Well, if there's one thing Square Enix can still do, it's put together a kick-ass Collector's Edition.
The publisher has announced the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition, which will be available on launch day (February 11, 2014) and retail for $89.99. The only irritating caveat is that it's exclusive to the Square Enix Online Store .
This enticing package boasts a silver embossed pocket watch, a voucher for Aerith Gainsborough's "Midgar's Flower Girl" outfit, an 80-page hardcover art book with never-before-seen illustrations, and a bunch of extra designs and illustrations. For instance, character designer Tetsuya Nomura's original artwork, including early sketches of the characters, are included, as well as a nostalgia section that showcases crossover costumes and series mainstays moogles and chocobos.
It sort of sucks that you can only grab this set through Square Enix's store, but I'm willing to bet that die-hard FF fans won't have a problem. I once counted myself among that legion of proud followers (and had their been Collector's Editions for all the FFs up to XII, I would've bought every one) but these days…well, let's just say I've moved on.
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII