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Title: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 17, 2016, 10:55:33 PM
This is the official thread for U.S. or U.S. compatible, physical releases of games that are primarily digitally distributed.  Here is the criteria for this forum:

1. A relatively small physical print run.  These are usually only available at one or a few retailers.  In many cases, the physical version is only available in one or two regions (often Europe or Asia) but have translated menu options.  A few publishers such as Soedesco, Rising Star, and Nighthawk Interactive are specializing in these, but copies can still be tough to track down as the release channels are limited and they don't get much press.

2. A game that *seems* to not be widely known (unless you dwell in forums such as this ;)  ).  For example, No Man's Sky may be primarily digital but the physical version is very well advertised and mostly available, so it wouldn't fit in this list.  The point of this thread is alerting gamers of lesser known physical variants, especially ones that are released much later than their digital releases.

3. Of course this can be a loose and subjective set of criteria, but the idea is that we're not looking for a game that has a stack of copies at your local GameStop or Walmart.  We're looking for that game that you'd find one of, pick up, and say, "I had no idea this had a physical copy."  Except, many on this list would never appear at a big retailer at all, and if they do, it really is only one or two copies.

This is an experiment, and will take some practice to get right, so feel free to add games, suggestions, and anything constructive.  I'll be editing the first page as we go.  Imports were found at Play-Asia unless otherwise noted, Soedesco games are often only found at Amazon for us in the U.S.

Limited Run Games aren't listed due to their extreme unavailability, although if folks want we can post those separately.

