Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Release Date and Collector’s Edition Announced


After a less than stellar launch of Final Fantasy XIV on PC in 2010 and a delayed version for PS3, Square Enix sent the game back to the drawing board and through the wringer which produced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Well, this new realm finally has a release date for both the PC and the PlayStation 3 versions. SQUARE ENIX announced today that FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be set for release on August 27, 2013.

What’s more, SE has also revealed a Collector’s Edition for the game. Both versions (regular and Collector’s) are now available for pre-order. Anyone who pre-orders the standard or collector’s edition will receive early access to the game plus special in-game items, including a Cait Sith Doll Minion vanity pet and Mog Cap-themed headgear.

As for that Collector’s Edition, the details on what’s inside can be found below:

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn CE

At a price of $79.99 for the PS3 and $69.99 for PC, the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition (seen in image above) 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

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (regular edition) will be available for $39.99 on the PlayStation 3 system and $29.99 for Windows PC. The Collector’s Edition will be available for $79.99 on the PlayStation 3 and the PC version will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $69.99. As the MMO is a subscription based game, a free 30-day trial is included for new accounts. Monthly subscriptions for new accounts start at $12.99.

Now if you were a loyal fan who purchased the original FINAL FANTASY XIV game on PC, you will be able to download the PC version of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn for free.

Stay tuned for more details as we get them leading up to the game’s release.

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