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Final Fantasy 15 livestream announces more collector's sets, mobile game release date and more

Odds and ends from today's Active Time Report

Final Fantasy fans had to wake up early to catch this morning's Active Time Report presentation, although new details on this fall's Final Fantasy 15 were light. The Japanese-only livestream, embedded above, reunited the game's director Hajime Tabata with marketing director Akio Ofuji as they discussed release dates for two major Final Fantasy 15 side projects and a reprint of the limited edition package.

More copies of the $270 Ultimate Collector's Edition set will be printed worldwide, the pair confirmed during the stream. Square Enix later tweeted to confirm that although another production of the sold-out package was in the works, the company could not guarantee that buyers of the second printing would get their copies by the game's release date.

The Ultimate Collector's Edition set went up for pre-order right after March's Uncovered Final Fantasy 15 event, a stage show where Square Enix debuted new details about the game and its release date. The package was at first limited to a print run of 30,000 copies — which sold out almost immediately, much to fans' chagrin. Sellers listed the Collector's Edition, containing an artbook, Noctis figure and more, for upward of $900 on eBay.

Tabata and Ofuji also confirmed that that Japan would soon receive Final Fantasy 15's mobile game companion. Justice Monsters Five will be available next week on Android, according to Tabata and Ofuji, with iOS and Windows 10 versions coming to Japan this summer.

Square Enix debuted that title during its major March presentation as well; it's a portable version of the pinball game that players can also check out within Final Fantasy 15 itself. Players worldwide can pre-register for the free-to-play Justice Monsters Five now. The page also lists an April 2016 release date for the game in the U.S., Canada and several European countries.

Also announced on the stream was a release date for the Final Fantasy 15-related feature film. Japanese fans can see Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 in theaters July 9, the pair confirmed during the stream and later translated by Nova Crystallis. That's the Japanese release date, of course — stateside fans will have to wait until the fall to watch the story of King Regis, father of protagonist Noctis.

As Square Enix previously detailed, the computer-generated, feature-length film will take place alongside the events of the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game. The English-language version will star Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean as Regis.

Final Fantasy 15 will finally arrive worldwide on Sept. 30. The next Active Time Report presentation will premiere during this year's E3 conference, so fans can look forward to further news this June.

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