Limited Run Games today revealed more than 30 physical games during its LRG3 livestream. Many of these are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, so we've rounded them all up into a single post. Enjoy!
Shantae - Pre-orders open this September
You asked for it, you got it! The original GBC Shantae will be returning as a reproduction cart from @LimitedRunGames, available to preorder this September! Additionally, the game will be coming to Switch both physically and digitally!
Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut - Fall 2020
By popular demand, Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is coming to Switch and Xbox One digitally this fall! A physical Switch version of this classic action-adventure is also on the way from @LimitedRunGames!
The Mummy Demastered - 31st July
The Mummy Demastered is rising again as a physical release from @LimitedRunGames! Preorders will be available July 31st on Switch and PS4!
Xtreme Sports - October 2020
@WayForward's Xtreme Sports gets a Limited Run for GameBoy Color and Switch in October. #LRG3
Castlevania: Anniversary Collection - Fall 2020
@Konami's Castlevania: Anniversary Collection gets a Limited Run for PS4 and Switch this Fall. #LRG3 #Castlevania
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - TBD
@IntiCreatesEN's Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 gets a Limited Run for Switch and PS4. #LRG3
Mighty Gunvolt Burst - 28th August
@IntiCreatesEN's Mighty Gunvolt Burst gets a Limited Run for PS4 and Switch on Friday, August 28. #LRG3
Grandia HD Collection - 7th August
Grandia HD Collection from @GungHo_America gets a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch on August 7. #LRG3
Katana Zero - November 2020
Katana Zero from @devolverdigital gets a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch in November! #LRG3
To The Moon - Q4 2020
@XD_EN_Official's To The Moon gets a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch in Q4. #LRG3
Return of the Obra Dinn - 24th July
The critically-acclaimed Return of the Obra Dinn from the mind of @dukope gets a Limited Run for PS4 and Switch on July 24. #LRG3
Towerfall Ascension - Q3 2020
Towerfall Ascension from @MattThorson and @exok_games gets a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch in Q3 this year. #LRG3
Super Meat Boy Forever - TBD
@SuperMeatBoy Forever will be getting a Limited Run for PS4 and Switch. #LRG3
Samurai Jack Battle Through Time - TBD
@SamuraiJackGame will be getting a Limited Run for PS4 and Switch! #LRG3
Trover Saves the Universe - Q4 2020
Trover Saves the Universe by @JustinRoiland and the folks at @SquanchGames gets a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch in Q4 of this year. #LRG3
PixelJunk Eden 2 - TBD
PixelJunk Eden 2 will be getting a Limited Run for Switch! #LRG3 @PixelJunkNews
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - TBD
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling will be getting an everlasting physical edition for PS4 and Switch. #LRG3 @PaperBugDev
Demon Turf - TBD
Demon Turf from @Fabrazz will be getting a Limited Run for the Nintendo Switch! #LRG3
Note: The following physical releases are a part of LRG's distribution line, and are being sold on behalf of the publisher. These physical editions are not created by LRG and are not a part of its numbered release line.
Carrion - TBD
GRIS - TBD
MegaDimension Neptunia VII - 28th July
Observer - TBD
The friends of Ringo Ishikawa - 21st July
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - TBD
Very cool physical releases. Will probably pick up Bug Fables, Shantae, and Bloodstained.
Of course. Frick the people who support this rubbish scheme which throws any possibility of a proper release in the dumpster.
Edit: lol @ the people mad at me for calling out anti-consumer practices
Awww, yeah! Castlevania Anniversary Collection!
I'm a little bummed that they aren't bundling it on a single cartridge with the Konami Collection, but I'll takes what I can gets. Wasn't there a Contra collection released on the same day as well?
Fortunately for my long-suffering wallet, nothing else above interests me.
I'm also a little bummed that A Boy and His Blob is getting a PS4 physical release, but there's no sign of a Switch version on the way, physical or otherwise.
And about the Shantae GBC reissue, I'm curious as to whether it will be the original ROM pressed to a new cartridge or whether they will retroactively modify the ROM to acknowledge Limited Run as the new publisher (Capcom published the original release).
None of them are interesting for me. 🤔
I will wait another cute / kiddie looking indie games from LRG / SLG / SRG / Red Art Games.
You have no idea about indie games.
Not every indie games are rubbish.
Return of the Obra Dihm looks interesting. Has a cool mechanic and nice graphics. Won’t pick it up because of the M rating, (I’m not chicken, I just hate violence and gore) sadly, so I’ll just have to wait for something else.
@Anti-Matter It's not the games that are the issue, but these 'limited' publishers that create artificial low stock to price hike the hell out of it. As well as it often severely screwing everyone outside of the US with heavy postage fees.
I saw a lot of overpriced Limited Run games on Ebay.
The scalpers job....
