For some time, the contents of the WELCOME to the BLiNX WORLD! DVD has remained a mystery to the Blinx community. The only background information known about the interestingly named DVD was that it was distributed as a special good at the Commemoration Release Event. Copies are hard to come by and when it comes to Blinx merchandise, it wasn't the most sought-after item in comparison to the NTSC-J versions of the games and promotional posters.
That is, until Emmett Eon over on the Blinx Corps discord recently bought it, ripped the contents and uploaded the files to archive.org and the video to YT.
It's a worthwhile watch for any Blinx fan. I highly recommend watching the whole thing, at least for potential cursed imagery and dubbed Catherine.
After you watch it, feel free to read my time-stamped notes on the video below.
0:23 - Opening clip.
2:32 - Main showcase of Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Dubbed Catherine is a thing now. Catherine briefly explains the Time Controls.
3:35 - Slideshow of key art.
3:31 - Catherine, producer Katsunori Yamaji and test lead "super player" Utako Tanaka talk about the game.
5:26 - Shiny 3-D renders of the time crystals.
7:14 - Cursed imagery.
7:40 - Demonstration of two solutions to the first double door puzzle.
8:56 - Slidey boy.
10:04 - Renders of the Time Monsters.
11:05 - Backflips for days.
12:18 - Message from Katsunori Yamaji on the game's development.
16:00 - Game's introduction cutscene.
19:30 - Promotional clip, primarily focusing on Time Controls. Blinx appears to be doing the voiceover.
24:27 - The making of the TV commericials that aired in Japan, Christmas magazine spread and DVD cover.
24:41 - The Blinx cosplay seen at Tokyo Game Show 2002, holding one of the TS-1000s used at the Commemoration Release Event.
25:33 - High-quality boards of Blinx's "emote" renders.
25:51 - Closing slides. Features key art including some of the Blinx emotes and never seen before key art.
Below are scans of the DVD cover.
And finally, some screenshots of the key art seen in the video. Some of the artwork has been previously seen in cropped or lower resolution forms. These images can be found at TTS Key Art.
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