Square Enix has a surprise box and the developer is offering it with a big discount. As a holiday offer, five digital PC games worth up to US $80 (approx. AU $111) will be bundled in the surprise box that’s offered for only US $ 9.99 (approx. AU $14) for the holiday season.

There is one catch, however, and that is the contents will remain a mystery until the players get it and open it. According to the Square Enix online store, the package is currently available for pre-order, and will be available until Dec. 17. The content details will remain secret until 03:00 pm GMT on Dec. 18. After purchase, fans will get a Steam key which can be activated via their Steam account. This key will be used to download the games and other content.

Square Enix’s surprise box may be an investment or a redundant purchase, depending on a player’s Square Enix titles collection. While the discount for the games is quite high, there is also the catch of the games being randomly picked for the player. So even though the choices may include the likes of the newly announced “Final Fantasy VI” version on the PC, it can also include older Square Enix games that a player may already have.

This investment can get the players what they don’t want or what they actually want to buy. Previous years' offerings from Square Enix’s” holiday season sale included “Tomb Raider,” “Hitman: Blood Money,” “Murdered: Soul Suspect,” “Thief: The Master Thief Edition,” “The Last Remnant,” “Guardian of Light," “Deus Ex: The Fall” and “Nosgoth.”

Previous holiday sale efforts from Square Enix did not always go well. Specifically 2014’s holiday sale caused some confusion among fans, wherein some had difficulty redeeming games and other store offerings, Twinfinite reported.

Obviously the players will have to pay before they know what they're getting, but fortunately Square Enix has enough good games in the catalogue to ensure players should be getting good value for their money. The games will not include console iterations. Players will get them in the form of a set of Steam keys.

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