Final Fantasy is a series full of nostalgia, it's part of the charm. It looks like Final Fantasy XVI is aiming to go all-in on pulling our hardened heartstrings, however, with a surprising number of references to earlier games in the series being collated by eagle-eyed super fans.

In a thread on Twitter, user MKH130masters and others compiled a collection of visual references caught in the recent World of Valisthea trailer (above) and gameplay accompanying a PAX East panel shown off later.

From musical motifs to recreating iconic shots and conversations, the developers clearly know what they are doing, and we're absolutely here for it.

Did you spot any deep-cut references in any recent Final Fantasy XVI footage? Let us know in the comments section below.

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