Konami's Japanese special edition of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia,
consisting of the game, a soundtrack CD, and a leather book cover with a notebook, is way
awesome. It's currently only available for preorder from the Japanese Konamistyle store at a cost of 8,410 yen ($77), but the use of the English title and logo on the book cover is a very
This is just the latest piece of leather to be associated with the series -- Simon Belmont's original costume was totally
leather, as is the original form of Vampire Killer (and the version sold online) and, of course, Koji Igarashi's hat.
See also: Promotional Consideration: Behind the Boxart
Like Castlevania? We do -- to an embarrassing degree. Check out our impressions of
Order of Ecclesia from E3, settle in for a trailer, or go Behind the Boxart with a Konami graphic designer.