Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition and release date revealed

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Attention all adventurers, I come bearing great news!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s release is locked-in for August 27, 2013! PC and PS3 players will be able to embark on an unforgettable adventure together from day one. Just install the game, find out which servers your friends are on, and group together and set out on an epic quest. Pretty cool huh?

But wait, there’s more! For Final Fantasy fans we’ve got some great pre-order bonuses for those gamers looking to secure their copy for release. Pre-order now and you’ll get the following in-game content:

  • Early Access – Get a head start and leave your mark in the realm of Eorzea with this early access to the game servers ahead of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s launch.
  • Cait Sith Doll Minion – On sabbatical from Shinra Inc. and looking for adventure, Cait Sith will join your party as a non-combat pet.
  • Mog Cap – Strut around the world of Eorzea with this one-of-a-kind Moogle-themed hat. Kupo!

For the ultimate Final Fantasy fan we’ve got something a little bit more special in mind – the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition!

 

Locked up within the Collector’s Edition are the following treasures:

  • Art of Eorzea – An 80-page 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 leading up to the realm being reborn.
  • Sounds of Eorzea – An album that features musical scores by renowned Final Fantasy series composers.
  • Art Cards – Five collectable character cards.
  • In-game bonus items – Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding

So, avoid missing out why not head over to your favourite retailer and secure your pre-order copy in now? Monthly subscriptions for the game will start £7.69/€10.99.

If you’re eager to see more on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn then pay close attention to this year’s E3 where we’ll be revealing some exciting new battle content, a trailer and more. To avoid missing a beat follow @FF_XIV_EN on twitter, Kupo!

Don’t forget you can still sign up for the Phase 3 Beta test, starting June! Click here to sign up.

Ratings: PEGI 12
Platforms: PS3PC
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Comments

i want it... so where I can get it???
It is available in Malaysia. I'm sure certain game retailers will have the EU and maybe even the US versions for sale. The only problem is the monthly subscription, you may need a credit card with a US billing address if you're planning to get the US version. However, (not sure if this true) someone did mentioned that if you get the EU version, they will accept your Malaysian credit card. Making it easier if you wanna buy and play the game.
i'm from malaysia too, is this game available in malaysia? I lived in japan before and played FFXI there, but now i'm working in malaysia and want to play this game.
Is the physical version only available on the PS3? I would like the CE but I don't want to play this game on the PS3. I can only seem to find the PS3 physical CE.
@dylanmason: no, FFXIV ARR will be subscription based (in other words, you will have to pay a regular fee to play) - this page has the details of how much fees will cost when the game launches: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/ (click on 'Princing and Platforms')
also does anyone knoe if it is free to play if your on solo or whatever as i have never played any mmo ever so plz help!! THX
if anyonwould like to play a realm reborn with me i am open to any requests. i also like headset chats while play or just chat in general to be honest if you are interseted just me at dylanmasonjnr on ps3 thanks very much and i hop eto get a few requests. i am male 17 from uk
If i pre-order the collectors edition in square enix website, they send me all the pack for home?
Not really sure how FFXI being released on the 360 makes it SE's fault that Sony didn't release the PS2 hard-drive in Europe.
But MS manage it very well, anyhows it old news don't care no more about it.

Pity like it had all expansion for it. :)
Where can I pre order the PC physical Collector's Edition? Your EU store only sells the digital version. Should I expect it to appear on Amazon?
@Cristian-supreme
Yes the game will have monthly fees: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/
Hey guys do we need to pay monthly for a server or the game in general?
Hmm just ordered the Digital Edition by accident and now I can't cancel my preorder... Tried contacting Squeenix but they're not being all that helpful... Anyone know how to cancel a preorder?
If you bought the digital CE, you don't get any of the physical (artbook, soundtrack, cards) items.
I just pre ordered FF14 ARR collectors edition from SE site, my question is do i get all the extras as well? its the PC edition and when i read into it, it says its a digital download and i get the ingame bonus content, what about the soundtrack and art cards, do i get any of them? If anyone could let me know would be great. thx
@KirakunAUS: well, in Australia we have state and federal taxes added to both the sale price and the wholesale price so that increases the amount paid by the buyer at the store. Plus it's a collector's edition and they always retail for a higher price than regular editions. Having said that however, the FFXIV ARR CE actually costs LESS than what I was expecting - I preordered my copy of the PC version at my local EB Games store yesterday for $98 - the most expensive CE I've bought in the past was about thirty dollars more than that, so I am not complaining. :) Basically, I am very, very happy with this. :D
For the umpteenth time: Square couldn't possibly release the PS2 version of FFXI in Europe because Sony never released the PS2 harddrive over here.
Well there 1 FF I'm looking playing & it this one, it be my 1st FF MMO as I did not play FF11 as Squaresoft Europe never release it for EU a ps2 title.