@Anti-Matter Yeah, the become instant collector's items instead of just an ordinary release. Scalpers get rich, and the actual fans who would love to support physical get screwed one way or another.
I give props to (I think?) CrossCode for having a normal bare bones physical alongside the collector's limited run set.
@Liam_Doolan You forgot the Samurai Shodown Collection. I just ordered it from LRG a few weeks ago
I’m still waiting on the other Shantae, Streets of Rage 4 and Star Wars double pack to ship.
Taking them forever... Anyone else experiencing these delays with LRG, is it just me, or is it due to the virus?
Wait there's a Neptunia game coming to Switch? How did I miss this news?!
Awesome news! I’ll be pre-ordering both the Shantae games and Bug Fables. Love me some physical copies
@XenoShaun : I would understand your point if you were interested in collector's editions, but standard editions are usually available as open pre-orders, so there is no "low stock" there so long as those interested order a copy within the designated four-or-so week window. There's nothing stopping anybody from, hypothetically, ordering hundreds of copies of standard editions if they so choose.
Companies like Super Rare, on the other hand, only release a specific number of copies, and if you miss out, then you're screwed.
@Friendly Ya they've been quite slow this year. I ordered Xenocrisis off them earlier in the year and I'm still waiting even though the original estimated shipping date was April.
@Friendly both of my Streets of Rage 4 copies already shipped earlier this week and will be here on friday. I also ordered a few Shantae copies but they haven't shipped yet, so probably by the end of the month for those...
I’m interested mostly in the Inti Creates games + Castlevania. The rest.. not really interested.
@Friendly me too! Waiting on the same games. Pretty sure it’s due to the virus but I DID just get a LR shipping confirmation email For SOR 4 so hopefully things will start rolling along now! 😊
@Silly_G I may be getting some of the companies confused. They all sound and look the same at a casual glance.
Good on Limited Run if they do supply to demand for standard releases.
@TheAwesomeBowser I understand how you feel. I am not going to curse the mere existence of Limited Run or its customers, but...
I agree with XenoShaun and Anti-Matter. Its more the shipping cost, even without accounting for possible customs fees. I am closer to Limited Run's HQ than, say, California, or even Chicago, but I would have to pay an extra 10 USD for the privilege of delivering my game 100 km past the US border. Again, before customs charges. When the US was still stable, I was happy to cross and pick up at an American address, but now? And what about folk overseas??...
I would blame Konami and larger developers as much as Limited Run, though.
I would pick Castlevania collection and Grandia. Shantae is too overrated.
Wow! A lot of good titles!
I've only ever ordered from LRG once (Celeste), but might sign up for Castlevania and Grandia.
With how cheap SD cards are becoming, the need for me to have a physical game is becoming almost obsolete. Unless it's like the Witcher 3 and includes things like an instruction booklet or map, I'm totally ok with going digital and getting my games that way. Saves shelf space, can easily buy off the eShop and play immediately. Digital and streaming is going to wreck the reseller market in the near future, sad to say.
@COVIDberry it’s usually not just the game though. They put in extra work for manuals, maps, stickers, etc. Limited Run Games are more proper physical releases than the ones you usually find on store shelves
@theawesomebowser people keep on saying that. But upfront costs for physical games are very high, so I can see why indie games are being mainly distributed by LRG or SLG. Even PS4 games which sit on very cheap blu ray or dvd are sometimes done in this way. It shows how expensive it is when you don’t have a big publisher paying the upfront costs for you.
But yeah, the Konami games? I don’t see the need for that being handled by LRG at all. But I would blame Konami for it, not LRG.
Awesome lineup but still no sign of Final Fantasy IX, Star Ocean: First Departure R, Fast RMX, Cuphead, and Ori and the Blind Forest physical release yet.
@kingbk That would work okay but only if they manage to keep the server open for generations to come cause in limited time some of those games especially the license based games like Star Wars Episode 1: Racer and Crash Bandicoot will change hands and may likely be taken down from the server thus no longer becoming available or re-downloadable.
I want most of these games but I’m miffed that LRG tends to hike up the prices of these substantially when it comes to physical release.
Still- the titles listed are very impressive and I already own several of them on my Switch as a digital download and enjoy them immensely.
Such happy announcements indeed.
@Tasuki The Samurai Shodown: NeoGeo Collection was not exclusive to just Limited Run Games and was not announced during the livestream that's why it's not listed here. Play-Asia also distribute a standard version of the collection for cheaper the price. I didn't go with LRG on the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection cause they only have the Collector's Edition which is a tad expensive.
@Friendly LRG tend to take ages to ship these, Panzer Dragoon which was announced and pre-order open before Streets of Rage 4 but SOR4 was manufactured and arrived sooner for some reason. Heck my pre-order for Forgotten Anne which was this past February still hadn't enter manufacturing or shipping yet.
