Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition Previewed in Video

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Set includes collector's box, artbook, pocket watch, Aerith DLC costume

Sony and Square Enix revealed the details for the Collector's Edition of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game on Wednesday.

The edition will include a collector's box featuring the Japanese cover art for the game. It will also include an 80-page hardcover art book with a dust jacket featuring Tetsuya Nomura's original drawings, a foreward by art director Isamu Kamikokuryo, a retrospective, character sketches, Lightning's full range of customization, information on the world of Nova Chrysalia and its architecture, and information on the world's monsters. Additionally, the edition will include a silver-embossed pocket watch, and a DLC code for an Aerith Gainsborough costume for Lightning.

The collector's edition will be available for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, and is only available for purchase on the Square Enix online store. The set retails for US$89.99.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII shipped in Japan last month. The game will arrive in the United States on February 11, 2014, and then in Europe on February 14, 2014.

Players who pre-order the game in North America and Europe will be able to unlock Cloud's uniform and buster sword as equipment for Lightning. Lightning is also getting a Yuna costume from Final Fantasy X and various samurai costumes, as well as a Miqo'te costume from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with shields with motifs from the game's three city-states: Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, and Ul'dah.

The game will represent the final chapter in Lightning's story. The game centers around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world, and players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.

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