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The RPG Files: Final Fantasy XVI Gets A New Trailer, Coming Summer 2023

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Final Fantasy XVI, the next major installment in the iconic franchise, debuted a new trailer during today's State of Play Presentation by Sony. The new trailer shows off a ton of action combat for the upcoming JRPG, as well as announces a summer 2023 release window.

The trailer, which is just shy of three minutes long, showcases many of the characters and places you'll explore in FFXVI, as well as introduce some of the major monsters and deities that are often associated with summons in Final Fantasy. The trailer shows off Shiva, Ifrit, Titan, Odin, Bahamut, Ramuh and more, while giving a glimpse into some of the combat that is coming to the RPG, which looks closer to what we saw in Final Fantasy XV rather than the hybrid combat seen in Final Fantasy VII REMAKE.

In an accompanying post on the PlayStation blog, the team behind the RPG was revealed a bit more, with Naoki Yoshida taking on the role of Producer while Hiroshi Takai will take on the role of Director. Takai is most known for his work on The Last Remnant

The trailer, named "Dominance," introduces the Dominants of Titan and Garuda. Titan's, Permanent Economic Adviser Hugo Kupka rose through the ranks of the Republican Army as a nameless soldier to having his hand in every major part of Dhalmekian politics - from Military influence to policy making. Meanwhile, Garuda's Dominant, Benedikta Harman, took a different approach to her rise to power.

"Having emerged from the storm of youth coldhearted and ruthless, Benedikta Harman—Dominant of the Eikon Garuda, Warden of the Wind—turned her talent for swordplay and subterfuge into a command of Waloed’s elite intelligencers. It is on a mission to find the elusive second Eikon of Fire that she crosses paths with a like-minded Clive and is forced to face her past."

You can check out the full details on the PlayStation BlogFinal Fantasy XVI is announced to be a PlayStation 5 timed exclusive and will release in the Summer of 2023.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore