Final Fantasy XVI Ultimania Announced for September 2023

Square Enix has announced that the official Ultimania for Final Fantasy XVI will launch in Japan on September 7, 2023, for ¥2,970. For those unaware, Ultimanias are special book releases several Square titles have, such as Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Remake, which feature in-depth game information and developer insight.

We’ll inform you all if the Final Fantasy XVI Ultimania greets Western audiences.

The book’s synopsis has been translated below via our team’s Ryuji:

This Ultimania tells all there is to know about Final Fantasy XVI from various aspects such as its characters & world, the battle system, scenario, sub-events, items, enemies, maps, and secrets. This a must-have book for all players as they journey to confront harsh destinies and uncover the truth of Valisthea!

You can view the full cover of the Final Fantasy XVI Ultimania below:

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You can pre-order the Final Fantasy XVI Ultimania from Square Enix Japan’s online storefront.

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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