Final Fantasy XV finally received an official release date on March 30, along with a slew of new information. Once of the pieces announced at the Uncovered Final Fantasy XV event, was a Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
The Ultimate Collector’s Edition was packed with items like an exclusive Noctic Play Arts Kai figure, 192 page artbook, soundtrack and exclusive DLC content. The package cost a pricey $279.99, and only 30,000 copies of the edition were going to be made worldwide. Pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition were made available the night of March 30, and sold out within mere minutes of going live.
Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, tweeted today on the official Japanese Twitter for Final Fantasy XV, that fans who missed out on pre-ordering a Collector’s Edition may have a chance at a later date. Here’s what Tabata said; thanks to Siliconera for the translation.
Hello, Tabata here.
I’m truly grateful for those of you who checked out Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV.
Things were as exciting as can be at the event, but I heard that those of you in Japan also got excited along with the long TV commercial. Again, the Platinum Demo has received a large number of downloads, and we truly thank you for that!
And by the pre-orders for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition vanished in a flash, and we’ve received plenty of voices from those that weren’t able to acquire it. We are terribly sorry about that. At the moment, we’re continuing with internal coordination to see if we can somehow increase its production. We will make an announcement as soon as there’s any progress!”
Again, I’d like to let you know that we will follow protocol to handle what appears to be unusual orders that may seem like they were made for resale purposes. Once more, thank you for your continued support of Final Fantasy XV!
Final Fantasy XV will launch September 30, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you still need to catch up on any information from the Uncovered event, you can see all of the announcements here. You can also see our impressions of the first episode of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, the game’s five-episode anime prequel.
Did you manage to snag an Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy XV? If you didn’t, would you still pick one up if more were made available? Tell us down in the comments below.
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