If you like the idea of wearing a fancy golden Tiara and screaming “Pegasus Ryusei Ken!” while playing a game March the 16th will be your lucky day, since it will be the day in which Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle will hit the European shelves, as announced today by Namco Bandai Partners Europe.
That’s not all, as the publisher decided to give the PS3 exclusive based on the beloved (at least in Japan and Europe) shonen anime Saint Seiya a quite fancy treatment, announcing not one, but two different limited editions.
Both the Headgear Edition and the Myth Cloth Edition will include the game, a T-shirt and a code to unlock the Sagittarius Cloth in the game. In addition to that the Myth Cloth Edition will come with a Sagittarius Myth Cloth Box, while the Headgear Edition will come with a life-sized replica of the fancy tia… ahem, the head armor piece of the Sagittarius cloth.
If you want one you may want to preorder, as the two limited editions will indeed be quite limited: only 5000 pieces each will be made available.
Unfortunately there’s no hint to a North American release of the game. All the previous Saint Seiya games on the PS2 were released only in Japan and Europe as the Anime didn’t meet much success in the US (even thanks to a horrible localization). Luckily for the fans that live i the US, the PS3 is region free, so importing is a viable option.
You can check out two mock-ups of both limited editions below: