Tale of the Last Promise Has Promising Purchase Goodies


Tale of the Last Promise’s release isn’t far off (April 28th), and it looks like Imageepoch know exactly how they want to promote their first self-published game — with sultry phone cards, naturally.


You probably know how this works by now. Different retailers get different bonus goodies to give alongside a copy of the game. Depending on the kind of store you’re buying from, you’ll either get something that looks cool, sexy or genuinely useful. Let’s take a look:


Animate (left) and AmiAmi (middle) and Magical Garden (right) are giving out hand-drawn library cards. These will be available in limited quantities, so people that want them will have to buy the game early.


Meanwhile, Girls Game Shop Messe are going with a “cool male character” look on their library card with a picture of Jayro. Putting their own spin on things are Sofmap  (middle) and Famitsu (right) with telecards.


Seagull and Messe Sano are offering telecards as well.


As always, Wonder Goo are in on the action as well, and they’re giving away an A3-size desk mat.


The biggest (literally) bonus comes Gamers, who are offering life-sized tapestry and phone cards (above). Meanwhile, COMG! have an original bromide, picture below:



Other outlets like Theta Comm Road and Media Land have goodies to give away as well, although these don’t have sample images yet.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.