Shenmue is an official limited edition art print drawn by artist John Sweeney based on the classic Shenmue game series. Sweeney made this print under direction of Cook & Becker and with official license from SEGA.
Sweeney says about his Shenmue artwork: “I’m so excited that Shenmue 3 is finally happening! I wanted to capture the moment just after Ryo’s father Iwao is killed by Lan Di. In the game the scene stops with Ryo cradling Iwao and screaming “No!”. I wanted to imagine a shot where Ryo is standing just outside the dojo where is father was just killed. It is cold and very early in the morning. Snow is falling. The morning light is still weak and only some of the wood interior is catching light from the outside. Ryo’s pose already hints at him seeking revenge.”
The normal size, unframed version of this print is printed on a glossy archival photo paper to emphasize the photographic nature of the image. The paper size of this version is 86 x 47.5 cm or 33.8 x 18.7″ including a small white border.
Limited to 100 pieces and available now at Cook&Becker for a very affordable 99 euro.
The DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below SLIME COLLECTOR’S EDITION (must be one of the longest names for a CE ever) features a glut of goopy goodies for the Slime enthusiast! The collection, enclosed in a Premium Treasure Box Package, includes a Slime plush, Slime lanyard, Slime keychain, and nine exclusive in-game Slime weapons for the legendary DRAGON QUEST heroes, in addition to two playable bonus maps.
Available to pre-order at the square-enix store for $99, game releases on October 13th 2015.
Right after the official Assassin’s Creed Syndicate reveal trailer, Ubisoft also have announced two new Collector’s Editions for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate called the Charing Cross Edition and the Rooks Edition. The game hits PS4 & Xbox One on 23rd October.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Big Ben Collector’s Case (€149 EUR)
Exclusive Collector’s Box
Jacob’s Machinery Figurine ~ 11.8″ (30 cm)
An exclusive premium hip flask
Exclusive futurepak case
An exclusive numbered lithography chosen by the fans who pre-order
The Borderlands Handsom Collection was announced today; a re-release of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel for PS4 and Xbox One arriving March 24th this year.
The standard edition will include both games and all DLC on a single disc, at a cost of a full price game ($60 in the US). Supposedly you’ll also be able to import your saves from your last-gen console. Also announced is a $400 special edition called the “Claptrap in a Box”.
Released world-wide and Limited to 5000 units across all consoles and all regions this edition will cost $400 and include a SteelBook, 12 exclusive lithographs featuring all of the vault hunters from the two games as well as a very cool remote-controlled claptrap.
The included claptrap uses an internal gyroscope to maintain balance, it’s controlled by an app available for iPhone or Android, features a camera mounted in it’s eye so you can see what it sees, and is able to spout several phrases, also controlled from the app. You can see it in action yourself below:
This edition will be available for pre-order “at select retailers” but there is no word yet on which stores that will be.
Yesterday, late in the night, Square Enix have announced the Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. The game is a remake of the series spin-off that originally launched on PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2011 which is making its way to PS4 and Xbox One in March 2015.
The $99.99 USD Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will come in a nice Collector’s Box with the following content, detailed by Square Enix, in addition to the game:
Golden Steelbook Case: Featuring illustrations by world-renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano, this premium case holds both the game and soundtrack CD
Composer’s Selections Soundtrack: Includes 15 tracks hand-picked by the game’s composer, Takeharu Ishimoto
Final Fantasy Type-0 Manga: A complete 200 page manga comic establishing the world and characters of the game
80 Page Art Book: Dive into the war-torn land of Orience through its illustrations and art renders
Ace’s Cards: Five life-size replicas of the iconic cards held by Class Zero’s Ace
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Demo: Every copy of the Collector’s Edition includes a code for the FINAL FANTASY® XV playable demo. Be among the first to play the game with your order of FINAL FANTASY® TYPE-0 HD
The Collector’s Edition is also confirmed for both Europe and Australia, the purchase page will be available soon. People from North America can already pre-order it right know.
Today Chris Brown, product manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has taken to the PlayStationBlog to reveal two Bloodborne Collector’s Editions. Initially scheduled to ship on February 6, the Bloodborne release date has now slipped to March 24 in North America and March 25 in Europe. Exclusively for PS4 both Editions come with some unique and exclusive items for FromSoftware fans.
