Square Enix has announced that the PlayStation 3 version of MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will release on August 27. The game will require a monthly subscription fee of £7.69/€10.99.

Gamers who pre-order A Realm Reborn will get early access to the realm of Eorzea, a Cait Sith Doll Minion, and a Mog Cap. If you want even more goodies, then the Collector's Edition might be more your thing.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition details

  • Art of Eorzea - An 80-page hardcover art book featuring never-before-seen concept art.
  • The Waning of the Sixth Sun - A special bonus video disc that takes a cinematic look at the events leading up to the realm being reborn.
  • Sounds of Eorzea - An album that features musical scores by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers.
  • Art Cards - Five collectable character cards.
  • In-game bonus items - Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth Minion, Coeurl Mount and Behemoth Barding

What do you think about the monthly subscription fee? Is Square Enix asking for too much in a world where most MMOs are now free to play?