7 Days to Die (PS4, XB1)
Absolute: Supercars (PS3) (PAL import)
Abzu (PS4, XB1)
Adam's Venture Chronicles (PS3) (PAL import)
Adam's Venture Origins (PS4)
Alien Breed Trilogy (360 import is region locked, the PS3 import version is not.)
Alienation (PS4) (Asia import)
Among the Sleep (PS4) (Soedesco)
Anima: Gate of Memories (PS4) - physical in Europe and Australia (also comes with some nice extras).
Ape Escape for PlayStation Move (PS3) (PAL import)
Aragami (PS4) (US release, PAL import)
Armikrog (PC) (Kickstarter exclusive)
Assault Suit Leynos (PS4) (Asia import, but also US disc version through GameStop)
Asterisk War: Houka Kenran/Phoenix Festa (Vita) (Asia import)
Atelier Escha & Tology Plus (Vita) - U.S. Limited Edition comes with a physical copy.
Atrapa la Bandera (PS4) Only released in Spain.
Awesomenauts (PS4) (Soedesco) PC (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Axiom Verge (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Azure Striker Gunvolt Pack (3DS)
Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1 (PS3)
Big Buck Hunter Arcade (PS4)
BioHazard Chronicles HD (Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection) (PS3) (Japanese import)
Birthdays The Beginning (PS4)
Bit.Trip Complete (Wii) (First six Bit.Trip games in series)
Bit.Trip Saga (3DS) (First six Bit.Trip games in series)
BloodBath (PS3) (PAL import)
Brothers (PS4, XB1)
Brunswick Pro Bowling (XB1) (unconfirmed?)
Caladrius Blaze (import PS3 and PS4)
Capcom Digital Collection (360)
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (PS3, PAL import) (point n click)
Chaos Rings Collection (Vita) (Asia import) (3rd game is just a code limited to Asian PSN)
Chariot Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop version)
Chaves (Wii) - Limited distribution in Brazil (variant of Chavo)
Chaves Kart (X360/PS3) - Limited distribution in Brazil (variant of El Chavo)
Chavo (Wii) - Limited distribution in Mexico
Child of Light (Vita)
Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (Vita) (Asia import)
Class of Heroes 2G (PS3, PSP) (pre-order only)
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload (PS4)
Darius 30th Anniversary Edition (PS4) (includes only original Darius, arcade version, on disc. Also 7 soundtrack discs, Interview Booklet and Super Play Blu-ray Disc)
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune (PS4) - Asian region, multilanguage (incl. English)
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Venus (Vita) - Asian region, multilanguage (incl. English)
Dead Rising HD (PS4, XB1)
Dead Rising 2 HD (PS4, XB1)
Deadlight: Directors Cut (PAL import)
Deponia (PS4)
Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival (PS4) (Released in PAL regions only.)
DJMaxx Technika Tune (Vita) (available exclusively via the developer's website?)
Dokuro (Vita) (Asia import)
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviors (Vita) (Japan import)(PS4 Physical release announced)
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today (PS4) (Europe physical only)
Deathsmiles II X (X360) - Physical only in Japan
Deception IV: Nightmare Princess (Vita) (Asia, U.S. only has Blood Ties release)
Deemo: The Last Recital (Vita) - Asian region only rhythm game, supports multiple languages incl. English
Deponia (PS4)
Dex (import, PS4)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Vita) (import)
Dreamcast Collection (360)
DUCATI 90th Anniversary (PS4, XB1) limited physical release in Italy, it is only available at Gamestop stores in that country.
Ducktales Remastered (PS4, Wii U, XB1)
Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary (PS4, XB1) (US physical is exclusive through Gamestop)
Dungeons II (PS4)
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (PS3) (Japanese import) (no text translation)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3) (PAL import)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Vita) (Asia import)
Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3) (PAL import)
Earth's Dawn (PS4) (US Release, and PAL import)
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PS4, XB1) (so far Europe physical only)
El Chavo Kart (X360/PS3) - Limited distribution in Mexico
The Escapists (PS4, XB1) (PAL import)
Ether One (PS4) (Soedesco)
Eye of Judgement: Legends (PSP) (PAL import)
Fast Racing Neo (PAL physical release, but only works on PAL machines)
Fat Princess Adventures (PS4) (Asia import with English subs)
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (PS4) (Vita)
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster (PS Vita) - Physical in asia only (X and X-2 were sold separately in asian countries, US only has X and X-2 as a DL code)
Firewatch (PS4,) (Limited Run Games)
Flockers (PS4) (PAL import)
Forestry 2017: The Simulation (PS4) (Xbox One) (Europe Physical only)
Geometry Wars 3 (PS4, XB1)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (PS4, Wii U) (Soedesco)
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal (PS4) (PAL physical only)
Golf Club (PS4, XB1)
Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Gundam Breaker 3 (Vita, PS4) (Asia import)
Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls Collection (PS4) (PAL import)
Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition (PS4)
Hotline Miami: Collected Edition (Vita) (Asia import) (Second game is just a code limited to Asian PSN)
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (Vita)
Hustle Kings VR (PSVR) (European and Australian physical release) (VR optional)
inFamous: First Light (PAL import)
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PS3) (PAL import)
Jackbox Party Pack (PS4)
Jotun Valhalla Edition Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Journey Collector's Edition (includes Journey, Flow, and Flower) (PS3, PS4 is PAL exclusive)
Killer Instinct Season One (XB1)
Killer Instinct Definitive Edition (XB1)
Killing Floor 2 (PS4) (Gamestop exclusive physical in Region 1, Asia import has subtitles)
Kick-Ass 2 (PS3) (PAL import)
King's Quest Complete Collection (PS4, XB1, PS3, X360) modern game with Episodes 1-4 on disc, 5 and Epilogue as download)
Konami Classics Vol. 1 (360) (includes Super Contra [Arcade ver.], Frogger, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
Konami Classics Vol. 2 (360) (includes Contra, Rush N Attack, and Track & Field [all Arcade ver.])
Kromaia Omega (PS4)
The Last Tinker: City of Colors (PS4) (Soedesco)
Lara Croft Temple of Osiris (PS4) (PAL import)
Life Is Strange (PS4, XB1)
Lumo (PS4) (Vita is PAL import inly)
Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! Meikai Katsugeki Wide-Han aka Mamorukun Curse! (PS3) (Japanese import)
Marvel Pinball: Epic Collection Vol. 1 (PS4, XB1)
Mass Effect (PS3) - Physical only available as part of the Mass Effect Trilogy collection
MLB The Game 15 (PS Vita) - Physical in Korea
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Force (Vita) (Asia import)
Moe Chronicle (PS Vita) - Physical version in asian territories, not released in any format in the west due to adult content
Monkey Island Special Edition Collection (PS3) classic point n click) (PAL import)
Monster Jam: Crush It (PS4)
Moto Racer 4 (PS4 with VR support) (Xbox One) (PAL import only, doesn't even show up in Region 1 PSN thus far)
