TopWare Unveils Amazing X-Blades “Royal Bundle” Collector’s Edition


Most Collector’s Editions suck these days. There, I said it. It may be harsh, but it’s true. Downloadable content bonuses, cheap poster maps and so called art books that are typically glorified pamphlets don’t really say “Collector’s Edition” quality to me, but nowadays that’s generally what we get. X-Blades, however, will be a rare exception thanks to TopWare Entertainment’s continued efforts to put the “Special” back in Special Edition game packages.

Today TopWare pulled the curtain back on the X-Blades “Royal Bundle,” one of the most extravagant special edition game bundles you’ll ever see. The Royal Bundle will be available for all three platforms (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) when the game hits Europe on January 14th and include the following: a 22 cm. hand-painted statue of the game’s heroine Ayumi, a “top-class” art book (the art book that will showcase winning pieces from the recent fan art contest), the game’s soundtrack on CD, a strategy guide and a “double-theme” poster. PC gamers will also be treated to a spiffy mouse pad as an exclusive bonus.

Pricing has not yet been announced, nor has any indication been given as to whether or not SouthPeak will offer this bundle when the game comes out in the US. I certainly hope so!

While I’m here and talking about X-Blades, I’d be remissed if I didn’t go ahead post up another round of screenshots SouthPeak recently passed along as well. Eight new pics in all showing off Ayumi’s Fireball and Fire Blades spells and the Dark and Ice Elemental enemies she’ll confront on her journey.

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