Final Fantasy XIV's re-launch placed at August 27

Final Fantasy XIV A realm reborn CE Take two! Square Enix says. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be re-released on August 27 for PC and PlayStation 3. Pre-order incentives nd Collector's Edition detailed.

If you plan on getting the Collector's Edition, or simply pre-order the standard version, here are the extra goodies you will get if you do so:

Pre-order Incentives

As well as the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn game disc, fans who pre-order the standard or Collector's Edition of the game will receive the following exclusive in-game content:

  • Early Access: Access the game servers ahead of the official launch. Get your head start and make your mark in the realm of Eorzea!
  • Cait Sith Doll Minion: On sabbatical from Shinra Inc. and looking for adventure, Cait Sith will join your party as a non-combat pet.
  • Mog Cap: Show your love of Final Fantasy and strut around the world of Eorzea in this Moogle themed hat. Kupo!

Collector's Edition Contents

  • Collector's box designed by Yoshitaka Amano, legendary Final Fantasy artist
  • 80-page "Art of Eorzea" hardcover art book featuring never-before-seen concept art
  • "The Waning of the Sixth Sun," a special bonus video disc that takes a cinematic look at the events that led up to the realm being reborn
  • "Sounds of Eorzea" album that features musical scores by renowned Final Fantasy series composers
  • Five collectable character art cards
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn-branded security token to secure user accounts
  • In-game bonus items: Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding

Right now, the game is currently on its beta stages with phase 3 starting around this month. What's important about the next phase is that it will be the first beta to open the game up to PS3 players.

Not sure if I will bother to give this game a try since this MMO is sticking with the traditional monthly subscription model, which is hard to swallow nowadays with other games now Free-To-Play.

But, this is Final Fantasy,  so we'll see..

[Source: Final Fantasy XIV official website]