Final Fantasy XVI PS5 Bundle, Cover Plates & DualSense Announced; June 2023

In a recent blog post by PlayStation Japan, a special Final Fantasy XVI PS5 bundle, alongside a special-edition Final Fantasy XVI DualSense and PlayStation 5 faceplates, have been announced. The PS5 bundle will be coming West, according to a tweet by the English PlayStation account, but so far, both the controller and faceplates will be Japan-exclusive for the time being.

In Japan, both the disc and digital versions of the PS5 bundle will cost ¥67,980 and ¥56,980, respectively, and both will include a download code for Final Fantasy XVI. The PS5 and the controller itself that is included won’t be specially branded, however, as the Final Fantasy XVI DualSense will be sold separately for ¥8,980, and the faceplates will set you back another ¥7,980 (price applies to both Disc and Digital versions of the plates) on top of that.

Pre-orders will begin on May 4th for all the items we’ve mentioned thus far, with the bundle releasing June 22, the same time the game releases worldwide.

UPDATE 5/9/2023: Pre-orders for the Final Fantasy XVI PlayStation 5 bundle are now available via Amazon for $559.99.

You can view the images from the bundle and the controller via our gallery below:

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 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.”

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

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