Hmm...a little disappointed, to be honest. Just the art book alone doesn't quite live up to what I know XSEED is capable of putting out when it comes to "special editions". Considering the demand for this game, I was hoping for something more...and that's coming from someone who already has Europe's limited edition. I'd rather pay the extra $10-$15 for something a little more fancy.
Oh well. Will still pre-order anyway, even if it's more like just a pre-order bonus rather than an actual other edition.
Last edited by Aria; 06-02-2012 at 10:48 PM.
Well, coming from a company who is mainly doing DD-only games, I'm not surprised. It's all about resources, something Nintendo of Europe has more of than XSEED (remember, it WAS first party there). Things have been slowing down right now, and they can only do so much with what they have. As a FREE artbook + packaging, it's still very nice. Perhaps they weren't able to localize the soundtrack? I don't know... But things have slowed down since the pretty Falcom packages....
Uematsu did the OST. I'd imagine that would make it very difficult to license the music to give away for "free" or at $10 more or so with other goodies. Probably cost more than they could justify to add it in there. Remember that the PAL LE only had like 7 songs on the disc, probably because it wasn't cheap to add that bonus in to begin with.
I'd imagine steelbooks aren't cheap either, those are pretty uncommon in general.
Ah, yeah, business is business. I completely understand it from that perspective also. I was merely talking(grumbling) from a fan's perspective. Oh well.
What I don't get though is why certain places are headlining this news as "confirmed limited edition". That's not what it is.
FutureShop Canada always get exclusive steelbooks. Last Year they gave out Skyward Sword steelbooks. So they might give out a Last Story steelbook this year.
Here is the picture of the case and the artbook.
Last edited by momo; 06-02-2012 at 11:53 PM.
Don't forget, it IS a Nintendo game, but XSEED is in charge of the actual publishing. In fact, I'm not even sure how involved Nintendo is with the product at all, once the rights got handed over.
Looks like Nintendo more or less dumped it off on them. XSEED said they'll do it, so Nintendo goes with that since it gets angry fans off their backs. Probably worded along the lines of "good luck profiting where we can't."
I'd guess being a large company like Nintendo means a lot more bureaucratic red tape to get anything done, so for a tiny company like XSEED to do the exact same thing (or more) it's far cheaper.
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