Bloodborne Collector’s Edition (€79.99 EUR)
Very similar to the edition announced for North America the European Collector’s Edition comes in an artbox and includes the following content:
Premium art book with exclusive concept art
Digital soundtrack of the game
Bloodborne Nightmare Edition (€119.99 EUR)
Also I’m very happy that the recent Nightmare Edition rumors, circling around the web, have proven to be correct. The Nightmare Edition of Bloodborne includes the following items housed within a unique Book Tin:
Premium art book with exclusive concept art
Digital soundtrack of the game
Bloodborne gothic notebook
Quill & red ink set
“Top Hat” Messenger skin
participating stores have yet to be announced, so please visit our community forum for further information.
Update: The Special Edition of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D is priced at £44.99 GBP and can be pre-ordered from the Offical Nintendo UK Store. Game UK also announced that pre-orders are starting tomorrow.
NintendoDirect have revealed that a Zelda Majora’s Mask remake is coming to 3DS this spring! They also announced as part of this that there will be a Special Edition of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D with the following content:
Today, Square-Enix has announced details of the Collector’s Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The HD 2.5 REMIX is a remastered compilation of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and will release in North America on December 2nd and Europe on 5th December 2014 exclusively on the PlayStation3.
The Collector’s Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will cost you quite a few coins but for $99.99 USD / £79.99 GBP / €99.99 EUR you getaheckofalotof stuff:
Shadow Heartless plush toy – Included will be a 24 cm (9.4 Inch) tall plush toy of the classic Kingdom Hearts foe. Although a foe, he doesn’t feel like one he’s so soft and cuddly and cute
30-page art book – This art book includes a brand new never before seen sketch from Kingdom Hearts series director – Tetsuya Nomura. With 30 pages of artistic goodness covering concept and finalized artwork of heroes, villains, worlds, and weapons, this artbook also includes concept animation storyboards from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. The front and back cover were designed to mirror the artbook from the Limited Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, so if you’re a true collector, it’s definitely not something to *ahem* Birth by Sleep on. The only way to obtain this artbook will be in this Collector’s Edition!
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX game discs – You get both HD remastered games with all new alternative disc artwork of everyone’s favorite protagonist – Sora
HD Collector’s steelbook case – The steelbook case will house both game discs and features artwork from both titles on the outside and inside of the case
Exclusive Disney collectible pin – Perfect for you Disney pin badge collectors or those that like to collect Kingdom Hearts merchandise, this pin which is manufactured in limited quantities features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade and a Mickey Mouse dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin stretches out to 1.68 inches.
The best of the lot is probably the Shadow Heartless plush toy if you ask me but with the addition of the art book and the Steelbook there is something for every taste.
Today, Bandai Namco have announced that the upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball Xenoverse is out on 13th February for the Europe and Oceania regions on PS3, X360, PS4 and XB1. But that’s not all that was announced as we also got words on a Collector’s Edition called Trunks’ Travel Edition which will feature a 25cm Trunks Master Stars Piece figure with exclusive colouring.
Also, pre-ordering the game on consoles at participating retailers will get you:
An amazing Shenron Black Metalcase
Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta as a Playable Character
2 exclusive Frieza Soldier’s Battle Suites to customize your avatars
Dragon Ball Xenoverse is also launching on Steam but the Trunks’ Travel Edition is for consoles only.
It is a good year for Naughty Dog and art fans. Celebrating Naughty Dogs 30 year anniversary, art gallery Cook & Becker presents a collection of limited-edition fine art prints based on the concept art & the visual design of the Uncharted Trilogy.
We could already admire uncharted concept art in the just released Naughty Dog artbook, but now we can also hang some of the amazing concept art on our walls. Here are just a few examples of the artworks.
The prints are museum-grade Certified Art Giclees™ and are meant to showcase the visual design of the Uncharted franchise in the best possible quality. All prints have been extensively proofed by the artists at Naughty Dog and Cook & Becker’s master printer to get as close to the digital source as possible. All prints are hand-numbered, embossed with the Naughty Dog logo and have a digital signature. Some prints are also hand-signed via label and certificate by the artist aswell. Not all prints could be signed by the artists as some artists are not with Naughty Dog anymore.