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Tales of Unboxing: Limited Edition

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Welcome readers, to a special limited edition Venomous Incorporated blog post, Tales of Unboxing! You may be wondering what makes it a limited edition, but before you run and tell your friends to check out this post before it disappears, it's not going anywhere. No, it's limited because it's probably the only one you'll ever see since I don't get to buy many collector's or limited editions of games. But this time I did! I did Namco-Bandai's bidding and put in a nice pre-order for Tales of Xillia, which granted me a free upgrade to the Limited Edition of the game. Since these are limited to the first print run, it's likely that they'll soon become a collector's item. Though it certainly won't be as rare as the Collector's Edition, it's sure to be sought by penny-pinching Tales fans who missed out on it. So let's open it already! But of course, any good unboxer knows that you can't unbox something without showing the box it's being taken out of, so here it is:

 

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Lovely, isn't it? I kinda expected it to be bigger myself, but I'll take what I can get. Though it's difficult to tell from the picture, the logo and that circular Stargate-looking thing behind the characters have sort of a "pop-out" feel to them, and the logo sparkles a bit in the right light. Proper! So now that you've gotten a look at that, let's have a peek at what was stored away inside:

 

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You've got your game, of course, then a CD with a selection of tracks from the game, and an Character Book, which is basically an artbook that focuses solely on the characters. Not bad for pre-order extras if I do say so myself. But you didn't come here to look at everything from afar, did you? Let's get some details! First, the lovely CD:

 

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I'm kinda curious as to what a Splendid Sword Dance is now.

 

Twelve tracks of RPG music goodness in a keep sleeve with inexplicably more appealing artwork on the back instead of the front. While I haven't listened to the CD yet, I'm sure it's intended to serve as a "best of" of sorts since it's not a full OST, so it should be interesting to find out where the tracks they chose for the sampler play in the game, other than the obvious ones like character themes and the main theme. But maybe music isn't your thing, and you want pictures. Well, they've got you covered there too! Behold, the artbook (with the front facing up this time, since I had it face-down in the overall picture) as well as a random page from the artbook:

 

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Fingers sold separately.

 

As you can tell by the second picture, it's nice and glossy, and the artwork is very detailed, so it's sure to be a treat for those who like artbooks. There's also some short bio info about the main characters to help you get to know them better before playing, which is always a plus, especially for those who like a little background information before diving into a new game world. And, finally, of course, the limited edition of the game comes with, you guessed it, the game itself. It also includes a DLC code for two classic Tales character costumes in the style of characters from Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Destiny:

 

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You can probably tell by looking that it doesn't appear to have an instruction manual, and you'd be correct, but that's not really all that surprising in this day and age. It's also worth noting something that hadn't caught my eye until now - the game uses the old Namco logo by itself instead of Namco-Bandai, which is odd, but kind of a cool throwback if nothing else.

 

So, there you have it! For those of you who did get the shiny LE (or the even shinier CE) you either already know what's in here or got something better, but for those who didn't, well, you may begin being jealous...now. :P Hope you all enjoyed seeing the contents of Tales of Xillia LE, and I'll be sure to regale you with more Tales of Unboxing should I ever come across anything else worth unboxing. For now, I'll leave you with this completely random picture of someone admiring the box...

 

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Video games as art. For video game characters.

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I was already jealous the moment you told me you preordered this and you were gonna do a special unboxing. xD

Seriously that is awesome looking and love the preorder bonus and I agree with soundtrack and artbook being really great items with editions. I don't buy much of these editions since it costs a lot of money. Man reading this makes me want to get one though. Hopefully when I save up I'll buy the next Namco SE/LE/CE game.

Also love the Luigi staring at cover art. Maybe Luigi should ask for another of his own game and call it Tales of Luigi with RPG/Tales style. xD

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It looks really sweet. I figure if you are gonna get it bran new for $60 might as well get the collectors edition for 100?

 

Oh well congrats on the buy. Hope you enjoy it and it looks like a really interesting game I'm watching someone play through it atm.

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Also love the Luigi staring at cover art. Maybe Luigi should ask for another of his own game and call it Tales of Luigi with RPG/Tales style. xD

 

Haha, that would be awesome! :D

 

 

It looks really sweet. I figure if you are gonna get it bran new for $60 might as well get the collectors edition for 100?

 

Oh well congrats on the buy. Hope you enjoy it and it looks like a really interesting game I'm watching someone play through it atm.

 

I might as well have, but I didn't know if I'd have $100 set aside by the time the game came out. :\ That and I hardly ever buy anything at $60, so paying more than that would have been even harder to justify even for the collectibles. xD

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Wait, so this wasn't the $100 one then, right? Are all $60 versions the limited edition if they're first-print, then?

 

Also, nice post! Unboxing blogs are always great to read. :D

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Wait, so this wasn't the $100 one then, right? Are all $60 versions the limited edition if they're first-print, then?

 

Also, nice post! Unboxing blogs are always great to read. :D

 

Yep, all the first print runs are automatically Limited Edition versions.  I guess that means if the game gets a second print, it'll just be the game.

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Oh, I could have sworn Luds told me you unboxed the Collector's edition, I already opened it... *GASP* He told me that so he could be the only one to get that unboxing! That jerk!

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Oh, I could have sworn Luds told me you unboxed the Collector's edition, I already opened it... *GASP* He told me that so he could be the only one to get that unboxing! That jerk!

 

He's a sly one, alright. xD

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