Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Go Go Special Editions!

I recently saw that Namco Bandai announced the special edition of Tales of Xillia is coming to the U.S., and I'm really hoping to get one (not as much as my wife is hoping we get one, though).  It's $100, and comes with the game, art book, soundtrack and a statue of one of the main characters, Milla.  At first, only Gamestop had preorders available, and they stopped taking them in the stores after a few days.  Now Amazon has now added it, too.  I'm sure they will run out soon.  Also my second most anticipated 3DS game, Project X Zone, will have its own limited edition.  I'm sure that will be the only edition, as I feel it won't be printed again.  It has a "mini" art book, "mini" poster and soundtrack cd.  I'm going to jump on both of these as soon as I can.

I'm always a sucker for special editions.  Back when I had the funds, I bought many of them.  If you make it shiny, I was more likely to get it.  Art books are always my favorite, especially if I like the art style of the game (and even more if it's anime style).  Being an artist/designer (my degree), that makes sense.  I have most of my promo artbooks on a bookshelf in my living room.  Yes, I'm a huge nerd.

On the other side, my wife really likes getting soundtracks.  It has nothing to do with her major, but she likes listening to music, so another soundtrack is always welcome.  You could see how most special editions were perfect for us.  Now, it's not really feasible to get them.  I'm going to do what I can to get that Xillia one, though.  I'm also going to try for the Project X Zone one, although I'm convinced there won't be a non-limited version of the game here.  I'm sure when I do, I will have reviews up for both of them.  I'll also finally learn something about Milla and Jude from Xillia, instead of what little I could gleam from Tales of the Heroes.

And speaking of reviews (yes I know I shouldn't start a sentence with the word 'and'), I'm working on a few now, so they should start appearing in the next few days.

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