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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS3 8/27, Collector’s Edition Details

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PlayStation 3 gamers have been waiting a long time for their chance to set foot in the realm of Eorzea. The wait is almost over — Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will come to PlayStation 3 on August 27th, 2013!

We’re also announcing our pre-order details and Collector’s Edition content! We’ve created a host of exciting goodies for would-be adventurers; let’s run down what you’ll get when you pre-order the game.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Pre-Order Bonuses

Gamers who pre-order will earn early access to the game before the launch of the official service, and some exciting in-game goodies. Step foot into Eorzea in style with a Mog Cap, fashioned after the famed Final Fantasy moogles, and summon your own Cait Sith Doll minion to follow you around on your adventure!

The collectors among you won’t want to miss the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition!

What’ve we got in there…?

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition

  • A gorgeous box featuring artwork by famed FINAL FANTASY illustrator Yoshitaka Amano
  • The Art of Eorzea: – A Realm Reimagined – A hardbound art book, featuring concept art and more from Art Director Akihiko Yoshida and his team of talented artists
  • The Waning of the Sixth Sun – A Blu-Ray disc that features a cinematic look at the events that led up to the realm being reborn
  • The Sounds of Eorzea – a collection of music from FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn by Sound Director Masayoshi Soken
  • Five beautiful art cards created by the amazing CG artists at Square Enix Visual Works
  • A FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn branded security token to secure your account
  • Four In-game Bonus Items:
  • – Helm of Light – Look like one of the fabled Warriors of Light when you equip this exclusive helmet
    – Baby Behemoth Minion – Summon this cute, but ferocious miniature version of Behemoth and watch him roar with excitement as you adventure through Eorzea
    – Coeurl Mount – Only the bravest of warriors are able to tame and ride the mighty coeurl. Show off your prowess with this exclusive mount
    – Behemoth Barding – Customize your Chocobo with the fearsome Behemoth Chocobo Armor and charge into battle
  • And of course, the game itself!

Visit your preferred retailer today and pre-order the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition for $79.99, or grab the standard edition for $39.99. Simply pre-order either edition to get the goodies I mentioned earlier!

Don’t forget that phase 3 of our Beta Test kicks off in June, and we’ll be inviting PlayStation 3 gamers from around the world to try the game and give us their feedback!

I’ll be in the comments below to answer any questions you may have, too! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and the official FINAL FANTASY XIV forums.

We can’t wait to see you all in Eorzea!

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Eagleeye595 said:

May 25th, 8:09 pm

Hooligan i can understand you not liking the game that’s fine… but it looks terrible? really? have you actually played the game as in at all… well i did and i do not mean this to come of as a personal attack, simply trying to say that trolling about a game like FFXIV will get you nowhere and that is because FF has the best and most mature community to my knowledge. In other words keep trolling but at least get the facts straight, A the game looks great as in the graphics look so good people all over the world bought the game when it was first released just for that reason alone… and now with reborn having been literally reborn, the game looks twice as good as far as eye candy goes.

Hooligantuan said:

May 26th, 2:38 am


Final Fantasy XI running for 11 years sounds like stagnation.

Keep my highly opinionated ideas and “resentment” to myself? Have you ever been on an internets before?

Reizon_1986 said:

May 26th, 12:30 pm

@101 Agreed it very much sounds like he has never played it, the difference in graphics just between FFXIV version 1.0 and the alpha were enough to make me want to play it but the game-play is amazing, I’ve been playing action mmorpgs for awhile now.

And honestly did not know if i could go back to a non action mmo, but you dont even realise it is a targetting mmo, thats how fluid the game play is, and they keep improving it.

if that was not enough what other game can let you fully max out every class/professions on just one character? that is the main reason final fantasy 14 appeals to me.

and dont forget the moogles, and the graphics dont look as sharp on the PS3 agreed, but they are not far off PC graphics, and i would not be surprised if realm reborn does well to see it on the ps4.

hardknock55 said:

May 26th, 3:13 pm

Bring it to ps4 please i don’t want to have to buy a 3rd ps3 just to play this.

