We’ve seen publishers come up with some pretty ludicrous pre-order bonuses in the past (the football bundled with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag pre-orders comes to mind), but the slew of bonus content on offer for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV is undoubtedly up there in terms of saturation.
No exaggerating: the upcoming JRPG has sixteen separate pieces of pre-order content, a vast majority of which are either exclusive to a single retailer or platform. See below for the full list of bonuses and where to get them, courtesy of VG247.
- Travel Pack – Amazon US and Ultimate Edition pre-orders
- Angler Set – Available with all pre-orders
- Gourmand Set (2 types of rare cooking ingredients) – Amazon US
- Camera Kit (camera body and lens) – Amazon US
- Recolor: 16-Bit Buddies – Sony and Microsoft
- Recolor: Gold Chocobo – Amazon NA
- Recolor: Cindymobile –Square Enix Store
- Recolor: Platinum Leviathan – Deluxe and Ultimate Edition pre-orders
- Theme: Big Bang – PlayStation Network pre-orders
- Costume Royal Raiment – Deluxe and Ultimate Edition pre-orders
- Xbox One FFXV Avatars (Noctis Costumes and Carbuncle Pet) – Xbox One only
- Weapon: Mage Mashers (FFIX) – Amazon US
- Weapon: Gae Bolg (FFXIV) – Amazon US
- Weapon: Masamune (FFXV) – Available with all pre-orders
- Blazefire Saber (FFXIII) – Amazon US
- A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV – GameStop and EB Games
Thankfully, a great deal of the pre-order incentives amount to little more than some bonus in-game items to help Noctis and his buddies started, but there’s a couple of gems among that list that are well worth trying to get your hands on.
GameStop and EB Games exclusive A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV is arguably the cream of the crop, offering a standalone game and story set 30 years before the main game and featuring retro-style visuals alongside an “in-depth” combat system.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners can look forward to exclusive avatar costumes and special themes respectively, although neither is likely to sway your decision on which platform to play it.
Rounding out the rest of the list are exclusive weapons, skins and recolor bundles.
Final Fantasy XV launches November 29 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.