Square Enix has launched multiple Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion editions to celebrate the launch of this remastered title. These editions include the Collectors Edition, seemingly only available for Japan, and the standard and deluxe editions. There is also an exclusive Steelbook for the game, but that aside, the main question remains: which one is worth it?
The Standard Edition
The Standard Edition Of Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion costs $49.99 in the United States and 49.99 Pounds for the UK Version in the PSN Store. The Physical Standard edition should cost about the same for any platform, but prices may vary depending on retailers, so it is worth contacting them beforehand about it. Furthermore, there is, unfortunately, no reversible cover art for the Physical copies of the game.
The standard edition of the game includes the main game, of course, but most importantly, if you’ve pre-ordered the game, you will also receive the SOLDIER Materia Set. It essentially contains Three materia skill orbs to use in the game: Dark Fire, Dark Thunder, and Dark Blizzard.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition of the game only has a major couple of differences as it includes not only the base game but also the Official Artbook and the Mini Soundtrack. These bonuses may sound great on paper until you realize they’re available in digital format and upwards of an extra 20 bucks than the standard edition.
Well, that depends because the art book is fairly decent as it includes a handful of never-before-seen concept art and imagery of the world in Crisis Core. Lastly, the soundtrack only contains about 6 tracks from the game, so don’t expect the entire list of songs to be available here. In my opinion, if you’re a massive fan of digital collectibles and the universe of Final Fantasy 7 as a whole, then, by all means, pick this edition up.
Hero’s Legacy Steelbook
Believe it or not, the game also has a Steelbook copy for purchase, but unfortunately, it only seems to be available from Best Buy as an exclusive pre-order deal. It’d be best to contact your nearest store outlet and verify if they still have it in stock.
In my opinion, this is the best edition you can get, especially for players who love collecting physical media. Then you will enjoy the steel book. The front of the Steelbook, as shown in the image above, depicts Zack Fair, our main hero of the game.
Crisis Core Reunion Collector’s Edition
Lastly, the Collector’s Edition of the game, according to the image above, contains a handful of items for fans of the beloved title. However, I regret to inform you that this edition of the game is only exclusively available in Japan and is now available in a rare commodity, so getting your hands on it won’t be easy. Furthermore, the whole collector’s edition is worth nearly 32,000 Yen, which comes down to around $235.
The Contents of the Crisis Core Reunion Collector’s Edition includes the following:
- 1x Physical Copy of the game (You have the option to choose between the PS4, PS5, or Nintendo Switch)
- Play Arts Kai Figurine of Zack Fair in his SOLDIER 2nd Class attire.
- The Official Art Book
- The Mini Soundtrack
- The Official Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion Scriptbook comprises 275 Pages and contains every single voice line of the game in the Japanese language text.
- Aerith also writes a physical letter for Zack, which showcases one of the most heartfelt key items between the two characters.
- All of these Collector’s edition items are neatly packed in a carton designed after a confidential letter box, bearing a close resemblance to the letters Zack receives from NPCs inside the game.
Which Is The Best Edition?
Ultimately, I have to go for the Hero’s Legacy Edition from Best Buy solely for that beautiful steelbook physical copy, which, if you can get your hands, will ultimately feel worth the purchase. If there is any way that you can acquire it through another deal or third-party dealer, then be sure to try scoring it for your PS4, PS5, or Switch.
However, if you’re on PC, then we simply suggest grabbing the Standard edition as the Artbook and mini soundtrack may sound tempting, but at the end of the day, it’s your preference if you want to invest in them.
However, for now, this wraps up our guide to the different editions available for the game. If you have any questions regarding the topic or would like our assistance, then be sure to comment below, and we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
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