Sony Interactive Entertainment and Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XVI PlayStation 5 (PS5) and DualSense controllers will be sold in Japan. In addition, a special Final Fantasy XVI PS5 bundle will be sold in North America.
PS5 Console Cover
Players in Japan may purchase the Final Fantasy XVI PS5 cover for 7,980 yen (tax included). The cost of the PS5 cover is the same for the base PS5 version and the PS5 digital edition (without disc tray insert). The PS5 cover is based on the Midnight Black color with a special gold logo of Ifrit and Phoenix illustrated by the legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano.
The Final Fantasy XVI DualSense controller will be sold for 8,980 yen (tax included). This special edition DualSense controller is based on the Midnight Black color found in the current DualSense lineup. Additionally, subtle blue and golden crystal patterns may be seen on the touchpad and controller grips.
Console bundles featuring Final Fantasy XVI will be available to pre-order starting May 4 from direct.playstation.com. These new bundles feature a PS5 console (base or digital edition) and a voucher code for Final Fantasy XVI. The base PS5 bundle costs 67,980 yen, whereas the PS5 digital edition bundle costs 56,980 yen (tax included). However, exact pricing for the North America release has not been confirmed yet. The new bundles release alongside Final Fantasy XVI on June 22 in North America.
Following the recent State of Play showcase, Square Enix revealed “Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing”, the official theme song of Final Fantasy XVI. The theme song for Final Fantasy XVI is written and performed by Kenshi Yonezu. Yonezu is widely recognized in Japan for his work as Hachi and his performances for the opening songs of My Hero Academia and Chainsaw Man.
Before launch, fans may tune into the Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration live stream on June 11 at 3:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT. The live stream is expected to present more information about the game, and a potential demo is speculated to launch around this time. Previously, producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that a demo was planned to release within two weeks of the game’s launch.
Lastly, Final Fantasy XVI launches on June 22 for PlayStation 5 worldwide.