Limited Run Games has announced that it has launched a book publishing imprint called 'Press Run', which aims to bring gaming related books to the masses, including retrospectives, encyclopedias, and more.
Led by gaming experts Jeremy Parish (1Up Network, USgamer, IGN, Retronauts) and Jared Petty (IGN, Kinda Funny, Electronic Arts), Press Run will look to launch at least one book per month, starting today with SNES Works: 1991 and Virtual Boy Works from Jeremy Parish, alongside The History of Sunsoft: Volume 1 from Stefan Gancer. Future releases include NES Works: 1987 from Jeremy Parish and PlayStation: A Retrospective from the GameSpite Crew.
Here's a look at what Limited Run Games has planned with its Press Run imprint:
Limited Run: The Complete Run Vol. I - 2015-16
Paperback ($24.99) and Hardcover ($54.99) – Available now
The first volume in an ongoing series that will be an essential companion for game collectors and Limited Run Games fans alike. The Complete Run offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s growing catalog from the very beginning, with full-color packaging photography and scans, extensive text overviews, screenshots, and checklists of everything produced and sold by Limited Run Games.
NES Works 1987
Collector’s Edition, Paperback ($34.99), Hardcover ($39.99) – Available Nov. 2022
A massive look at every game that shipped for Nintendo’s 8-bit console in its breakout year, 1987. Everything you could ever want to know about timeless masterpieces like The Legend of Zelda, Punch-Out!!, and Castlevania, as well as more esoteric titles like Arkanoid and Sqoon. The definitive book on this essential slice of video game history!
Virtual Boy Works
Paperback ($29.99) and Hardcover ($34.99) – Available Sept. 29
A revised second edition of our comprehensive Virtual Boy retrospective. Contains in-depth timelines, retrospectives, and photography of every game published in the U.S. and Japan for Nintendo’s least popular (but arguably most fascinating!) system.
The History of Sunsoft Vol. I by Stefan Gancer
Paperback ($19.99) and Hardcover ($34.99) – Available Sept. 29
An exhaustively researched exploration of the history of one of gaming’s true creative powerhouses, Japanese publisher Sunsoft. From its origins as a textile company to its breakout titles for arcades and NES, The History of Sunsoft is supported by extensive interviews and first-hand accounts by the people behind the company!
PlayStation: A Retrospective
Paperback ($24.99) – Available Oct. 2022
Back in print! This massive 400-plus book is packed with essays, commentary, and history, all centered on Sony’s first-ever console: The original PlayStation. Previously available only as a print-on-demand title and long out of circulation, this edition combines high-quality full-color printing with a budget-friendly price for the first time.
All books will, of course, be available to order from the official Limited Run Games website.
Do any of these books tickle your fancy? Share your thoughts on Press Run in the comments below!