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Unboxed! – Project X Zone Limited Edition

It is with great pleasure that I present this to you today, folks. I have waited a long time whilst chomping at my nails for an announcement that Project X Zone, an ambitious crossover SRPG between SEGA, Capcom, and Namco-Bandai, would come stateside. That day has finally come, and it is oh-so worth the wait. I’ve already poured several hours into it and, while X and Zero have not showed up yet, I’m loving it as the game is still a fun and over-the-top love letter to fans of anything from these three publishers. Of course, a game of this scale would need a fitting limited edition, no? Well, it just so happens that first print run copies were all made into limited edition packages, and it’s the same price of $39.99, so all of the extra goodies are free.

Before I present to you the limited edition’s contents, allow me to set the mood with this friggin’ amazing intro video.

OK, now that your mind has been blown, feast your eyes on this goodness.

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The front and back of the outer box. I’m still not much for French being plastered on North American box art. I realize it’s for the Canadian crowd, but it clutters everything up.

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BOOM! All of the contents laid out for you to see. I’ll be going over each individually.

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First the Visual Book, which contains some promo art of the different playable pairs and what franchises they hail from.

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Kite and BlackRose are here to represent .hack. I really need to finish Infection…

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KOS-MOS and T-ELOS are here for the fun straight from Xenosaga. Episode III, specifically.

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From SEGA and tri-Ace’s oddball RPG, Resonance of Fate, comes Zephyr and Leanne. Don’t worry; Vashyron is in the game, too.

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These two gentlemen need no introduction.

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The abridged soundtrack. I call it that, because that definitely isn’t the entire soundtrack. There are way more tracks than that. I find it odd they call it “Mega Man Dash”. It’s either Rockman Dash, as it’s called in Japan, or Mega Man Legends, as it’s called in the west. Not both. The soundtrack in the game, so far, is to die for, though.

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A shot of the disc. I’ll have to rip this into my iTunes library soon.

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Remember that white sheet of paper from the pic of all of the contents above? It’s actually a mini foldout poster. I should get this framed. It’d make the creases less noticeable.

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The reason for buying it in the first place: the game, of course!

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In the case are the cartridge and the English “manual”. Below it, the Club Nintendo code sheet and the French “manual”. I say “manual” because they’re more like foldout sheets than anything. Don’t worry, though. The game has plenty of tutorials to get you up to speed.

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The most important part.

Considering you get all of this for free, it’s a fantastic deal. If you’re a fan of all three publishers and/or franchise crossovers, you owe it to yourself to pick this up. This can actually be purchased at Walmart, believe it or not. My local store has it, and limited edition copies, no less. I received mine from Amazon, but it’ll be the last time I order small, boxed collector’s games from them. The side did get mushed. You can’t notice it in the pictures, but there’s some minor damage. It’s not the first time it’s occurred, but it’ll be the last. I’ll either buy from Walmart or pre-order these types of things at GameStop from now on. Regardless, I hope your copy isn’t damaged and I hope you enjoy this gem of title. I am so far, that’s for sure!

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