The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has different Limited Editions in Australia

by Daniel VuckovicJanuary 14, 2017

Nintendo Australia has confirmed what special and limited editions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are coming to Australia.

There’s two options, one is similar to the Master Edition in the US but it’s missing the Sheikah slate. That’s exclusive to JB and EB Games. The other is a ‘ Limited Collectable Bundle’ which Nintendo will sell on it’s own eBay page. It’s also very similar but doesn’t have the game. This means you could buy the game seperate and then if you want some fancy extras (minus a poster) you could do that.

Limited Edition – Exclusive to EB Games and JB – $189.95

– The game with an A3 poster
– The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD
– A rolled map
– Collectible coin
– Master Sword of Resurrection figure!

The other bundle is from Nintendo themselves and has following. Note there is no game here and pricing hasn’t been revealed.

The Limited Collectable Bundle

– The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD
– A rolled map
– Collectible coin
– Master Sword of Resurrection figure!

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  • January 14, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Oh, bugger off. The $190 price tag at EB was MAYBE swingable if it included the Sheikah carry case to save me buying one, but an extra hundred bucks for a tiny sword and coin prop? Nahhhh. Swing and a miss, Ninty Aus.

  • Oniji
    January 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

    So the no Shiekah Slate thing was true afterall. Damn, that is annoying.

  • PlimpyD
    January 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    This is sad. I’m fine with the pricing of the console and accessories but the pricing for this is insane. Nintendo AU strikes again.

  • HAHa
    January 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Does the Limited edition come for Wii U or is it switch only?

    • Burak H
      January 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Switch only. It seems that Nintendo are adamant to gets fans to favour the Switch version, which is fair enough from a business perspective. I’m guessing that the Limited Collectible Bundle that Nintendo will presumably be selling via their eBay store exists mainly to appease those who wish to purchase the Wii U version and do not wish to miss out on the extra goodies minus the added expense of buying a whole new console.

  • MarleH
    January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Only wanted the Shiekah Slate. Well at least Region Lock isn’t an issue anymore 🙂

  • MudNoodle
    January 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I think it was overpriced even with the Shiekah Slate, now it’s just ridiculous.

    The statue had a poor quality look to it (Sword is bent, base is hollow) and the map is nice but really only decorative, not useful to the game.
    It would be smarter and more cost effective to just to buy a different case on it’s own. Wasn’t there some Zelda themed cases leaked?

  • Redeysyndrome
    January 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I’m actually really happy to see the few comments on here aren’t too damning of Nintendo Australia or EB Games. People are acting really pathetic over this. Like it’s a life or death situation to have this Sheikah Slate. It’s unfortunate, but not worthy of the ridiculous entitlement being shown by “fans”. It’s a shame when companies, and I”m not just talking about Nintendo, are being held with knives to their throats.

    • Sean
      January 15, 2017 at 6:41 am

      People like myself are more annoyed, bot because we’re missing out, but because EB actually advertised the Master Edition for pre-order then after taking money, swapped it over to the Limited Edition without telling anyone.

      • Richard
        January 15, 2017 at 7:45 am

        I’ll live but I’m also disappointed. In the US both special editions have the slate too, with one not having the statue. I’d rather the slate than the statue personally.

        We’re also paying as much as a US Master Edition after tax.

      • Richard
        January 15, 2017 at 7:56 am

        Might add I could understand some people being very pissed due to ordering locally because they wanted all the content, and then after major US retailers had sold out EB fixed their error. I assume some people are big enough fans that they’d had placed US orders if they’d known the editions were different.

        I doubt I’d have ordered overseas, but at the time I ordered GameStop had stock.

  • Burak H
    January 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    The Sheikah Slate was the only thing that I found tempting about the Limited Edition (other than the soundtrack CD, which is always great to have), so I doubt that I’ll bite. I resisted buying the Gold Wii Remote Skyward Sword bundle (still burning about that =P), though the consolation is that I managed to grab a copy of the Limited Edition (the SKU with the soundtrack CD) at David Jones for only $5.

    I really hope that they aren’t opting for PSP style cases for the games. It would be great if I can at least display them vis-à-vis my DS and 3DS collection.

  • Mark
    January 15, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Yesterday I purchased from the EB Games Australia web site, the Switch version Zelda Breath of Fire Masters Edition (the receipt acknowledgement from EB was automatically emailed to me showing Master Edition), however this morning when I checked the EB Games website, I saw an interesting thing. When I checked the Zelda Breath of Fire Masters Edition page it looked normal, showing the Masters Edition. I browsed to another page on the EB website, and then when I went to go back to the Masters Edition page, it had changed to instead show the “Limited Edition” instead (and there was no longer any reference to “Master Edition” on the EB website at all). I then looked into my EB games account on that website, and found that my pre-order had also been changed overnight from “Zelda Breath of Fire Master Edition” to “Zelda Breath of Fire Limited Edition” , though price was unchanged at AUD$189.00. So basically what I had bought will be a different product (with less content in it to what I had purchased the day before) to what i will receive…sounds dodgy…hmm. Wonder if that may be a consumer affairs (ACCC) issue…

  • Mark
    January 15, 2017 at 7:08 am

    :-/ Brain freeze in above comment – Fire = Wild

  • An
    January 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Ebgames have sold out already.

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