Publisher Annapurna Interactive has revealed that Sayonara Wild Hearts is set to receive its very own retail edition on Nintendo Switch next month.
It was originally treated to a limited run physical release in North America earlier in the year, but this time around it'll be released worldwide in stores. Boxed copies of the game will retail for €34.99 / £34.99 on Switch, slightly more expensive than its PS4 counterpart, and pre-orders have already started to appear on UK sites like GAME.
This new physical edition will include one of six exclusive character logo decals, and while it's considerably more expensive than the digital version, we imagine fans of the game will still want to pick this up. If you haven't played it already, here's why you absolutely should:
Sayonara Wild Hearts is the video game equivalent of Prince: it’s extremely short and its journey maybe ends a little sooner than you’d hoped, but it packs so many varied and beautiful ideas into its brief life and masters so many different styles that even though there’s a real disappointment it’s over so quickly, what it did give you will remain with you for an extremely long time. A true creative masterpiece.
Make sure to keep an eye out if you're wanting to add this one to your collection. The physical version launches on 29th September.
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Finished this last month. Gold on everything except Yolo Arcade mode. Best music game IMO. Great 80's style pop music (if that is the correct way of describing it).
I still have not bought this despite knowing that I will love it. The price is a little high, and that is not even considering the physical. But then again, I try not to put to much thought in price/time, since I believe the art of the game creates the value.
I was curious about it when it was announced and became particularly interested once everyone started to rave about it. Eventually gave it a go myself but it just didn't really click for me. I thought it was a mostly decent game but nothing really that special or memorable.
pre-ordered mine a few days ago, this game is simply amazing, and I was gutted to miss out on the previous limited physical. We'll probably get this one before them
Once more the digital early adopters get kicked in the teeth....
... dat rrp! Even if I don't shop around (i.e. buy from SA eshop) and pay the £10.99 UK price, the disparity in prices is fairly eye-watering - not far off 250%. I'm all about physical where possible, but a decal does not ease the pain here for such a short game.
@dugan if u have an Apple device, it's just $5 a month for Apple Arcade with the first month free. So yeah, I will eventually get it on there.
Yeah, another reason I will not be buying indies on the eShop anymore. I’ll put it on the wishlist instead and will wait and see whether there will be a physical release later.
My backlog is big enough as it is anyway.
These physical releases, I get it, it's a collectors item type of thing. But does paying 3x as much as when the game came out to have a box and cart really make sense?
interesting....but do I buy or just download it?
I love this game. Even though it has a higher price, it is totally worth it. I never liked rhythm games until I played this one. One of my favorite genres now. It feels really rewarding the more you play and master each level.
I recently re-downloaded onto my switch and there was an update. It feels completely different now. There are parts that have been sped up, others slowed down, and they cut some of the content. Some of the cuts make it feel a bit choppier. The updates made it slightly easier too. It is good that a developer updates a game based on player feed back, but I do not know if I like the update. The game feels different. I wish there was an option to switch to the original version. If you haven't played it before, you would not know the difference though. The sound track is still amazing.
Started playing Thumper and Runner 3 after Wild Hearts. Any other rhythm game recommendations?
@gcunit I can never understand this attitude. How is this "kicking you in the teeth"? You played the game and paid less for it. Where is the kick here?
It's not like anyone lied to you. There was never any guarantee that this would have a physical release after the one limited release it already had. But the possibility existed - and lo and behold, the game made money and got great reviews and now there is one. It doesn't change the fact that you already own this game.
If you buy an indie band's digital album after hearing them on local radio, and later on they get signed to a major label and release a professionally produced album, is that also "kicking you in the teeth"? Literally no one in the music scene feels that way. But gamers say this stuff all the time. I don't get it.
I bought the digital, too, and yes, I would have prefered physical for such a beautiful game. But nobody was deceiving me. I knew all along that there was a chance of a retail edition further down the road. Didn't want to wait and see, because I wanted to play the game - and it was dirt cheap, too. I feel like I got a lot more than my money's worth.
@jimtendog I'm not even from the UK and I often buy my games on base.com. They have a great variety of games that I often can't find anywhere else, and the prices are mostly among the lowest, shipping included.
@jimtendog Why don't you like giving money to GAME?
In this specific case, I compare it to buying some sort of music collection album with a very intriguing interactive side to it. So I CAN justify the price, I just don't know if I'm willing to pay it.
For me, it was love at first sight with this game's music and visuals. I preordered the Limited Run Games standard physical edition as soon as it was announced, but couldn't wait that long to play it and double-dipped on the digital version of the game.
It was an intense rush to play through the game, but it didn't hold me for repeated playthroughs afterwards. Trying to memorize movement patterns to achieve gold stars just wasn't enticement enough for me when there are so many great games out there right now!
Still, I don't regret the purchases and will return to this game for more neon pop feels whenever the mood strikes again!
@jimtendog Ah okay, I thought that might be why. I never liked them much either for the same reasons. But I've come to appreciate them a bit more in recent years as pretty much the only remaining (new) games presence on the high street. I still miss HMV and Virgin Megastores! (I know there's still a few HMV's dotted around but it's not what it was)
This game really tugged at my heartstrings in a way I wasn't expecting. I've already spent a chunk of money for the soundtrack on vinyl, so I'm gonna have to let this one pass.
For anyone who may have sensitivity to light/flashing colors, please look at a walkthrough on YouTube to see if you may be able to handle it before ordering.
@Desrever I still listen to some of the tracks on YouTube. Wish mainstream music was more like this - world would be more cheerful.
Great game though a bit hard to recommend for that price as the campaign is like 1 hour long. Still a game worth playing through
Apologies if this recommendation is no good for you, but... if you have a 3DS... Elite Beat Agents is just amazing, I think. Great fun, challenging, and so addictive. I don't really like rhythm action games too much, overall, but I played that one for hours and hours on end.
@Ooyah I remember when that game came out, but I never got a 3DS. Thought about picking one up. Missed my chance with the mario kart bundle walmart had at the beginning of Summer. Elite Beat Agents is definitely on my radar. One of these days I will eventually get a 3DS.
This game is so good I would like if it ran at 30fps. Maybe even 25!
Am I going to triple-dip on this? Heck yeah.
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