Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector’s Edition Priced & Detailed, PS4 & PS3 Requirements Revealed

March 16, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Over the weekend, Square Enix gave out a lot of details regarding Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, which launches globally on June 23 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC/Mac.

First up, here’s the pricing of the various editions of Heavensward:

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector’s Edition – $129.99 (retail), $59.99 (digital)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (Includes A Realm Reborn and Heavensward) – $59.99 (retail and digital)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Standard Edition – $39.99 (retail and digital)

Pre-ordering will get you in-game items in the form of Cecil Harvey’s (Final Fantasy IV) Baron Circlet and Baron Earrings, as well as a Chocobo Chick Courier.

In terms of game time, the Final Fantasy XIV Online bundle includes 30 days of play time, while Heavensward does not come with a free trial period. To play FFXIV, it costs between $12.99 – $14.99 per month, with PS4 users not required to have a PlayStation Plus membership.

Square Enix then detailed some important information about playing on either the PS4 or PS3 (along with requiring a persistent broadband internet connection):

PlayStation 4 Details

  • Required Hard Drive Space – 50GB minimum
  • DualShock 4 – Required
  • Mouse and Keyboard – Optional Support
  • Video Output – 720p, 1080p
  • PS Vita Remote Play – Supported
  • Share Function – Supported

PlayStation 3 Details

  • Required Hard Drive Space – 20GB minimum
  • DualShock 3 – Required
  • Keyboard Support – Optional (text input only)
  • Video Output – 480p, 720p
  • *Note: Since Final Fantasy XIV requires at least 20GB of free space to install and play, owners of the 12GB or 20GB model will need to upgrade their hard drive.

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Here’s everything included inside the Heavensward Collector’s Edition:

  • Dragonsong War Exclusive Box – The Collector’s Edition features art by famed Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.
  • Dragon Mount Figure – A high-quality figure modeled after the new flying mount obtainable in the course of your adventures.
  • In-Game Items – Flying Griffin Mount, Dark Knight Cecil-themed Baron Helm, Wind-up Kain (minion), Fantasia (potion to edit your character’s appearance once).
  • Heavensward Art Book – This art book features a host of designs and illustrations created during the development of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.
  • A Realm Reborn Movie Blu-ray Disc – A high-definition compilation of all the trailers released for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Additionally, patch 2.55, Before the Fall Part 2, arrives on March 31, complete with the following changes:

  • The Final Coil of Bahamut will be added to the Duty Finder
  • The World of Darkness weekly gear limit will be removed
  • The amount of MGP you receive in the Gold Saucer will be adjusted
  • Adjustments will also be made to the Triple Triad tournaments
  • Considering making balance adjustments to Triple Triad NPCs since we’ve received lots of feedback that certain NPCs can be a bit too strong

Will you be pre-ordering Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward?

[Source: Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, FFXIV Forums]