[Update: Wed 25th May, 2022 19:00 BST]
The day is finally here! Eastward's physical release is available to purchase from iam8bit, with limited inventory — so if this is a game you want to get your physical mitts on, here are the links:
- Amazon — Eastward Physical Edition (includes game cartridge, box)
- iam8bit — Eastward Collector's Edition (includes game + box, Eastward board game, limited to 3,000)
- iam8bit — Eastward Vinyl Soundtrack & Board Game (2x LP, board game)
Here's some info on the board games:
- First-of-its-kind package, featuring the official Eastward Board Game for 2-4 players, designed by Erich Meyr
- Includes: Foldout Board, 15 Ingredient Cards, 10 Item Cards, 8 Miasma Cards, 4 character standees & instruction pamphlet
- The board game components can be COMBINED with the Eastward Vinyl Soundtrack/Collector's Edition, serving as an expansion. Play them separately OR together!
- Board Game illustrated by Ryan Brinkerhoff
Apparently, the two board games are separate, as the website states:
What’s even cooler is that the thematic nature of the game’s two lead characters John and Sam, inspired us to design something that wasn’t just standalone, but could also pair with the Eastward Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition as an expansion pack to the board game experience.
YES, that’s right - there are TWO board games, each entirely self-sufficient — with unique playfields, cards and characters — but together they create even more rad tabletop fun times! We encourage you to try them both out!
And here are some images:
[Original: Tue 29th Mar, 2022 16:00 BST]
The gorgeous, retro-inspired RPG Eastward will finally be making its way to where it belongs: A physical version, to sit on our nerd-shelves just like its inspirations Earthbound and The Legend of Zelda.
Publisher Chucklefish, developer Pixpil, and physical publishers Skybound Games and iam8bit have all teamed up together to create a special edition of Eastward for the Nintendo Switch, which is available to pre-order now from the iam8bit website for $34.99 / £29.99, alongside Collector's Editions and a vinyl pressing of the soundtrack.
It's also appeared at 365games in the UK for slightly under RRP:
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The regular physical edition also includes a chibi sticker pack, but it looks like it won't include a manual, which is a shame for those of us who really love retro guff (but probably for the best — our collection is too big as it is).
The game will begin shipping on May 24th 2022.
Will you be adding Eastward to your collection? Let us know in the comments!