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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 will be 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?

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15 comments

  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 11, 2011 5:11 a.m.

    WELP there goes my money.
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 10, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    LOL My first thought was "S#it, if the PS3 version has 4 disks the the 360 version will have like 9..." But I guess that is just the soundtrack.
  • Helios - November 10, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    This is the first (and probably only) collector's edition game that I am tempted to buy. Man, that looks awesome.
  • unbracketed - November 10, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    I've never played any Final Fantasy. How long will it take me to catch up?
  • taterboob - November 10, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    For XIII-2, I'd say however long it takes to beat FFXIII. You don't need to have played any other games in the series, though I do recommend checking them out (IV,VI, VII and IX being my personal favorites).
  • EnigmaSpirit - November 10, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    The first time I've seen a collectors edition that is fairly priced. Must buy; it looks amazing. The damn anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica limited edition blurays are going to be like $70 bucks in 3 volumes (like 4 episodes each), $210 total... I hate myself for wanting to buy it.
  • Asmodean - November 10, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    WOW! I have to admit $80 for a 4 disk soundtrack (which is the real gem of the collectors edition) might well be worth it, especially since SE soundtracks usually cost upwards of $35.
  • bigwill1221 - November 10, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    GIMMMMEEE
  • Clovin64 - November 10, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    If the soundtrack is just as good as FFXIII's, then that (bundled with the game) is worth the asking price alone. Want!
  • SpiritZephyr2012 - November 10, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Just let me get Revelations out of the way and it's off to Best Buy.
  • profile0000 - November 10, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    Cost me around $40 to get the XIII soundtrack from Square's online shop, so I essentially payed $100 for XIII and its four-disk soundtrack. That being the case, I will happily pay eighty bucks for the sequel's CE.
  • Hydrohs - November 10, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    This is incredibly reasonable. I'll have to beat XIII before this time, but I'll definitely be getting this.
  • Ultimadrago - November 10, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    I dislike Final Fantasy XIII, but I must admit...a decently priced CE for once.
  • db1331 - November 10, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    This is a fairly-priced CE, for once.
  • ZuzuPachulia - November 10, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Now this seems like a special edition I'd consider. Only $20 more for a huge soundtrack which is bound to sound great and that art book looks great.

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