Apex_Soldier25 said:

May 27th, 3:38 am

I know you stated in this blog that your working with retailers to get in the Collectors Edition. Do y’all have an estimated day it will be available like at GameStop. Just excited to get it for preorder and not have to worry about paying for shipping. Are y’all also going to release a game pad for it as well for the console?

K-Sparx said:

May 27th, 10:57 am

is it Possible that we can pre-order the PS3 Collectors Edition at GameStop or Only at Square Website?

jwhyrock said:

May 27th, 7:19 pm

Where can we pre-order the game and still get the early access and same day shipping/delivery? I ask because I just got off the phone with Amazon and checked their site and they only offer “free” shipping for 5-8 day delivery for the Collector’s Edition. If you want it faster you pay. Meaning if you want it as fast as possible (who doesn’t?) then you end up paying out the backside for overnight shipping. Not a great deal.

So then you’re left with local retailers to pick up same day, but I took a look at a few (Best Buy, GameStop) and neither has the Collector’s Edition available for pre-order so…

What are our options for the Collector’s Edition? It would be stupid to make the standard version “more” accessible to the consumer over the Collector’s Edition. I am happy paying more money for what I get from the Collector’s Edition, but I don’t want to be penalized time wise and miss out on early playing.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

John-Shooter said:

May 28th, 9:22 am

definitely will be buying multiple copies of the game but not buying any CE,LE,SE versions of games anymore .. theres just no incentive because all they do is sell the content later for people who didnt buy it anyway

bunny211 said:

June 1st, 12:57 pm

So pumped for this game! Just pre-ordered it for PS3!!!

Question: Can you pay the subscription fee On PS3 using a PSN card?

xanatos1987 said:

June 1st, 3:26 pm

So are you actually working with retailers? Gamestop, wal mart, best buy, target, k mart. No one has the CE. The only thing i actually want comes with the Ce so no Ce no sell. Gamestop said i can move my pre order to tthe Ce once its in their computer but no clue when thats gonna be and no one will answer back.

Fenrir_thomasb said:

June 4th, 12:48 am

with regard to gamestop holding it im not so sure cuz ive been asking an honestly. i just ordered the ps3 collector’s edition off Amazon.com or the actual Square-enix site since gamestop isnt really getting much info an at the rate there handling things either SE wont have enough to provide or etc. So GL to those of you who havent just better that way…sad to say.


June 6th, 11:50 pm

So this game is [finally] coming out 1) at the end of a console generation 2) costing $40 on top of 3) a monthly subscription fee with 4) no real details about release on PS4.

I thought the idea was for this game to NOT bury sqenix?

Sa_it_An said:

June 7th, 5:22 am

I went to reserve a copy for PS3 about a week ago at Gamestop. They said they don’t know about a CE version of the game. Is this normal and will be available later, or does Gamestop not offer the CE version?

Sil3ntPinkNinja said:

June 8th, 5:23 am

Is the Collectors Edition going to Gamestop? I went to Gamestop to preorder the Collectors but they told me they don’t have it on their registry so i just preordered the normal game. I want the Collectors Edition though.

TheSolarBarge said:

June 9th, 11:21 pm

@107 Amazon prime is the way to go for day one delivery and its free… :D

Which brings me to my next question…whats with all the gamestop this and gamestop that?

@113 Yes this is normal for gamestop to not know anything…

@112 To think this game will bury SE show’s you know nothing of the player base.

1. At the end of a console generation…doesn’t matter because we can play PC too.
2. Actually $40 plus tax. Sounds good to me
3. Subscription fee…let me see here. Yes SE i would like regular updates and can cut back $15 a month on cigs.
4. PS4…Why wait when you can get it on your ps3 you already own? Oh you want better graphics right. Then go play it on your PC and if it comes out for ps4 then buy it for that.

IMHO I would advise you not go get it because I don’t want haters in my LS.

See you all in Eorzea!

Dragongirl-ninja said:

June 12th, 2:59 pm

Will the PS4 version have a Collectors Edition as well? And if so will the Collectors Edition have the same extras?

Nephara said:

June 14th, 2:27 pm

If i already haev access to the beta on PC can i get a PS3 one or is it one system only?

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