Will it have a free 30days with hard copy of FF14 reborn. :)
going boxed my self from - http://www.shopto.net/video%20games/pc/PCFI37-final-fantasy-xiv-collectors-edition still is £47.86
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>_<
Australia's EBGames has listed this but.. it is freaking EXPENSIVE compared to the US and UK...

What the hell -_-
And I would prefer to pre-order this through the SE site as I know they can then make sure I get all my codes early.
@LaytLeinGod Yes.
http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/#ceSpecialAnchor

Click on Pricing/Platform for info
Hey guys, just wondering but do we pay for the online for this game?
Will someone sort of the Square Enix EU shop please!!!!!!!!
I am trying to pre-order the Collectors Edition on PS3 and i cant but you can pre-order the PC versions :-(
Why is that us from the EU has to suffer again?? Everything is available to order on the USA site...... as normal :-(
I hope this game is also a PS4 launch title. :-)
Seems That Amazon.uk hasnt updated the site yet! but amazon.es is already up to date! :D
@alistair6969 - the Open Beta is Phase 4. We haven't even started Phase 3 of the Beta yet, so don't worry, you haven't missed it (Phase 4 is essentially early access anyway).

As for the Collector's Edition, I'm going to be checking my local EB Games today to see if they have it in their system yet for pre-order, as I don't want to miss the preorder bonuses especially (even though I have the 1.0 Collector's Edition and have Legacy status) - Moogle Cap and Cait Sith minion = coolness. :D
@Tanthalas Is available in the UK at ShopTo and Zavvi ;) I have already preordered :D
1 question: I take it there be no Open beta to join FF14 reborn Why is that?

It be a good beta for PSN plus members. :)
@Tanthalas thanks for the reassurance as long as it exists I'm good :D was worried they limited it to PC or something xD
For example, the CE is already available for pre-order at amazon.fr and amazon.es.
Websites are just being slow to update.
Guys what's going on everywhere I look it says collector's edition is not available for PS3 version??? Please tell me that ain't so!
Also,

Ben didn't mention it but they also released a new video of the game.

http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/
I hope that amazon.co.uk gets the CE for the PS3 version. It'll be cheaper than getting it from a Portuguese retailer.

Can't wait for it!
is this available in MALAYSIA? any malaysia player here?
Monthly subscription? No thanks...
Where can I preorder the phisical collector edition for PS3!!?? I cant find it in any UK shop.... :(
@doles211 I checked the official site, it might be cheaper but squeenix is only selling the digital PC versions directly, for anything else it's through third parties. I'd go for Amazon instead of gamestop myself, they always have best prices, but this time I'm getting EU edition so after they get listed it'll be a choice between ShopTo and Amazon UK - both of which only listed the PC collector's as of yet
can i preorder the special edition in store like at gamestop or is it only through the official site?
I must!!! have the ps3 collector's edition
@Mad_Angel
You have to buy the game, Standard edition or CE. The first 30 days are free and after that you have to pay for it.
I'm pre-ordering the collector's edition for sure! Been waiting forever :'D two years, oh god two years, finally!

I assume the pre-order bonuses ARE included with the limited edition too right? And how is that early access going to work with the PS3 version?
Where i can pre-order the collector's edition in italy?
I'm not used to play subscription based PC MMORPGs so I have a couple of questions: Is the non-collectors version free to download? If not, how much will it cost and does it offer the first few subscriptions?
No retailer has it yet sadly :(. Got the first CE and most likely gonna get this one a swell.
YAY! Is it too late to sign up for the PS3 Beta?