We're all waiting on our next glimpse of Final Fantasy XVI, and many thought that the highly anticipated action RPG would show up at Tokyo Game Show 2022 — but it's unfortunately looking less and less likely. The Tokyo-based event isn't over yet — it carries through the whole weekend — but blockbuster trailers tend to be released at some point over the first couple of days.
But hey, at least we've got some new artwork! As snapped by RogerJ on Chinese blogging site Weibo, the lovely looking picture shows main character Clive, sitting alongside supporting characters Joshua and Jill. It was crafted by hugely talented Final Fantasy XIV artist Yosuke Mogi, and the Japanese text at the bottom translates to "This is a story about breaking free from the blessings of the crystals."
The art also reiterates that Final Fantasy XVI is set to release in the summer of 2023, so nothing's changed on that front.
We would imagine that Square Enix will soon release a full resolution version of the art, so get your desktop wallpaper settings ready.
Again, there is still time for Final Fantasy XVI to whip out a new trailer, but at this point we're not getting our hopes up. It's also worth noting that Square Enix doesn't have the game lined up for its own panel or presentation this weekend — and it's the same story for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Are you happy enough with some artwork? Keep waiting patiently in the comments section below.
[source weibo.com, via reddit.com]
This being news is a stretch 😆👍
I'd like to see something but it's FF, so this is par for the course.
@riceNpea lovely art though 😆
Square’s art has been so fantastic the past couple years. Can’t wait for this! The Final Fantasies are my two most anticipated titles right now
This is day one forme anyway.
Final Fantasy always with the amazing art
I need this in 4k for my desktop
Square said we are getting a new trailer in the fall, and Sony will want to show that in a showcase - assuming they have one planned
@somnambulance Sadly the actual in-game character models never seem to match the beautiful artwork in the promos.
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