April 3rd, 2014 Ayiu
Square Enix have sought community feedback on the Drakengard 3 release plans in Europe and in response to that feedback they will be releasing a Collector’s Edition for Drakengard 3 in Europe. The Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively from the Square Enix Store (and the SE boutique for France) – The Collector’s Edition of Drakengard 3 is a very limited run with only 2,000 of them in total.
At a price of €69.99 EUR the Collector’s Edition of Drakengard 3 contains the following:
- Clamshell Box – An eloquent display case featuring the flower that grows from Zero’s eye
- Hardback Novella – This beautifully illustrated 160 page prequel story to Drakengard 3 (available in English language only) contains a collection of short stories written from the perspectives of each character
- Add-on Pack – Downloadable tokens for the Ciam costume, an additional level where you play as One, Zero’s sister, and a Giant Baby Hat (yes, an enormous baby’s head for your dragon, Mikhail)
- Music Sampler CD – A CD containing a selection of mesmerising tracks from the game’s original soundtrack, composed by Keiichi Okabe (who also created the score for Nier)
- Double Sided Poster – A collectable double sided poster only available in the Collector’s Edition of Drakengard 3
- The Game – While there won’t be a physical disc version of the Drakengard 3 for Europe and PAL territories, a download token will be included inside the box which you can redeem on the PlayStation Store
- Japanese Voice DLC – Experience the game in its original audio with a download token for the original Japanese voice acting! This DLC is part of the Collector’s Edition, but will also be available for non-CE owners when you pre-order the standard digital game through the PlayStation Store (pre-orders start mid-April)
pre-orders can be place here with a release date set for May 21
March 7th, 2014 Ayiu
505 Games have just announced a release date and some pre-order bonuses for Sniper Elite 3, but wait! That is not all, they have also announced a Collector’s Edition for Sniper Elite 3.
For only $69.99 USD the Collector’s Edition comes at a reasonable price with the following content:
- Limited Edition Ammo Tin Box
- Collectible Playing Cards
- Bullet-shaped Torch Pen
- Dog Tag
- Sniper Shooting Range Target
- 3 Exclusive DLC Weapon and Outfit Packs
So far the Collector’s Edition has only been listed for Playstation 4 and Xbox One so it seems it might be exclusive to next-gen platforms. The game itself however is set to release in North America on July 1st for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and self published by Rebellion Studios on PC on July 27th.
pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition can be placed here.
Thanks to ce.o member canuckcollector for the heads up!
December 11th, 2013 Ayiu
NIS America have a large niche fan-base and now one of their newest localization is up to pre-order at the NIS America Online Store. The Limited Edition of The Witch and the Hundred Knight is available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and priced at $74.99 USD.
As most loyal customers already know there will be no reprinting or remanufacturing so “sold out” actually means “sold out” and if you want to secure a copy you better hurry up as these tend to sell pretty fast.
The Limited Edition of The Witch and the Hundred Knight comes in a collector’s box and contains the following:
- PS3 game with reversible front cover
- Full color, hardcover art book
- 2-disc original soundtrack with jewel case
Alongside you will also receive a Metallia Nendoroid Petite figure in a separate box.
The game is scheduled for release on March 25th, 2014.
Thanks to ce.o member rapister for the heads up!
December 11th, 2013 Ayiu
Today Square Enix has announced the Collector’s Edition of, the last game set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
The game will only be available on what’s just become the last generation, in written words PS3 & Xbox 360, and is hitting stores on Febraury 11th, 2014 in North America and only two days later February 14th, 2014 in Europe.
The Collector’s Edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99 USD (~ €65 EUR) and contains the following:
- Premium packaging featuring artwork from the Japan release
- 80 page hardcover artbook containing Tetsuya Nomura’s original sketches of Lightning, a foreword from art director Isamu Kamikokuryo, and concept art from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- Silver embossed pocket watch
- DLC code for Final Fantasy VII’s Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit
So far the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition is only confirmed for America. No details yet on availability in Europe or Australasia.
November 13th, 2013 Michael Pica
If you haven’t heard, Cyan Inc, the company responsible for the classic PC adventure game Myst, is currently running a Kickstarter for their new project “Obduction”. This new game is not a sequel to the classic point and click adventure but a spiritual successor. Right now the game has only been announced as being exclusive to the PC (Windows and Mac) and only available via digital-download. However as a Kickstarter only reward at the $75 and up level (or as a $50 add-on to any other level) a Special Boxed Edition will be made available for those of us (collectors) who appreciate our games boxed and on physical media. There are also a lot of other exclusive goodies including art-books and signed prints at various other support levels if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
Currently there is only 3-days left to back this project, and Cyan is less than $30K from reaching their $1.1 Million goal. Should they meet their goal (and it seems likely that they will) then the game is scheduled for release mid to late 2015.
