Super Rare Games has revealed its latest physical edition release, and this time fans are being treated to none other than Little Inferno from Tomorrow Corporation.
5,000 copies have been printed in total, with pre-orders set to go live on Super Rare Games' website from 7th May. There's a standard edition for £29.99 which comes with a 20-page full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker and three trading cards, or you can also get a Steelbook version for £44.99.
The whole colour scheme is just gorgeous, isn't it?
As you may well know, Little Inferno originally released on Wii U back in the day before being treated to a new release on Switch in 2017. We rather enjoyed our time with it when playing it for review, and it's nice that the Switch version includes co-op play - a feature not present in the original.
Have you played Little Inferno before? Are you tempted by this physical release? Let us know with a comment below.
Played this on my phone a few years ago and I must say that is was very boring tbh.
Yay now we get to pay way too much for this simple game that can be bought on a mobile phone for a few bucks!
Honestly, I really dislike this physical gaming "limited edition" sales deal that they have been doing with a lot of games on the Switch. I think it's nice to have a physical option but when you gotta pay a massive premium for that it's just not worth it. Feels like these companies are just trying to rip me off. It's also annoying how you gotta pre-order them or you're out of luck, making the whole thing feel kinda pointless.
A fine puzzle game. Don't skip it.
I used to love SRG in the early days, some of the stuff they came out with was brilliant. I can't help but feel now that a lot of these games aren't really worth parting £30 for... I love Little Inferno, don't get me wrong but I remember it being a cheap Wii U game when I played it.
Honestly some of these games like this, World of Goo, Toki Tori and such like just aren't worth the cash. Plus my dislike for Woodrowbeatemup Youtuber ponce who they do reveals with, put me off them in general.
@Cevil Yeah I adore this game, and thought they was going somewhere with the shopping bit to show off the steel and cards or something.
Some people collect everything somehow because it's a physical copy
It was an okay game, I didn't like it as much as the people that reviewed it though.
@hakjie11 yeah, it's fun, but pretty short... Not sure how this warrants a physical release.
I feel like they're banking on this.
This is a logical follow-up to their World of Goo release, people will feel more compelled to get this to go along with that item.
I enjoyed this game myself, but this is a strange choice for a physical release. Yeah, I'm going with what @hakjie11 said.
So... Spoiler packaging?
Yes it's an older game, but people act like anything older than 2 months is public knowledge
I played it for free ages ago, it's fun but really short. Couldn't see myself paying that much for a physical copy...
5000? There’ll be lucky to sell 500!
Seriously, there’s loads of games out there that would benefit from a physical release but this isn’t one of them.
I enjoyed this game way more than I'd believe possible from any description of it, and love(d) collecting physical games, but this is just too late. Bought it on Wii U, bought it on Switch, stopped collecting games like I used to, and hugely reduces the amount of money I spend on any video game since then. Still prefer physical, but not that much that any game I enjoyed and gets a beautiful collector's edition later on becomes an instant "must-have". Might have been impossible to resist the old urge if it were an entire collection of their four Switch games, I love their work, the music and visual art, the weird but weirdly addictive gameplay, the possibility of there being a much darker end deeper message to it all that resonates with my perspective on things,...
@OrangeSoda I thought the same. They could have gone worse (and that was a beautiful moment in the game), but it wouldn't have been as beautiful if I'd seen it already, probably...
Grid Autosport? No. Cuphead? Nah. The Touryst? Lol. Divinity Original Sin 2 then! Whatever.
Here's Little Inferno.
I’ve Literally set a calendar alarm to try and snag one of these. Brilliant game.
Just glad I waited though when it was eShop...
This is a pretty stoned game with some incredibly morbid humor. I'm somewhat surprised they're going physical with this one but okay. ^^
@Magician Yes! Great game. Great soundtrack.
However, the eShop version is sufficient for me (I now have it on Wii U and Switch).
Yuck, terrible comments from the peanut gallery per usual (with some exceptions, you know who you are).
When did it become cool to hate on stuff that isn't your bag? It takes so very little self control to wade past a post that doesn't cater to your specific tastes. Even regardless of anyone's feelings on the game: artistry is evident in the images, and that's worth respect itself.
This is meant to cater to a NICHE audience thus why only 5,000 copies are made per run (of which there is only one). I know it's the fun caper to spit in people's bean curd, but maybe submerge the flaccid ego long enough to develop some perspective.
What the heck is "Super Rare Games"?
They should have released these as a compilation with Tomorrow Corporation's other games rather than selling them individually which will (relatively speaking) cost an arm and a leg for games that usually cost only a few bucks via the eShop.
I love Little Inferno and even I'm confused on why this exists. I realize the game did well, it was one of the games people actually noticed at Wii U's launch and it got a bunch of attention from people at the time, but is there even a niche audience who wants to pay this much for Little Inferno right now?
I don't think there are that many people who care about Little Inferno as much as/more than me that are also that willing or able to spend that much money for it.
@JayJ You clearly don't understand how it works then. Physical games are expensive to make. They have to order a minimum amount (usually 2,000 for basic games and 4-5,000 for steelbooks). They only have the minimum available as they don't want extra unsold stock sitting around. It costs a lot to manufacture a physical games, thus most games are minimum $30. It also keeps the game's value up as physical collector's want their games to be as valuable as possible.
This is all thanks to digital games taking over. If you want physical you now have to pay the price for it and a lot of us collectors (myself included) are more than happy to as it also supports the developer immensely.
@Rodan2000 5,000 is the minimum they have to order to get steelbooks. The plants that make the books require a 5,000 minimum order. Any more than that and they will just sit around unsold. Trust me, these will sell out. Limited Run Games and Super Rare Games usually always sell out on their games.
@RileyR Divinity Original Sin 2 has a physical version
@RodSD64 An indie publisher like Limited Run Games. These games do become "super rare" as they manufacture in small quantities and go for 3-4x the amount on eBay after release due to scalpers.
I'll pass on this, still waiting for my World of Goo steelbook as well as a few Limited Run Games orders, but the warehouses are shut down due to Corona so nothing is shipping anyway.
Yeah super rare's line up has been pretty pants this year so far. My wallets been happy about it though!
It's not going to be big name releases which see this kind of treatment, although the games are usually well-received critically. There would be entirely no point in creating such a specific product without narrowing their audience in some way. Demand is curated by design in order to entice purchasers, especially when the quantity has a possibility of being depleted. Worst case, maybe they have a few hundred copies which need a discount to sell. Not a big deal when you're dealing with a fairly narrow investment.
I love this game. Second most relaxing game after Animal Crossing.
But who is 8bit Nate? Does this version have new content??
I love this game!
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