Yes, my copy of the third "Legend of Heroes VI" RPG just arrived at my door this morning. Took 3 days since its dispatch on Tuesday by EMS. I don't know what happened but I actually tried to put in a pre-order a week before the release date and it ended up as a regular order. Fortunately, the mini OST that was originally a pre-order bonus only, now comes with regular orders too so I'm not too bothered about what happened.
Here's a bundle of photos I shot. For some reason, the moment I opened the package I could smell some strong fragrance from the box... Never happened before.
This is the free "Ys Origin Extra Disc" that you can order by sending your Ys Origin serial number to Falcom. It's a patch that makes older versions of YsO compatible with Windows Vista and adds a few extra features to the game.
And inside the box itself there's the game manual, art book and the DVD-ROM case. Kind of standard thing for Falcom PC games.
Closer look at the artbook...
The protagonists this time, Kevin Graham and Ries Argent.
The original couple, Joshua and Estelle make an appearance too, though.
A few pages from the background and props concept art section. Click on the photos for larger versions.
Illustrations from the gallery section. I've seen at least one of these in the calendar wallpaper section of the Falcom site.
And it looks like Falcom is still looking for staff.
Here's the reason why I changed my mind and tried to get a pre-order in. I guess they must have too many left over after the promotional events in Akiba.
The mini OST contains 8 tracks, the opening version of the song "Cry for You, Cry for Me" and 7 other BGM tracks from the game. Just wish it was the full version of the song that was included. Really like it!
Yes, I can spot the little mistake too... "Openning".
Cute little Manga strip too.
Hey! You're sharing your food with a cat? That's rare of you, Ries.
I want to have 8 pieces of Fried Hitsujin and Potato Packs -Meow... (The cat says.)
That's what you were really up to! (What's with the "Meow"?)
So, that's my Legend of Heroes VI series complete. From what I've read, people are saying this third game is more of a side story. Well, it does make sense since Falcom didn't name it the "Third Chapter" and our little couple Joshua and Estelle finally got together in the last game.
But anyway, I'll post impressions of this third game once I get a chance to finish it!
- Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki the Third Official Site