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Launching simultaneously with Final Fantasy XIII
in the US is a limited edition 250GB Xbox 360 console. Included in the box is a copy of the game, two wireless controllers, a headset, a FF
-branded hard drive, and "exclusive downloadable avatar items" -- perhaps something to go with your pet Chocobo
. All of this will be packaged together for $399, according to Major Nelson
Microsoft is trying to make sure Final Fantasy
fans from the PS2 generation will choose Xbox 360 as their console of choice. The carefully worded press release
notes that this is "the only console outside of Japan to be bundled with the game." In other words, don't expect the limited edition PS3
to make its way Stateside. Ever.
In addition, Microsoft also plans to release a Final Fantasy XIII faceplate
designed by Tetsuya Nomura and not included with the special edition bundle. The press release doesn't explain exactly how to get one, only stating that a "very limited number" will be available "promotionally in fixed quantities across select retailers in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand."