Limited Run Games has lifted the lid on its limited Streets of Rage 4 Collector's Edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
This product will be available in limited supply (1,500 units for Switch), contains a lot of goodies, and will set you back a whopping $149.99 USD. It'll be made available later this week in two batches:
We're happy to say that the Limited Collector's Edition of Streets of Rage 4 will be available in two batches this Friday, May 1 at 10am & 6pm ET on http://limitedrungames.com
The Collector's Edition comes with premium box packaging, the game, a reversible cover, classic edition, Genesis case, poster, chicken stress ball, original soundtrack, art book, metal cartridge, steelbook, and a 7-inch statue featuring Axel and Blaze.
Limited Run also said it would allow cancellations of other Streets of Rage 4 editions for anyone who can secure a copy of the Collector's Edition. You'll need to apparently open a ticket on its support page to sort all of this out.
Since this is a Limited Edition and only available in limited quantity at 10am & 6pm on Friday, we will allow cancellations of other Streets of Rage 4 editions for those who can secure a copy of this CE (just make sure you get one first!).
Is this the Streets of Rage 4 physical release you've been waiting for? Leave a comment down below.
Too expensive. I just want a standard physical copy.
This is certainly better than the previous collector's edition (which was a box in a box in a box for a tiny Switch cartridge), but it's ridiculously expensive for an abundance of space-gobbling junk.
Would it kill them to make the soundtrack available for purchase separately?
I'm on the fence as I don't trust the publishers/developers to not patch the game (and add DLC) beyond recognition after the cartridges have been produced, which will virtually defeat the purpose of a physical edition.
I was already burned on buying two copies of West of Loathing (as they have since released a DLC pack) which I intend to sell off.
If I wind up buying any special editions in the foreseeable future, it would be LRG's Chex Quest, which is very, very tempting (the cereal box packaging is beautiful) but I can't justify spending about AU$250 on it!
@iescalie1 you got untill may 10th to secure an order for a standard copy
This is second worst collectors edition, right behind that silly Sponge Bob one. I could never waste money on such silly things.
I'd like the artbook but the rest of the stuff doesn't add up to being worth the money. This is only a $25 game.
@Silly_G that's how I feel about mario maker 2, all that cool dlc that just released but it's not tied to the physical copy which I bought months ago, so when the servers go down so does all the dlc
Agreed.. i don't care what's in it.. i just want a physical copy.. that's too much money if i'm just wanting a game physically..
I'll buy that when I get my economic stimulus check, but really I just want a physical copy and nothing more
@geni53yr7 : For what it's worth, when Nintendo prints new cartridges, they usually do so with all software updates included (but they are often out of date by the time they hit shelves). Third parties don't usually bother though. In fact, when Ubisoft released Hasbro Game Night, they included Version 1.0 of Monopoly on the cartridge even though the latest update, Version 1.4, had been available for about a year, so they had no excuse NOT to include it.
If you have a second Switch console, you can transfer software updates wirelessly, which is one way you can backup patches without hacking your console.
I disagree with all the negative comments.
I mean look at the stress chicken.
Im just over here waiting on my standard copy.
@Kirby_Girl It's to give your wife so she don't kill you.
I'm just keeping my Limited Run Bucks ready for Brigandine, which, hello NintendoLife, why aren't you covering? Brigandine needs all the coverage it can get!
@mesome713 Yeah same. Absolutely can't justify these things at the price they're always asking.
Have to pass on this. Really looking forward to this game though. Getting it digitally on Switch and the physical copy on PS4.
@mesome713 This is the kindest comment I've ever received. A wife, what a dream.
Nice but No No No
I'll give them 3 bucks for a stress chicken.
Some of y'all don't understand the actual definition of "value" and it shows. It's clearly for a certain subset of fans that are diehard.
Probably one of the better CE Limited Run has put out, but I cannot justify my budget for such a price.
At least the normal physical version will have the day one patch on it.
I actually think it's a great looking collection, especially for diehard fans of the series.
Unfortunately I'm not one of them so a standard physical release will do for me.
I'm going for the standard and normally distributed Japanese version, unless something else gets announced in Europe.
But they don't have to worry, they will sell all of the 1,500 copies anyway.
Sticking with digital; this physical edition looks a bit too pricy for its own good.
I can also score the soundtrack through other means.
Limited Run Games prices are completely absurd...
I love you Limited Run, but this is janky. Ordering a game, then trying to secure another (more expensive) version of it, and then cancel previous bought game! Life is too short to mess about like that. I'm happier without that hassle over having all that gumph.
Imagine preordering all this and then the game turning out to be trash. I am hoping for a day-one (or earlier) review from nintendolife because, if dotemu pull off a good game, without terrible frame rates or crippling input lag or some other disaster that is so common these days on switch, in spite of an art style I am not a fan of, I might just get this.
To be fair though, LRG have stated on their website that orders will be open until 7 days after the game is released digitally. You could have held of from pre-ordering. No hassle would be involved then if you did fancy the CE.
All I want is the game, and the full, original soundtrack. I want the game digitally, and would be fine with a digital download of the soundtrack, too. iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play. Any of those storefronts would be just fine.
@geni53yr7 uh a physical SMM2 copy will be pretty much dead after the servers go down
$150 for a game I get for free with GamePass
@Silly_G can’t you just backup your SD card to a PC? Or buy additional SD cards if it becomes necessary?
I might be wrong, but I thought it was only game saves that you couldn’t back up manually.
I’ll see if I can test it out at some point this week to confirm.
