One Final Fantasy X version to ship.
Square made an official announcement on PlayOnline today that they will be shipping only one version of Final Fantasy X for PS2. It turns out they were able to fit all of the extra DVD features that they originally wanted to sell, on one DVD disk, which pretty much eliminates you deciding on which FFX you would want to buy. Basically, the whole special edition packaging has been scrapped, and the FFX that was supposed to be the special edition version will be the one to go on sale in Japan on July 19, for a retail price of 8,800yen ($71). There will be a bonus DVD entitled "The Other side of Final Fantasy", it will feature:
- The newest trailer of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
- The newest PlayOnline trailer
- Playable/non-playable demos of upcoming Square games
- Interviews with Square developers
- Interviews with Square voice actors
- Storyboards of games like FFX
- Concept art and other pre-development work
Final Fantasy X will ship on July 19th, PSX Extreme will try to have an import review for you as soon as possible. No word on any of the above features being included in the US release of FFX.