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Final Fantasy XVI Gets 18 Minutes of New Gameplay

Final Fantasy XVI is just a couple of weeks away from release and the highly anticipated action-RPG from Square Enix is ramping up its marketing and promotional material. Ahead of the game’s launch, it has now received 18 minutes of brand new gameplay that explores a previously unseen section and enemies as well as some new mechanics.

You may want to proceed with caution if you’re planning on playing Final Fantasy XVI without being spoiled. The gameplay posted by IGN does contain familiar combat and mechanics but those wishing to avoid seeing more of the game potentially ruined for a first-time playthrough might want to steer clear. Nonetheless, the gameplay is an exciting slice of fast-paced action, exploration and dungeon crawling.

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The story description on the official Final Fantasy XVI website has been updated to read:

“The sun is setting upon the land of Valisthea. For centuries, people have flocked to her Mothercrystals to partake of their blessing—the abundant aether that fuels the magicks they rely upon in their everyday lives. As the aether begins to fade and the lifeless deadlands spread ever further, so too does the struggle for possession of the final flickers of the Mothers’ light grow ever more fierce. Yet amidst the gathering storm, there are those who believe that the legacy of the crystals has shaped mankind’s destiny for long enough.”

In related Final Fantasy XVI news, a demo was previously listed on the PlayStation Store which could indicate that it will be announced soon, possibly to coincide with the upcoming pre-launch celebration set to take place on 11 June. Square Enix also detailed the challenging endgame content and what players will be able to tackle once they roll credits on the game.

Final Fantasy XVI launches on 22 June 2023 exclusively for PS5. Check out the new gameplay below:


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1 Comment

  • Nikki_boagreis 11 June 2023

    I usually don’t watch alot of gameplay trailers because of spoilers, but i couldn’t resist watching the FF XVI showcase trailer.

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