Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Release Date

Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition are now available for pre-order. A Realm Reborn has a scheduled release date of 27th August, 2013, for both the PS3 and PC.

This is a standalone title so new adventurers will not need to purchase the original Final Fantasy XIV title in order to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Owners of the original Final Fantasy XIV title will be able to download the Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for free.

And if you chose to pre order, it comes with some nice incentives. As well as the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn game disc, fans who pre-order the standard or Collector’s Edition of the game will receive the following exclusive in-game content:

  • Early Access: Access the game servers ahead of the official launch. Get your head start and make your mark in the realm of Eorzea!
  • 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: Show your love of Final Fantasy and strut around the world of Eorzea in this Moogle themed hat. Kupo!

If you chose the collectors edition you will also be showered with:

  • 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 collectible 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

The do provide this warning for owners of PS3 12GB mobels: GAME INSTALL REQUIREMENTS EXCEED CAPACITY OF PS3 12GB MODEL. INTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE (e.g. MODEL: CECH-ZHD1) REQUIRED TO PLAY GAME.