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Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV OST comes to Blu-ray


5:00 AM on 06.25.2013
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Square Enix has strangely avoided releasing the Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack despite promoting the fact that series composer Nobuo Uematsu was returning to take up composition duties. When asked, we'd been told that they were waiting for the "right time" before releasing it, which I thought would be the launch of the PlayStation 3 version, but it looks like A Realm Reborn is the event they were referring to.

Now, Square Enix did release the soundtrack on iTunes some time ago (which we reviewed), but those looking to have it in a physical format will now have that chance. It comes housed on a single Blu-ray disc featuring music by Uematsu and the Square Enix team along with a 5.1 trailer. It's currently available for pre-order on CD Japan for about $50, with first press editions coming with a code for an in-game item, and will ship on August 14, 2013.

This certainly beats the strange Hot Pocket-shaped mini albums released many years ago, but is Blu-ray the way to go? Is this too little, too late? 





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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn



3:00 PM on 08.28.2014
Final Fantasy XIV celebrates its anniversary with 'The Rising' event

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a year old as of yesterday, and to celebrate, a new event is happening in the town of Limsa Lominsa. Fans will be able to complete a small questline (about 10 minutes) to unlock the "Huzza...more



9:00 AM on 08.20.2014
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is having another free period this month

In addition to its 14-day free trial campaign, Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a one-year anniversary login period. From August 22 at 11:00 GMT to September 1 11:00 GMT, players who have previously purchased the game and do...more



9:00 AM on 08.19.2014
Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.35 allows you to change your Chocobo's color, adds more content

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6:00 PM on 08.08.2014
FFXIV: A Realm Reborn's anniversary site opens, events detailed

Square Enix will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's launch starting this month. Although the game technically launched on August 27, it'll be celebrating all throughout August and Septem...more



8:30 PM on 07.31.2014
Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign

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2:45 PM on 07.31.2014
Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial

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4:00 PM on 07.18.2014
Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

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12:00 PM on 07.16.2014
Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st

Square Enix has shifted the free weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn around a bit. Instead of taking place last week right after patch 2.3, the free period is going to start on July 18th, and run through July 2...more



9:30 PM on 07.11.2014
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6:00 PM on 07.11.2014
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week

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8:00 PM on 08.23.2014
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12:30 PM on 08.22.2014
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Here's how Square Enix's Online Back to School Sale works: the first game is 20 percent off, adding a second takes it to 30 percent off, going all the way up to 50 percent off for three or more games. So, if I'm reading this ...more



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