Today, the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV landed a release date: September 22nd for the collector’s edition, and September 30th for the standard version.
The CE has been priced at $74.99, while the standard version was priced at $49.99. Both prices are in addition to the $12.99 monthly subscription fee that will be needed to play Square Enix’s new MMO. That extra $35 for the CE will get you:
- One free week of game play
- A retail disc as opposed to downloading the entire game
- Behind the scenes DVD
- A Final Fantasy-branded security token
- A “travel journal” full of pages of never-before-seen artwork
- “Right of Passage” – a redeemable voucher to receive your own personalized “Right of Passage” certifcate
- A full map of Eorzea
All of these special extras are exclusive to the limited collector’s edition. Both the CE and standard versions are available for pre-order now, and you can also head over to Square Enix’s FFXIV beta test sign up site, and take your chances at getting an earlier look-see into the highly anticipated game.
The only bad news here is that the PS3 version has been delayed to a March 2011 release, so, PS3 owners will need to get their JRPG jollies off somewhere else for the time being. Might I recommend White Knight Chronicles?