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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition Revealed

Includes an impressive 4-disc soundtrack and more.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be hitting store shelves early next year to the delight of many a Final Fantasy fan, but now they have even more to be excited about with the announcement of a special collector’s edition that actually delivers some very special content.

The collector’s edition comes packed with a massive 4 disc soundtrack and a collection of conceptual art.  This edition will only be available in limited quantities at Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon.  Each of these retailers also offers exclusive preorder content as listed below.

Those that preorder at Best Buy will receive a collectable hardcover book “Final Fantasy XIII – Episode I – novella," which is “an original story that ties together the events of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2.”

Those that preorder at Amazon will receive the exclusive Omega Boss Battle, a “unique coliseum battle against boss enemy “Omega.””

Finally those that preorder at GameStop will receive an alternate costume for Serah.

This collector’s edition is exclusive to North America and will retail for $79.99.  Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released on January 31, 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES COLLECTOR'S EDITION FOR FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

Limited Quantity Now Available for Preorder at Major Retailers in North America
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 10, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced a collector's edition for FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be available in North America on January 31, 2012.
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, which has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide since its release in North America in March 2010. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with an extraordinary level design encouraging exploration, an enhanced battle system allowing players to command monsters and a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.
The FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 collector's edition will be available in limited quantities at GameStop®, Amazon® and Best Buy® for $79.99. Enclosed in premium packaging featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano, the collector's edition boasts an impressive 4-disc official soundtrack and a collection of concept artwork. The full-color concept art collection contains material from the making of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, with a variety of never-before-seen illustrations, environments and more.
Additional exclusive incentives are available for users who preorder the standard or Collector's Editions for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 at the following retail outlets:
GameStop®
Receive an exclusive in-game item by preordering at GameStop e/retailers
- Alternate costume for Serah, visible throughout the game
Amazon®
Exclusive Omega Boss Battle
- Unique coliseum battle against boss enemy "Omega," who joins the player's party afterward
Best Buy®
Collectible Hardcover Book
- FINAL FANTASY XIII –Episode i– novella, an original story that ties together the events of FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
This collector's edition is exclusive for North America and may not reflect editions available in other territories.
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 will be available at North American retailers on January 31, 2012. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
Related Links
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Official Homepage: http://na.square-enix.com/ffxiii-2

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2's Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/Final FantasyXIII
Follow FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 on Twitter®: http://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na/.

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 ©2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All rights reserved. FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 logo, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


 

Comments

Julian Titus Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 03:19 PM

This will be mine. I'm still a huge FF fan, and I can't resist an awesome collector's edition.

chocobot

11/10/2011 at 05:02 PM

I must have this. This means I'll have to cancel my preorder at Best Buy though, there's no way I'm trusting them with a CE after the Dark Souls and Forza 4 Limited Edition incidents. I'll just have to live without that hardcover book.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 05:22 PM

What happened? Because I was totally going for the book.

chocobot

11/10/2011 at 05:38 PM

They over sold the amount of Forza 4 Collectors Editions and had to cancel a ton of preorders. They also didn't have enough copies of the limited edition Dark Souls for those who reserved it. Originally I wanted the book also but I'd rather not risk it :(

Jason Ross Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 05:40 PM

Looking at the news, I'd say the Best Buy and Amazon deals are the best. Personally, I'd go for the Amazon one, absolutely. Who needs a book when you can get more of the game?

Julian Titus Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 05:52 PM

I love the feelies. I'd rather have something tangible than a digital thing, unless it's meaningful content.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 05:57 PM

And that makes sense. Regardless, GameStop's extra costume is a bit lacking compared to the other two extras.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

11/10/2011 at 10:52 PM

Agreed. Odd, since GameStop usually gets the prime content. Pre-ordered mine at Best Buy, though. I wants that book! Hopefully what happened to chocobot won't happen to me.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES COLLECTOR'S EDITION FOR FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

Limited Quantity Now Available for Preorder at Major Retailers in North America
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