Well, it’s getting stellar early reviews from the critics and fans who’ve gotten their copies on day one, but it seems that some folks who ordered the Wizard’s Edition of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in North America had to “settle” for a refund and $20 coupon after the publisher seems to have not produced enough copies of the limited edition to go around to those who paid for it. Oops. Digital River, the distributor for the game issued the following statement:
“We apologize for the discrepancies you may have encountered with your order of Namco Bandai’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition. As one of our valued customers, we want to assure you that a Digital River representative will be reaching out to you individually via email to address your specific issue. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through this situation”
In plain English… Oops…
Well, given the usual ire of internet fans over trivial matters, this is actually something worth getting ticked off over. Hopefully, Namco Bandai and DR will rectify this situation by producing more of the collector’s edition to sell at their online shop (which is currently out of stock on the Standard edition as well), but I’d imagine that would e a bit chaotic if most of those who didn’t get their pre-orders decide to buy the game and use that $20 coupon. I wouldn’t blame them one bit, but I’d hope that they’d be at least contacted one by one when a new shipment arrived so they could have the option of grabbing the game they paid for weeks or even months in advance. I actually almost pre-ordered the Wizard’s Edition myself, but decided to wait to pick up the game when it launched, thinking it wouldn’t be such a huge day one deal. Oops.
As for “What’s in the box?”, Welll, here you go (and yeah, it’s a nice bunch of stuff):
Well, I’ll get a copy soon enough. Standard edition? Sure, I just want to play the game! No matter which one I end up with, it definitely will NOT be an overpriced one from eBay, that’s for sure. In the meantime, congrats to Level-5, Studio Ghibli and Namco Bandai for delivering one of the best games this year so early in the year..