Square Enix feels it has ample time to finish two major beta phases before re-publishing Final Fantasy XIV this Summer, inviting PS3 owners in the process.
This August 27th Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will release on PC and PS3. The game will cost $29.99 for PC players, while console fans will have to pay a little more at $39.99. A $12.99/month subscription fee will also be required by both parties.
The PlayStation Blog has also detailed the pre-order bonuses for those who are daring enough to gamble on what Square Enix has called a critical release for its future. Inlcuded are the following:
- 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!
Unsurprisingly, there will also be a Collector's Edition available that entails tons of goods, virtual and physical. For $79.99 you can get the following:
- 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
If you'd prefer to try the game before purchasing, an open beta will be available sometime in July.