Final Fantasy 16 is an action role playing game developed and published by Square Enix.
It is set in the land of Valisthea, a divided continent on the brink of all-out conflict due to a spreading malady known as the Blight.
It's a Switch-dominated top 10 in Famitsu's weekly charts again, though a couple other notable PS5 titles are also featured.
Producer Naoki Yoshida confirms that a new trailer for the RPG will likely arrive in October, followed by information on its launch date.
The PS5 RPG retook the top spot in Famitsu's charts for the most highly anticipated games a couple weeks ago, and has held on to that position.
"All we can really do is create multiple games, and continue creating the best that we can at any given time," says Naoki Yoshida.
Square Enix's upcoming RPG is back on top of the charts, with Switch exclusive Splatoon 3 taking second place.
After reclaiming the top spot a couple of weeks ago, Final Fantasy 16 has been pushed back down, with Splatoon 3 now occupying the pole position.
Meanwhile, Splatoon 3 is still in second place, while fellow upcoming first party Switch exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles3 climbs back up to No. 3.
Square Enix's upcoming RPG has climbed back into pole position, with Splatoon 3 falling down to second place.
With its main aims in mind, producer Naoki Yoshida says it's "almost impossible in terms of time and cost to create a global story within an open world."
For the fourth week running, Nintendo's upcoming colourful shooter has topped Famitsu's most wanted charts, with Final Fantasy 16 settling for second place.
Square Enix's upcoming RPG has swapped places with the Nintendo Switch's Xenoblade Chronicles 3, while Splatoon 3 hangs on to the top spot.
Square Enix's next entry in the Final Fantasy series keeps looking better and better. Here's everything new that you need to know.
The upcoming PS5 RPG is beaten to the charts' top spot by upcoming Switch exclusive duo Splatoon 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Producer Naoki Yoshida says the decision was made to authentically portray a medieval European fantasy setting.
"We felt it was necessary to allow us to explore those more mature themes that the game tackles," says producer Naoki Yoshida.
"It’s only thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5 system that we can make Final Fantasy 16 the roller-coaster ride that it is," says producer Naoki Yoshida.
Players can earn points and unlock new Eikon abilities for regular battles. Abilities can be upgraded to become more powerful.
The battle with Titan in the recent trailer is "only about maybe a 20th of what you get to experience," says producer Naoki Yoshida.
Producer Naoki Yoshida says that battles in the upcoming RPG are "in some ways a culmination of the company’s past experiences.”
Square Enix's upcoming action RPG, which releases next year for PS5, does take inspiration from "recent triple-A open-world RPGs."
Though there will be "Easter eggs", fans won't find as many "tributes" to the previous games as in Final Fantasy 14, says producer Naoki Yoshida.
Producer Naoki Yoshida also teases a "comprehensive support system in place for players who aren’t too confident with action games."
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 remains in second place, while Splatoon 3 leapfrogs both RPGs to jump straight to the top spot.
Square Enix has started pulling back the curtain on its upcoming PS5 RPG- here's everything new that we've learned about it.
Two major upcoming RPGs are on top of the weekly charts, but once again, it's Final Fantasy 16 that takes the pole position.
The Final Fantasy 16 website has been updated, adding a lot of new details about the world, its magic, and its characters.
Square Enix has revealed who the leads in Final Fantasy 16's development team are, including its main director, creative director, and more.
Square Enix also confirms that the highly anticipated PS5 RPG has "entered the final leg of development", with the development team "focusing on polish."
The PS5 RPG maintains a healthy lead on top of the weekly charts, but the rest of the top 10 is once again dominated by upcoming Switch titles.
Square Enix's upcoming RPG has topped the weekly charts yet again, maintaining a healthy lead over Splatoon 3, the game placed second.
Based on whether Square Enix can get Final Fantasy 16 ready for this year, it may push Forspoken back again, as per XboxEra's Nick Baker.
Though the PS5 exclusive RPG takes the top spot, every other game in the top 10 is an upcoming Nintendo Switch release.
Producer Naoki Yoshida says Final Fantasy 16's new trailer had to be internally delayed, but will be dropping soon, with the game's development itself also nearly finished.
