Nintendo is really spoiling us with these limited editions lately. Astral Chain had a pretty special packaging (and one that was sadly exclusive to Europe) and Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting similar treatment.
Inside the limited edition package for this Switch remake you get a steelbook case shaped like a Game Boy (complete with Game Boy screenshots inside) and a hardback artbook bursting with lovely images, art and concept doodles. Yum. Oh, and you get the game itself, of course.
Feast your eyes on the content below and let us know if you got one of these today, too.
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It’s so pretty. EU has been cleaning up with the CEs lately. I’m jelly.
Edit: I do think a nice touch would have been if the switch label looked like the GBA one.
Mine is sitting on my office desk right now and I cannot wait! I have resisted the urge to open it so far but from the photos above even the interior packaging looks gorgeous!
It's funny how they start with sadly exclusive to europe when everyone knows Nintendo life is british based
I'm totally burnt out on special editions and no longer bother with them, yeah they're pretty but i've got a shelf full of big boxes and books i never look at.
@nintyfanuk i'm British and still think it is a shame the rest of the world doesn't get it.
Yeah, I just get the art book with my copy in the US but I'm okay with that.
My Link's Awakening Special Edition should arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately the SE for NA doesn't include that gorgeous steelbook. Still can't wait to dig into it!
@nintyfanuk We'd love it if everyone could get it. So yeah, it is quite sad.
Sorry people didn't mean to rattle anyone's cage
I thought Nintendo life was better than unboxing pics. Great journalism.
I hate region specific stuff. I’m English so have this in my possession but the amount of times America or Japan get a better deal - all regions should get the same.
@617Sqn And yet you still clicked on the article...
It’s a great looking LE
@nintyfanuk my thoughts exactly.
I'm soo chuffed 😁 Just had my own unboxing session after getting home from work. The artwork book is a delight. Even the box itself is well made and well thought out. Suffice to say, I'm glad I went with the CE edition.The only negative is the oversized age restriction stickers on the front of the main game case. Such pretty artwork ruined by these Ganon style monstrosities. Right, of I go to re-play a gaming classic.
I want that link action figure that I assume didn’t come with the game
Just rub it in my American face then. crossed arms
@BarefootBowser Don't get me wrong i still 100% colelct physical games were possible it's just the SE's that i think are a waste. Ultimately at some point space becomes a factor. I built an extension and filled that with crap too.
Nintendo of America have proven themselves to be completely usless to Nintendo fans and loyal customers. The have done absolutely nothing for this region, have offered nothing and continue to completely ignore their base. It's not as if we're asking for handouts. We're willing to pay for fun and unique sets like this. They refuse to listen. Even a little. They can kind of kiss my lower cheeks.
I'm confused... It didn't come with a copy of the original Game Boy cartridge... did it?? So why the couply pics? 😑
Ooh look, all these sites trying to flog unsold stock.
Could it be over-priced by any chance?
I had this LE pre-ordered but cancelled when it became apparent there was no secret extra content to justify the price.
Edit: lol - they're just spamming affiliate links now. Very.co.uk has been out of stock for weeks, but what the hell, put it in the article anyway, eh guys?
@gcunit Overpriced??? Considering I paid £50 for Mortal Kombat on the Megadrive back in '92, I would
say that this is a fair price. The beauty is, video gaming has never really increased in price since the NES days. I earn more, therefore can buy more. The enjoyment I know I'll get from playing this really good Zelda game will be worth every hard earned penny. It's about putting it into perspective. I can easily spend £50-£70 on a night out on the town and having nothing to show for it the next morning other than a hang over from hell and a far from happy wife whom I promised to take shopping. I take the easy life and buy 'not really over priced' video games. I still get grumbled at, but I have something to show for it and it keeps my hobby alive.
TA DA DA DA!
@UmbrageHill I have one sitting on my desk here at work. Got it from Toys'r'us for $0.45 before they closed down lol
I didnt love this game, maybe because I've finished it on GB and then GBC and again when that version hit 3DS eShop. I finished it very quickly, the upsides were the visuals...despite framerate issues which I'm very surprised were that bad considering its a Nintendo game. The QOL improvements just made an easiest Zelda title even easier.
Not worth £40 (shop.to is the place to go). You can get 3 excellent eshop titles for that amount. If you're new to this however then may be worth £30. This should have been a budget title.
I wouldnt mind the two Oracle titles redone in this style but if they're going full price I want both on one cart.
I couldn't get my pre-ordered Limited Edition + Amiibo from Amazon UK because (according to Amazon customer service) "the delivery facility in Fulham had a flood".
Should arrive Monday.
They have me £10 Amazon credit but I really wanted the game instead...
I want this...but i'd have pre-ordered if it were A link between worlds...
I cant believe they didnt bundle a soundtrack with this. Sure its decent and that steel tin looks decent in the flesh but with all that reworked audio I think that nintendo missed a trick and we missed a treat. It would have been the icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.
@Tipehtfomottob yeah those age stickers irk me too. I have many of the LEs from the Wii U and 3DS and they all have the horribly massive USK age rating as well as the PEGI one. It really is a shame. And now with this one it seems they’ve thrown in a 3rd age rating for good measure! Is that third one the Russian age rating?
@Tipehtfomottob I feel the same way. Believe me when I say I am not a rich person, but $60 is NOT a lot of money. A movie with the family, including refreshments, costs me more and is over in two hours. Going to the Renaissance Faire with two adults, two kids and a dog? Exactly $60 before you even start buying overpriced jewelry and turkey legs, probably $200 or more by the time the day is done. I just ordered Chinese for dinner and it was $53. All of these things are good experiences and they're all over in a few hours.
Link's Awakening is not the longest game, but it's going to entertain me for weeks because I don't just sit down and speedrun a game, I take an hour here and an hour there and I do a hell of a lot of backtracking and rambling around. If people say it's a 13-hour game, it's going to be at least three times that for me, and that time will be spread over weeks because I work, I cook, I clean the house, I walk the dog, and maybe once in a while I indulge in another one of my hobbies.
And both my kids are going to play it, too. Probably multiple times, just like they've done with every single Zelda game I own. So now the 13 hour game is providing maybe 100 hours of entertainment, for less than a night at the movies.
To me, that's pretty reasonable.
@UmbrageHill The amiibo?
@MasterJay no there’s a photo with a switch light a gameboy and the amiibo is on the right the figure is on the left
I was lucky enough to get a pre-order from Game. Be here in a week though, I did however get the amiibo today. Pretty cute.
Interesting that the Australian release has the same contents in its collectors edition but the packaging is slightly different. My copy doesnt have that pull out cardboard insert that has the game and steelbook side by side. They're arranged that way in the case but you just pull them out of the outer box rather than sliding the cardboard drawer out that then has string to lift the items.
@UmbrageHill Oh, sorry, I see now
Don't you mean "Ta ta ta daaaaaa!"? Anyone get that reference?
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