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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix Announces Beta And April Release Date For Final Fantasy XIV On PS4

Sony is bringing the relaunched Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to PlayStation 4 consoles in April, and it's offering incentive to pre-order the game.

The game will be available on April 14 and pre-orders begin tomorrow, January 27. If you pre-order the game you get access to the Mog Cap and Cait Sith Doll minion, and the opportunity to start the game a little early on April 11. Players who already have a registered version of Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition, or who plan on buying the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition will also receive the Fat Chocobo Mount and a Wind-up Moogle minion, which are exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

The regular edition of the game is $39.99. The Collector's Edition, which will only be available through Square Enix's online store will be $79.99 and includes the following items:

  • Special box featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Art Book – The Art of Eorzea: A Realm Reimagined
  • Special Soundtrack -The Sounds of Eorzea-
  • Seventh Umbral Era Special Movie Content Disc – The Waning of the Sixth Sun
  • Art Card Set
  • Themed Security Token
  • In-Game Items – Coeurl Mount, Behemoth Barding, Baby Behemoth minion, Helm of Light, Fat Chocobo Mount and Wind-up Moogle minion

Players can take part in the beta for free starting on February 22. PlayStation 3 players who have been playing A Realm Reborn can transfer over to the PlayStation 4 version of the game starting April 11, but it's a one-way transfer. You won't be able to return to the PlayStation 3 version of the game after upgrading.

To see the full press release, head to page two.

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  • Can't go wrong with FF. Usually anyway..
  • A soundtrack CD! Awesome! *Inserts CD in PS4* Uhhhh, why is it not playing?

  • why again only on square enix, spread the love at places to get the CE.

  • hope the CE is also available in GS or Amazon.

  • That CE is sweet, I just might have to get it, love FF, yes even, FFXIII-2.

  • Is there a subscription for this game is it required to play? I didn't see anything about this coming with 3 months of game time or access to a premium service.
  • I am just completely lost of which Final Fantasy this is. Last Final Fantasy I owned was part 9 on PSone. If this one gets a good review then it will be on my mind until I try Final Fantasy X HD.
  • One of the preorder benefits is early access. Why would you want that? Wouldn't it be better if you played it at the standard release date so you could team up with more players?
  • I will check this one out, it sounds great

  • are they *** retarded?

  • If you pay $40 for the standard game, do you still have to pay $12.99 a month?
  • Only interested in 15 Square.

  • Or you can wait til the CE is on sale on ps plus for 40 again if you own the game. I played this game til I WAS about a level 15 i think Thaumaturge and there was this one sort of instance where your AI joins you and you have to fight like four or five of their guys. Then once you do another battle takes place with some dude and a shadow. I could not beat that second damn fight. Did I really need to start grouping for story quests at such a low level. I loved this game until I got there.
  • It's going to be so hard to choose between this and ESO

  • Now, I was playing this on PS3, but I sold it. I LOVE this game, and I absolutely would recommend this MMO to anyone. Now, I'm definitely going to get the Collector's Edition. I'm going to find a way to play both this and ESO. If ESO doesn't pan out(and I sincerely hope it does!!), I will have a great MMO either way.

  • Can we have the release date for FFXV instead.

  • Awesome! This game will be very good on PS4 and $40 is pretty reasonable. I just wish the Collector's Edition wasn't exclusive to the SE store, I doubt most people want to deal with that and would much rather get it at GameStop or another retailer. Now SE just needs to give release dates for KH 2.5 HD ReMix, KH III and FF XV.

  • That Collector's Edition! O_O Now I'll just have to find the time to play FF XIV, Destiny, Planetside 2, and Everquest Next.
  • Make it free-to-play, then maybe I'll start to consider it.

  • This game is all Final Fantasy goodness wrapped into an awesome mmo. I really don't mind the subscription fee, because in this instance I feel like I get what I pay for. I can't wait to upgrade to ps4, and I'm also very excited to see how it works with the vita. I'd love to see square offer people a couple weeks to demo the game, because even if some people don't want to pay afterward I think it will reaffirm that Final Fantasy can still be a very quality brand.

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