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Colonel Angus
03-31-2016, 04:29 AM
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Final Fantasy XV will be released worldwide on September 30, 2016. Pre-orders for the Deluxe and Ultimate Collector's Editions of the game will start at 9PM Pacific Time. The Ultimate Collector's Edition, which is a Square Enix Online Store Exclusive, will only be available to 30,000 worldwide. It will feature bonus content, such as the Royal Raiment outfit, the Masamune, and a Platinum Leviathan recolor for the car. There will be in game item packs (shown in the pic above. There's also a 192 page artbook, an exclusive Noctis figurine, and steelbook soundtracks as well as the game.

Freya
03-31-2016, 04:30 AM
Oh man. I need a ps4 and I need that. Why can't i just have money I NEED THESE THINGS

Sephiroth
03-31-2016, 04:57 AM
LOL the website is offline because of maintenance.

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:02 AM
Quick question, anybody know if you have to pay the price immediately, or when it ships?

I have the info ready, just have to hit order now. I can't pay for it now. $314 USD is a goddamn fortune in silly Canadian dollars. I can afford it by September though...

Colonel Angus
03-31-2016, 05:03 AM
LOL the website is offline because of maintenance.
When I wrote this up, they only had links to download the standard versions. I imagine everyone rushed to get on & they weren't ready.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 05:08 AM
I just bought it...I am fucked, especially when current exchange rate goes through. Nearly the price of my PS4? Hopefully only charge when it ships and better exchange rates?

Sephiroth
03-31-2016, 05:12 AM
I can't even buy it because I cannot get in.

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:12 AM
I got one as well. $440 CAD. On this day, my wallet is truly fucking crying. I hate myself.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 05:14 AM
Noctis, I feel your pain! I am Canadian as well! Here's hoping they charge in Sept. and the exchange rate is better then!

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:16 AM
Noctis, I feel your pain! I am Canadian as well! Here's hoping they charge in Sept. and the exchange rate is better then!
Cheers! Well, I just got $0.50 eaten out of my bank account, so there's hope yet that I won't be in the negative immediately.

Freya
03-31-2016, 05:16 AM
Buy me a ps4 while you guys are at it haha

Sephiroth
03-31-2016, 05:18 AM
If anyone wants to see Final Fantasy XV Platinum, I am gonna stream it in like 20 minutes or whenever it is installed.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 05:18 AM
It'd probably be cheaper for you to buy it here and ship it to you, Freya. :p

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:22 AM
If anyone wants to see Final Fantasy XV Platinum, I am gonna stream it in like 20 minutes or whenever it is installed.
It's available for download?

Sephiroth
03-31-2016, 05:23 AM
If anyone wants to see Final Fantasy XV Platinum, I am gonna stream it in like 20 minutes or whenever it is installed.
It's available for download?

Yes. Indeed.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 05:24 AM
On PSN go to the Store, look up FFXV and download the demo from the game's page. It will be right under the pre-order button!

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:28 AM
Awesome, thanks guys!

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-ca/games/platinum-demo-final-fantasy-xv/cid=UP0082-CUSA04568_00-0000000000000001

A link for anybody that's lazy. :D Gonna have to try it out tomorrow sadly.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 05:30 AM
TOO EXCITED TO SLEEP!

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 05:35 AM
TOO EXCITED TO SLEEP!
I am too. I promised my girlfriend I'd play it with her though when it was available. Since the leak said it would be available tomorrow (Thursday), I assumed that. Oh well, something to look forward to tomorrow!

Gotta go through Episode Duscae again too. Hell I might even actually play FF Type-0 now. xD

Sephiroth
03-31-2016, 06:25 AM
Just streamed it. Graphics at some point were nothing special. I mean - it is beautiful but games are in general able to be very beautiful these days. In the town the water I have seen which was totally blue looked disappointingly undetailed. Still, overall it looks very good and seems interesting. I definitely have to practive the combat more.

That is my impression.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 06:36 AM
The demo takes like twenty minutes to beat...

Endless
03-31-2016, 06:39 AM
Awesome, thanks guys!

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-ca/games/platinum-demo-final-fantasy-xv/cid=UP0082-CUSA04568_00-0000000000000001

A link for anybody that's lazy. :D Gonna have to try it out tomorrow sadly.

