The Art of Final Fantasy XVI Releasing August 2023

Square Enix has announced that The Art of Final Fantasy XVI will release on August 22, 2023, for ¥4,400. Fans will be able to peruse the book for various setting and character illustrations, highlighting the Dominants and Eikons. The page number has not been specified yet.

We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on this art book’s release and whether it’ll greet Western audiences.

You can pre-order The Art of Final Fantasy XVI via 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.

The cover of The Art of Final Fantasy XVI is viewable below:

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

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