Need another “limited” edition game release in your life? You’ve got it. Square Enix is upgrading all Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster pre-orders to the limited edition of the game. Which means people get a copy of both games and a 24 page art book. Well, that’s… something.
Okay, no, it really isn’t. This Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition is a crock. I mean, I’m looking at the SMT IV 3DS Limited Edition that all of the first-run copies of this game has been upgraded to. It comes with a combination strategy guide/art book that’s over 150 pages and a CD soundtrack. Giving someone a 24-page art book with the game and calling it a limited edition is a let down. Save the limited edition moniker for bundles that deserve it! And another thing, don’t call it an artbook unless it has more than, let’s see, 50 pages! I’d say a 24 page thing is more like a pamphlet.
There’s another downside to the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition is a PS3 exclusive. If Vita owners pre-order the game, they get nothing extra. In fact, I’m looking around now and not even seeing any product listings for the Vita version of these games. Perhaps they’ll be download exclusives, which would pretty much eliminate any chance of a pre-order bonus.
I’m disappointed that I’m not seeing any Vita incentive. I plan to grab the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster there, because I want these games with me at all times. I tend to play portable games more in general, and I know this is a quality adventure. I bought a PS2 for this game. Oh well, perhaps something will be announced closer to the release date.
Which reminds me, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster still doesn’t have a set release date, or even release window. I’d love to see it before summer ends, but I suppose I can wait until Fall 2013. When the PS3 version is released, the standard edition or limited edition pre-order will be $39.99. No word yet on what the pre-order version’s price will be once the game launches.