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Final Fantasy XIV date, collector's edition announced

1:20 PM on 06.30.2010 // Nick Chester

Square Enix has announced that it will be launching Final Fantasy XIV for Windows PC on September 30.

The game will ship in two flavors, including the $49.99 "Standard Edition" that will net players 30 days of free gameplay; those who pre-order will get a code to download an in-game item, the "Garlond Goggles." Those willing to pony up $74.99 for the "Collector's Edition" will take home quiet a haul, which includes:

  • IN-GAME ITEM – Collector’s Edition preorders will include a reward code to receive an exclusive in-game item, the Onion Helm.*
  • EARLY ACCESS – Play 8 days prior to the release of the Windows PC Standard Edition (timing of access subject to initial server capacity).
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD – Get an insider look at the making of FINAL FANTASY XIV, with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD.
  • SECURITY TOKEN – A FINAL FANTASY XIV–branded Security Token for use with your regular password.
  • TRAVEL JOURNAL – Record your travels in this beautifully bound journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art.
  • RIGHT OF PASSAGE – Redeem a voucher to receive your fully-personalized Right of Passage Certificate, each stamped with a unique serial number.
  • AMANO COVER – Special PC Collector’s Edition illustration by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.
  • FREE GAMEPLAY – Free gameplay for 30 days.

The title will cost $12.99 for a 30 day period, for those interested in exploring the Realm of Eozrea month in and month out.

Square Enix has also revealed that the beta for the game will begin in early July; you can now sign up online to participate. Specs for the beta can be found after the jump.

Operating System
Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista 32bit / 64bit SP2
Windows 7 32bit / 64bit

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (2.0GHz)
AMD Athlon™ X2 (2.0GHz)

Windows XP: 1.5GB or higher
Windows Vista / Windows® 7: 2GB or higher

Install: 15GB or more
Download: Space on the hard drive where My Documents is located should be 6GB or more

Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more

Sound Card
DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher)

Internet Connections
Broadband Internet connection or higher

1280 x 720 or higher; 32bit or higher

DirectX® 9.0c

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