Tuesday, 14 April 2015

News roundup: e-Capcom share details of their Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi preorder campaign

A quick news post today as official store e-Capcom posted a major update outlining their Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi preorder campaign.

e-Capcom will be releasing special bundles they've calling the Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Limited Edition and Complete Edition, which include the game and an 'approximately life-sized' 60cm x 180cm microfiber bath towel of the buyer's favourite character.

There will be 41 different designs for the bath towel, each patterned after a different character from the series - that's almost every character playable in Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi with separate designs for Wabisuke and Sabisuke along with Akechi Mitsuhide and Tenkai. The only character missing is Tadakatsu (more on him later).


Those who preorder one of the bundles also earn the right to purchase up to 40 additional towels for ¥7,222 each before tax. Purchasing duplicates of the same towel isn't allowed, so those who dream of owning 41 matching Oichi towels will have to purchase the game multiple times instead (this is presumably to discourage people from buying to resell).

As for the other bonuses, all five previously-announced early reservation preorder weapons will be included if you order by the deadline along with the Welcome To The Wabi-Sabi Tea Party wallpaper. Here's a summary of each of the four versions e-Capcom is offering:

Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Complete Edition set
  • Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi 21 Costume Hobby Box edition of the game
  • An 'approximately life-sized' bath towel
  • Ashikaga Yoshiteru's preorder DLC weapon Rinne Genkou
  • All four early preorder bonus weapons (if preordered before 24th May)
  • The wallpaper of the game's box art (if preordered before 24th May)
  • The Welcome To The Wabi-Sabi Tea Party wallpaper (if preordered before 24th May)
This version will cost ¥17,990 (PS4) or ¥16,990 (PS3).

If you don't want the 21 DLC costume codes from the 21 Costume Hobby Box version, you can order the standard version instead and still receive the bonuses:

Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Limited Edition set
  • Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi standard edition of the game
  • An 'approximately life-sized' bath towel
  • Ashikaga Yoshiteru's preorder DLC weapon Rinne Genkou
  • All four early preorder bonus weapons (if preordered before 24th May)
  • The wallpaper of the game's box art (if preordered before 24th May)
  • The Welcome To The Wabi-Sabi Tea Party wallpaper (if preordered before 24th May)
This version will cost ¥12,990 (PS4) or ¥11,990 (PS3).

To sweeten the deal further, one lucky buyer will be randomly selected to receive a 300cm x 300cm 'extraordinary Honda Tadakatsu towel' as a bonus prize.


The special bundles will be made to order so if you want any of those towels, you will have to place a preorder. The early preorder period for the bonus weapons and wallpaper ends on 24th May and after that the bundle listings will only remain available until 5th June 2015 at 23:59 Japan time.

e-Capcom will also be selling the game without the towel, so make sure the listing you choose says it's the 'Limited' or 'Complete' edition before buying. I'll add the direct links on Friday.

Note: e-Capcom does not ship outside Japan, however it's possible to order from them using a proxy or forwarding service.

Since the preorder period commences on Friday this week, those of us in western countries can probably expect to see listings appearing elsewhere on Thursday evening. It's possible that other specialist stores will be offering their own exclusive Sengoku Basara merchandise as a preorder incentive too.

This week's Weekly Famitsu magazine will include an article about the new game

The latest preview of Thursday's issue of Weekly Famitsu has also gone online today and once again Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi is going to be highlighted in a 6-page feature. The article will include information about Sen No Rikyuu's gameplay, the Battle Roulette system and the remaining major tie-in DLC costumes.

8 comments:

  1. ...Well. Looks like it's time to start looking into forwarding services...

    I wonder if other stores will really have something that can compete with the novelty of this though. :P

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    1. It will be interesting to see! I imagine other places will only carry simple things but there's always the chance something unexpected will appear :D

      I'm going to post a few simple notes about forwarding services I've used before tomorrow* since there were a lot of people asking about them when Sengoku Basara 4 came out so if you have any good or bad experiences I'd be interested to know!

      * Assuming Capcom doesn't announce even more news and mess up my schedule.

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    2. Mmhm! Hopefully something to convince me off my warpath of buying two overpriced towels... but I neeeeed them... xD

      The forwarding service I used before was run by this one girl, and she handled everything pretty well. My only issue was with USPS itself! I can dig up the link for her site, if wanted...

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  2. I don't know what's worse - the fact I can't afford to get me 8 towels with my order or that I'm even thinking about it, lol.

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    1. Hahaha, this kind of thing reveals everyone's hidden natures :)

      I still have absolutely no idea where I'm going to be buying the game!

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  3. Lol at towels and people's enthusiastic reactions!

    I was thinking about uses for life-size character towels. Seems pretty awkward to me.
    This is basically Capcom’s socially acceptable way of selling body pillows isn’t it, heh.
    Or use the Tadakatsu one for picnics so you can alert others nearby that you're a nerd?

    Getting Nobunaga as a guest towel to see people’s reactions when they borrow the bath would be fun.

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    1. Well for someone very invested in certain characters, as I am with Kenshin and Kasuga, the idea of having a life-size version of said characters hanging around is an opportunity that seems hard to pass up. I just hope I can save up enough to warrant such a purchase. Luckily I don't really care about the bonus weapons so I can preorder at my leisure until the first week of June so I still have a little over a month, so it should be do-able!

      I'm still not sure if I'd actually use them as they're meant to be or just hang them in my room like posters.

      Nobunaga hanging in a bathroom would be horrifying for those un-initiated, lol! But I think Matabei would be even more imposing, personally... o_o

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    2. But the real question is whether you'd use the towel or just admire it from afar. I hung my little Masamune towel in my bathroom but so far, I haven't dared to dry my hands on it even once.

      Kasuga is a tempting choice for me too. Her Sengoku Basara 4 render is one of my favourites; so beautiful!

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