Campaign Code for Secret Item

Ever since the images hit 2ch that there will be a campaign code in the upcoming Japanese release of FFXIII for FFXIV, people have been debating what it could be for.  Today, we have more official information straight from Square Enix.

In a FAQ on Square Enix’s Support Center site for FFXIII, it now says:

Q) ファイナルファンタジーXIII初回封入特典の「ファイナルファンタジーXIVキャンペーンコード」とはどのようなものですか?

(translation) What exactly is the campaign code for FFXIV that will be included with the first edition copies of FFXIII?

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The answer:

A) 「ファイナルファンタジーXIV」正式サービス開始後、パッケージをお買い上げいただき、このキャンペーンコードを登録すると、「ファイナルファンタジー XIV」のゲーム内シークレットアイテムを入手することができます。キャンペーンコードやシークレットアイテムの詳細につきましては、今後の発表をお待ち ください。

(translation) The campaign code can be redeemed for a secret in-game item for FFXIV.  Once official service starts, customers will need to purchase a copy of FFXIV and then register the code to receive the item. Please wait for future announcements for more detailed information on the campaign code and the secret item.

Thanks to Japanese FFXIV fan site “FF14-FAN” for the information.

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No information at this time whether copies of the campaign code will be made available in overseas editions of FFXIII although it would probably be easy for them to do this.

UPDATE November 12th: Famitsu is reporting that the promotion with the campaign code is only available for people in Japan.  However, other sites reporting on the campaign code like 4Gamer and GameWatch have not mentioned this at all.  We’ll have to continue to wait for official confirmation.

What do you think the secret item will be?  What do you hope it will be?  Do you think this is a good way to promote the game?

Let us know on the forums!