Final Fantasy XVI release dates and where to buy it
Final Fantasy 16 will release later this year, and people anticipate it’ll change what we usually expect from the franchise.
The game’s visuals and theme have embraced Medieval Europe, so expect lots of swords and shields instead of its usual gritty technological landscape.
We’ve already learned quite a bit about the new game thanks to numerous trailers, notably its combat system blends FF15’s fast-paced action and FF7’s rotating party AI-controlled companion mechanics. Throw in the fabulous graphics on the PS5, and it’s a visual feast to behold.
Below is everything you need to know about Final Fantasy 16’s official Australian release.
What is Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI is the sixteenth main instalment of the Final Fantasy series developed and published by Square Enix.
The game is set in Valisthea, a world divided between six nations competing to maintain power using magical Crystals and Dominants (humans who act as vessels for each nation’s Eikon–the most powerful beings in the lands).
Tension arises between nations when a Blight begins to consume and deplete the magic of lands, throwing Valisthe into war.
The game’s protagonist, Clive, witnesses his kingdom get destroyed and goes on a revenge quest to end the Dark Eikon Ifrit, who was behind it.
Final Fantasy XVI official Australia release dates
The game is timed exclusive to the PlayStation 5 systems and will be released on 22 June 2023.
There has yet to be an official release date for PC, but there’s speculation that it’ll be six months after the PS5 official release date.
Final Fantasy XVI editions
At the time of writing this, Square Enix has only announced three editions of Final Fantasy XVI:
The Standard Edition comes with the base game. You can download it at the PlayStation Store or purchase a physical copy.
The Deluxe Edition comes with a physical copy of the base game and a whole bunch of extra perks including:
- Cloth World Map of Valisthe
- Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook case
The Digital Deluxe Edition from the PlayStation Store comes with the base game and additional digital perks.
- Digital mini art book
- Digital mini soundtrack
There’s also a pre-order DLC exclusive where you receive a Gil boost accessory: Caith Sith Charm and the Braveheart weapon.
And if you pre-order your game from EB Games or JB Hi-Fi, you can receive even more exclusive items (while supplies last).
Best deals for Final Fantasy XVI
Keep in mind, you might only get the game at a reduced price or with extra perks depending on where you shop.
- Standard Edition
PlayStation Store - $114.99 (if you pre-order through the PlayStation Store, you’ll get a DLC exclusive item).
- Amazon - $84.99
- Big W - $94
- EB Games - $114.95 (if you pre-order through EB Games, you get a limited edition SteelBook).
- JB Hi-Fi - $89 (if you pre-order through JB Hi-Fi you get limited edition Realm of Valisthes patches).
- PlayStation Store - $144.95 (if you pre-order through the PlayStation Store, you’ll get a DLC exclusive item).
- EB Games - $169.95 (if you pre-order through EB Games, you get a limited edition SteelBook).
- JB Hi-Fi - $169 (if you pre-order through JB Hi-Fi you get limited edition Realm of Valisthes patches).
Latest Final Fantasy XVI trailers and news
02 March 2023
- Microsoft states that FF16 will not be available on XBOX.