Final Fantasy 16 Has Been Banned From Releasing in Saudi Arabia

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The Saudi Arabian Public Authority for Media has taken to Twitter to announce that Final Fantasy 16 will not be released in Saudi Arabia.

The tweet reads, “For fans of the #FinalFantasyXIV game, we would like to clarify that it has not been released in the Kingdom, due to the publisher’s unwillingness to make the necessary modifications.” Presumably, this means that the game is also unlikely to release in the United Arab Emirates.

Over the years, Saudi Arabia has banned a wide range for a variety of different reasons. These reasons include; violence, gambling, nudity, sexual themes, use of drugs and alcohol, and more. Popular games banned in Saudi Arabia include the God of War series, the Grand Theft Auto Series, The Last of Us Part II, and more.

Final Fantasy 16 Editions

Standard Edition

Pre-Order Bonuses:

・ Weapon “Braveheart”
・ Accessory “Ketsy’s Lucky Charm”
・Accessory “Scholar’s Glasses”

  • “Ketsy’s Lucky Charm” is an accessory that increases the amount of gill you can get when equipped.
  • “Scholar’s Glasses” are accessories that increase the amount of experience points you can gain when equipped.
  • The expiration date for each digital award is 23:59 on December 31, 2030. Please use it until the due date.
  • In order to obtain each digital benefit, an Internet connection is required.
    *To receive each digital benefit, you need to sign in to PlayStation™Network.
  • Each digital benefit can be received from the “Main Menu > System >Item Post” in the game. The “Item Post” will be unlocked after about 2 hours of progress in the game.
  • Each digital benefit may be sold at a later date.

Deluxe Edition

  • Everything in the standard edition
  • Digital Mini Artbook
  • Digital Mini Soundtrack
  • *The Digital Mini Artbook and Digital Mini Soundtrack (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) are available through the Square Enix Digital Content Viewer.
  • Square Enix Digital Content Viewer is included in this product and will be automatically downloaded on the release date of this product. If you’ve already downloaded Square Enix Digital Content Viewer, you can view and view this content without any additional downloads.
    *An internet connection is required to use Square Enix Digital Content Viewer.

It was revealed in March that Final Fantasy 16 had officially gone gold. The game is due to release on June 22, 2023, on the PlayStation 5 as a timed exclusive.

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