Final Fantasy XVI Emotional Theme Song by Kenshi Yonezu Gets Super-Dark Official Music Video

Final Fantasy XVI's emotional theme song "Moongazing" by Kenshi Yonezu got an official music video, and it's really, really dark. ūü•Ļ


Published: July 9, 2023 10:15 PM /

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Kenshi Yonezu in "Moongazing" Final Fantasy XVI Theme Song

Popular Japanese singer and songwriter Kenshi Yonezu released the official music video of the theme song he performed for Final Fantasy XVI.

The song, titled "Moongazing" or "Tsuki Wo Miteita" in Japanese was first revealed back in April and then featured in an emotional trailer a few weeks ago. It wasn't just performed by Kenshi Yonezu, but he also wrote it himself.

The images in the music video symbolize the world of the game in live-action, and certainly do a good job with it, portraying extremely dark themes as you would expect from Final Fantasy's turn toward a more mature setting.

You can see what I mean in the video below. 

Final Fantasy XVI is currently available exclusively for PS5 and you can read our enthusiastic review in which our Andrew Stretch defined the game as "everything he could have hoped for and more" and "a deep story and fully fleshed out world that you'll want to be protecting." The game has sold three million copies in the first week since its release.

A PC version has also been confirmed by Yoshida-san himself, but Square Enix will need time to optimize the game for the platform, so we don't yet know when it'll launch. You can also read our interview with Yoshida-san and art director Hiroshi Minagawa.

Recently, we learned that PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts team at Square Enix helped out with development. On top of that, the game has been updated to version 1.03. 

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More Info About This Game
Learn More About Final Fantasy XVI
Game Page Final Fantasy XVI
Developer
Square Enix
Publisher
Square Enix
Platforms
PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)
Genre
JRPG, RPG