Where in the world of meat is the regular Super Meat Boy?
Wasn't expecting to see Samurai Jack on the list,i tought it would have been a proper release.
@TheAwesomeBowser Are you being serious?
Those would have never gotten "proper" physical releases.
Instead of being grateful people crap on it.
Those releases are NOT for you. Those are for collectors that want physical games.
If you can't afford it why insult it?
I ordered my first game from LRG a little while back. It was Brigandine. The original was one of my favorite PS1 games. But I was very nervous to order it, and after conversion and shipping to Canada it was a little over $90. Lets hope I dont get hit with customs fees as well. I wasn't planning on getting anymore after that price, but Im really interested in Bug Fables and was waiting to see if it would get a physical version.
@XenoShaun You don't want another videogame crash do you? Making physical copies in limited supplies after it got a digital release with these publishers is a good thing.
For one we already know if the game is good or bad cause the digital version already released therefore if there are demands for a physical version it'll likely happen. Secondly it sells for limited number which means it won't take up too many retail shelf space, and third it sell for equal or lesser than the normal MSRP of regular retail games so if you could afford the game at the time of release you're bound to get a copy.
Remember the reason why the videogame crash happen in 1983 was because of all those three points. Retailers try to sell any games and put them on store shelves regardless of quality. Customers then buy em, found the quality to be poor, and eventually return them. Then stores had to take back the bad games and try to put them in the bargain bin hoping to sell away remaining stocks. Because customers no longer believe that good games exist, sales of games dropped. No games are leaving the stores therefore no stores are accepting new copies.
With stores not accepting new games, companies that makes those games had no way of getting rid of them therefore we see warehouse full of unsold games. These games would eventually be bury when the company lose profit and force to close down due to no demand in gaming at the time. Imagine if every indie games nowadays were released like retail games having both physical and digital releases at the same time regardless of how many copies they print. You would see stores flooded with unwanted or unsold copies of games no one wanted to buy and then you'll see stores complaining they had no shelf space for every new game coming. That will eventually lead to a new videogame crash if it ever happen again.
Thankfully with digital releases that problem was solve and it save the gaming industry and the physical market as well cause now only good games had physical edition through these limited releases.
Castlevania and Grandia collection, hell yes!
@TheAwesomeBowser dude u know these dev's aren't locked into a permanent relationship with lrg right? If KONAMI didnt release this game with there billions of dollars, then they wouldn't do it at all ever
@Zuljaras Would you have said that Celeste, too, "would never have gotten" a proper physical release? Best Buy in the US would like to differ.
Official Shantae repo cart for the GBC? Yes please.
@XenoShaun I don’t think it’s a choice of a limited run release or a full release. It’s a choice between a limited run release and no physical release.
@COVIDberry I do not care about just a few selected games. Same it is for Streets of Rage 4.
This is event better because people have a choice.
As for the other games we would ahve stuck with digital only releases.
I bought from them:
1. Turok 1 and 2
3. Bloodstained Curse of the Moon
4. Divinity Original Sin 2
And there are 4 more on the way.
How would I get physical of those games if NOT for LRG?
But what happened to A Night in the Woods?
That was advertised last year and the year before, so which of the above are not actually going to make it?
Place your bets now!
Sign me up 100% for Grandia collection. I love those games.
I just ordered Ys Origin today and I'm still waiting for Panzer Dragoon Remake and Shantae and the Seven Sirens to be sent out. My wallet is taking some serious damage from LRG this year.
Did the Grandia collection evwr get patched? I heard they had numerous audio and graphical issues on release.
@retro_player_77 I'm not saying every company releasing a game should produce 1 million plus copies. I just feel in a lot of cases these limited publishers can handle things better, but it doesn't matter to them who gets the games as long as they get the money. Outside of the US these companies that enable scalpers rip us off so badly a lot of cases it is impossible to get the games at a reasonable price. We do not get them for less than usual msrp / rrp over here.
As for retail space. Brick and mortor stores are by far on the way out, and with physical releases being fewer and far between it will take a lot more to saturate the market again, let alone the saturation needing to be filled with badly made games.
That's not to say I blame the developers for choosing this route. As others pointed out in a lot of cases for them it is this or nothing. Doesn't help either that Nintendo ups the premium on their game cards. All round just seems something needs to be thought out better for the general consumer.
The supply to demand as @Silly_G mentioned before from Limited Run at least is in the right direction. The issue is mainly towards those that do just put an artificial number regardless of high or low demand.
@embison I get that, but a lot of the practices seem to be rather anti-consumer. Though as mentioned in my wall of text above its a tricky situation involving varying parties.
@Bunkerneath I would think perhaps the deal went sour when the developer team kicked the creator out over lies from a known pathalogical liar and was pushed into suicide.
