Square Enix has announced today that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available August 27, 2013 for PlayStation 3 and PC. They have also announced that there will be a Collector’s Edition available for both versions.
The Final Fantasy XIV Collector’s Edition includes:
• 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
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn,” said Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. “It has been a long road from the game’s inception to the beta, but thanks to your fervent support and invaluable feedback, the world of Eorzea will soon complete its journey of rebirth. We have endeavored to make the game affordable so that adventurers will be able to experience the vibrant world of Eorzea. We have also prepared a collector’s edition version of the game, which includes a veritable assortment of premium items. The new adventure begins on August 27, 2013. I hope to see you all then!”
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be $39.99 for PlayStation 3 and $29.99 for PC. The Collector’s Edition will be $79.99 for PlayStation 3, and the PC Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store ($49.99 for the digital download and $69.99 for the box version).
New players do not need to purchase the original Final Fantasy XIV to play A Realm Reborn! Also, previous players will be able to download the PC version of A Realm Reborn for free.