Final Fantasy Explorers Collector’s Edition Unveiled


Announced over the summer for a North American launch date of January 26, 2016, Nintendo 3DS action-RPG Final Fantasy Explorers will be available in a limited collector’s edition sold exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store. Pre-orders are open now starting at $69.99.

So what does seventy bucks get you? A pretty sweet package of collectible goodies, that’s what. Specifically, the collector’s edition includes:

· 32-page artbook featuring illustrations by renowned artists Yoshitaka Amano, Gen Kobayashi and Toshiyuki Itahana

· “Songs for the Journey,” a 20-track music soundtrack sampler comprised of tracks by celebrated Composer Tsuyoshi Sekito

· Themed Final Fantasy Explorers Nintendo 3DS hard case

· Exclusive box packaging, featuring the artwork of series concept artist Amano

· Codes to unlock Western-exclusive in-game quests, each featuring a unique legendary weapon reward, including: Venus Gospel from Final Fantasy VII, Death Penalty from Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Crimson Blitz from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Thyrus from Final Fantasy XIV.

That’s a nice bundle there. Too bad it’s only available from Square Enix’s online store. I’d totally buy it if I could get it from Amazon or even GameStop, but I’ve tried ordering stuff direct from Square Enix on multiple occasions and between slow shipping, poor delivery confirmation/package tracking updates, and long waits just to have an order get cancelled, I have had a lousy customer experience every time.

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