Final Fantasy 16 remains unmoved on top of the most wanted charts, while the PS5 version of Pragmata re-enters the top 10.
Producer Naoki Yoshida reportedly said in the recent Uniqlo magazine that the story has become one with "quite a lot of depth."
Meanwhile, Pokemon Scarlet and Violent come in at the tail end of what's a very Nintendo Switch-dominated top 10.
When the PS5 RPG finally launches, hopefully, it'll avoid these pitfalls.
Final Fantasy 16 maintains its lead on top of the weekly charts, in an otherwise Nintendo Switch-dominated top 10.
Future content includes side quests starring Tataru, a new Ultimate Duty with "Dragonsong's Reprise" and Data Center Travel.
Square Enix's upcoming PS5 exclusive RPG is on top of Famitsu's weekly charts for the most highly anticipated upcoming games once more.
Final Fantasy 16 and the PS5 version of Capcom's Pragmata are the only non-Switch upcoming releases in this week's top 10.
Meanwhile, fellow upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives LIVE A LIVE and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have both entered the top 10.
Square Enix's upcoming PS5 RPG tops Famitsu's most wanted charts yet again, but the rest of the top 10 is largely dominated by upcoming Switch releases.
It's a largely Switch-dominated top 10 again in the newest weekly charts, though the upcoming PS5-exclusice RPG tops proceedings again.
Though it fell down to second place in last week's charts, the upcoming PS5 RPG has once again reclaimed its throne.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's upcoming sequel has grabbed the top spot in Famitsu's latest most wanted charts.
Square Enix's upcoming PS5 RPG continues to top the charts, while Dragon Quest 10 Offline moves up to second place.
Meanwhile, FromSoftware's upcoming action RPG Elden Ring climbs into the charts in an otherwise largely Switch-dominated top 10.
Unsurprisingly, Square Enix's upcoming PS5 RPG has once again topped Famitsu's charts for the most highly anticipated games.
Final Fantasy 16 remains in the top spot amidst plenty of shuffling in the top 10, with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak coming in at #10.
There has been some movement in the top 10 with games shuffling around, but Final Fantasy 16 has held on to the top spot.
In a largely Switch-dominated top 10, Square Enix's upcoming PS5 RPG has once again topped proceedings, like several previous weeks.
Final Fantasy 16 is seemingly the "main focus right now.". Also, the unannounced title isn't Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts or another Final Fantasy game.
According to a journalist, Square Enix wants PlayStation to be the home of Final Fantasy this generation, though the company remains committed to PC as well.
In an almost entirely unchanged top 10, Final Fantasy 16 claims the top spot once again, while a host of Switch games follow.
Producer Naoki Yoshida apologizes for the lack of updates in 2021, and explains that ongoing COVID-related complications have delayed the game's development "by almost a half year."
It's a largely unchanged top 10 in Famitsu's most wanted charts, with a number of Switch games claiming most of the spots.
In a top 10 dominated almost entirely by upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, PS5-exclusive Final Fantasy 16 tops proceedings.
Meanwhile, Bayonetta 3 hangs on to second place, while fellow upcoming Switch exclusive Splatoon 3 moves up to No. 3.
Meanwhile, upcoming Switch games dominate the rest of the top 10 again, with Kirby and the Forgotten Land breaking into the charts.
Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's unnamed sequel takes second place in a top 10 mostly dominated by Switch games.
Upcoming Nintendo Switch games dominate the top 10 again, with the PS5 version of Gran Turismo 7 being the only non-Switch title to break it into the charts.
Shin Megami Tensei 5 drops back down to second place in a top 10 dominated almost entirely by upcoming Switch exclusives.
After having spent several weeks running on top of Famitsu's Most Wanted charts, Final Fantasy 16 has been overtaken by Shin Megami Tensei 5.
The two upcoming RPGs are still on top of the weekly charts, with most of the rest of the top 10 being dominated by Switch releases.
The vast majority of the rest of the top 10 is dominated by upcoming Switch releases, with the exception of PS5's Gran Turismo 7.
The upcoming PS5 RPG tops the charts, with a healthy lead over the game place second, Switch-exclusive Shin Megami Tensei 5.
