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Here’s a rundown of all the different versions of Final Fantasy XVI you can order
Hot on the heels of the new "Revenge" trailer and wealth of media reveals, Final Fantasy XVI has opened the doors on pre-orders some six months ahead of its June 22 launch. You might be wondering just how many versions of the game will be available, and what each of them include. Whilst FFXVI will only be available on PlayStation 5, there's a few options for fans to choose from. We're running down each of them in this handy guide for you. Standard Edition (Physical and Digital) The standard, normal box edition of the game available on disc or digitally through the PlayStation Store. It comes equipped with the following pre-order bonuses: The Braveheart (Weapon) DLCCait Sith Charm in-game item - an accessory that boosts your received Gil. Physical Deluxe Edition The Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered at select retailers including the Square Enix Store and includes the following: The full gameA Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook CaseA cloth map of Valisthea - where the story unfolds Digital Deluxe Edition This version of the Deluxe Edition is digital only and can be pre-ordered directly from the PlayStation Store. This edition includes: The full gameA digital mini artbook that features some of the stunning illustrations and artwork from the gameA digital
New Final Fantasy XVI screenshots detail the world and battle system
In the latest trailer titled "Revenge", Final Fantasy XVI protagonist Clive Rosfield is driven by revenge around events that transpire in his youth. While the motives and details behind this event remain unclear, he nevertheless embarks on a journey that the game's story will revolve around. As Dominants, they are able to summon massive and powerful "eikons", beasts that correspond to the pantheon of Final Fantasy series summons, to their own peril. Alongside Clive is his canine companion Torgal, and various AI controlled party members that will come and go as the story transpires. Such allies are Jill Warrick, the dominant of Shiva, and Cidolfus Telamon, the dominant of Ramuh. Clashes between Dominants who have summoned eikons into their bodies. They are large scale battles depict the the eikons on a huge scale. High-speed battles where you switch between the power of numerous eikons that dwell within Clive. The story-focused mode is recommended for players who want to fully enjoy the story. Eikonic abilities can be activated with simple operations, automatically evade enemy attacks, and concentrate on the story while enjoying the exhilaration of battle. There is also an action-focused mode in which all the operations are performed by the player. You can switch
Final Fantasy XVI launches June 22, 2023
Final Fantasy XVI now has a release date, revealed alongside a new trailer promising "Revenge". The latest mainline entry will be available for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023, following up on the promised "Summer" release timing outlined by producer Naoki Yoshida some months back . The date follows up said trailer, which reveals plenty of new action, characters and locations that protagonist Clive will encounter in the realm of Valisthea. The publisher also revealed that pre-orders will open starting today, and we'll update as soon as we have those details available. For now, you can catch the new trailer in both English and Japanese voice overs below. English Trailer Japanese Trailer
Forspoken demo now available on PS5 alongside new trailer
Fans looking to get their hands on Luminous Studios' upcoming action RPG Forspoken can do so starting today. Square Enix has dropped a free playable demo to coincide with the game's appearance on The Game Awards. All you need is a PlayStation Network account and you can access the demo through the store or by clicking this link here. The demo offers up a variety of enemies and combat abilities, along with a full arsenal of attack and support magic to mess around with before the full release. Additionally, Square Enix showed off a new trailer which provides a deeper look at the devastating effects of the Break, a powerful and mysterious force that corrupts everything it touches, including the inhabitants of Athia and the Tantas, the once benevolent matriarchs who now rule the lands as evil and maddened sorceresses. Forspoken launches for PlayStation 5 and PC on January 24, 2023.
Starlight Celebration seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV on December 15
The Starlight Celebration limited-time seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV from December 15th through December 31st. Titled 'Magicks of Eld Conjure Smiles Anew', limited time items are available in previous iterations of the event can also be purchased from the Online Store at a discount. Take a look at the event details below, and, while you're here, check out the latest Live Letter information on Patch 6.3, set to release in early January 2023. This patch will continue the main scenario, introduce a new Myths of the Realm alliance raid, and continue the Deep Dungeon series with Eureka Orthos. "Wintry weather has settled in across the realm, and the citizens of Eorzea have begun preparing for this year's Starlight Celebration. Festive lights twinkle merrily throughout cities and neighborhoods, warming the hearts of all who behold them. So make ready your tinsel and dust off your baubles─the season of giving is here!" Quest Reindeer Fame Location: Speak to the Amh Garanjy @ Old Gridania Requires: Level 15, travel to Gridania. "Amh Garanjy is looking for an adventurer filled with Starlight cheer."Start: December 15 @ 12:00 AM (PDT)Stop: December 31 @ 6:59am (PDT) Rewards Mount: • Starlight Steed Horn Furnishings:• Illuminated Tree 2021 2019 2017 2020 2018 2016
A look at 14 minutes of Dragon Quest Treasures gameplay
Square Enix has shared another look at Dragon Quest Treasures ahead of its December 9 release date. This new video offers up a 14-minute look at the Nintendo Switch title, including the broad range of activities you can participate in as you play the game. In Dragon Quest Treasures a treasure hunting RPG spun off from Dragon Quest XI, siblings Erik and Mia find themselves whisked away to the continent of Draconia where they must collect seven Dragonstones and find some time to do a little looting and monster catching along the way. Many of these aspects can be seen in action in the video below.
