If there is one final thing to note about the upcoming release of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV, it is that there is no one easy way to buy the complete game at launch.

There are actually eleven different versions of the game, that come with 18 pieces of additional DLC content in total. 

But there are the retailers exclusive, which come with their own unique DLCs, and there are the console exclusives, which also come with another set of DLCs. Add in the different versions, and you might wonder why no one bothered to just come up with one version, that has everything.

Oh wait, that would be the Game of the Year edition, which should come out one year later. So unless you have a bank account the size of Sephiroth’s Meteor, you are going to miss out on certain content. For better or for worse, consumers outside of North America are more affected by this, since there is no way for FF fans here to get some of the different US retail exclusives.

And no, this amazing Ultimate Collector’s Edition is not quite the Ultimate set, since it won’t have everything either.

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Considering the fanfare and anticipation for this game, there is immense pressure to ensure consumers get the bang for their buck. However, there appears to be a Kefka-esque disaster waiting to happen so you might wanna get that Phoenix Down ready just in case you faint.

Come to think of it, the more we buy, the more Square Enix and its partners will continue to pull stunts like this that makes no sense to faithful fans.

Here’s a closer look at what’s coming out, who has it, and why you’re basically screwed.

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Thanks to the folks over at TechRaptor for this.

The silver lining, of course, is that many of the additional stuff are aesthetic DLCs, and more often than not, the DLC will be made available for purchase at a later date. That said, we hope that the Asian release will somehow get A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV, an entire beat’em up game starring King Regis. It’s a GameStop exclusive (for now), and hardcore fans will definitely not want to miss out.

So be sure when you are making your pre-order, do not lose out on the DLC that you want so badly!


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