Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Getting Limited Edition Steelbook Versions In Europe [Update]

By Ishaan . August 28, 2014 . 3:06am

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are getting limited edition Steelbook versions in Europe, Nintendo announced this morning.


The Steelbook versions will be available starting November 28th, and will contain the games inside a Steelbook packaging. You’ll be able to grab them from the Nintendo U.K. Store or retailer GAME.



Additionally, Nintendo of Europe have also announced pre-order bonuses for the pair of games. Pre-ordering either of the two Steelbook versions from the Nintendo U.K. Store will get you a Legendary Figurine of Primal Kyogre (Sapphire) or Groudon (Ruby).


Pre-ordering the standalone version of each game from GAME will get you the figurines, too.  Alternatively, if you pre-order from ShopTo.net, you’ll get a 2D Keyring of Torchic, one of the three starter Pokémon in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


Update: More details added.

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  • Sentsuizan_93

    Man, that steelbook looks delicious~

    • Anewme…Again

      I’m not sure your stomach could digest that though XD

      • Mnoz

        You can use your Groudon to melt it, that’s why everyone should get Omega Ruby.

  • Ben Sylvia

    And all we get is a crappy poster?
    *foams at mouth*

    I miss 4th gen, we had good pre-order bonuses back then.

    • TheGioG

      Remember when effort was actually put into assembling limited editions for American shores? When you could look at an overseas buyer’s sweet LE and say “Yeah, I got me some of that too.”

      Pepperidge Farm remembers…
      America’s LE bonuses in a nutshell…

  • Erde

    Heh. They look like cigarette tins.

  • tturtlejosh

    Man Europe always gets the good stuff. I don’t understand why we don’t get the same things. I don’t want a frigging poster!!!!!!

    • Adrián Alucard

      Don’t you remember the Bravely Default figurine?

      • Egil

        Lets not speak of that godforsaken thing ok?

    • Yoshinatsu

      …don’t you ever say that again. It’s not even funny.

  • CirnoLakes

    I am going to have to import so many things.

    • Shinobikens

      I hope you have a UK 3DS then

      • Yoshinatsu

        All hail Smealum…?

      • CirnoLakes

        I do, actually.

        Actually, I have more than 10, now.

        What have I why have why what why have I…
        So many colors… I have to have all of them! My money…

        By the way, I do hope for some kind of mod to stop the region locking, so that I can play all of my games on all of my 3DS’s…

  • Zangetsu777


  • triablos

    Freaking GAME. that’s GameStop UK version, for you NA guys.

    Never bought from Nintendo directly, but it took 3 months to receive kid Icarus AR cards from Club Nintendo.

    Ugh its £40 too lol

    • Well game isn’t all that bad. They don’t charge you until your order is dispatch and their price can be pretty cool. Customer service is actually really good as well and they do pretty nifty trade-in offers at times. To be honest don’t even know the last time I went there lol

  • Is it just me or do 3DS pre-orders kinda suck? (Or maybe it’s just Australia?) I’ve got like 5 keychains and the crappy plastic Ocarina that came with OoT 3D. I’d say Nintendo in general, but I’m still using and loving my gold Wii Remote Plus from Skyward Sword.

    • So it’s Australia, huh? We get the figurine, but not the steelbook case. Figures. xD

  • I hope it will be available in France too… :(

  • I don’t get it? The steelbook cases will be available, from GAME, on the day of release?

    Edit: Just waiting for GAME to have them up and I’ll pre-order both of them. :D

  • BabyTinx1 .

    ok im really confused can someone explain. if i preorder from game do i get the steel book or not?

  • So I take it the good folks in NA will get cases made of rubies & sapphires, with a gold plated master ball along with a shiny Primal Kyogre or Groudon inside.

    • Morningstar

      Nah that will be probably be reserved for the GameFreak devs. Attempting to make something like that for the players will either ruin them financial or cause a stir like the Neptunia Re;Birth Limited edition

  • Tom_Phoenix

    A case that isn’t full of holes? That does sound pretty good! =P

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Amurrica too plz

  • Is it safe to admit that I’m, for once, legitimately jealous of Europe? Because god are those LE’s pretty.

    I assume America is just waiting to release their version of a sweet LE for this sweet nostalgic throwback?

    Right? ;w;

  • SuperSailorV

    Would be cool if those figures were actually Amiibos.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    oh wow!! I hope the states get that too…. not just a poster

  • Eder García

    come to the US plz!

  • castiyes

    I think this is compensation for the fact we get them a week later than everybody else, or has everyone forgotten that already?

    • Scarlet_Devil_Slave

      a week… I’d wait a month later if it meant I could get my hands on that steel case. Dumb Region Lock…

    • chroma816

      A week is nothing. Certainly not tragic enough to get a nice steel case.

  • Quizler

    No waaaaaay! That would look really sweet with my HGSS figures. Time to start begging for the steelbook to come to NA.

  • 하세요

    Okay I’ve never, EVER asked in any thread “come to ____ pls” but holy shit, if we don’t get an equivalent in NA I may shank somebody. Steelbook Pokemon case for my favorite generation remake?


