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#2161 Nitemare25

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:04 AM

Atlus sent out an e-mail today saying that Dragon's Crown was pushed back to 2013. It's listed again on Amazon for $50 on PS3 and $40 on Vita.

If any of you contact Amazon regarding your previous preorder, please post back here with your experiences.



Eventually got a $20 credit. I think what did it was pointing out that someone else in the same situation had gotten the game for $30 after complaining. In case anyone is wondering, I actually did use the credit to pre-order Dragon's Crown again. O:)

#2162 C-Zero

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:55 AM

For those who order NISA games, read this:

Introducing a new feature for the NISA Online Store!
From now on, NISA Online Store exclusive limited edition sets will have an inventory status level indicator right under the item description. The indicator will give you an idea of how many copies we have left in stock. For more information about this feature, visit the FAQ page!


They have less than 50% of the stock left of the Atelier Meruru Premium Edition http://store.nisamer...Limited-Edition

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:01 AM

Also, just in case anyone else has this issue, If you pay using paypal they charge you immediately, unlike what it says on the store page. Just a heads up!

#2164 rpghope18

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:00 AM

Also, just in case anyone else has this issue, If you pay using paypal they charge you immediately, unlike what it says on the store page. Just a heads up!


Credit Card/Paypal Payment Processing
For your convenience, your credit card/Paypal account will not be charged until your order ships. We will, however, obtain preauthorization from your credit card company/Paypal account prior to shipping your order which may result in a reduction in your available credit by your credit card company/Paypal account. Please contact your credit card company or Paypal account for more information.

Look through everything next time before you assume.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:05 AM

Also, just in case anyone else has this issue, If you pay using paypal they charge you immediately, unlike what it says on the store page. Just a heads up!


That's what you get for ordering 10 copies!!! On a serious note, that is really good that they did that. I'm sure we will still see a million people complaining that they missed out on it still.

#2166 lupe guillotine

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:05 AM

Credit Card/Paypal Payment Processing
For your convenience, your credit card/Paypal account will not be charged until your order ships. We will, however, obtain preauthorization from your credit card company/Paypal account prior to shipping your order which may result in a reduction in your available credit by your credit card company/Paypal account. Please contact your credit card company or Paypal account for more information.

Look through everything next time before you assume.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:05 AM

Regarding the cancelling order of Dragon's Crown:

I emailed Amazon about the Dragon's Crown pre-order cancellation and here is what I got.

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#2168 killerJAZZ420

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

Update Please. Really hoping for more NISA and Atlus deals.

#2169 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

Amazon price decrease:

The Cursed Crusade (PS3) $10.72
http://www.amazon.co...35215771&sr=8-1

Steal Princess (DS) - $12.99 - Third Party
http://www.amazon.co...35215771&sr=8-2

River King Mystic Valley (DS) - $12.65 (third party)
http://www.amazon.co...35215999&sr=8-4

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#2170 BlindJoker

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

You lucked out man. I made all the points you did, but my CSR would not budge because his "lead" wouldn't let him... :/



I have to side with the rep on this one. I'm sure you can yell at them to the point they will yield and give you the credit but in reality, they really don't owe anyone that previous price as the item has changed. It has a new developer and producing team in the form of Atlus and that same team publicly announced that many changes will be taking place in regards to this game, one of those being the release price. So Amazon was correct in canceling out the older pre-orders as that particularly item no longer existed.

Now, I'm sure everyone is going to disagree with me on this :lol:.

#2171 Kazaganthi

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

They have less than 50% of the stock left of the Atelier Meruru Premium Edition http://store.nisamer...Limited-Edition


I got Rorona Premium for $29.99 and Totori Premium for $39.99, so it's hard to stomach a $65 on Meruru. Which items are the NIS only exclusives? I'll pass on a t-shirt. I think Amazon has the artbook included? So would just be missing the OST.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

I got Rorona Premium for $29.99 and Totori Premium for $39.99, so it's hard to stomach a $65 on Meruru. Which items are the NIS only exclusives? I'll pass on a t-shirt. I think Amazon has the artbook included? So would just be missing the OST.


Just the t-shirt, unfortunately.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

I got Rorona Premium for $29.99 and Totori Premium for $39.99, so it's hard to stomach a $65 on Meruru. Which items are the NIS only exclusives? I'll pass on a t-shirt. I think Amazon has the artbook included? So would just be missing the OST.

Same, as much as I'd like to support NISA that is just too much. After tax it'll come to about $70. Can't shell out that kinda dough, I'm expecting a drop on it similar to Totori.
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#2174 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

Atlus's "King of Fighters XIII" for the PS3 I think will be the Amazon lightning deal at 1:00 pm (PST)...

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#2175 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

It is KOF XIII for the Amazon Lightning Deal for $24.99 (PS3) but noticed the PS3 doesn't mention of it coming with the soundtracks. Was the XB360 version that only came with the soundtracks?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

I'm pretty sure both versions came with the soundtrack, but it was only for launch copies of the game.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

Amazon price decrease:

The Cursed Crusade (PS3) $10.72
http://www.amazon.co...35215771&sr=8-1

Steal Princess (DS) - $12.99 - Third Party
http://www.amazon.co...35215771&sr=8-2

River King Mystic Valley (DS) - $12.65 (third party)
http://www.amazon.co...35215999&sr=8-4


Is Steal Princess any good? I saw it at my local Gamestop for chump change in complete condition.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

It is KOF XIII for the Amazon Lightning Deal for $24.99 (PS3) but noticed the PS3 doesn't mention of it coming with the soundtracks. Was the XB360 version that only came with the soundtracks?


