In just two months, the sequel to Final
Fantasy XIII (which is aptly titled Final Fantasy XIII-2) will be released for
the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
But come January 31 there's going to be more to decide than which
console you're going to pick the game up for. Today, Square-Enix has given
gamers yet another reason to get excited for the upcoming title by revealing that there
Collector's Edition at launch, filled with all sorts of goodies to
justify the higher price point.
Besides coming with the highly-anticipated game, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition will include a four-disc Original Soundtrack, a 20-page art book (featuring concept art of the environments, monsters, and weapons), and a hardcover case decorated with character illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. While we're often against Collector's Edition bundles scrapping traditional game boxes in favor of steel cases or sleeves, we have to admit that this hardcover case looks pretty swanky - it should be displayed separately and proudly.
And for $80, it better be able to be displayed proudly. The game will cost $20 more than the regular edition, though the inclusion of a four-disc soundtrack recoups that additional cost immediately.
So, planning on picking this up, or is it impossible to imagine ever having time or money again after the November holiday rush?