One of the greatest JRPGs of the 2010s now gets to be one of the greatest JRPGs of 2020 with the arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch. I absolutely adore that game, and the fact that this is my third time buying it should probably clue you in on that. First time was the original Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii, second time was Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, and now Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch.
I bought myself the Collector’s Set from the Nintendo UK online store, and will be sharing what goodies are included in said set here.
Also, a quick note to say that I relatively recently upgraded my mobile phone and have one with a better camera now.First up, the box that contains everything with. As you can see, it is not a “limited edition” or “collector’s edition”, but a “Collector’s Set”. I’m sure that they all ultimately mean the same thing, though: the game with a set of some very nice goodies. Let’s take a look at said goodies.Starting off a bit mundane with something that everyone who buys a physical copy of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will receive: the game itself, in its case. The front cover shows the Bionis and the Monado, whilst inside we get the art used for Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected – a new story campaign added for this version of the game.Next, a SteelBook. The front and back covers show the Bionis clashing with the Mechonis, whilst inside we have some key elements from the game’s plot. I won’t say anything more about them, because that is getting into some pretty heavy spoiler territory.There is also a poster, featuring Melia, Shulk and a couple of Nopon – presumably standing on the Bionis’ Shoulder, which is where Future Connected takes place. Melia features quite prominently, and I’m happy she does. She is my favourite character from Xenoblade Chronicles.Also included in the Collector’s Set is the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Sound Selection vinyl. It’s a nice looking thing, and includes some of the best tracks from the game’s incredibly phenomenal soundtrack. “Engage the Enemy” is a particular favourite, presumably due to said track accompanying some of the most memorable moments of the story.
There’s also a code to download a digital version of the soundtrack, so there are a couple of options for listening to the thing.Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Works is a 250 page artbook featuring all sorts of art from the game: characters, enemies, locations, storyboards… there is a lot of pretty stuff to look at in here.Finally, something that is not technically part of the Collector’s Set, but a bonus for ordering from Nintendo’s online UK store: a Monado keyring.
That’s everything include in the Collector’s Set – plus one extra item. Some pretty great stuff included in here, and looks great together with my Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector’s Edition.