The Japanese commercial for Final Fantasy 16 goes hard – alarmingly so. This extended television spot features several renaissance (?) style paintings, which are animated in a kind of stop-motion style to bring them to life. While dramatic music plays in the background, a voiceover speaks in Japanese, presumably spouting deeply poetic declarations about dense subjects, like life and death.

The video ends with a few set-piece moments from the upcoming PS5 game, before reminding entranced viewers that that the title’s due out on 22nd June. Elsewhere, Square Enix recently confirmed that there will be a day one patch, and that the release was originally intended to ship on two discs.

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