Date: January 28th, 2012 Author: Ethan
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Collectors Edition, Final Fantasy XIII-2
Square Enix announced today that North America would be receiving a collector’s edition for Final Fantasy XIII-2. A lot of members of the forums were skeptical if Square Enix would release one, but now their fears can be put to rest.
The collector’s edition will include:
- A 4-disk soundtrack of the game.
- Packaging with artwork done by Yoshitaka Amano.
- An artbook of concept designs that will contain “a variety of never-before-seen illustrations, environments and more.”
The collector’s edition is priced at $79.99 and looks like it’s worth every penny.
Thanks to forum member Yahtzee for the information.
It turns out that the promotional image of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s Crystal Edition released by Square last week, might be slightly different than the final thing. Square Enix has recently put up some new boxart for the games Crystal Edition release in Europe.
The new boxart still features part of the games logo from the original, but instead only includes Lightning, without Caius. The same thing goes for the games presentation box which also sports the same artwork. Still no sign of a North American release yet though. See the updated versions below.
It didn’t take them long to reveal what we’ll be getting. Today Square released several graphics detailing the different editions Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released in. The limited and special editions have been named as the Limited Collectors and Crystal Editions, and now we can tell you what you can expect to recieve with them. Both editions have been confirmed for North America and Europe.
Limited Collectors Edition
- A composer selected soundtrack which features several tracks from the game chosen by Hamazu himself.
- An artbook titled “The Art of Final Fantasy XIII-2″ including art from throughout development.
- Six collectible postcards, featuring CG artwork of the games main characters.
- A high definition lenticular artprint featuring Lightning.
- The full 4 disc official soundtrack to the game with premium digipack packaging.
- An exclusive Final Fantasy XIII-2 T-shirt, never to be released elsewhere.
- The same artbook, postcards and lenticular print as the Collectors Edition.
Square have also revealed a pre-order pack which includes the DLC insert, the Episode I novella and some collectable art cards. It also comes with an exclusive steelbook case.
The new editions are now available to pre-order from a few stores such as Play.com which is listing the collectors edition at £59.99 and the Crystal Edition at £79.99.
The EB Expo taking place in Australia has revealed a little bit about what we can expect from Final Fantasy XIII-2′s release. The game has been confirmed to be released in three editions. A standard edition, limited edition, and a special edition. They haven’t confirmed what we can expect in each edition but Square Enix will be filling in the blanks later this week.
So far, the three editions have only been confirmed for Australia, but it’s quite likely they’ll be released elsewhere too.
The official site for Final Fantasy Type-0′s soundtrack has been updated today with tracklistings of the entire 3 disc OST as well as previews for 8 of the tracks.
The previews include a wide array of the different music we can expect throughout the game. The soundtrack will be released a day before the game on October 26th in Japan and will come in both standard and collectors edition flavors. See more details about the soundtracks release here.
Square Enix has now formally unveiled the finalized Final Fantasy Type-0′s collector’s edition which became available for pre-order through their Japanese e-store a few months ago.
As you can see, it all comes bundled together in a very nice, clear, red packaging. What is included is; the game’s soundtrack, a postcard book, and a bonus DVD, along with the actual game of course.
Naturally, along with this, the game’s cover has also been revealed, and, going along with Final Fantasy tradition, the cover consists of the original Yoshitaka Amano artwork along with the game’s logo on a plain white background. It may not be flashy or new, but it does make a nice statement.
The game itself retails for around 7,700 yen, while the collector’s edition will run you 12,760 yen.
Thanks to forum member Ffamran mied Bunansa for pointing this out.
Square Enix has launched the Final Fantasy Type-0 soundtrack website today with new details on it. The soundtrack was previously announced with the collectors edition of Type-0 but today it has been announced as a separate release. The site says a first print limited edition version will be released on October 12th and will include special packaging and a bonus DVD with trailers priced at ¥3,800. The standard edition will launch on the same date and cost ¥3,300.
Square Enix has revealed the collectors edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 on their e-STORE priced at 12,760 yen ($161). The collectors edition includes special packaging, the games soundtrack, a post card book and a bonus DVD. No details are given about the DVDs contents but it’s probably the usual fare of music videos, trailers and the like.