No wide-screen option, unfortunately. At the time of starting development, the AGS engine didn't support these kinds of resolutions. However, we have very cool parallax scrolling foregrounds in nearly every game screen for this title. This really adds a lot to the magical atmosphere and setting. Take a look at Shadow of the Beast
on the Amiga to get a rough idea of the effect I'm referring to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnHY7qUPPro
Instead of looking at static, flat, and unchanging 2D backgrounds in each screen, this gives them the element of illusion and 3D depth. It's something that I don't think has been tried in an Adventure/RPG game before.
As for the cost of the Limited Edition, I'm sorry to say that we don't have any accurate ideas at this stage. We really wanted to get the pricing confirmed before we put up the Mage's Initiation promo page for the game, but doing so, we would have delayed the opportunity to cross-promote/announce the game to coincide with King's Quest III's release. We want all of these items to be high-quality, custom-cut collectibles that don't skimp on the details. Anybody who owns a copy of Eriq's QFG2 poster knows how much effort he went to get them printed in cinema stock at Paragraphics and shipped in tubes to prevent them from being creased. We want to put the same amount of attention and care into the Mage's collectibles and make them high quality, but not so expensive that nobody will be able to afford a Limited Edition copy of the game. Oh yeah, and the packaging design will be very nice, too.
All of these factors mean that we still need to source the best prices for everything. We'll keep pre-orderers up-to-date on all this via mailouts, though. We'll announce the Limted Edition price and show images of the collectibles well before the game starts selling, so that people will have time to save for it.
You can also request removal from the pre-order list at any time.