Given NIS America’s past history of making certain special items available specifically if you order from their own online store, I kind of expected the premium box for Hyperdimension Neptunia we talked about earlier in the week to be that same way, so I haven’t pre-ordered the game from GameStop. However, according to Siliconera, you’ll be able to get the premium box – which comes with an artbook and a couple other goodies – no matter where you pick the game up. The entire first run printing of the game will come packaged in this manner.
However, there is still a bonus to be received if you order from NIS America’s own store – you’ll get a set of playing cards with images from the game on it. Still no soundtrack, unfortunately. Is this enough to make you pre-order from NISA, or are you still sticking with your typical brick and mortar retailer?
If history is any indication, niche titles like this tend to not be produced in huge quantities and thus sell out quickly, so if you plan on wanting the game’s premium box, I’d pre-order or hit your local retailer on release day.