The Square Enix Spring Surprise Box is back

Square Enix is bringing back the Spring Surprise Box, a collection of five games on Steam and a bonus from the Square Enix Store, collectively worth over $80, that you can pick up for just $10. The catch? You don't get to find out what's in it until after you've spent your money. 

Last year's Easter Surprise Box, for instance, included Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Quantum Conundrum, Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, and some coupons. The most recent offering, the 2016 Holiday Surprise Box, featured Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Goetia, Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver 1 & 2, the Hitman Intro Pack, Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, Tomb Raider Underworld, and more coupons. 

So it's not a bad deal as long as you're in the mood for at least a couple of the games that leap out at you when you lift the lid. But you won't know if that's the case until March 30—and you have to order it by March 29. And, as the preorder page notes in bold, red letters, "All orders on the Square Enix Spring Surprise Box 2017 are FINAL and refunds or exchanges are not possible with this order."

In a way, then, it's kind of like a reverse Kickstarter: You're guaranteed to get it, but you have no idea what it is. Spring Surprise Box preorders are live now and will be available until 4 am PT on March 29 at the Square Enix Store.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.