Motorcycle Club (PS4)
Move Fitness (PS3) (PAL import)
Move Mind Benders (PS3) (PAL import) (includes Move versions of Lemmings, Echochrome II, and Tumble)
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4) (Soedesco)
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade (360) (includes previously DL only Galaga Legions and Pac-Man CE)
Nuclear Throne Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Vita) (Limited Run release)
Of Orcs and Men (PS3, 360, PC) (PAL import)
OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition (PS4)
Okami Zekkeihan (PS3) (Japanese import)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 1 (PS3) (PAL import)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) (PAL import)
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (Vita) (Asia import)
Overcooked! (PS4, XB1)
Owlboy (PC)
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 + Arcade Game Series (PS4, XB1) (Includes title game plus arcade versions of Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaga.)
Pain (PS3) (PAL import)
Pinball Arcade Season 1 (PS4)
Pinball Arcade Season 2 (PS4) (PAL import)
Pineview Drive (PS4) (PAL import)
PixelJunk 3in1 Pack (PS3) (Asia import)
PopCap Arcade Vol 1 (360) (includes Bejeweled 2, Astro Pop, Feeding Frenzy, and Zuma)
PopCap Arcade Vol 2 (360) (includes Peggle, Feeding Frenzy 2, and Heavy Weapon)
Prison Architect (PS4, XB1)
Professional Farmer 2017 (Xbox One) (Europe physical only)
Punch Club Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Pure Chess (PS4)
Pure Pool (PS4)
Qubed (360) (includes Every Extend Extra Extreme, Lumines Live!, and Rez HD)
Rain (Lost in the) (PS3) (Japanese import)
Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty (PS3) (PAL import)
Record of Agarest War (import title is Agarest Generations of War) (PS3) (PAL import)
Republique (PS4)
Resident Evil 4 (X360) - Physical only in Asia
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (PS Vita) - Physical in Asia only
Resident Evil Umbrella Corps (PS4) (Asia import with English option)
Retro City Rampage DX (PS4, Vita, PC 3.5 disc)
Reus (PS4) (XB1)
Rez Infinite (PS4) (exclusive to Iam8bit store)
River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS, import)
Rocket League (PS4, XB1)
Rogue Legacy Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Root Letter (PS4, Vita) (visual novel)
Rugby League Live 3 (PS4) Released in PAL regions only
Runbow (3DS, Wii U)
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (PS3) (PAL import)
Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle (PS3) (PAL import)
Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul (Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco Alma De Soldados (Mexico) / Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Alma dos Soldados (Brazil) (PS4): Only NTSC releases of Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul. Not released in US/Canada.
Samurai Warriors 4-II (Vita) (Asia import)
SD Gundam Generation Genesis (Vita, PS4)
Serious Sam Collection (360)
Shadow of the Beast (PS4) (Asia import)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS)
Shantae: Half Genie Hero (PS4, Vita, Wii U)
Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) (PAL Import)
The Silver Case (PC through Limited Run, PS4 CE through NISA Store, limited normal release)
Siren: Blood Curse (PS3) (PAL import)
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS4, Vita) (Limited Run edition in US, also Asia import)
Slain: Back From Hell (Europe physical disc)
Soldner X-2: Final Prototype (Vita) - US version by LRG, Asian import (English language) is a Play-Asia exclusive in 2017
Song of the Deep (PS4, XB1, PC) (supposedly GameStop Exclusive)
Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita) (Asia import)
Space Hulk (PS Vita/PS3) (only Europe physical confirmed)
Space Hulk Ascension (PS3) (only Europe physical confirmed)
Steamworld Collection (PS4, Wii U)
Steins;Gate (PS3, Vita) (Visual Novel) (seems U.S. was exclusive through Amazon and/or few retailers)
Steins;Gate 0 (PS4, Vita) (Visual Novel) (seems U.S. was exclusive through Amazon and/or few retailers)
Stern Pinball Arcade (PS4, XB1)
Strider (2014 ver.) (PS3) (Japanese import)
Stories: The Path of Destinies Collector's Edition (PC) (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, XB1)
Summon Night 5 (PSP)
Super Dungeon Bros. (PS4, XB1)
Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS4) (Asia import with English translation)
Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSVR) (European and Australian physical release) (VR is optional)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Vita) (Asia import)
Syberia 3 (PS4) (Europe physical only)
Syberia Collection (PS3) (classic point n click) (seems U.S. was exclusive through Amazon and/or few retailers)
Tadeo Jones (PS Vita) - Spain only.  Based on a Spanish short film, playable in Spanish and English
Teslagrad (PS3, PS4) (Soedesco)
Thomas Was Alone (Limited Run)(Vita, PS4) PC (Indiebox and Gamestop versions)
Toki Tori 2 Plus (PS4) (Soedesco)
Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (PS4)
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4)
Toro (PS4) (Only physically released in Spain)
Tower of Guns (PS3, PS4, XB1) (PAL imports)
Toy Soldiers War Chest: Hall of Fame Edition (PS4, XB1)
Triple Pack (360) (includes Trials HD, Limbo, and 'Splosion Man)
Tumblestone (PS4, XB1, Wii U)
Ubisoft Xbox Live Hits Collection (360) (PAL import region free) (includes Beyond Good and Evil HD, From Dust, and Outland)
Under Defeat (PS3)
Valentino Rossi: The Game (PS4, XB1)
Vampire Resurrection (PS3) (Japanese import)  (ports of arcade classics Vampire Hunter and Vampire Savior)
Warhammer 40,000 Deathwatch (PS4) (So far, looks to be Europe physical only)
Warriors Orochi 3 (PS3) (PAL import)
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Part 1 and 2 (360)
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Complete Experience (PS3) (includes Blu-Ray of movie)
Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3) (PAL import)
Wild Guns: Reloaded (PS4)
Wii Sports Club (Wii U)
WipEout HD Fury (PS3) (import PAL and Korean) (includes all content and updates)
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars (PS3) (PAL import)
Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest (PS4) (PAL physical only)
Worms: Battlegrounds (PS4, XB1) (PAL import)
Worms: The Revolution Collection (PS3) (includes all content for Worms: Revolution and Worms 2: Armageddon
Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disk (360) (includes Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor, Pac-Man CE, and UNO)
Xbox Live Arcade Game Pack (360) (includes Lumines Live!, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, and Bomberman Live)
Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 (360) (includes Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Hardwood Backgammon, Outpost Kaloki X, Texas Hold'em, and Wik: The Fable of Souls)
Yasai Ninja (PS4) (PAL import)
Yesterday Origins (PS4) (PAL import)
Yomawari: A Night ALone + htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diaries (Vita) (both games on the same card)
Zenith (PS4) (PAL import)
Ziggurat (PS4, XB1) (Soedesco)
Zombie Army Trilogy (PS4, XB1)
Zombie Vikings: Ragnarok Edition (PS4)

