What a day! Three packages arrived today, one of which Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds limited edition! I'm so glad I skipped my classes and stayed home ;) If not, I would had have to wait a whole week to feast my eyes on this beauty <3
The Hakuoki Shinkai series (Kyoto Winds/Kaze no Shou and Hana no Shou) is a two-part remake of the original game Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, one of the few otome games that came in the West. The remake offers 6 new routes and expands the 6 already existing, with new scenes and cgs. Although Kyoto Winds is only a half of the whole story, the game is pretty long and definitely price worthy ;)
Kyoto Winds was released in two editions: standard and limited one. The limited (collector's) edition includes:
- The game on PS Vita
- Collector's box
- Artbook (hardcover, full color, 64 pages)
- OST (20 tracks)
- Wooden bento box
- Wrapping cloth (furoshiki)
The edition can be bought exclusively in iffysonlinestore.com (USA) and iffyseurope.com (EU). Neither store offers import to Asia, but there's a Chinese version of the game.
And now some pictures ^__^
I'm actually surprised with the quality of the items — yeah, they are made in China, but still their quality is pretty high. Even the box is thick and sturdy. The lid of the bento box is pretty loose, but I guess that's how it supposed to be (well, I've never owned a thing like that, so it's a novelty to me), anyway, there's a belt to hold the lid in place. The wrapping cloth is super large and it can serve as a poster (I'd rather not wrap anything in it, as the cloth may wear). I'm really glad the publishers decided to include OST on CD (I'm literally horrified when I see digital sountracks in collector's editions >__< ). And the last one — the (mini) artbook... I love it <3 It's small and thin (the real artbook is A4, 100+ pages), yet in hardcover and full color. It does not only include pictures, but also pieces of information, brief descriptions of the characters and sample cgs.
I'm really fond of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds limited edition <3 At first I thought it's a little bit too pricey (£63 + £12 shipping cost), but now I see that quality comes with a price and I don't regret the purchase. Of course, the quality of the game itself is a diffrent matter, but that's the last thing I worry about (because Kazama is in this game ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)).
And an extra picture of my Hakuoki collection: