Final Fantasy XIV: A Collector’s Edition Reborn

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Approaching three years after its initial, abysmal PC launch, MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV returns anew on August 27th, this time on both PC and PS3 as originally intended. Along with completely revamping the game mechanics and designing a brand new engine, Square Enix is welcoming adventurers back to the realm of Eorzea with a new and improved Collector’s Edition which includes the following:

• Collector’s box designed by Yoshitaka Amano, legendary FINAL FANTASY artist

• 80-page “Art of Eorzea” hardcover art book featuring never-before-seen concept art

• “The Waning of the Sixth Sun,” a special bonus video disc that takes a cinematic look at the events that led up to the realm being reborn

• “Sounds of Eorzea” album that features musical scores by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers

• Five collectable character art cards

• A FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn-branded security token to secure user accounts

• In-game bonus items: Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding

The Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition will retail for $79.99 on PS3 and on PC exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store for $69.99. For Final Fantasy XIV in plain vanilla flavor, the game will sell for $39.99 on PS3 and $29.99 on PC. All copies will come with a 30-day free trial period before the $12.99 monthly subscription rate kicks in.

If you already purchased the original Collector’s Edition for Final Fantasy XIV 1.0, you won’t get the new collectible goodies, but you can expect free delivery of a Moogle Letter containing the four in-game bonus items offered in the A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition. Existing PC owners will similarly be able to download the freshly overhauled full game for free.

Pre-order bonuses are also now available, including early game access and a Cait Sith Doll Minion vanity pet and Mog Cap headgear as in-game bonus items. Whether or not these pre-order items will be awarded to version 1.0 players who don’t need to buy the game again is a question I do not have an answer for.

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