LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2023) – SQUARE ENIX® announced today that the worldwide shipment and digital sales of the critically acclaimed action-RPG, FINAL FANTASY® XVI, have exceeded three million copies since its global launch on June 22 exclusively for PlayStation®5* (PS®5). Earning over 20 perfect review scores and praised as a “must-play title,” the latest standalone entry in the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY series has players take control of Clive Rosfield, in an all-new story taking them on an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realms of Valisthea.
* Title is not available on other formats until at least 12/31/2023.
The FINAL FANTASY XVI Demo is the perfect opportunity for players to jump into the realms of Valisthea to experience the beginnings of protagonist Clive Rosfield’s epic tale. The demo gives players access to the opening prologue, with saved progress carrying over to the full game. In the demo, take control of Clive Rosfield at the start of his epic tale and learn about his ambitions and goals, as he endures a tragic event sending him on a dark and dangerous path of revenge. Completing the prologue allows players to experience a special battle demo which has numerous abilities unlocked, giving them the opportunity to jump into exhilarating battles and test out a wide array of devastating attacks and combos.
The recent FINAL FANTASY XVI trailer, “ASCENSION,” is available at: https://youtu.be/iaJ4VVFGIa8.
Additional assets are available on the press site at: https://press.na.square-enix.com.
FINAL FANTASY XVI is available now digitally for the PlayStation®5 console, with physical Deluxe and Standard Editions available for purchase through select retailers. The game is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information, visit: https://www.finalfantasyxvi.com
Story of FINAL FANTASY XVI
FINAL FANTASY XVI introduces players to an all-new story in the FINAL FANTASY universe, an epic dark fantasy that takes place in the realms of Valisthea – a land blessed in the light of the Mothercrystals, and where peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions. The fate of the land is decided by the Eikons, mighty summoned beasts and their Dominants, men and women who have been blessed with the ability to call upon and wield them. This is the tale of Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria” and sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix, Eikon of Fire. Before long, Clive will be caught up in a great tragedy and swear revenge on the Dark Eikon known as Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity in its wake.
Official Website: http://www.finalfantasyxvi.com
For over 35 years, the FINAL FANTASY series has delighted generations of gamers and millions of players worldwide through beloved role-playing adventures that are built upon the benchmarks of spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds, rich stories, memorable characters, and technical and gameplay innovation leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from around the world. Each mainline game in the series is a completely new experience, and an ideal entry-point to the series. Titles of the series have sold over 180 million units worldwide.
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