koji Fox, Soken & More

Square Enix has announced that they will host a special pre-release broadcast for their upcoming JRPG Final Fantasy XVI ahead of its release next week. The following staff members will be present:

  • Producer – Naoki Yoshida
  • Director – Hiroshi Takai
  • Creative Director – Kazutoyo Maehiro
  • Localization Director – Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • Art Director – Hiroshi Minagawa
  • Combat Director – Ryota Suzuki
  • Composer – Soken Masayoshi
  • Cinematic Manager – Takeo Suzuki

Fans can anticipate a round-up of previously revealed information and perhaps closing comments from staff before the fruit of their efforts is made wholly public next week. Further, demo reception and merchandise will be discussed.

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.

You can set a reminder for this upcoming Final Fantasy XVI pre-release broadcast below:

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

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