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Pandora's Tower HMV exclusive collector's box & collector's artwork book


#1 scorponok   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   10 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

I didn't see this mentioned. Sorry if it has already been mentioned.

If you order Pandora's Tower at HMV you get an exclusive collector's box (holds Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, and Xenoblade Chronicles), and a collector's artwork book full of imagery from the 3 games. I noticed HMV added these exclusive bonus items only a few days ago. They are included with the regular and the special edition.

Regular edition http://hmv.com/hmvwe...1;-1&sku=594914

Special edition http://hmv.com/hmvwe...1;-1&sku=594981

#2 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   12137 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

*sigh* I guess I am going to have to order this now too. I was thinking I might skip Pandora's Tower but they had to go throw in bonuses for the other two games too damn them. *shakes fist*

#3 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10160 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

I got 2 games pre-odered out of 3. I don't think I ever able to play Pandora's Tower on US Wii or US Wii U :(
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#4 argyle  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, and I'd have to be an idiot. I'll wait for the US localization. ;)
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#5 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1519 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

ORDER SUBMITTED! That's awesome. It's like NOE is making fun of NOA.

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#6 shivan128   CAG at heart CAGiversary!   3559 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

I got 2 games pre-odered out of 3. I don't think I ever able to play Pandora's Tower on US Wii or US Wii U :(

In the same boat as you... will have to decide whether I should get Pandora's Tower just to keep all 3 games together.

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#7 Stele   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Isn't this game the weakest of the 3 by far?

#8 Kingmob46   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   105 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

*sigh* in for one. Why can't you allow me to remain blissfully ignorant about things like this.
Anyway, thanks OP.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, and I'd have to be an idiot. I'll wait for the US localization. ;)



I can certainly understand that from the standpoint of just wanting to play the game on a US Wii without having to jump through hoops.

I don't regret importing these sorts of games though. Nintendo of England did all the work for the localizations and without them there almost certainly would not have been a US release of Xenoblade or Last Story and I don't mind supporting them.

Beyond that there are the extras that the UK version of Last Story got which were rather nice. Last I heard there was no word about a CE for the US version but even if there is one it would almost certainly have different extras.

Anyway, I pre-ordered this so now I'll have a complete set with a case. :-P

#10 NolbertoS   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   970 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

I ordered both the Xenoblade and Last Story PAL CE's only to be foiled by NOA releasing these, I'll wait for the inevitable release down the road of Pandora's Tower NTSC version. Already planning on selling my PAL CE's on ebay soon.
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#11 Animekatt   Black Catgirl CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

I was not planning on getting this, but that collector's box roped me in. At least it will also come with a steelbook.

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#12 OtakuFerret   Salty Scrub CAGiversary!   251 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

Had to bite on this. Now my "Operation Rainfall trilogy of Collector's Editions" will be complete! :D I'm also eager to get my US copy of Xenoblade and see if it's possible to use my PAL save data. Hmmm... :-k
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

This will make my rpg collection of all three games look sweet on my bookcase.

#14 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   3063 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Damn, I have to order this. I want that Collector's Box.

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#15 argyle  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

I can certainly understand that from the standpoint of just wanting to play the game on a US Wii without having to jump through hoops.

I don't regret importing these sorts of games though. Nintendo of England did all the work for the localizations and without them there almost certainly would not have been a US release of Xenoblade or Last Story and I don't mind supporting them.

Beyond that there are the extras that the UK version of Last Story got which were rather nice. Last I heard there was no word about a CE for the US version but even if there is one it would almost certainly have different extras.

Anyway, I pre-ordered this so now I'll have a complete set with a case. :-P


I don't regret Xenoblade in the least, it was an incredible game (tied w/ Skyrim for my favorite game of last year) and I got to play it a good 6 months before it came out over here. Plus, when the US relelase was first announced I sold my copy for a nice profit before that info became too widespread.

With Last Story, when it was announced for a US release the day my copy shipped, I was miffed. The "stuff" is cool, but I don't want stuff I just want the game. And even tho it was no problem modding my Wii to play imports, I'd like to be able to play these games on the Wii-U later on as well.

As far as who to support goes, if the US versions of these games don't sell, they won't keep bringing them out over here. That's why I'm picking up the US Xenoblade this week, because that's a game that deserves my support.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

In for one, glad Nintendo finally actually listened for once.

Now if they would only get back on the horse and release more Virtual Console stuff.....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

ORDER SUBMITTED! That's awesome. It's like NOE is making fun of NOA.

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#18 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1519 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

I'm also eager to get my US copy of Xenoblade and see if it's possible to use my PAL save data.


The answer is obviously 'no'.

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#19 pdjones   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Isn't this game the weakest of the 3 by far?


What reviews lead you to that conclusion?

#20 Stele   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

What reviews lead you to that conclusion?

Famitsu, which is known for score inflation, only scored it 31. This review makes it sound like a throw-away game. This is going to be nothing like Xenoblade or Last Story in terms of quality. Some people here just love the clutter these CEs come with.

http://www.computera...s-tower-review/

#21 ShadowAssassin   Music & Movie Pirating SOB CAGiversary!   2841 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

I don't want it enough for an OCD buy, so I'll wait and see if it is announced in the US. Hopefully soon. If not, I'll order it then if they still have it.

#22 jedimario   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   198 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

So if you already preordered, will you still get this or do you need to cancel and re-order? Also, does HMV refund and give you the lowest price like Amazon? Thanks!

#23 milleniumbugx   Hustle 'n Flow CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:24 AM

What separates the Special Edition from the Regular Edition? Is it just that the Special Edition comes with the steelbook?

#24 scorponok   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   10 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:34 AM

What separates the Special Edition from the Regular Edition? Is it just that the Special Edition comes with the steelbook?


The special edition also includes a 32 page art book.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

I was already getting the LE, so this is just a nice added bonus!

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#26 argyle  

Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

The answer is obviously 'no'.


Why would you say that?
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#27 CrusherX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

I'm going to have to pass on this. Got my Special Edition for £33.33 + £2.29 shipping so that like paying about $10.50 more US dollars for the Collector Box if I switched to HMV.
This is a bit tempting as a collector.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Damn you hmv. I'd had this in my cart on Zavvi for a couple weeks and kept going back and forth on it. I had finally decided to wait for a price drop on it, given the fact that the LE of Last Story is still available, then hmv baits me with this stupid box. Damn them and their effective marketing tactics (and my compulsive need for swag).

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#29 OtakuFerret   Salty Scrub CAGiversary!   251 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

The answer is obviously 'no'.


I don't see why not. In the case of certain PAL games where the US version is identical, it's as simple as renaming the file and folder on the SD card and copying it back to the Wii. Now, NTSC-J to NTSC-C usually doesn't work because the save data is different. I'm sure they'll be an answer on the GameFAQs forums within a couple days of release.
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#30 Eleven8Eighty3   Art Director CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

In the end we all care about the disk that plays the game. The extra bonuses will come in handy if you plan on reselling later for a profit, or you like staring at limited edition boxes just for the sake of saying you own something special. Wait for NA release and rid yourself of all the hassle.