Castlevania 20th Anniversary Schwag
I picked up my Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin yesterday and of course my preorder came with the 20th anniversary bonus package. Now that I have it, my only regret is that I didn’t preorder it elsewhere so that I could have 2. This is probably one of the best, if not best, preorder bonuses that I have ever received. Now I’m not one to preorder many things but when it comes to preorder bonuses and hard to get items, I guess I have no choice. Being Castlevania was a double whammy when it came to preordering as well. I have always loved the series and when I heard about this Huge bonus, I couldn’t say no.
As you can see in the photo, it was one helluva bonus. I would be willing to say that it probably wasn’t a cheap package to send out for free. That being said, I thank you Konami for the awesome deal!
The package comes sealed in a black paper box about the size of 2 DVD’s stacked. It has a wax seal (made of plastic) with a logo of a cross and upside down bat wings on it.
Inside this box is a small black sleeve that holds a Castlevania emblazoned stylus for your DS Lite. It also holds a small white plastic case to hold 2 DS cartridges. I would hope that anyone who owns this would strictly use it for Castlevania games ^.- Most importantly it has a CD attached to it (via a foam CD button) that has a mix of music from almost every Castlevania game made.
All of this in itself would be a great package but Konami went even further. Also in this whole package is a Quadfold poster that has a nice illustration of Portrait of Ruin on one side and a Castlevania timeline on the other. Lastly in this sweet package is a rather thick book that has illustrations from Symphony of the Night all the way to Portrait of Ruin.
I feel extremely lucky to have gotten at least one of these collector’s items. Only one day out in the real world and they are selling for upwards of $60 on EBay. Let this be a lesson to all of you if you want pimped out preorder schwag, you’ll need to be on top of it as soon as you hear about it. Oh and if you are wondering if I’m willing to part with mine…