If you choose amazon as the seller, the soundtrack offer shows up.

Amazon.com Bonus Offer
Order The King of Fighters XIII and get THE KING OF SOUNDTRACKS '94-XIII. With 4 CDs of music spanning the legendary series' 15+ year history, the tremendous THE KING OF SOUNDTRACKS '94-XIII bonus offer is the ULTIMATE gift for fans. Don't miss your shot at this rare tribute to the KOF franchise; order your copy today. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

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#2179 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

If you choose amazon as the seller, the soundtrack offer shows up.

Amazon.com Bonus Offer
Order The King of Fighters XIII and get THE KING OF SOUNDTRACKS '94-XIII. With 4 CDs of music spanning the legendary series' 15+ year history, the tremendous THE KING OF SOUNDTRACKS '94-XIII bonus offer is the ULTIMATE gift for fans. Don't miss your shot at this rare tribute to the KOF franchise; order your copy today. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.


Thanks!! I clicked on the lightning deal and it showed the soundtrack this time around.

Now to see what happens an hour from now (3 pm pst)..hopefully FFXIII-2 goes down to $19.99...

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#2180 bojay1997

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

I'm pretty sure both versions came with the soundtrack, but it was only for launch copies of the game.


Pretty sure every copy ever made comes with the soundtrack. The game sold pretty poorly and there was no second print run from what I understand.

#2181 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

Pretty sure every copy ever made comes with the soundtrack. The game sold pretty poorly and there was no second print run from what I understand.


I didn't know that. That sucks...I've been playing and collecting KOF games since the Sega Saturn but after the last mediocre game, I held off on this one but I figured I have been collecting this game for so long...and it comes with 4 CD's...had to get it!

Looks like it is Final Fantasy XIII-2 right now for $24.99 ala Amazon lightning deal and they give you a choice of PS3 or XB360 but I'll hold off...most newer FF games tend to drop quickly in price it seems.

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#2182 Purkeynator

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

If you missed the Amazon deal you can still get the Euro version from Play-Asia for $25. http://www.play-asia...en-70-4gpv.html

Says "deluxe edition" so I would imagine includes soundtrack
trade list (mostly guides with a few boxes and manuals)
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#2183 killerJAZZ420

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:07 AM

Man Cursed crusade is looking pretty good right now. but i just saw the limited edition of Atelier. and NIS is my FAVORITE. So man y choices and i hate those:cry:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:08 AM

If you missed the Amazon deal you can still get the Euro version from Play-Asia for $25. http://www.play-asia...en-70-4gpv.html

Says "deluxe edition" so I would imagine includes soundtrack


Deluxe edition doesn't. Just comes with an art cd and a poster I believe.

#2185 NEP

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:48 AM

Just the t-shirt, unfortunately.


I believe the artwork on all of the bonuses is unique as well.

#2186 elessar123

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

I believe the artwork on all of the bonuses is unique as well.


Someone got an email clarifying that the tshirt was the only thing different, iirc.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

I thought that someone posted a NISA e-mail response that said that the entire premium edition was a NISA Store exclusive, not just the t-shirt.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

-----Original Message-----
From:--------------
Sent: Thursday , March 15, 2012 10:15 pm PDT (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Atelier Merurur Grand Finale LE

NIS America,

Is the Atelier Meruru Limited Edition a NIS store exclusive?

The Prinny Bomb indicated it would be exclusive, but the product page only lists the t-shirt as exclusive.

I am asking because if it is NOT exclusive to your store, I can purchase it directly through a retailer with whom I have store credit.

Thank you,
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Update for Case #7000 - "Atelier Merurur Grand Finale LE"

Hello Richard,
Thank you for contacting us.
The entire limited edition set for Atelier Meruru is indeed exclusive to our online store.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to let us know.
Support Representative
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Yea, I remembered incorrectly.

#2189 GHardin

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

I thought that someone posted a NISA e-mail response that said that the entire premium edition was a NISA Store exclusive, not just the t-shirt.


The entire premium edition is a NISA Store exclusive, but all copies come with the soft-cover artbook; so in theory, if you get the standard edition, you will be missing out on the larger box, OST, and T-shirt.

http://nisamerica.co...php?f=59&t=8786

#2190 C-Zero

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

The entire premium edition is a NISA Store exclusive, but all copies come with the soft-cover artbook; so in theory, if you get the standard edition, you will be missing out on the larger box, OST, and T-shirt.

http://nisamerica.co...php?f=59&t=8786


The t-shirt is too big and The "larger" box is still smaller than the Atelier Rorona Premium box.

I wish NISA would have put something better than a t-shirt.

Too bad niche games get bad CE treatment here in the US.
Japan gets awesome "niche" CEs.