Not available in my country. Why am I not surprised ?

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-31-2016, 06:50 AM
It is PS North America link, so that might be why?

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 11:57 AM
In game item packs? Hmm. DLC, I guess? Would be interested in finding out more about what these item packs really involve and how much they add to the game (or rather, take away from the game, given it's DLC...).

I'll probably get the Deluxe, download Brotherhood, and get the official guide book instead of the art book because I find them a lot more interesting than art books.

Endless
03-31-2016, 12:41 PM
It is PS North America link, so that might be why?

Turns out their store redirect sucks and it failed to redirect to the right page on the EU store.

Tyson
03-31-2016, 01:05 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=as_li_ss_tl?node=9900026031&ref=spks_0_0_870645347&qid=1459421874&pf_rd_p=870645347&pf_rd_m=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_s=desktop-auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=1JSG7DCHD5V36YRM517Q&pf_rd_i=final+fantasy+xv&linkCode=sl2&tag=gamiunio-21&linkId=ef14bf3a60f23d3760c41c573a36fb42

Amazon has an exclusive pre order bonus, Zidane's Mage Masher.

I'm fine with exclusive DLC, as long as I can download everything I want post-release!!

Soft paw
03-31-2016, 01:21 PM
I pre ordered my Ultimate Collector's Edition for the PS4 !!!

It took the entire night to get the email and the entries on the Square Enix shop edited but it's here!

Now I am waiting for my awesome PS4 Bundle to make it perfect.

Freya
03-31-2016, 02:21 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=as_li_ss_tl?node=9900026031&ref=spks_0_0_870645347&qid=1459421874&pf_rd_p=870645347&pf_rd_m=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_s=desktop-auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=1JSG7DCHD5V36YRM517Q&pf_rd_i=final+fantasy+xv&linkCode=sl2&tag=gamiunio-21&linkId=ef14bf3a60f23d3760c41c573a36fb42

Amazon has an exclusive pre order bonus, Zidane's Mage Masher.

I'm fine with exclusive DLC, as long as I can download everything I want post-release!!
Oh man! Thanks for this tip! That's awesome!

Tyson
03-31-2016, 02:28 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=as_li_ss_tl?node=9900026031&ref=spks_0_0_870645347&qid=1459421874&pf_rd_p=870645347&pf_rd_m=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_s=desktop-auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=1JSG7DCHD5V36YRM517Q&pf_rd_i=final+fantasy+xv&linkCode=sl2&tag=gamiunio-21&linkId=ef14bf3a60f23d3760c41c573a36fb42

Amazon has an exclusive pre order bonus, Zidane's Mage Masher.

I'm fine with exclusive DLC, as long as I can download everything I want post-release!!
Oh man! Thanks for this tip! That's awesome!

I'm not the biggest IX fan but I hope this means we can get more classic swords :) or even.....a gunbade? They'd need to tweak the animations for that to look right tho haha.

fat_moogle
03-31-2016, 03:02 PM
I'll be pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition as soon as I'm able to in the UK.

Fynn
03-31-2016, 03:15 PM
I heard all 30,000 copies sold out within two hours.

Not sure which collector's edition it meant, but yeah.

You know, this is great. There was a point where everyone just seemed to have quit FFXV and decried it as a failure no matter what would come out of it, and now suddenly everyone is back on board the hype train! I gotta say, this Uncovered event was a genius marketing decision.

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 03:24 PM
I heard all 30,000 copies sold out within two hours.
You're kidding, right? o_x If so, I think it should go without saying that they would have to create another 30,000.

Soft paw
03-31-2016, 03:32 PM
Yes the 30,000 copies of the Final Fantasy Ultimate Collector's Edition sold out in nearly 2h (11pm in Los Angeles).
The Square Enix website was, as expected, extremely difficult to log into and navigate.

We were all asking each others, on the Twitch chat after the event, if we got the email that confirms we actually ordered our UCE version, as the website was so laggy and delayed.

Only the UCE has 30,000 copies by the way, so there is no rush to buy a Deluxe Edition copy.
But as of now, some people are already reselling copies of the Ultimate Collector's Edition for more than twice its price (650-800 USD). Some copies were already sold at this price if you check.

