Depending on where they pick the game up from, Japanese gamers get a bunch of different phone cards along with their copies of Umineko no Naku Koro ni on the PlayStation 3, if they pre-ordered the game.
Alchemist and 07th Expansion are also working with other parties to produce items like a variety of racy pillow cases to promote the game. Let’s take a look at what different retailers are offering:
Amazon gets a pair of ballpoint pens in a neat case and an Ushiromiya family letter set.
Ami Ami gets a phonecard. Note that all phone card images are samples only, and that the final design could be different.
Geo gets money clips, although we assume they probably look less cool without a picture of Battler on Japan’s actual money bills.
Gamers is offering a limited edition set of the game for 9,849 yen. It comes with a phone card (left) and a pillow case (right).
Popular retail outlet, Sofmap, are getting a phone card and set of bookmarks.
This has got to be the coolest of the bunch. Happinet online gets an Umineko-themed Shogi set.
A racy but tasteful phone card.
Another risqué phone card.
Yet another phone card.
Here’s something new for a change. B2-sized Tapestry!
And finally, pillow cases at Animate, featuring Beatrice. This is a limited edition that comes for 11,004 yen.