How do you get people in Japan to buy the American-flavoured 3DS action game Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice? Simple – just chuck in a whole heap of gorgeous-looking, limited edition merchandise!
‘Sonic Toon‘, as Boom is known in the land of the rising sun, has been a bit of a hard sell to local punters. So, in a bid to drum up sales of Fire & Ice, which launches today in Japan, and to celebrate Sonic’s 25th Anniversary, SEGA cheekily took pre-orders for a Special Edition package that includes a range of rare knick-knacks.
And boy, do they look nice.
The set comes with a snazzy-looking mug, a set of adorable plastic stand-up figures featuring a number of Sonic poses, and a 25th Anniversary crystal cube with an LED base that makes the 3D-etched Sonic model within glow in an array of colours.
Oh, and it comes with the game as well.
Take a look at the pictures here, taken by none other than ‘Sonic’s father’, Yuji Naka. Some of the staff here at TSS were able to buy a Special Edition set on pre-order and are awaiting them to arrive from Japan, but we dream of a time when things like this could be made available to Western fans as well. Dammit Japan, stop being so awesome!
Photos: Yuji Naka (Facebook)