Fun fact: 30,000 x 270$ = 8,100,000$
Knowing that the FFXIII's budget was hovering the 60,000,000$, this UCE version is a huge return on investment, in just 2h.

Fynn
03-31-2016, 03:33 PM
Yup. 30 minutes after going live (http://thisgengaming.com/2016/03/31/final-fantasy-xv-ultimate-collectors-edition-already-sold-out/)

Freya
03-31-2016, 03:38 PM
Damnnnnn good job eoffers who got it!

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 03:44 PM
My guess is there will be more yet, one way or another. When demand is that high, you have to capitalise on it or face fanrage. Especially for digital item packages.

Not that I would spend that much for a statue, but still. xD

Noctis Caelum
03-31-2016, 04:14 PM
I heard all 30,000 copies sold out within two hours.

Not sure which collector's edition it meant, but yeah.

You know, this is great. There was a point where everyone just seemed to have quit FFXV and decried it as a failure no matter what would come out of it, and now suddenly everyone is back on board the hype train! I gotta say, this Uncovered event was a genius marketing decision.
PS4 was sold out in 15 minutes. xD Xbox One copies were available for a whiiiiiiiiile by comparison though.

Also... I was one of the lucky ones. I was able to navigate the website extremely fast and easily. I was smart enough to log in and prepare before midnight (EST) though. xD

Not smart enough to change my old address. Gotta do that still. As of now, this UCE is being sent to my old place. My crappy exroommates would sure love that parting gift... >_>

Formalhaut
03-31-2016, 04:34 PM
Not smart enough to change my old address. Gotta do that still. As of now, this UCE is being sent to my old place. My crappy exroommates would sure love that parting gift... >_>

Better change that quick, lest you give your ex-roommates an unexpected present.

Still, amazing foresight to get in there quick.

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 04:36 PM
I wonder how many of those people simply bought fast so they could resell on eBay. =/

Fynn
03-31-2016, 04:40 PM
Probably a lot. And no one's surprised :gator:

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 04:43 PM
I just discovered the UK price. 189.99. xD Reminds me of that FFXIV CE price. I bet Australia has it even worse. Do statues really cost that much to make? It's the one thing I don't want to have to pay for. I wish there was an option for the Ultimate one without the statue.

Formalhaut
03-31-2016, 04:46 PM
189.99 is... wow. So much.

Soft paw
03-31-2016, 04:47 PM
Same, but I consider I paid for the whole package, the uniqueness of the entire box and items.

Freya
03-31-2016, 04:47 PM
I think it's the play arts one from aaaages ago. There's an article somewhere about it.... Apparently those are pretty legit figures

Fynn
03-31-2016, 04:51 PM
Yeah, the play arts things are really well-made. I have one of Squall and it's really meticulously crafted.

Loony BoB
03-31-2016, 05:00 PM
I don't doubt it! I just long for the days when they make collector's edition a piecemeal thing where you can pay for what you want. I bet if you took the cost of the statue off and just put the other things, the price would be much more reasonable for a guy like myself to put his money into. I'd personally prefer to dump the artbook, too. I just want to experience the game with all the things. I'm hoping the item packages won't be too pricey... although, then again, idk if I'll buy them regardless. I always consider it and yet I don't think I've paid for DLC more than once or twice in my life.

Formalhaut
03-31-2016, 05:06 PM
I only pay for DLC for games which I really enjoy and which I'll replay. Game of the Year editions, which tend to include all the DLC, are amazing if you can get them.

Fynn
03-31-2016, 05:07 PM
Oh man, i recently got the collector's edition for Bravely Second and that art book is just godly. And there was this little Agnes figurine that is pretty cute.

Yeah, I do like the feelies, I think. So I pick up collector's edition when they have them, as nowadays games don't even come with physical instruction manuals anymore :(

Formalhaut
03-31-2016, 05:11 PM
Yeah, I do like the feelies, I think. So I pick up collector's edition when they have them, as nowadays games don't even come with physical instruction manuals anymore :(

I'm all for the environment, but I do miss instruction manuals. Some of them are really esoteric, with birthdays and everything!