This generation in particular has seen the rise of more games being released in a digital-only format, something that has more or less been a double edged sword. On one hand, this has enabled publishers to localise titles that would otherwise have been deemed too risky to release in western markets, but this also has no doubt led to many disappointed physical collectors. Enter Limited Run Games, a primarily Playstation-centric company that makes its business in distributing physical copies of digital games, obviously as a limited run. The company has been talking lately of future plans, and it seems that games for Nintendo platforms may be on the agenda.
A representative of the company was recently talking on NeoGAF about the next few games that are being considered, and had this to say:
We would love to go after things like,
The Atelier series (there are a bunch that never got physical!)
Attack On Titan
So yeah let us know if you'd legit buy these titles.
Later on the rep mentions that he or she personally would like to see Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies in hard copy. Considering that Dual Destinies never released in any sort of physical form, and Fatal Frame V only released in physical form in Europe, there's certainly a market here. Of course, it would also likely cost more money, as outlined here:
The whole thing about us going after bigger games like Fatal Frame, Yakuza, etc, is that they wouldn't be part of the LRG line. We would just be paying to be the sole distributor basically. We would have to charge more than our normal price. For example Yakuza 5 would be $45-$60 and we would have to order at least 5,000 copies, but in some cases for other games we would order up to 10,000, maybe more.
What do you think? Would you like to see Dual Destinies or Fatal Frame V as physical copies? What other games would you like to see distributed in this way? Drop us a comment in the section below.