Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward collector’s edition detailed

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward collector's edition detailed

Square Enix has revealed the contents of the Collector’s Edition for the upcoming first expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

The collector’s edition for the Heavensward expansion contains a mix of physical and in-game goodies, which you can view below. Among the stuff packed in is an official soundtrack to the expansion and an art book, as well as a rather sexy-looking Dragon Mount figurine.

In-game goodies include an exclusive helm based on that of Final Fantasy IV hero, Cecil, and an exclusive flying mount.

Additionally, if you preorder Heavensward you’ll receive additional in-game items including a Chocobo courier minion, a circlet and a nifty pair of earrings. You’ll also gain early access to the expansion from June 19th, ahead of its official launch date of June 23rd on PC, PS3 and PS4. The game will also make its debut on Mac OS, though exclusively as a digital bundle (seeing as Apple has a thing against putting disc drives in their machines these days…).Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward collector's edition detailed

The collector’s edition doesn’t come cheap, however – Square Enix says that it will set you back $129.99. A digital version of the collector’s edition – sans physical goodies, of course – will cost you $59.99. Of course, if you’re not interested in the extras, you can purchase the standard edition for $39.99. Newcomers to the game can also opt for a bundle including both the original game and the expansion for $59.99. It should be noted that Final Fantasy XIV is a subscription-based MMO, though you do get 30 days of gametime included with your purchase.

The Heavensward expansion adds three new classes to the game, including the Dragon Knight, as well as raising the level cap to 60. Flying mounts will also be a feature, which is just as well considering that many of the new areas will be in high-up and hard-to-reach places. Players will also be able to construct airships for the first time. Alongside all that, there’s the usual assortment of new dungeons and raids to extend the end-game.

The plotline of Heavensward centers on the fictional nations of Ishgard and Dravia, which are in the midst of a centuries-long conflict known as the Dragonsong war. In case you hadn’t guessed, dragons feature rather heavily in the expansion. Before you can access all of that new content, however, you’ll need to have completed the main scenario questline for the base game – so if you haven’t already (and given the amount of distractions and content in Final Fantasy XIV, no-one can blame you if you haven’t), you’d best get a move in if you want to be one of the first players to bag yourself a flying mount in June.

Check out the most recent trailer for the game below.

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