Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Collector’s Set

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Collector’s Set
Platform: Switch
Year: 2020
Region: PAL

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is an expanded and enhanced Switch remake of the beloved RPG from 2010 (2011 and 2012 in the West), released on Wii. It features rerecorded music, updated visuals, a refined user interface and a new story chapter titled Future Connected. A special Collector’s Set containing various extras was released as well. The edition shown here is the PAL version, which differs from the one released in the US and Japan.

The Collector’s Set comes in a large paper box featuring the Monado against a black background, next to the game’s logo.

The box consists of several layers stacked on top of each other. The first one contains the two cases that are included, the regular one holding the game itself and a separate steelbook.

Xenoblade is known for its great music, so it’s no surprise that one of the additions is a vinyl record containing a selection of the game’s tracks. You also get a code for a digital download of the soundtrack.

The record itself is made to look like the circular core of the Monado. There are two sides, each with a different illustration and different tracks.

Next, a poster with artwork from the new story expansion, of Shulk and Melia and some Nopon on the Bionis Shoulder. It’s a nice art, but it’s never ideal when posters have to be folded in order to fit into the box, because you’ll forever be stuck with the fold lines.

Lastly, this edition comes with a large softcover artbook, titled Definite Works. It has the same layout as the book included in the collector’s edition for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

There are 256 pages of art, featuring the game’s characters, enemies, weapons, locations, story boards and more. There’s a foreword by director Tetsuya Takahashi as well.

In conclusion, this is a nice set with some attractive collectables for the biggest Xenoblade fans out there.

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