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Final Fantasy XIV gets a Game of the Year re-release By Alex Donaldson on October 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Square Enix has announced that its successful MMO reboot, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, is to get a Game of the Year themed re-release next month, featuring some cool bonuses and additional content.

The newly announced PC-only package, set to launch in Europe on the 14th November, features 5 exclusive art cards, a total 90 days of in-game subscription time, and access to the main game and all of the major content updates released thus far. It also comes in a special “Book of Diamonds” box – themed after the game’s healing grimoire of the same name.

The MMO do-over has seen impressive success since its original relaunch last year. A free trial to level 20 is now available if you’re yet to check it out.

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This month a series of Final Fantasy XIV-themed fan events are set to take place across the globe, and first information on a full expansion pack is expected to surface. Japanese trademarks suggest that the expansion may be called “Blue Skies of Ishgard” or some other variation on that name.

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  • Krijn van Alten

    I want a ‘Book of diamonds grimoire box’ as well! But I play on a PS3. Is this also comming to the PS3?

  • Robert Stukenbroeker

    Isn’t fan fest next week? Not next month?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Next week. The 17th to be precise.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Maybe this might be helpful

    Friday, October 17th:
    9:00a – 10:00p: Early Registration
    6:00p – 9:00p: Event Reception

    Saturday, October 18th:
    8:00a – 9:00p: Registration
    8:30a – 9:00a: VIP Early Entry
    9:00a: General Entry
    10:00a – 11:00a: Keynote
    11:30a – 10:00p: Floor Activities: In-Game Activities, Live Quest, and more!
    1:30p – 2:30p: Music Panel
    4:00p – 5:00p: Lore Panel
    6:30p – 7:30p: Developers Panel

    Sunday, October 19th
    9:00a – 4:00p: Registration
    9:30a – 10:00a: VIP Early Entry
    10:00a: General Entry
    10:15a – 10:30a: Opening Remarks
    10:00a – 7:30p: Floor Activities: In-Game Activities, Live Quest, and more!
    1:30p – 3:00p: Letter from the Producer LIVE in Las Vegas
    5:00p – 6:00p: Costume Contest
    8:00p – 10:00p: Closing Ceremonies Event

  • stevenm281

    Didn’t they say that the free trial would be available to console as well in the near future, we haven’t hear anything about it since then…

  • Krijn van Alten

    Until so far on the website the say:
    The Free Trial is currently only available on Windows PC
    No word of a PS3/4 version.

  • LPC

    I want this.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I want this on my Playstation! Come on SE, make it happen!

  • ElAbuelo69

    As much as I love ARR…

    Includes ALL UPDATES is kinda dumb? Unless it means they come in the disc so you don’t have to download them before playing?

    Which then would mean 2.4 will be released by then.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Of course all in one disc. What did you think, one update for every disc? We don’t live in 1997, where you needed 4 disks to play VII.
    And if they keep there promise for every tree months a patch, then 2.4 should be out in October so before the release of this GOTY edition.

  • Starlord

    Where do you think the expansion will be revealed at in Las Vegas?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Hard to say, but there are some possibilities. First it´s not very likely that it will happen during the live letter, since we already know that they are going to talk there about 2.4. So maybe the keynote on Saturday. It is also very unlikely that it will happen during one of the panels.

  • Starlord

    Yeah, because from the schedule listed I can’t find anything that would fit in an expansion pack talk session of sorts. What is a Keynote exactly? Never heard the term.

  • Krijn van Alten

    And no time to Google it as well?
    According to Wikipedia a keynote is ‘a talk that establishes the main underlying theme’ So, an imports speech let say. So my guess is on that moment.

  • Starlord

    Well, I just thought since I wanted to know, I thought I ask you first since you seemed like you knew it. There shouldn’t be an issue with asking a question and learning :).

  • Krijn van Alten

    I always thought that the generation born for 1990 and after was called generation ‘Google’ because you are looking for all your answers on the internet. But maybe that is just to much of a generalisation of one generation.

  • Alleo

    I do think that ElAbuelo meant that its a little strange that they would include all the updates since you can download them anyway for free. I would understand it if this was the expansion which will probably costs something but to advertise that all the updates are included is a little strange.

  • Krijn van Alten

    You can see it as a service, now people have all the updates and don´t have to download them separately. I see this as an advantage, but maybe that´s just me.