If anyone’s been spending time on a few of the IRC channels I’ve spent time in, mostly #xilexio, you’d have known that I ordered the Yosuga no Sora First Press Edition last week, because I feel bad for working on an illegally obtained copy and distributing a patch for it to the public. Well, here are the contents.
First, the box art:
It’s a box with a similar shape to a laptop computer, where the box has a spine so that the top connects to the bottom when it’s close, and remains attached to the bottom when it is opened. All the Japanese Visual Novels I own have this format, so it’s nothing new, but it’s worth pointing out.
Secondly, is the game, of course:
This is obviously the main component in the Visual Novel First Press Edition, because it’s the Visual Novel itself.
Third is the User Manual, the Instruction Manual if you will.
It has little stamp-sized photos of the characters, kind of like what you see in vacation albums, but it’s nothing as exquisite as what’s in our trjr banner.
And last is the feature exclusive to the Yosuga no Sora First Press Edition, the Amatsume Akira Image CD.
It has a few songs sung by the voice actress who played Amatsume Akira, Sakata Kayo. It’s nice to have because I’m an Akira fan, so it makes me happy that there’s no Sora-themed items.
Overall, I was greatly disappointed at the lack of goodies of this visual novel. I was expecting at least an awesome artbook for the price I paid, but only got an Image CD. It’s quite depressing, really. I made sure to update VNDB to say what the special edition came with, so that some people might not make the same mistake as me.
I heard that the Haruka na Sora First Press Edition Visual Novel comes with Sora’s stuffed rabbit. Perhaps I’ll get that one day in the future. But compared to the previous first press editions of visual novels I’ve obtained, Rewrite and Rewrite Harvest Festa, they were loaded with goodies in comparison to this one.
If you’re a huge Yosuga no Sora fan, I guess go for it, but otherwise, just purchase the regular for a lot cheaper. After all, we must support the developers, and I’m sure nobody here pirated the game, right?