It's Monday! And that means it's time for your weekly dose of all the great Gaming Memorabilia news from this past week
A pretty quite week coming off of San Diego Comic Con 2017, but we still see RPGs galore with Dragon's Crown, Persona 5, Etrian Odyssey and more! Fans also have a few "collector's edition" announcements to enjoy, including the (finally) announced WWE 2K18 Cena Nuff inclusions and the Call of Duty: WWII goodies. Just remember that there's a whole lot more collectibles right around the corner with the wrap-up of Wonder Festival 2017 Summer!
Dragon's Crown - Sorceress 1/7 Scale Figure
Orchid Seed revealed the first official images of its new 1/7 scale figure of Sorceress from Dragon's Crown last week. Merchandise for this Atlus/Vanillaware title has been a little lacking, but seems to have resurfaced with the success of the Odin Sphere merchandise. The...curvy figure is extremely detailed, with a nice skeletal set-piece. The statue also comes sculpted with her staff and a removable hat. Details on price and dimensions should all be coming this week when the piece goes on pre-sale, so stay tuned for more!
Dangan RonPa: Trigger Happy Havoc - Celestia Ludenberg 1/8 Scale Figure
Emontoys has finally released some official images of their new Dangan RonPa piece; a 1/8 scale, 23cm version of Celestia. Sporting her usual Gothic Lolita style dress and curled pigtails; the detail on this figure is clearly top-notch. She sits atop a roulette while holding a deck of cards in her hand; all beautifully sculpted courtesy of Myethos. Pre-orders aren't ready to go quite yet, but the announced $130 pricepoint is fair (and expected). For fans of Dangan RonPa, this is a must-have for your collection!
Dark Souls - The Vinyl Trilogy
Last week I posted the individual LPs that were available from ThinkGeek. Well this week, Bandai Namco announced Dark Souls: The Vinyl Trilogy, a nine-LP boxed set that will be a limited edition of 2,000 copies. No price has been announced, but it’s expected to go on sale this fall. The original Dark Souls was released in 2011 and included an orchestral score composed by Motoi Sakuraba. Later games in the series also included the work of composer Yuka Kitamura. The boxed set will include everything from both artists, gathering together the trilogy’s complete orchestral score for the first time.
CYBERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA: 4 GODDESSES ONLINE - Black HEART 1/7 SCALE FIGURE
Loyal blog followers may remember an article I posted last month showing the stunning Purple Heart figure, courtesy of KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works. Well now, just over 1 month later, comes this 1/7 scale figure of Black Heart from the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise. Friday marked the first day of pre-orders, and while no firm release data has been given, we can expect sometime in February 2018. Like Purple Heart, buying her on her own will set you back $140, or you can opt for the $180 Dengeki 25th Special Pack, which comes with a background and tapestry for the figure.
Call of duty: WWII - Special Backpack bundle
Call of Duty: WWII will have a number of different options available when it comes to picking up the game this November, whether you want to go with the standard edition, the special edition with the Season Pass, or the digital deluxe edition, if you’re one of those players that needs it installed to your hard drive. But now there’s another edition, and it looks like a true must-have for die-hard fans of the game. Best Buy has introduced special backpack bundle versions of the game; so let’s break down what’s included in each bundle. First up is the Playstation 4 edition which goes for around $165 and includes a Lenticular Poster and a Backpack with magnetic closure snaps, should sling strap for transportation into a messenger bag and removable patches. Now, if you want to go the extra mile, there's an Xbox One version that goes for $295, but comes with a lot more content, including a Deployment Kit with a WWII-themed flashlight, a metal canteen and pouch, a dog tag, a collector's edition guide, a hardcover journal, a poster and a WWII visual encyclopedia.
Persona 5 - Joker Figma Figure
We've seen Max Factory's "Nendoroid" and "Scale Figure" entries in the Person 5 franchise, but unless I'm mistaking, I think this is their first Person 5 Figma release. And who better to kick off the line than Joker himself in his Phantom Thief costume? Now this was another figure that we long knew was coming. His unpainted prototype was revealed at the Wonder Festival 2017 Winter, and the painted version at San Diego Comic Con 2017 - so seeing the pre-orders hit on Thursday wasn't a big surprise. As with most Figmas, Joker comes with some accessories - including three facial expressions, a pistol, a knife an alternative hair piece and Morgana (which we also just recently saw a Nendoroid release of).
Etrian Odyssey V - Launch edition
Like many Atlus games, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be receiving a launch edition. This means people who pre-order or pick up a launch copy will receive some enjoyable extras for their efforts. The bonuses are rather typical this time around, as you get an art book and music with your game. The Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth launch copy items aren’t as robust as versions included in collector’s editions, but they still are great bonuses for fans. The art book is 24-pages long and features Yuji Himuka character and concept art. The CD includes six songs from the soundtrack that were composed by Yuzo Koshiro.
Batman: Arkham Origins - Batman XE Suit Statues
At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, a massive new Batman Statue was revealed by Prime 1 Studio. Their newest statue was based on the Batman Extreme Environment Suit Statue from the Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart downloadable expansion. New official photos and full details have been revealed by Prime 1 Studio. This 1/3 scale statue will stand about 31″ tall and will be available in standard and exclusive editions. The exclusive will just contain one alternate facepiece.
WWE 2K18 - The Cena (Nuff) Edition
On Thursday, 2K announced the theme of this year's WWE 2K18 Collector's Edition, and it's all about John Cena. The Cena (Nuff) Edition is designed to honor the most polarizing WWE Superstar of the past 20 years and to acknowledge Mr. Hustle, Loyalty and Respect's 15-year career. Limited to 30,000 copies worldwide (and carrying a hefty $149.99 pricetag), it's exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox and is jam packed with a collection of memorabilia and digital content. This includes the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition game, exclusive premium packaging (and unique cover sleeve), exclusive Mattel john Cena action figure, a Fanatics Limited Edition Commemorative Plaque with a piece of the ring mat from his 16th WWE Championship at Royal Rumble 2017 earlier this year, and a hand-signed photo from John Cena.
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition
Infamously cheesy Sega CD FMV horror game Night Trap is coming back in style with its recently revealed 25th Anniversary Edition launching in a mere couple of weeks on PS4 and PC. The physical versions are a limited run with only 5k copies of the Standard Edition - which includes a full-colour manual, poster, and reversible cover art - being produced. A Collector's Edition is even rarer with only 3k copies in existence. This adds a cassette tape featuring the catchy Night Trap theme song, a shrink-wrapped box emulating the original game's Sega CD packaging, and a 4-inch embroidered Special Control Attack Team patch.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Guardian Nendoroid
Teased leading up to Wonder Festival 2017 Summer this weekend, Good Smile Company has revealed that they are working on a Guardian Nendoroid figure. The photos released makes these enemies look far more adorable in comparison, even if we only have a product prototype to look at so far. This is the second Nendoroid that they have created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, after releasing Link earlier this month.
Well that about wraps it up folks. Are you a hardcore enough Cena fan to pick up the WWE 2K18 Cena Nuff edition? Which of the Persona collectibles coming out of Good Smile Company are you enjoying most? Will you be jamming to the latest Dark Souls album releases this fall? Let us know all that and more over at the Cartridge Club forums!
Until next week guys, keep on gaming!