To The Moon has no tagline, but we would like to formally propose - ten years after its initial release - that they go with "Lie Down, Try Not To Cry, Cry A Lot". It may not be original, but it's certainly a good way to describe how you'll be feeling after finishing the game.
With a soundtrack to cry for and a lovingly-made retro-inspired art style, To The Moon is a game that we gave a well-deserved 9/10 to when it came out back in 2020. Now it's getting a physical release courtesy of Limited Run Games, who make most of the indie physical releases these days, including that recent Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game one.
Along with the Standard Edition box and game, there's also a Deluxe Edition that includes a Very Big Box, a CD soundtrack, a reversible poster, lapel pins of River and Johnny (two of the important characters from the game, but we won't say why), an origami bunny keychain, and a plush of Platty the Platypus. The Standard Edition costs $29.99 and the Deluxe Edition costs $64.99. Pre-orders start on February 12th, at 10am ET, and end on Sunday, March 14th.
The sequel, Finding Paradise, is due for a Switch release this summer.
I’m just a little skeptical about it actually needing a sequel. Some things work really well on their own due to subject matter. You didn’t get The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas 2: This Time It’s Personal or The Greener Mile or The Shape of Water 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Cool, this game has intrigued me since the first trailer I saw. They announced early on that it would be getting a physical release, but it took a good while 😅 I'll be getting this one along with Scott Pilgrim. It's been a while since I've ordered from LRG, but it seems now is the time again.
I played this on the PC. I remember reading the creator talking about Pixar being an inspiration. At the time Pixar was at their creative height and I LOVED their movies! He had me after making that statement! Never got to finish it, though. My laptop died! I’ve been thinking about buying it for the Switch. Didn’t know their were sequels.
The number of short artsy games that make me want to cry, or actually make me cry, is steadily taking over the amount of normal people games on my Switch.
I guess I need to begrudgingly put this one on my wish list, too, then.
To the Moon looks like an intriguing game I’d like to experience at some point, but where is the love for Knights and Bikes?
LRG announced a physical release for that today, too, and I’m ecstatic!
Seriously cool game for us 80s kids who had to grow up. Eventually. To an extent.😜
LRG takes their time announcing releases and then actually shipping games after preorders close, but they’ve been like my favorite publishers lately!
I, too, preordered Scott Pilgrim, along with Hyper Light Drifter, Panzer Paladin, and Fight N’ Rage, and I will be all over the Knights and Bikes preorder this Friday.
How all these indies will compete with Mario, Persona 5 Strikers, and Monster Hunter I dunno, but I’ll make it work. 😅
I've been patiently waiting for this game to get a physical release! Goodness, Limited Run has certainly gotten a lot of my money over the last few years...
Was thinking the exact same thing! I think this is, like, my 10th purchase from them; don't understand the vitriol towards them as a company? They hold an open period for purchasing (without limits, or at least, reasonable ones for the scalparoos), and we wouldn't be getting such fine indies physically without them! LRG FTW...
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