Producer Naoki Yoshida says that even though players will be controlling a pre-defined protagonist, there will still be quite a bit of flexibility in terms of progression.
Shin Megami Tensei 5 falls down to second place as Final Fantasy 16 grabs the top spot, with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in third place.
Producer Naoki Yoshida also revealed that the character models are almost finished and the developer is focusing on overall polish.
The upcoming RPG duo occupies the top two spots in the charts for a third consecutive week, with most of the top 10 being otherwise dominated by Switch games.
In a largely Switch dominated top 10, the two games that topped last week's charts rank high in this week's charts as well.
Producer Naoki Yoshida assures that the upcoming action RPG's development team will ensure that the game is as polished as possible at launch.
Shin Megami Tensei 5 claims the top spot in this week's charts, with Final Fantasy 16 and Tales of Arise following behind.
Tales of Arise climbs back into first place, with the rest of the top 10 mostly being dominated by upcoming Switch games.
Final Fantasy 16 has overtaken Tales of Arise in the Famitsu charts for the most highly anticipated upcoming games.
The upcoming RPGs rule the roost once more, with the rest of the top 10 largely being dominated by a number of upcoming Switch exclusives.
The RPG duo continues to dominate proceedings, with the rest of the top 10 largely being dominated by Nintendo Switch exclusives.
Producer Naoki Yoshida reveals that English voice recording and performance capture has progressed the most, with Japanese recording yet to begin.
The two action RPGs are separated by just four votes, while the likes of Bayonetta 3, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Elden Ring rank in the top 10 as well.
And once again, Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG Tales of Arise tops the charts, with a lead of over 50 votes.
Though the game's scenarios are "set in stone" and its English voice recording almost finshed, producer Naoki Yoshida is still hesitant to show more of it just yet.
Meanwhile, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trails the pair in third place, with a gap of over a hundred votes from readers.
Meanwhile, Bayonetta 3 and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild take the third and fourth spots respectively.
Known insider Navtra claims that Sony is preparing a dedicated event very soon, and suggests that Final Fantasy 16 might be present at the show.
Meanwhile, Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG Tales of Arise once again takes the top spot, while Splatoon 3 breaks into the top 10.
Business as usual in the most wanted charts.
Trails behind Tales of Arise in the charts.
Resident Evil Village and Tales of Arise receive quite a few votes as well.
In Monster Hunter Rise's absence, Square Enix's upcoming megaton snags the top spot.
Business as usual in the latest weekly charts.
Business as usual for the weekly Famitsu charts.
While Monster Hunter Rise tops the charts yet again.
Monster Hunter Rise and Tales of Arise top the charts once more.
The upcoming RPG is currently announced only as a PS5 exclusive.
Tales of Arise and Resident Evil Village also ranked in the top 5.
And yes, Monster Hunter Rise tops the charts again.
The development team is also hard at work on the story.
Monster Hunter Rise takes the top spot once more.
Yoshida says they fear saying something half-baked.
Monster Hunter Rise and Tales of Arise take the top 2 once more.
Final Fantasy 16 climbs up to second place.
Monster Hunter Rise is still on top though.
Monster Hunter Rise tops the charts once more.
You can also expect more announcements related to Final Fantasy 14.
Our biggest expectations from Final Fantasy's next mainline adventure.
Read more about the backstories for Joshua and Clive, along with the various realms of Valisthea.
A small bit of information on the how the combat works and the main protagonist.
The team continues to "create large-scale resources and build boss battles."
What does Final Fantasy 16's recent announcement tell us about what we should expect from the game?
An official teaser website with info on characters and the world will go live soon.
This would make it the first mainline Final Fantasy game to be rated M.
Square Enix's next big role-playing title is apparently closer than believed.
Piers Harding-Rolls notes that "timing and platform support is totally down to Square Enix's development efforts."
The upcoming action RPG is exclusive to the PS5, for the time being.
Battles and cutscenes from the trailer confirmed to be running in real-time.
The single-player action RPG is exclusive to PlayStation.
Apparently, it will be exclusive to PS5.
The director/producer still has a few years left on the successful MMO.
Someone give this man a budget, because he seems to have all the right ideas.
Even more than Final Fantasy 15?