Non-games:

Netflix boot-up disc (Wii)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: techwizard on August 17, 2016, 11:18:31 PM
Child of Light (Vita)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 17, 2016, 11:33:34 PM
Good catch!  Got that one too.  Need to look through my Vita games.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on August 17, 2016, 11:37:07 PM
Does Ducktales Remastered count? Also Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be out soon. Also Shovel Knight. Also also Axiom Verge and Armikrog got very limited physical releases.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 17, 2016, 11:44:50 PM
I know of Half-Genie, is Pirate's Curse getting a physical release?  I know that Axiom Verge got an Indiebox release, is that the only one?  And what platforms did Armikrog get a physical?  I think Ducktales and Shovel Knight had decent print runs, but I'll add them.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 17, 2016, 11:48:12 PM
And thanks, BTW. :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on August 17, 2016, 11:56:30 PM
I know of Half-Genie, is Pirate's Curse getting a physical release?
Yes. 
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I know that Axiom Verge got an Indiebox release, is that the only one?
That I know of, yes. 
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And what platforms did Armikrog get a physical?
An IBM PC DVD-ROM from the Kickstarter.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 05:17:31 AM
Every PS3 game is region free with the exception of Persona 4 Arena, so import Alien Breed to your heart's content :) Also Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Vita) has an English Asian retail variation. Also Nintendo is set to publish Indie games at retail starting with SteamWorld collection and Fast Racing Neo.
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/07/nindie_favourites_coming_to_wii_u_disc_under_nintendo_eshop_selects_label


