By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Square Enix has announced a collector’s edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available when the game launches on February 11th. It will only be available through the Square Enix Online Store, but will be sold for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. For $89.99, the collector’s edition includes an 80-page hardcover artbook, silver embossed pocket watch, and a DLC code for the Aerith Flower Girl outfit. Additional details are below.


LOS ANGELES (Dec. 11, 2013) — SQUARE ENIX, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today that the collector’s edition of LIGHTNING RETURNS®: FINAL FANTASY® XIII will be available at launch (February 11th, 2014) to buyers exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store.

Enclosed in premium packaging featuring brand-new artwork, the collector’s edition includes a silver embossed pocket watch and a downloadable content (DLC) code of Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit, based on the original FINAL FANTASY VII heroine. Art enthusiasts and fans alike will be sure to enjoy an 80-page hardcover artbook with never-before-seen illustrations. Other items include:

-Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original artwork, including his early sketches of the characters
-Foreword by FINAL FANTASY XIII Series Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo
-An introspective look at the worlds and architecture of the Nova Chrysalia world
-A FINAL FANTASY nostalgia section that showcases crossover costumes and series’ fan favorites moogles and chocobos

A new video showcasing the contents of the collector’s edition can be viewed on YouTube®.

This collector’s edition is exclusive for North America and may not reflect editions available in other territories


LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for digital download on the PlayStation®Network for $59.99 suggested retail price on February 11, 2014. The collector’s edition will be available in limited quantities for both platforms and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.


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