    Man I miss the old The Office. Paper companies will never be the sa- wait, what am i talking about again?

  • Алексей Гришин

    Already preordered it.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    And Europe STILL complains they get nothing. This, the Zelda scarf, the Smash Bros 3DS. I’m done with you guys crying about Atlus when you get more Nintendo goodies.

    • persona_yuji

      Come live in Europe for a while.

    • Hello Mister Kitty

      Yet you’re usually out of luck in most European countries as Nintendo Club and all that is only available in select countries.
      It is complete bullshit.

    • Afternoon Intergalactic

      But at least we still get to play the games, unlike what happened with P4A and SMTiv for a time. I love Atlus, but I also feel for our friends in Europe!

    • Pinkemon

      No amount of preorder extras can make up for what happened with Rune factory 4. ;_; Besides, even if they ship outside of the UK I could get shafted with shipping costs anyway.

  • RedFayt

    Ahh, so cool. Hopefully US gets something like this, but it feels like EU and US releases seem to take turns as far as physical release/limited release. *crosses fingers*

  • chroma816

    Oh shit, those steel cases are magnificent. Reminds me of the steel case Emerald came in all those years ago if you preordered it from TRU. I’ll be severely disappointed if those don’t come over because GOD DAMN.

    Pic: The afforementioned Emerald steel case.

    • Morningstar

      I bet that is not a coincidence.

      • chroma816

        Oh, definitely not. It’s a nice callback, actually.

  • Yaggyu

    Europe always get the good stuff

    • artemisthemp

      Tales of Symphonia CE proves you wrong

    • Serph

      ur fkin kidding me right?

  • artemisthemp

    Happy that I have someone in UK to get me a copy

    • Kamakuma

      Same here :’o I’d have been crushed if I couldn’t get this >.<



    I want a cool LE and pre-order bonus too!

    But~. Good for EU!

  • Tenabrus

    I want these in the US

  • Oh snap, gotta collect them all. Even the small things, hehe

  • OniLink97

    If I preordered the game already from GAME online will it automatically upgrade me to the steelbook edition? That’s what GAME usually does

    • Nope, they are separate products. They’ll cost you £49.99. Best to get them from the Nintendo store – £10 cheaper.

      Edit: They are £39.99 at GAME.

      • OniLink97

        Ok thanks for letting me know. I have looked at both stores websites and I am a bit confused, GAME seem to be selling the steelbook edition without the figure, only the standard edition has the figure and the Nintendo store is selling the steelbook edition with the figure. I thought it would be the same for both sites, any idea why?

        • No problem.

          I was surprised by that too, I was planning to get both the steel cases and figurines from GAME (to gain reward points). Personally, I don’t know why. Maybe it was done to guarantee more sells for the standard at GAME since the steel cases will sell themselves.

          I’m getting both from Nintendo since they are priced the same and I get everything to boot.

          • OniLink97

            That kind of makes sense I suppose, cheers. Same here, I wanted to increase my reward points but like yourself I preordered from the Nintendo store and cancelled my GAME preorder, which made me feel a bit guilty. I have been a GAME customer for 11 years and have been through two stores as they were closed down :(.

            I am getting the Halo MC collection and the white ps4 with Destiny from them so that should make up for it haha ;)

          • You are one loyal customer. I tend bounce between retailers looking for the better deal or an exclusive I’m willing to buy.

            Those are some nice choices right there. Feel so jealous right now that you’re getting Destiny. Enjoy.

          • OniLink97

            Haha I suppose I am. I also use other retailers such as Shopto and Amazon because they have good deals but I avoid online retail if I can avoid it for games, I really like walking into shops and buying things directly. Perhaps I am old fashioned but I really enjoy going into shops and think it is a shame that retailers are suffering due to online shopping.

            Sorry about that, I played the beta on ps3 and really enjoyed it. Although I am not big first person shooter, nor am I a great multiplayer fan I loved Sci-Fi and I loved the Halos series, so Bungie making it and it being Sci-fi was enough to sell it to me.
            Thank you very much, I hope you get to play Destiny at some point :)

  • Istillduno

    Ok, clicked on this article then headed to the Nintendo store, am I right in thinking that paying via paypal means they take the money out when you order rather than on release?

    Just asking because I like to keep track of accounts and not be thinking “ah that’s paid for” only to get a bit of a suprise a couple of months down the line.

    • Bacon_n_Lettuce

      Usually if you pay through PayPal, it’s an immediate payment. I’ve never heard of PayPal delaying a payment, even if it is for a pre-order.

  • TheSegaMan

    Knowing Nintendo, who I do quite love regardless, we here in the US are probably not going to get this. But, considering that the US Pokemon Center opened up recently, its possible this could be an exclusive bundle for them here in the US as a way to gain more attention for the website. I am going to try to pre-order it from GAME just in case.

  • Codi Schumacher

    Dont care about the steel cases but the Kyogre and Goudon figures should be available in all regions not fair.

  • ‘Merca plz?

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