2016 has been a trip as far as video games are concerned. Battlefield took it all the way back to WWI, The Last Guardian is actually coming out (no, seriously) and most importantly of all, Final Fantasy XV will finally be released.
The RPG epic formerly known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII transitioned right into a mainline entry in Square Enix’s biggest franchise. To say that this game has been through development hell and back is an understatement. The wait has been extra painful thanks to delays, but November 29th marks the day when we’ll finally have the full version within our grasp. Along with the game itself, a ton of other collector’s items have been released to mark such a momentous occasion. We’re talking super detailed strategy guides, well-designed action figures, posters and so much more.
To mark the arrival of Final Fantasy XV, let’s get into some of the coolest collectibles inspired by the biggest JRPG launch of 2016.
1. Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector’s Edition
With a game of such magnitude landing in our laps this year, it should be expected that it will launch with an extra special edition. FF XV’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition comes with everything that a diehard Final Fantasy fan will truly appreciate. The gift that stands out the most within this extreme collector’s package is the wonderfully designed Play Arts Kai Noctis figurine. Your newest action figure model also comes with a physical copy of the game, a bulky art book, two exclusive SteelBook cases, the official soundtrack and the Kingsglaive film. The DLC goodies that’ll come your way includes the Royal Raiment costume set, Masamune weapon, Platinum Leviathan car recolor and three in-game item packs.
2. PlayStation 4 FINAL FANTASY XV LUNA EDITION [Japan Import]
Why oh why isn’t this beauty available in America? We’re quite sure this thing would have sold like hotcakes if Square Enix/Sony flew this baby over to our shores. Nevertheless, you can obtain it if you’re willing to throw a few bucks towards your Japanese importing needs. So this PS4 Slim’s topside art features a nice illustration of a moon and all four names of the game’s main party members. And the controller that comes with this console package has the letters “FF XV” adorned on its right joystick handle. No need to worry about having enough HD space to play this enormous RPG; this PS4 Slim comes with 1TB. Play all your American games on this console with no issue and make sure FF XV is one of them.
3. Final Fantasy XV: The Complete Official Guide Collector’s Edition
Yeah, we know. Most gamers who get stuck during a certain part of the game revert to the good ol’ Google search engine for the answers they need. But JRPG’S like Final Fantasy require more research if you want your party to have the best gear possible for harder quest undertakings. This collector’s guide strategy guide is the perfect tome for future owners of Square Enix’s magnum opus. Diving into this book means you’ll come away with the knowledge needed to defeat the toughest enemies and discover the biggest secrets. Since this is the Collector’s Edition version of the guide, it features an exclusive poster, lithograph art piece and some extra pages packed with helpful content.
Price: $23.99 (Hardcover)/$18.98 (Paperback)
4. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (Limited Edition Steel Book)
Getting invested in the world of FF XV is an arduous task. A lot has gone into the development of the royal personalities embroiled in the game’s magical war. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a prequel film that follows King Regis of Lucis as he fights to protect his homeland alongside his powerful legion of soldiers. If you’ve been wondering what led to the main conflicts at hand within the game’s universe, then we implore you to check out this CGI film. It’s akin to one big, action-packed cutscene from your usual Final Fantasy installment. On the extra content front, you’ll get to see the full animated Brotherhood series. After watching everything included on this Blu-Ray, you’ll have an encyclopedic knowledge of FF XV.
Price: $21.23 (Blu-Ray)
5. PLAY ARTS Kai FINAL FANTASY XV Noctis PVC Painted Action Figure
Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai action figure imprint makes some quality models. They’ve produced a line of highly posable figurines based on famous video game, comic book and movie personalities. Square Enix made sure to build a line of toys purely dedicated to FF XV’s leading characters. The main hero of FF XV’s grand tale is Noctis Lucis Caelum, the Crown Prince and heir to the kingdom of Lucis. His kingdom comes under attack and it’s up to him and his friends to free it from their rival kingdom’s grasp. Noctis’ model comes decked out in his usual garb, three of his magical blades and different hand formations that let him pose with them in various ways. This model will stand out proudly on your shelf full of Final Fantasy goods.
6. Square Enix Final Fantasy XV: Gladiolus Play Arts Kai Action Figure
Gladiolus Amicitia has been by Noctis’ side since childhood. Now that he’s grown into a grizzled vet, he fights to keep his best friend safe from all harm. When he steps onto the battlefield, everyone who dares to face him will probably meet their end thanks to his signature great sword. Gladiolus happens to be one of the most robust main party members, which is reflected quite well in action figure form. Him and his brute strength look real amazing since you can switch up his interchangeable hands and make him take on dramatic poses with his weapon.
7. Square Enix Final Fantasy XV: Ignis Play Arts Kai Action Figure
The Brock to Noctis’ Ash Ketchum happens to be the extra classy Ignis Scientia. He’s basically the brains of the operation; his battlefield expertise helps Noctis pick off targeted foes more easily with his warping strikes. Ignis fights off all oncoming threats with his dual blades, which makes him look even more regal as his dishes out all types of assorted strikes. Plus the guy’s a mean cook, so there’s a lot more to love about Ignis. If you appreciate him as much as we do, then copping this figurine of his should be high on your FF XV to-do list. He comes packaged with his mini blades and multiple hand parts.
8. Square Enix Final Fantasy XV: Prompto Play Arts Kai Action Figure
The free spirited and always carefree member of Noctis’ entourage is Prompto Argentum. Prompto (who looks like FF8’s Zell Dincht’s long lost son) is a master gun wielder, so he chooses to pick off his foes from a distance. When he’s not in the middle of some intense skirmish, he kills time and lightens the mood by taking social media worthy photos. His Play Arts Kai figurine perfectly brings his bubbly personality to life. His pistols come with him, so make sure you have him appear as badass as possible when you stand him up for everyone to see.
9. 12″ x 22″ Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition Game Poster
One thing that you always have to commend is Square Enix’s divine cover art for their biggest titles. FF XV’s breakout image is the one that buyers will see once they pick up their copy of the game. You can all thank Yoshitaka Amano for illustrating such a striking image. Honor his wonderful illustration and the long-awaited release of FF XV by picking up this marvelous poster. Your wall deserves some JRPG love, so attach this to it and bask in all the FF XV hype.
10. Japan Limited!! Movie Mini Poster (Movie Flyer): KINGSGLAIVE FINAL FANTASY XV
Now this poster can only be imported from our lucky friends over in Japan. It comes pretty cheap though, so you don’t have to break the bank in order to bring this your way. As far as film posters go, it hits all the bullet points you’d expect to see from one tied to an action film. All the main protagonists stand tall and strike imposing poses. They’ll look even prouder and more regal on your wall/door of choice once you hang them up proudly. Might as well get the Kingsglaive movie poster if you have the special edition of Kingsglaive, right? Exactly!