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion Review
The original Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII is a game I remember most fondly. Not only because of my love for Final Fantasy VII and its world as a whole, but because it represented a turning point of sorts in the way that I consumed games. Crisis Core was one of the first I was able to import from Japan thanks in part to the delay between the Western release, and the emergence of easier ways to obtain said titles overseas. Of course, times have changed since then and the era of simultaneous worldwide releases is forever upon us, but that wasn’t always the case. So armed with my copy of Crisis Core in Japanese, my PSP would become its exclusive home for a long time as I played and played and played through it some more. By the time the English version did roll around, I’d completed Crisis Core several times over and there really wasn’t any specific need for me to dive back in again. There wasn’t anything specifically different about the game that warranted a sixth or seventh go at it. Until now. Fast forward 15 years (yes, that’s fifteen whole years) since the original PSP release and Square
Dragon Quest Treasures highlights its online features
In the latest Dragon Quest Treasures blog, we get a look at some of the online features the game sports. Erik and Mia, siblings owing their origin to Dragon Quest XI, lead this adventure into the floating islands of Draconia where they'll recruit a party of monster friends and hunt down treasure in the overworld and special treasure dungeons. You'll be visited by monsters your friends have collected, and you can also hide treasure for them to find. Monsters can also travel between bases to show off treasure you've collected, and if other players give it likes, it will increase the item's value. Vice versa, treasures you give 'likes' to will increase their value, and you'll obtain a replica of the item for your collection. Check out the details below. Dragon Quest Treasures launches on Nintendo Switch this December 9. Pre-order gifts include in-game items including 5x Chimaera Wings, 15x Better Buddy Bullets, and 15x Fullheal Pellets. With the release of DRAGON QUEST TREASURES mere days away, it's time we told you about the game's online features! You can connect with other real-world players and interact in a number of ways, from showing off your top treasures to searching for hidden loot. Treasure hunting is always more
This Week in Events — Week 49, 2022
Collected below are the latest events posted by Square Enix social accounts from the company’s repertoire of service games, including limited time campaigns and content updates. Check out what’s new this week! Babylon's Fall Babylon's Fall will terminate service on February 27, 2023.5/31 — 11/29: Season 2 - The Light of Aaru11/29 — 2/27/23: Final Season Chocobo GP Odin and Ultros join the race in Season 3 of #ChocoboGP! Season 3 is out now for you to play.Treasure Hunter Cid and Raffaello from the Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon series join the race in Season 4 of #ChocoboGP on October 6th.Five new series races will be added to Series Race mode in #ChocoboGP on October 5th. Get ready to test your skills in the the Imp, Lamia, Land Turtle, Mammon and Skullhammer series. Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia The World of Illusions Spiritus: Pandemonium brings two new Event Draws to #DissidiaFFOO! These draws feature Raines's new BT "Honor the Fallen (XIII)" and FR "Calvary Gloves (XIII)"! As part of the Winter Festival, the first multi draw is FREE! Challenge your fate and shape the future with Raines's extra costume in #DissidiaFFOO! This costume features Raines in his crystalline form when transformed into a Cie'th in FINAL FANTASY XIII! Don't
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion Hands-on Impressions
The turnaround time from announcement to the fast-approaching release date for Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is something that’s really impressed me. When it was announced, Square Enix promised a tentative “Winter” date, which as we know can mean anything as long as it drops before March 21. Imagine my surprise when it was then further revealed we’d be returning to the adventures of Zack much sooner than expected. You see, Crisis Core’s upcoming remaster is just weeks away at this point. With a December release in tow, Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion promises to be many things – the likes of which include being “more than a remaster” with upgraded visuals across the board and a retooled battle system. As for what that means in actual practice? Well, I was given a go at the full retail release recently to find out. Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion opens very much the same as the PSP original – you get the CGI cutscene fielded by then Visual Works, along with the introduction of protagonist Zack, who is as ridiculous as ever. It’s important to note that these scenes remain unchanged – in fact, they’ve gone and used the original