Take a look inside Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Special Edition (North America)
The Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover that everyone's been waiting for has finally released! Today, we'll be taking a quick look at the contents of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE's Special Edition bundle. What are we waiting for? Let's dig in!
Author's note: apologies in advance if the pictures are blurry. It's been a while since I upgraded my camera!
The Artbook and Stickers
The first two items (above) in this pack are the 80 page artbook, and a sheet of four chibi-style stickers. While the stickers are cute, I'm somewhat disappointed that there's only four of them without a spare sheet. Once you use them, they're done, so I'll probably wind up leaving them in their box.
The artbook is pretty interesting since there's a lot of commentary on each of the characters' design choices. It also includes weapon sketches, dungeon concepts, and the English lyrics for the main songs in the game.
However, what I found odd about the artbook is that Eleonora is displayed in a bikini/underwear in one of the sketches (seen below).
The reason I'm mystified by the concept art is that it shows off such a revealing outfit for the character when the international release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has been censored despite being localized by Atlus. There's been no word if we'll get the Hot Springs/Beach DLC, and bikinis/swimsuits have been completely scrubbed from the game aside from some special attack animations (such as Ad Lib attacks) and certain cutscenes where they were required for plot purposes.
Certainly odd indeed. Perhaps an oversight?
The Audio CD
This is what everyone bought the Special Edition for. The Audio CD has six different tracks, as well as seven intermission tracks to each song. During the intermissions, we get a short introduction by each of the characters, a thank you after they finished their song, and the title of the next track. These are the full versions of the six main songs in the game, so if you thought any of the songs included were too short in the actual game, you can listen to their entirety using this CD.
The audio CD also comes with six song cards. Each one features a Single EP artwork featuring each of the in-game artists involved with each track. On their back is the Japanese Romaji versions of the lyrics, so you can sing along if you'd like.
My only complaint is that Kiria's second song - The Labyrinth - didn't get an extended full version. That song is beautiful!
Free DLC Codes
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE also comes with some Day One DLC as a result of the packs having been released in Japan for some time now. While I haven't posted what the sheet looks like (for obvious reasons), the image above shows all the items included. The DLC codes cover all the DLC that has been released so far, except for the Japan-only Hot Spring DLC, sadly.
None of the DLC is particularly game altering as most of it is just costume packs, with the "Tokyo Millennium Collection" being the only event DLC in the game.
Last but not least, there's the game itself!
The game being included in the purchase is a given, of course. That said, the game box looks too beautiful to leave out. It's colorful, bright, and just about perfectly represents what this game is all about.
That about covers the contents of the Special Edition for North America! Is there anything you would have liked to see in the bundle? Are you happy with what you got or are you disappointed there wasn't more? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!