Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Collector's Edition will arrive after launch and will not include the game

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Collector's Edition will arrive after launch and will not include the game

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With a post on Twitter, Nintendo announced that the Collector's Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be available after the game's release, set for July 29, with pre-orders starting during the month of September. It will also not include the base game, so it will need to be purchased separately.

Nintendo previously announced that reservations for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector's Edition would begin in late July, close to the game's launch. In addition, the limited initially included the base game, but would be shipped in two installments: at launch, buyers would receive a copy of the title and then the Collector's Edition packaging and contents.

Nintendo did not explain the reasons behind it. the postponement of the launch of the Collector's Edition. Suppose there have been logistical problems that do not allow us to respect the deadlines set initially, but it is not excluded that the delay is linked to the long maintenance of the My Nintendo Store which has been going on for a few weeks.

The choice not to include the game in the Collector's Edition may not be entirely wrong: in this way, those interested in this limited can still play Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at launch by purchasing it separately, without the risk of finding themselves later with two copies of the game and the lighter wallet.

If you are still interested in Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Collector's Edition as usual Nintendo suggests that you register your interest at this address, in order to receive a email notification as soon as there are preorder news.

This collector's edition includes the 250 page color artbook, Masatsugu Saito illustration box and an exclusive steelbock.

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Nintendo has delayed EU Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition pre-orders until after release

Nintendo has delayed European pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition until after the standard edition of the game has been released.

In a new statement on the MyNintendo Store website, Nintendo says that anyone wishing to buy the Collector’s Edition can simply register their interest for now, but won’t be able to pre-order until after July 29 when the game is released.

Nintendo previously confirmed the Collector’s Edition would not be released in July alongside the game itself.

“Due to unforeseen logistical challenges, we are unable to open pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition before the game launches on July 29th. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“To give customers the flexibility to purchase and enjoy the game at launch, we will now be offering the contents of the Collector’s Edition (soft cover concept art book, steel case and outer box packaging) as a separate purchase at a price that does not include the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 software.

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“This means you can buy the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 game when it launches on July 29th, and have a chance to pre-order the Collector’s Edition contents on My Nintendo Store later in September.”

According to Nintendo, the Collector’s Edition content is currently due to be available sometime in the autumn.

Europe isn’t the only region suffering issues with special editions of the game. Pre-orders for the US Special Edition went up on June 30, but issues with the website left many would-be pre-order customers empty-handed.

Shortly afterwards, eBay scalpers started selling the Special Edition for $250-$350, much more than its suggested $89.99 retail price.

The frustration is being exacerbated by the fact that the Japanese Nintendo Store has left pre-orders open for the game, and plans to produce as many as is necessary, although with the caveat of longer wait times for the special edition items.

Last month Nintendo announced plans to release a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass.

Priced at $29.99/£26.99, it will include four waves of DLC, which Nintendo said won’t be available to purchase individually. Arriving alongside the game on July 29, the first wave will include a selection of helpful items and outfit colour variants.