@Tipehtfomottob Oh yeah, don't get me wrong it's only mild criticism (not a bad word lol!) as opposed to an outright complaint lol. They are doing a fantastic job keeping physical games alive.
Already got the standard edition pre-order so I'm good.
Downloading mid nite to nite, just let me play! X x x x x.
@Ajent : The software icon must be on your Switch in order for any update data to be usable in future.
For example, I ran a test where I backed up my microSD card and deleted the icon for DOOM when the microSD card was removed from the system, and when I popped it back in, the update data was missing (in fact, it even got deleted from the card!). This can be problematic if you want to test or run an earlier version that is on the cartridge as opposed to the most recent version, just to cite one example.
You could, in theory, back up microSD data to another drive, and you can also wirelessly transfer save data to another console as I stated before, but I am not certain as to how it all works, and bafflingly, update data has been ecrypted for each console as well, which makes little sense and I don't understand why Nintendo opted to do this.
Perhaps copy/pasting the contents of the microSD is sufficient, but Nintendo have not been transparent with how data on the microSD card is managed.
@geni53yr7 @Metroidswitchpls I consider all purchases of games now, to be more like a 10 year licence to play. The only way people will be able to play switch games properly in 20 years, will be via a hacked switch with the game downloaded from a pirate site.
I've already got pre-orders for the "Classic Editions" PS4 and Switch versions. If I was to go for this I would only upgrade one of my orders.
I do feel that the price is a little too high. But I am so tempted.
Why are the switch cover arts so god awful and drab?? i'm getting the Japanese retail version.
@Silly_G Interesting... I’m going to do a bit of work on it at some point in the next few weeks since it actually has some application In what I do for a living.
To be honest, it's fantastic that LRG are to honour cancellations for those that have pre-ordered but now want the CE. They're usually very strict but I guess they kind of had to really as it was very late in the day with the CE announcement. Good on them. Me personally, I'm going to wait out on the reviews before making a decision on the physical standard edition. I loved the original trilogy back during my Megadrive/Genesis days, I'm just not yet sold on the change to a cartoonish at style. Fingers crossed it's the muts nuts.
@YANDMAN thank you for that comment. Didnt know japanese retail was an option.
Exactly. Straight to the point.
Waste of money for a bunch of useless toys.
@Ajent : I shall look forward to hearing about it should you wish to share.
Sure would be nice to have a review of the core game first
@iescalie1 yup same here these peeps want to be predators. The physical collector maniacs will lap this up because of the extra goodies. All these hurdles to get this edition, what could go wrong? 🤦♂️
@PhilKenSebben hell yeah Boi, bare Knuckle O.G. And i'm assuming that in the usual trait of far superior japanese box art, we won't be let down.
And a Waaper to boot at that....worst part only available for that day only and gone after that...
@GrailUK they're offering the cancellation option for people who didn't read when they placed their orders for the other versions. When those versions went on sale, they said this version would be coming closer to the digital release date (a date the developer hadn't announced yet). That's why I didn't order the other one because I wanted to see what was included in this version first.
@Tipehtfomottob the devs released a trailer a week or two ago revealing that you can play with the old sprites from every previous SoR. You should check it out, it looks pretty cool
Really surprised by all the hate in the comments here. I understand that these goodies aren't for everyone, but the recent Resident Evil 3 Collector's Edition was $30 more than this and came with WAAAAY less stuff (just a statue, an artbook, and a map/poster).
That Genesis case will look great on my Genesis game shelf and I can't wait to add Blaze and Axel to my Sega statue shelf along with NiGHTS, Ryo, Lan Di, Ulala, Beat, Toejam & Earl, Kiryu, and of course Sonic ^_^
@techaspike Hope my comment wasn't read with any hate.
I just checked the website. You can get just the game for 34.99. Do people think this 150$ package is the only option?
@GrailUK nah I didn't detect any hate from you in particular
A lot of other "useless garbage" or "not worth the money" comments from others though. I get that some people aren't interested in an Axel Stone statue or a metal Genesis cartridge in 2020. But to people who collect statues and retro games already, I think this is a cool collection of items that's of comparable or better value to the collector's editions we get for big AAA titles
@Quantaur right!! Or if someone wants the game and steelbook (tucked inside an oversized Genesis case) but none of the other items, they can get the mid-tier Classic Edition for $60.
LRG is really offering options for everyone at every price point, so I'm not sure why people are being so negative about this release
You know, didn't think about it till now, but seeing that statue made me realise that Blaze seems to have aged by about 5 years but Axel seems to be pressing 50. From the old box art there was definitely no more than 8 years between them, if that. Blaze looks about 32 tops, though. Don't know why but it is a niggle.
I really wished companies would reflect things like taxes on top of the shipping and handling.
In other words, the full price is like $184.
@Jayofmaya I think that's just a thing with media in general. Men can get old but leading ladies have to keep up appearances.
According to the SoR1 character select screen, he's only one year older then her. He's 22 and she's 21 (Adam is 23).
SoR2 takes place one year later. I don't think it's clear how much later SoR3 takes place. If we estimate maybe 5 years max, then add the 10 year gap to get to SoR4:
Axel would be 38
Blaze would be 37
Maybe dude just let himself go while she kept working out
@techaspike Very true. I think they wanted an older look for him but at the expense of realism haha
I haven't booted up the original in some time! Thanks for the info.
Yeah, or maybe he wanted to go for wise old granpa Axel look xD
@Jayofmaya haha that's probably true. Cuz now that I'm thinking of it, Adam is a year older then him but still looks pretty good in this new game
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