November 4th, 2013 Ayiu
Today, Namco Bandai has unveiled the Goko Edition for their upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. They also announced that the action fighter will release in Europe on January 24th.
The Goku Edition will be for sale in Europe and contains the following:
- Exclusive Figurine - Super Saiyan Goku (~25 cm / ~10 inch)
- Artbook of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – Privileged Content from the Dev Team
- Unique In-Game content – Naruto Sage’s Costume for Goku
No pricing or availability has been revealed yet, but once they are, you can find further details, pre-order and Day one offers on Team-Up.Eu
October 31st, 2013 Ayiu
There is no better day than today’s Halloween to let the cat out of the bag. Somehow Konami and MercurySteam must have thought the same because today they have released details on the Castlevania 2: Lords of Shadow Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition.
Limited to 30,000 units across Europe, and exclusive to GAME in the UK, the Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition, as the name suggests, comes with a beautiful tomb casing which includes the following:
- Four highly detailed miniature figurines (~10 cm) designed by comic book artist Neil Googe (Judge Dredd, Wildcats)
- A4 hardcover art book
- Exclusive Steelbook
Konami has also have revealed that they created an alternative Steelbook Edition for pre-orders from Zavvi, which is encased in a metallic cover featuring an exclusive image of its central figure, Dracula
Those pre-ordering will also receive the alternate Premium Dracula suit, a Dark Dracula costume, or a Relic Rune pack, that adds a wealth of relic items to the user’s inventory, dependent on where it is pre-ordered.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on 25th February 2014 in North America and on February 28th, 2014 around Europe.
Happy Halloween and many thanks to comaamen86 for sharing the news!
October 22nd, 2013 Ayiu
Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have announced the release date of their upcoming blockbuster game Titanfall which will be released exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11th, 2014 in North America and two days later, on the 13th of March in Europe.
Alongside of the confirmation of a release date, EA and Respawn Entertainment also revealed a Collector’s Edition of Titanfall which will be available for pre-order at selected retailers with an RRP of $249.99 USD.
Here is the written version of the content the Collector’s Edition include for such a steep price tag:
- Exclusive individually numbered 18” (~46 cm) Titan statue, handcrafted from over 300 individual parts and featuring battery-powered LED lighting
- Full-sized, hardcover art book, featuring over 190 pages of rare concept art and a variant cover that’s exclusive to this collector’s edition
- Exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan
- Copy of the Titanfall – “Introducing the experience that combines fast-paced multiplayer action with dramatic, cinematic moments lets you enjoy the fiction of the universe without having to leave your favorite game mode.”
Pre-orders can be placed at the official Titanfall Store
International customers please be aware that the retail price in the currencies the store will support are €299.99 EUR, £249.99 GBP, and $399.99 AUD
Thanks to CE.o member ingmar1988 for the heads up!
October 18th, 2013 Ayiu
Just a few hours ago, Game announced via a Facebook post that there will be a Collector’s Edition for Link’s newest Nintendo 3DS adventure The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The game will be released on November 22 and is confirmed as Game exclusive.
For a price of £49.99 GBP the Collector’s Edition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds comes with the following:
- Zelda The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds boxed copy
- Link’s Awakening digital download code
- Zelda musical cartridge chest: The musical treasure chest holds a collection of Nintendo 3DS carts and plays the series’ distinct chest opening melody
- A0 glossy exclusive artwork poster
Artwork not Final!
Also for those of you who did not already know, here is a short heads-up on the The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition 3DS XL which is coming to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Launching on the same day as the game, the console will set you back another £199.99 GBP/ $269.95 AUD.
The Zelda bundle includes the game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, downloadable via a provided code. Also you should keep in mind that it does not include a power adapter, which needs to be purchased separately.
Pre-orders can be placed at the the Nintendo UK online store or at EB Games Australia
Thanks to comaamen86 for the Collector’s Edition news and to vhal_x & Iwatasan for the heads up on the Limited Edition console!
October 13th, 2013 Ayiu
The Free-2-Play launch title Killer Instinct for the Xbox One will get a special retail edition called Pin Ultimate Edition. So far the edition has only been announced for North America and retails exclusively through the Microsoft Store for $ 59.99 USD. Unfortunately you will only get a Digital Download Code for the game from Xbox Live and no disc.
The Pin Ultimate Edition was designed by Penny Arcade and comes packed in a premium case that unfolds into a pin display. It includes the following additional content:
- First two pins (Jago and Killer Instinct 3D Logo) from a collection of 16: Each character will get its own pin and the official Killer Instinct page will reveal surprise pins, every month until the end of the season, that can be earned through your community and in-game efforts
- All Season 1 characters (8)
- Season pass for all costumers (8) and accessory packs (16)
- Early access to all Season 1 content
- Original Killer Instinct Classic Arcade game
According to the MS-Store the release date is the 29th of November – Pre-orders can be placed here
Thanks to ce.o member SwiftDeath for the heads up!