Final Fantasy XVI Releases June 2023 1 The Rising Tide

Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide officially launches April 18

Square Enix revealed the highly anticipated second Final Fantasy XVI story expansion, The Rising Tide, will release on Apr. 18.

Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide introduces a captivating new storyline centered around Leviathan, the long-lost Eikon of Water. Fans can expect entirely new area to explore within the clandestine realm of Mysidia, delving deep into the tragic history of its forgotten inhabitants. Alongside this, players will encounter a new ally, as well as confronting formidable new adversaries, such as a special Tonberry variant.

This expansion also includes a new endgame feature titled Kairos Gate. This event challenges players to navigate through 20 increasingly difficult stages, earning points to enhance Clive’s abilities, acquire new materials for crafting weapons, and unlock additional content.

Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide Version 1.30 Overview

  • Return to a quest giver immediately with the new “Quick Complete” function
  • Icon updates for important character quests
  • A new Skill Set feature which allows players to save up to 5 unique Feat and Ability sets
  • Abilities and Accessories adjusted for easier use
  • New “Custom” controller type allows for freely customizable button layouts
  • Tone correction, screen effects, and more added to Photo Mode
  • Numerous new orchestrion rolls added
Press Release

Those who haven’t experienced Final Fantasy XVI can find the official overview below, and our review here.

    What is Final Fantasy XVI?

    Enter the dark fantasy world of Valisthea in this highly anticipated single-player action RPG.

    The 16th standalone entry in the legendary Final Fantasy series marks a darker turn for the RPG franchise, with a complex tale of revenge, power struggles and unavoidable tragedy.

    Final Fantasy XVI reimagines the series’ iconic summons as Eikons. These deadly creatures are housed within Dominants, men and women who inherit their immense power at birth – whether they like it or not.

    Eikons are the most powerful beings in Valisthea, a land where six powerful realms have emerged thanks to the power of the Mothercrystals. The aether provided by these towering mountains of crystal powers the magicks that have allowed these nations to thrive for many years — but now a mysterious Blight threatens to disrupt their uneasy alliance.

    Play as Clive Rosfield, First Shield of Rosaria and guardian of his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Eikon Phoenix, in this epic action RPG from a team of Final Fantasy veterans.

    PlayStation Listing

    Final Fantasy XVI is available now for PS5. A demo is also available for free via the PlayStation Store.

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