This article contains an update regarding the soundtrack.
So this huge box just showed up. It’s not a monolith, but a box from Sekai Project. I’ve backed Clannad English version, and this is their shipment. (1 of 2, I believe, as they are still working on one for extra side-stories, anthology comic, and such.)
Here’s my version of unboxing.
The box is big — see how it compares with Yuno.
As expected, mostly packing materials.
Here are things in the box. I actually used their digital/physical tier as a base, and then added extra things, as they had a number of add-ons. (Honestly, I needed to create an spreadsheet to figure this out!) This is not entire set, as there are some elements still in development.
- Clannad English version
- 3 Mini-shikishi’s
- Original Sound Track
- A tapestry
They’ve used one from the box art, another one from the artbook which I happened to own. The third one I don’t recognize, maybe this is new.
The game itself is in a special box,
And the back of it.
My backer number is 1424, so I guess, and my serial number of the box is 920, about 65% of people opted for boxed set? (One could argue, at 1400th being relatively early in the campaign, perhaps they are more people who are opting to physical rewards, in any case, I don’t even know if they have any significance, so it is a pure speculation.) More on the box later.
The soundtrack is identical to the Japanese release, in fact, they are KSLA-0012~14 denoting it’s same soundtrack released in 2014 in Japan. This actually makes it “what you get on the CD is not what in the game” as according to Shinji Orito, the one of the composers for Clannad, said that music for the English version is improved.
Update: 2016-10-08: They have provided digital download to physical backers, too.
Update: 2016-09-29: And then, Sekai Project is saying that they are releasing an updated version of the Soundtrack only if you have purchased a digital version, but nothing for those opted for a physical version. That’s pretty deceptive, considering such “bonus” would be applicable only to a digital version when making backing decision. Hope they will correct this problem instead of blaming Visual Art’s for it. To align with their claim, I have reached out Visual Art’s for clarification on 2016-09-27, but I have never received a response from them as of 2016-09-29.
Opening the box, the first thing I see is a guidebook, with many arts and is printed on glossy paper. The only problem I have is that it took me good 20 minutes to find my name on the Kickstarter backer list. (They are not in alphabetical order — seems very random.) But here it is, I found me…
And here’s the game disc itself. DRM-free, I think.
Under the disc, there is a arrange soundtrack Mabinogi, which is a music arrange of the original. (This one has never released outside of the inclusion with the first batch of Japanese version of the game, so this is actually fairly rare to find it now.)
Finally, a tapestry. This same art as the box.
So this concludes my unboxing. Though I already have a digital version installed on my machine. Time to fire up WINE again to play some more…