Friday, June 24, 2022

Got Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – Limited Edition

photo of the front of the Three Hopes and Three Houses Limited Editions

photo of the sides of the two Limited Editions

This has arrived today, the Limited Edition for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. It actually uses the exact same box as the Limited Edition for Fire Emblem: Three Houses from three years ago, which is quite nice and looks pretty good when you put them right next to each other.

game box, figurine box, and card box with a figurine of Edelgard displayed and the female Shez card

Anyway, the contents are somewhat different, however, where I personally feel that the one for Three Houses offered the higher quality and value. What both have in common is the Nintendo Switch game card box without a rating logo, which is always very nice to have when you live in Germany, where the huge USK warnings will ruin any good cover art.

Even better are steelbooks, where I love to collect the ones for Nintendo Switch games for some reason, but this edition doesn't have one, sadly. Instead it comes with a big pile of character cards for seemingly all important characters in the game. Those are pretty, but I don't really have any use for them.

Then there is a set of acrylic figures of Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, as well as the female and male version of Shez, the new protagonist, which you can put together yourself. If they had NFC chips on them, they could have worked as discount amiibo... But again, this is just some gimmicky stuff and I could have done without it.

photo of the unfolded cloth map

The best piece is probably the cloth map, which you can hang on your wall and even wash. It's about A1 format, so it has a really good size. I have a couple of such maps for Zelda, which came with the different Prima guides, but those are not even half this size. So, yeah, very good item.

photo of the artbook with the three house emblems on the cover

Last but not least, there is the artbook. It's a softcover this time, not a hardcover, which is a shame, but on the bright side it comes with more pages. Such artbooks are together with the cleaner game card boxes and the steelbooks usually the main reason why I buy Limited Editions, outside from Zelda or Metroid where I buy most of what Nintendo throws at us anyway. If you enjoy a game, then it will be a pleasure to study the different arts afterwards, no matter how the book looks.

Anyway, don't expect me to blog about playing Three Hopes anytime soon or ever, because I haven't even played Three Houses yet and will also lend my copy of Three Hopes to someone else in the meantime (only the cartridge, the limited stuff stays with me of course). I might finally get into Three Houses instead, but I've also purchased Hollow Knight yesterday on Steam, so let's see where this goes. Plus, I'm still in the first year of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and quite invested into that game... So much to play, so little time.

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