Mighty Gunvolt Burst physically should've been a compilation with the first Mighty Gunvolt from 2014. A "Mighty Pack" so to speak, to go alongside the "Striker Pack".
A real shame, and missed opportunity.
Mighty Gunvolt Burst will be an insta-purchase for me, in fact I'm actually replaying it at the moment after beating Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2. Depending on how it turns out I may get Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 as well.
Castlevania Collection and Mummy Demastered as also contenders, argh too many good games!
Not again... Please people release these games in normal stores. I see a lot of really unknown visual novel japanese games and stuff like that released normally in the West. Why not these popular games too?
Konami Anniversary Collections should have been there since day one. They had their audience for sure.
I personally applause/resent the re-release of the first two Shantae games, but that's because I've had to buy them digitally (GBC first entry because the physical original version is like the most expensive game in the GBC catalog and Risky's Revenge Director's Cut because it was never physical to begin with), so now I see these re-releases as opportunities for newcomers, but I won't be double dipping.
@Silly_G I agree on the Castlevania collection! I held off on pulling the trigger digitally because I was hoping for physical.
Ill pick up Castlevania and Bug Fables for sure. I already have the first Curse of the Moon digital so I may just get the 2nd one digital to match.
We need CUPHEAD & ORI physical for Switch please!!!! Been holding off to get those physical.
@Friendly they are always slow. But I have always eventually received what I ordered. I, too, am waiting on streets of rage.
No love for Katana Zero? That’s the one I’m most pumped for.
I'm so for physical releases over digital but I just can't justify paying a 200% (being sarcastic but it still can be high) mark up for games. Especially if all I want is the game and not all the "collectors" junk.
@contractcooker Me too, I'll be getting that one for sure! Excellent game.
@Zuljaras Mr. Vampire sir, I think you've made my point for me. Choice is good - but LRG has made the choice of losing considerable business from me. For something like Blasphemous, this model makes sense today. (Not the shipping costs, I'll note, not for everyone.) Perhaps even for RealMyst.
However, I have seen Bloodstained available at retail for Switch, and Divinity as well (for PS4). Is it harder to ship an SD card - in a smaller package - than a Blu-ray disc, or something? If these are unavailable in your locality, I understand, of course, but I am still annoyed on my behalf and yours about unnecessary costs.
I mean, judging by this, Nippon Ichi should not have released old Disgaea games to retail. And as for Konami, I smell a rat - I can just imagine them releasing their Collections at retail after Limited Run's copies ship...
@TheAwesomeBowser - Someone on another forum pointed out a point in response to something like this;
Most of these games are open preorders for MONTHS. Many of those only garner roughly 5,000 units shipped/ordered. A few surpass this by only a thousand more.
Imagine trying to use that number at Walmart or Target and convince them there is money to be made sitting on hundreds of thousands of the same game til it hits clearance. Wouldn't financially fly.
@COVIDberry But why are the LRG the ones to blame?
All I see is positive from them. They give us games that would have never gotten physical release.
It is true that some games have normal releases as well but still.
Also the posting fees are fine for me because I live in Europe and to get something shipped for 17$ without any extra import fees is actually nice!
I will definitely be picking up some of these physical releases. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, and Castlevania: Anniversary Collection!🙌🏽🦇☠
Castlevania's tempting, but I've got almost all the included games separately. Maybe I can swing it alongside Bug Fables.
@RPGamer The thing is I understand some indie developers don't find retail publishers, but what LRG and others do is releasing phisically games that have been successful enough to even grant a release by normal means.
What they'll do with Shantae is great, this game is insanely expensive nowadays (near 3,000 dollars for a complete copy), but Castlevania Anniversary Collection? Really, Konami? (yes, that's on them)
Of course Castlevania Collection is coming out after I finally broke down and bought the digital version. Been eyeing Contra, but haven’t bought that yet, which explains why it isn’t coming
They should do a physical releases of
SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET,
Sword Art Online Hollow Realization,
& Gal*Gun: Double Peace Complete Edition.
Whoo, Samurai Jack! Sold!!
@RPGamer I could see being upset at indie games getting limited runs.
But something like Castlevania or Darius, which are owned by companies who could easily afford to publish the games physically by themselves if they were ever going to? I'd just as easily point fingers at the copyright owner in that case.
I would pick up some of these releases if they weren’t being released by LRG. It’s just too expensive getting them imported into the UK for what they are.
I much prefer it when I can get the games as normal via Amazon, and they’re priced accordingly. Shame they don’t open up a distribution in Europe or link in with Amazon or someone like that to sell their games through. The shipping and import fees is not worth it for indie games!
I would consider picking some of these up if I didn't always see complaints from people that LRG vastly missed delivery dates all the time.
Awesome! But I missed the Myst limited release, which was a real bummer!
Still waiting for Castlevania Adventure ReBirth to be released again.
Those Y2K illustrations from LRG are gorgeous
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