A Link Between Worlds collector’s edition announced for UK

JohnOctober 18th, 2013 by John

A-Link-Between-Worlds-LogoAfter it recently transpired that the UK-only musical chest pre-order bonus for A Link Between Worlds was in fact not available, retailer GAME took to Twitter soon afterwards, saying that they were “working with Din, Nayru & Farore to bring you something special”. This special item as it turns out, is another UK-exclusive in the form of a special edition of the game, which comes with two exclusive items and even a download code for another Zelda game. Hit the jump to find out more.

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The special edition consists of four components:

  • A boxed copy of the game
  • Zelda musical cartridge chest
  • A glossy exclusive artwork poster
  • Digital download code for Link’s Awakening

The special edition costs £49.99 (around 80 USD) and is a GAME UK exclusive, so unfortunately we don’t know for the time being whether other territories will be receiving anything of this nature just yet.

Personally, as a British Zelda fan, I am very excited for this bundle. The bonuses certainly do sound enticing, and the surprising addition of the Link’s Awakening download code is a nice addition, although fans purchasing the bundle who have already played or downloaded the game on their 3DS consoles would no doubt consider it an unnecessary addition.

But what do you think? Will you be purchasing this if you’re lucky enough to live in the UK? Do you want something like this to be available for purchase in your country? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: GAME

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  • lol

    frist :D

    • Ryan

      next time, take your time writing.

    • olo

      Srecond? Thrid?

      • Kaine Morrison



  • http://gamextc.us/ XTC

    That is awesome! Great bundle for UK! I would rather get LA than one of the Oracle games here in the US. Still awesome though.

  • Ryan

    The download code for Link’s Awakening is pretty useless unless you are buying a 3DS at the same time. Most 3DS owning Zelda fans will already have downloaded it.

    • marfur9

      i just bought 3ds for pokemon x and the new zelda game, so i havent downloaded yet… and im a huge zelda fan! :D

    • Pyrotek85

      I have a 3DS but haven’t bothered to get it, since I still have my GBC Link’s Awakening. So yeah I wouldn’t mind the code myself, but it’s not a huge deal either.

    • Demise

      True. And if you’re buying a 3DS at the same time, you’ll just get the special edition one.

  • Wing_GundamZero

    The 3DS bundle is coming state side! This is all I care about!!!! http://www.ign.com/wikis/deals/GameStop_2013

    • Albert

      impossible theres a luigies mansion dark moon limited 3ds thats unreal its fake sorry its the truth

      • Kaine Morrison

        GameStop confirmed the advert.
        Plus they are NOT happy about the leak…

  • SkywardPrincess

    This would be so much better if it wasn’t a GAME exclusive

  • Linkmanap123

    If i were to buy this i couldn’t play it on my american 3ds right/

    • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

      I was wondering this myself. So I googled it for you! ;)

      Bad news ..

      Seems they started to introduce region lock on the DS .. (Complicated stuff.)

      And then with the 3DS introduced full blown region lock, like on the stationary consoles.

      I know GBA is not region locked. But as it turns out, after the GBA one actually have to take region lock in to consideration ..

      But then again, nothing should stop you from getting a console from the UK, and playing a UK game on that console.

      Not very cost effective, though. So unless you shit money, the short answer is sadly a big fat NO! .. :(

      • Linkmanap123

        DANG YOU NINTENDO! jk i love you nintendo please don’t leave

        • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

          I somehow have gotten the idea that it has to do with the different regions of E-Shop and that kind of stuff.. But I am perhaps just being naive ..

  • Ray

    Hands shaking with jelly…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

    ” .. although fans purchasing the bundle who have already played or
    downloaded the game on their 3DS consoles would no doubt consider it an
    unnecessary addition.”

    I am getting the 3DS XL bundle if possible ..

    I got LA on my regular 3DS .. So if I get this bundle, I can also get LA on my new 3DS XL ..

    So it is not unnecessary at all! ..

    Doubt it all you want! ;p

    • Kaine Morrison

      Just do a System Transfer, then you don’t have to use your code and can then sell your code.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

        Seems you missed the point! :D

        I am keeping my Zelda 3DS as it is! .. Would not dream of doing any transfer!

        I’d rather just buy them again, if I want them on my future 3DS XL ..

        (I got the Zelda 3DS black limited edition thing, with every available-for-the-3ds-downlade Zelda game on it. I even have FSAE on it! Not MC though. But that was only given to ambassador-owners.)

