Final Fantasy XVI Special Edition & Pre-order bonus content revealed

The wait is almost over. Announced at The Game Awards (LINK to Alex's article), Final Fantasy XVI will launch on June 22, 2023. With the release date firmly in place, FF16's Cid-stuffed new trailer has revealed the game's pre-order incentives.


Physical editions range include Standard, Deluxe, and — with pre-orders not available until December 12 at 6PM PST —  a Collector's Edition. Square Enix has provided a handy spreadsheet encompassing the differences:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition for PlayStation®5 console: 

Collector’s Box – A beautiful metallic-sheen box featuring impressive artwork by legendary FINAL FANTASY series illustrator, Yoshitaka Amano 

FINAL FANTASY XVI Game – Base game package, including reversible cover art 

Premium Statue - Phoenix vs Ifrit – A premium statue depicting a battle between two eikons - Phoenix and Ifrit 

Metal Eikon Pin Collection – A premium metal pin collection featuring eight Eikons 

Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case – A SteelBook case featuring artwork of Clive Rosfield, the protagonist 

Cloth World Map of Valisthea – A cloth map of Valisthea where the story unfolds 

Blood Sword (Weapon) DLC – The fabled scarlet steel of Firion, hero of FINAL FANTASY II. 

The FINAL FANTASY XVI Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order exclusively on the Square Enix Store, and will also come with the following bonus items: F INAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Order SteelBook®, Digital Mini Artbook, Digital Mini Soundtrack, and Scholar’s Spectacles (Exp Boost Accessory) DLC.  

The Deluxe and Digital Deluxe Editions have their own tidbits; the physical version is essentially a stripped-down spin on the Collector's Edition. Here's what you'll find in each.

FINAL FANTASY XVI Deluxe Edition: 

Base game package, including reversible cover art 

Cloth World Map of Valisthea 

Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook® Case 

FINAL FANTASY XVI Digital Deluxe Edition: 

Base Game 

Digital Mini Artbook 

Digital Mini Soundtrack 

Digital pre-orders for the Standard and Deluxe Editions are available on the PlayStation™Store and come with the Scholar’s Spectacles (Exp Boost Accessory) DLC as a pre-order bonus. 

Additionally, we have a list of North American retailers who will be including their own incentives.

SQUARE ENIX Store – The Realms of Valisthea Wall Banners (6” height printed cloth banners) 

GameStop – The Realms of Valisthea Patches (2.5” height printed cloth patches) 

BestBuy – FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Order SteelBook® 

Note that, per Square Enix's website, every FF16 pre-order includes Braveheart, a legendary sword wielded by the Warrior of Light in the Dissidia: Final Fantasy series, and Cait Sith's Lucky Charm, which boosts Gil earned from battles. We take that to mean those of us who prefer a physical copy will be eligible as well.

Final Fantasy XVI will release exclusively for PlayStation 5.