Square Enix Launches Official Rock-Themed Playlist on Streaming Services; Featuring The Primals, The Black Mages & More

Square Enix has launched a new monthly playlist on streaming platforms, this time comprising the theme of Rock. 23 songs totaling 1 hour and 33 minutes are included, featuring tracks from The Primals and The Black Mages, as well as a few from Octopath and Final Fantasy.

My personal favorite pick is probably the “Maybe I’m a Lion” arrangement from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The original track from Final Fantasy VIII is one of my favorites in the mainline series, and while I’m not super heavy on rock, this arrangement does a pretty nice job of amping the hype levels.

You can check out the official Square Enix Rock-themed playlist on Spotify, YouTube Music, and Apple Music.


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

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.”

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release for PlayStation 5 in Early 2024 on two discs. We’ll keep you all updated on this highly anticipated release.

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