Straight from the misty realm of the Official Playstation Blog, the official release date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has at last been confirmed.
August 27th, 2013 is the date that you will be able to join your PC mates in the revamped version of Square-Enix's second stab at the MMORPG genre.
As well as the release date, a whole host of other details were confirmed too.
First among these are the pre-order bonuses which you'll get if you reserve the game prior to release.
The swish extras that early adopters can look forward to are:
Early Access – Get a head start and leave your mark in the realm of Eorzea with this early access to the game servers ahead of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s launch.
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 – Strut around the world of Eorzea with this one-of-a-kind Moogle-themed hat.
Additionally, for those of you who like nice, ornate things and have buckets of cash, Square-Enix have also confirmed the existence of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition (and breathe), which contains the following goodies:
Art of Eorzea – An 80-page 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 leading up to the realm being reborn.
Sounds of Eorzea – An album that features musical scores by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers.
Art Cards – Five collectable character cards.
In-game bonus items – Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding.
While we don't have any confirmation on the price of the game or that swanky looking collector's edition, we do have a measure on the cost of the montly subscription which according to the European blog will be £7.69/€10.99 respectively.
Oh, and to keep that torrent of saliva gushing from your mouth, we've stuck a picture of the collector's edition below.
Yeah, I know, we're the worst kind of enablers.