Square Enix detailed the different editions for Final Fantasy XVI through their Japanese official website, including the Collector’s Edition and Deluxe Edition. The company unveiled shared the game’s new trailer and release date during The Game Awards 2022 on December 8, 2022. The new mainline entry in the Final Fantasy series is set to release June 23, 2023. Alongside the new trailer, Square Enix also revealed the different editions releasing for the Japanese market and their pre-order bonuses. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The retail version of the game will cost 9.900 yen, roughly $73. The Deluxe Edition will cost 12.100 yen, approximately $89. It includes the game, a steelbook case, and a graphic cloth displaying the FFXVI World Map. The Final Fantasy XVI Collector’s Edition will cost 38.500 yen, approximately $282. It includes everything detailed prior, plus a statue of the battle between Phoenix and Ifrit, the two flagship Eikons of the game, a collection of pins featuring the different summons in the game, and an in-game item, the Blood Sword. The Digital Deluxe edition costs 12.100 yen and includes a digital mini art book and digital mini soundtrack.
All versions include several in-game items as a pre-order bonus. Among them are the Braveheart Sword, the iconic weapon from the Warrior of Light from the original Final Fantasy, a Cait Sith lucky charm accessory that increases in-game currency gain, and Scholar Glasses, an in-game accessory that increases experience gain. However, the Scholar Glass are NOT included in the physical Deluxe Edition.
Final Fantasy XVI will release on June 23, 2023 for the PS5. It will be a timed exclusive for six months. After the timed exclusivity period, it could be available on other platforms, similar to Final Fantasy VII Remake.