With a few months remaining for the European and North American release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has revealed a collector's edition of the game. This version of the game includes both content expected for a collector's edition as well as some unexpected items.
Though confirmed only for North America as of now, the collector's edition of Lightning Returns includes the disc game as well as an 80 page, hardcover artbook. Including sketches by Tetsuya Nomura himself, the artbook also has a forward by Isamu Kamikokuryo, the game's art director, plus concept art for Lightning Returns. Buyers can also expect to receive a silver embossed pocket watch and the DLC code for "Migdar's Flower Girl" outfit based off of Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII. This is will all be in a "premium packaging featuring artwork from the Japan release."
Speaking of DLC, preordering Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII the Collector's Edition will gain you the DLC code for Cloud Strife's SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform and Buster Sword just as if you preordered the standard edition of the game.
North Americans can pre-order the collector's edition of Lightning Returns here for the price of $89.99. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releases early February 2014.