Those masters of coasting on past success, Square Enix, have announced yet another rerelease of their Final Fantasy games. Seriously, I think you’re out George-Lucasing George Lucas at this point Square. At least he slightly changes things (admittedly for the worst) every time he does it.
This box set, put together in celebration of the series’ 25th Anniversary, collects every last one of the main series Final Fantasy games, spanning multiple systems, all of them Sony. Here’s the complete rundown of what’s inside:
- Final Fantasy (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy II (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy III (PSP, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy IV (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy V (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy VI (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy VII International (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy VIII (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy IX (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy X (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XI Vana Del Collection 2 (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XII (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 1 disc)
- Special anniversary video disc
- Crystal ArtWorks — an anniversary visual art collection
- A two disc anniversary music selection CD
- Final Fantasy XIV Mogu Mogu Earring item code
- Mini replica of Amano FF 25th Anniversary visual and stand
That is certainly a lot of things that everyone’s already bought. Note the absence of Final Fantasy XIV, presumably because it’s only available on PC at the moment. It does come with a code for a special in-game item for that one however.
Just how much will this fabulous chest of treasures of varying quality run you? Oh, how’s $450 sound? That’s in Yen mind you, because this is currently a Japanese exclusive available for purchase only through Square Enix’s e-Shop. There’s no word on if a stateside release of the collection is also planned, but considering the popularity of the series over here, it’s a safe bet something similar will materialize sometime soon.