I interupt the wallpapers to bring you this little note on FFXIII-2. This may be helpful for those of you who like to pre-order games for all the goodies that you can get. This was written by bdagger over at Exodus and I wanted to share her research with everyone who hasn’t been paying attention.
Amazon.com – You get an exclusive boss battle with Omega in the coliseum. When you beat him you get him as one of your allied monsters. This will be part of the new monster collection feature of XIII-2.
Best Buy – Here you’ll get a FFXIII novella (hardcover) that bridges the gap between XIII and XIII-2.
And Finally, Gamestop – You’ll get an exclusive costume for Serah, who, if you haven’t been following, is a playable character.
Now, for the collector’s edition here’s what you can expect: First and foremost, you’ll get the entire four disc soundtrack to the game (usually something you have to pick up as an import or directly from the Square-Enix webstore). You’ll also get a full 20 page artbook featuring concept art. You’ll also get a spiffy hardcover case with glorious Amano artwork on it.
And finally, a few last tidbits – If you’re not keen to pre-order or you just want to snag all three bonuses, the Serah costume and the Omega battle will be DLC you can purchase at a later date. (Which means Best Buy is the way to go – at least that’s where I’m going). And, there’s also been an announcement that Ezio (of Assassin’s Creed) will make a cameo in the form of a DLC costume for Noel Kreiss.