Tales of Xillia Day 1 Edition (NA, EU), Collector's Edition (NA, EU) announced

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North American Limited Edition - MSRP First Print
• The Game
• Character Profile Booklet - There is no specification on this, but I assume this is the same booklet that is included in the European Day One Edition. Which would be 52 pages.
• "Official Music CD"
• Stahn and Cress DLC Costumes

Where do I get this? : Any first print copy will be this edition




North American Collector's Edition - $99.99
• The Game
• Exclusive 21.5 cm Milla Maxwell figurine (including base)
• 100 pages Artbook with original artworks from the dev team
• Tales of Xillia Original soundtrack of the game - Image says "Special Selection Music CD". IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS CD IS DIFFERENT FROM THE LIMITED EDITION
• DLC!

Where do I get this? : Amazon or Gamestop if they have it in stock.




European Day One Edition - MSRP First Print
• The Game
• 52 pages Artbook with original artworks from the dev team
• Tales of Xillia Original soundtrack of the game
• Exclusive costumes for Jude and Milla and a special PS3 custom theme.

Where do I get this? : Any first print copy will be this edition




European Collector's Edition - £79.99
• The Game
• Exclusive 21.5 cm Milla Maxwell figurine (including base)
• 100 pages Artbook with original artworks from the dev team
• Tales of Xillia Original soundtrack of the game
• Bonus Costume Set
Cress Outfit (Jude)
Cress Hairstyle (Jude)
Cress' Longsword
Stahn Outfit (Milla)
Stahn Hairstyle (Milla)
As well as a Wallpaper and Icons.​

Where do I get this? : Namco's Store is the only place to get it


We do not know what any of the differences are in the music CDs.
 

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Hopefully my local retailer will have this in stock 2-3 day after release. Don't want to wait 1 month for shipping from Zavvi.
 

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hopefully my zavvi preorders count for this, disappointed they arent doing a fancier LE release but I'll take it
 

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I'm still amazed that EU get it at the same time as the US for once. Waiting for Amazon pre-orders to go up before I decide to go with them or Shopto
 

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So do all pre-orders of this game receive the first print? If I were to pre-order right now am I guaranteed this version?

Also since it seems Zavvi has taken a turn for the worse since I last used them anyone have any suggestion on where to pre-order this if I am shipping to the US? I see game.co.uk is taking pre-orders.
 

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So do all pre-orders of this game receive the first print? If I were to pre-order right now am I guaranteed this version?

Also since it seems Zavvi has taken a turn for the worse since I last used them anyone have any suggestion on where to pre-order this if I am shipping to the US? I see game.co.uk is taking pre-orders.
All pre-orders should count, but you can always email them to make sure. GAME should deliver worldwide, but as a UK customer I can't really help you since I'm not sure who exports from, here
 

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God this pisses me off. EU always get better CE's than the NA. What do you want to bet all we get is a costume and or theme download again?

I'll take an avatar bet. lol
 

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Preface: I have not played it

The generalized response seems to be (obviously opinions differ but this seems to be common):

-Better characters and story than Graces but not as good as Vesperia
-Combat not as fun as Graces, but still good
-In particular, boss battles are not fun
-The skill linking system makes co-op worse in some way
 

RPGCrazied

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Also, I heard it doesn't have extra content you'd expect from a Tales game. So, no coliseum? No side quests at all?
 

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Wait why Zavvi is bad?
I got my Ni no Kuni Wizard Edition from there.
other people didnt get what they ordered
some people got what they ordered but only after months of hassle
some people got what they ordered but damaged

zavvi are great when everytiong goes smoothly, it just often doesnt
still ordered this from them because it was insanely cheap though so shame on me I guess
 

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Wait, is NA getting this special edition? I've had the game preordered on Amazon for awhile and they only list the regular edition. They also list 12/31 as the release date.
 

RPGCrazied

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Wait, is NA getting this special edition? I've had the game preordered on Amazon for awhile and they only list the regular edition. They also list 12/31 as the release date.
I doubt it. EU got a similar deal for Graces F, we got some costumes and a ps3 theme.
 

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Wait, is NA getting this special edition? I've had the game preordered on Amazon for awhile and they only list the regular edition. They also list 12/31 as the release date.
I have no real clue, but we didn't get the Graces one, so I wouldn't get your hopes really.
 

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Wait, is NA getting this special edition? I've had the game preordered on Amazon for awhile and they only list the regular edition. They also list 12/31 as the release date.
Technically speaking, release dates and Day One editions have not been officially announced to the public for any region. The August 6th NA date was told to the media, some of which have reported it (Kotaku was first). The European Twitter accounts (@TalesofuU and @NamcoBandaiUK) were teasing 'important news' coming soon earlier this morning. Then this image was spotted on Gamekyo, which is likely the news they were teasing, although a Namco mouth has not announced it directly. There has been no teasing or anything for an NA Day One edition yet.

Now they have.
 

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Do these games do better in Europe or something? It's surprising because several releases are just extremely late coming over, never mind the ones that don't make it at all. As a European I'm not complaining that we get a Day 1 Edition, but after all those years of being shafted by Japanese companies in favour of the US, I know what it feels like and wouldn't wish it on anyone. So it would be shady if you Americans didn't get the same.

With the release of this game in the EU at pretty much the same time as the US, here's hoping they treat everyone equally going forward
 

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I'm still amazed that EU get it at the same time as the US for once. Waiting for Amazon pre-orders to go up before I decide to go with them or Shopto
I think they've finally figured out that JRPGs are more popular in Europe than they are in the US.
 

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Also, I heard it doesn't have extra content you'd expect from a Tales game. So, no coliseum? No side quests at all?
It has a coliseum but the main reason a lot of fans care about the coliseum side quest in the first place (Tales cameos) isn't there.

It also has side quests but a lot of them are in the MMO-style that's pretty trendy with JRPGs these days.
 

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I can't think of many August releases that interest me so I'll have time to spare for this.
 

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Did a Whois on the website:

owner-name: Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S
organisation: Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S
person: Gestion Domaines
address: "21 - 23 Rue du petit Albi\r\nBP 48470 CERGY"
zipcode: 95808
city: Cergy
country: France
phone: +33.437643091
 

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So the difference between the Collector's edition and the Day One edition is the figure and maybe a larger artbook? (Day one says 50 pages, collector says 100, although it could just be counting front and back sides or something.)
 

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It has a coliseum but the main reason a lot of fans care about the coliseum side quest in the first place (Tales cameos) isn't there.

It also has side quests but a lot of them are in the MMO-style that's pretty trendy with JRPGs these days.
Oh, that doesn't sound so bad then. Does it have many skits? I hope those are all voiced this time too.
 

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Looks like the "Free Pre-order Bonus DLC" is:
  • Cress Outfit (Jude)
  • Cress Hairstyle (Jude)
  • Cress' Longsword
  • Stahn Outfit (Milla)
  • Stahn Hairstyle (Milla)
  • As well as a wallpaper and Icons.

I assume this would come with any pre-order, not just the Collector's edition.
 

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I'm not sure if I'll bother with the collector's edition. Don't really care for stuff like that. Besides I find Milla's outfit kind of tacky, and having a model of her just doesn't seem right lol
 

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I hope the artbook will have same amount of pages because I won't buy the Collector's Edition and this figure is better :D

 

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Do we have any sales numbers for Graces F comparing EU and the US? Or even Tales of the Abyss 3D? Not so much the latter since for EU it's anew game so therefore not a fair comparison