Square Enix's reboot of its Final Fantasy MMO has been a long time coming, and players can get their hands on it this month.

The game's open beta occurs from August 17th through the 19th for both the PC and PlayStation 3, and if you've pre-ordered the game you can get early access to it on August 24.

Square Enix has also announced other goodies for the game, including bonuses depending on how long you've been a subscriber, a free companion app (Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea) that will come out a week after the game's launch, and a free play period (until September 9) for those that registered for Final Fantasy XIV 1.0.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn releases on August 27 for PlayStation 3 and PC.

For more on the game, here is the latest trailer, as well as what Kim thought about its showing at E3.


Our Take
It will be interesting to see how this reboot goes over, but at a minimum I applaud Square Enix's perseverance with this project and its attempts to make something that tries to live up to the brand.