Final Fantasy XVI Gets Epic Commercials Showing Story & Battles as Demo Releases Worldwide

Published: June 12, 2023 9:50 AM /


Final Fantasy XVI Clive

Today Square Enix released two commercials of the upcoming mainline Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XVI

The commercials, which come from Japan, focus on the story (featuring the beautiful theme song "Moongazing." by popular Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu) and on the spectacular battle suystem.

Yet, you don't need to just watch the game, as the new demo has been released and you can download it from the PlayStation Store both in North America and Europe. As mentioned yesterday, it comes with a prologue that lasts about two hours and covers Clive's youth, with the save game transferring to the full release, and an additional battle part to show you what Clive can do further in the game, when more abilities are unlocked.

You can check out the commercials below.

Final Fantasy XVI is coming for PS5 on June 22. If you'd like to learn more, you can read my preview and enjoy our interview with producer Naoki Yoshida and art director Hiroshi Minagawa. A demo of the game is releasing tomorrow, including most of the content that I tested for my preview, so you'll soon be able to form your own opinion. On top of that, we just learned that PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts team at Square Enix helped out with development.  

Speaking of Final Fantasy news, a few days ago we saw a new trailer of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, which will release in early 2024. Considering that the next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will likely be announced in July and should come in 2024 as well (if the usual patterns are preserved), fans of the franchise have a lot to look forward to in a relatively short time. 


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Square Enix
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PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)