        • Kaine Morrison

          I’ve got minish cap… :p
          Also, I’ve been thinking of making the Gold 3DS a Zelda only system but the bad part is that you can’t choose what to transfer and what not to…

          • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

            I mused on that myself!

            But I prefer to have the FSAE on my black Zelda 3DS .. And if something goes wrong during transfer there is no way to re download it.

            That will remain my Zelda only system, for now!

            PS: Lucky you for having MC! That does make a Zelda only system, stand out from the rest. Especially if you got FSAE on it as well! :D

            (Only reason I got a 3DS was cause of the limited download availability. I was going to wait for a 3DS XL bundle like the one we are getting now.)

            PS: I initially thought we might get a MM 3DS XL bundle, but that was long before ALBW was announced. :D

          • Kaine Morrison

            I downloaded the following:
            The Legend of Zelda
            Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
            The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
            The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
            The Legend of Zelda: Fiur Swords Anniversary Edition
            The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
            The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Video
            The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds Video
            The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
            The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

            I will also be downloading A Link between Worlds

          • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

            Awesome! :D

  • hollander

    mewtwosss awakeningggg
    genesect is much stronger than mewtwo

  • Michael Medina

    and why doesnt the U.S get this or the special edition 3DS?

    • Chris Farley

      Oh, I’m sure we will, Nintendo is probably just trying to get us hyped up for it!

    • Kaine Morrison

      We are getting the Gold 3DS!!!

  • marfur9

    im gonna order it over to norway :) just £2 in shipping :D

  • Albert

    they just shut us up with the 3ds xl i want this bundle

  • sexyaussiekirkland

    Hopefully this becomes at least a PAL exclusive because Australia tends to follow in Britain/UK’s footsteps *fingers crossed*

  • lucas

    i dont have links awakining on 3ds or any other handheld and i wanted to get it,so perfect. but on game it says it will come as an email so what does the dlc icon mean on the boxart

  • Hero of Time

    I want this in the US. NOW!!!!

  • A Link Coming Soon

    I like the box art. Then again, I like Xmas presents too (hint) ;-)

  • hollander


  • Moon Rain

    Awww… I have already played Link’s Awakening (awesome game :D) and I live in Holland, so I think I skip this one (not that I have enough money *sigh*).

  • Kaine Morrison

    Even though I’m getting the Zelda 3DS XL, I want this as well, Here’s hoping that it comes to America!

    • Hyrulehero86

      It has to come to the US! I mean why wouldn’t it right?

      • Kaine Morrison

        There are some exlusives that the USA never gets…

        • andurilsoulreap

          Please you should come to Australia

          • Shiversul

            To be fair, we’re actually getting the music box for free with the game if we preorder at EB.
            And it works out to be like 50-55 USD.

            We lucked out again.

  • http://www.controlpaddesign.com/ TheMaverickk

    Seriously we better get that music box in North America, I want it so badly. That thing is the bomb!

    • Kaine Morrison

      You know it holds the 3DS game, right?

  • CitrusArchitect

    I’d REALLY like it to come to America, but I dunno if I’d pay 80 bucks for it. Certainly 50 or 55, though.

    • sexyaussiekirkland

      Geez, in Australia 3ds games are $70 each and with an awesome bonus like that it’d be about $80-$90 for us :/

      • Jesiah Grant

        Yeah If eb games aint packaging the bonus chest like this ill be importing this instead :/

  • Ordona

    OH GODDESSES!!! *scurries off to Game*

  • rosco Stanton

    did that say dlc

  • SageOfSinging

    Dang it! I’ve already got Link’s Awakening :/

  • http://hyliabeilschmidt.deviantart.com/ HyliaBeilschmidt

    Finally a Europe exclusive!

    I’ll be in the UK around the time of release but I need to know if I can get this awesomeness without preordering? And I’m also wondering what is this music chest is.

    • Karnika

      We dont know yet!!! Thats what happened with Ganondorf figurine and we still got that so I hope NA gets it.

  • TheSegaMan

    I would love for this to come to America. I will never understand why gaming companies make collectors editions and only release them in one region. When a collectors edition is being made for a game from a popular franchise, more than just one region should get it even if there are tiny changes. Here’s hoping that they release this in America like how they did with the Wind Waker HD’s figure bundle.

  • TheSegaMan

    If it doesn’t come here, I may just import this.