Final Fantasy fans, Square Enix told you that if you picked up a launch copy of Final Fantasy XIII that you would be rewarded with a invitation code to the PlayStation 3 Beta of the upcoming MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. There is also a special item involved here. For those who received this pamphlet in their launch copy of Final Fantasy XIII but are confused with how to go about registering for the PS3 beta, we’ve got your back. Read on for the intricacies of this easy-to-miss beta code retrieval process, including a step-by-step guide.
*Step 1. Create an account here: http://member.square-enix.com/na/
*If you already have a Square ID you will probably have to link it to your new Square Members ID, do so here: https://member.square-enix.com/na/login/newlogin.php
Step 2. Log in to your account. At the top right hand side of the page, click Register Your Game and Earn Points.
Step 3. Enter the 16 digit code that came on the product registration pamphlet with your launch copy of Final Fantasy XIII. Click Submit.
Step 4. This is the one that gave me a bit of the runaround, you must now visit this page while logged in: http://member.square-enix.com/na/features/ff13/serialcode/
Step 5. Click Review Your PlayStation 3 Bonus Code and Bonus Details. Write this 20 digit code down on a piece of paper, your desk, or nearby friend’s forehead very carefully.
*Step 6. Visit this website now and fill out the entire application: http://entry.ffxiv.com/na/index.html
*Make sure to select “PlayStation 3″ as the platform you want the beta for and type your new 20 digit code in (this will take you out of the running for the PC FFXIV beta). To be counted in the PS3 beta drawing, you must apply with this code, even if you have done so already without your code.
Great job! Now you are entered into the Final Fantasy XIV PlayStation 3 Beta drawing. If you are one of the lucky people who end up being accepted into the beta you will be further notified by Square Enix through e-mail at the e-mail account you registered with your Square Members account.
Remember to hold on to these codes as there is a Final Fantasy XIV special item being given away when it releases later this year on PC and PlayStation 3, if you still have that code. The game’s beta schedule will be announced soon, the PS3 beta will begin after the next PC beta wave. Final Fantasy XIV is scheduled for release this year and is a cross-platform game allowing PC and PS3 players to co-exist in the same world. Stay tuned to DualShockers for more on this game.