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Duke.Togo on August 18, 2016, 10:03:25 AM
Be sure to add this stuff to the DB if it's not already in there.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 18, 2016, 01:32:10 PM
Thanks guys, updated accordingly.  I haven't seen a listing yet confirming Fast Racing Neo, but I'll add it when it pops up somewhere (and reserve it accordingly ;)

And no worries, DT.  I add everything I can when it actually releases.  Several of these are only reserve-able as of now.  (got 4 in the queue :) )


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 01:50:50 PM
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/08/gamescom_2016_rez_infinite_scores_gorgeous_retail_release

Rez Infinite gets Limited Retail release. Thought this topic was perfect for posting :) It goes live tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 18, 2016, 01:54:06 PM
Lol yep, had it there just before you posted. Exclusive to the Iam8bit store.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 18, 2016, 01:59:16 PM
Every PS3 game is region free with the exception of Persona 4 Arena, so import Alien Breed to your heart's content :) 

I've several PS3 imports but have yet to see ABT for sale. If you ever see it, please let me know :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 02:06:32 PM
Every PS3 game is region free with the exception of Persona 4 Arena, so import Alien Breed to your heart's content :) 

I've several PS3 imports but have yet to see ABT for sale. If you ever see it, please let me know :)
For sure!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 18, 2016, 04:08:30 PM
Resident Evil 4 (X360) - Physical only in Asia
Deathsmiles II X (X360) - Physical only in Japan

El Chavo Kart (X360/PS3) - Limited distribution in Mexico
Chaves Kart (X360/PS3) - Limited distribution in Brazil (variant of El Chavo)

Chavo (Wii) - Limited distribution in Mexico
Chaves (Wii) - Limited distribution in Brazil (variant of Chavo)

There are QUITE a few more for X360 that had Games on Demand releases for US only.

EDIT: Brunswick Pro Bowling (XB1) supposedly had a limited print run around 10k for Xbox One.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on August 18, 2016, 05:09:30 PM
Every PS3 game is region free with the exception of Persona 4 Arena, so import Alien Breed to your heart's content :)

Joysound Drive (a Japanese exclusive rhythm game) is also region locked.


Also:
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (PS Vita) - Physical in asia only
MLB The Game 15 (PS Vita) - Physical in Korea.  There may be a physical HK version but I haven't entirely confirmed this.
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster (PS Vita) - Physical in asia only (X and X-2 were sold separately in asian countries)
Moe Chronicle (PS Vita) - Physical version in asian territories, not released in any format in the west due to adult content
Space Hulk (PS Vita/PS3) - Europe only? Port of the 2013? PC game based on the Games Workshop miniatures game. AFAIK it didn't get a US release.
Tadeo Jones (PS Vita) - Spain only.  Based on a Spanish short film, playable in Spanish and English.  This one is a bit well-known though...
Anima: Gate of Memories (PS4) - physical in Europe and Australia (also comes with some nice extras).


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 07:18:07 PM
Every PS3 game is region free with the exception of Persona 4 Arena, so import Alien Breed to your heart's content :)

Joysound Drive (a Japanese exclusive rhythm game) is also region locked.

Space Hulk (PS Vita/PS3) - Europe only? Port of the 2013? PC game based on the Games Workshop miniatures game. AFAIK it didn't get a US release.
That makes two PS3 games then lol

Space Hulk did come to NA PSN stores, but EU got a retail release yes.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 18, 2016, 07:30:39 PM
The following Vita games all have English cover retail releases in Asia:

Soul Sacrifice Delta
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Deception IV: Nightmare Princess
Civilization Revolution 2 Plus
Asterisk War
Samurai Warriors 4-II
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Force

These games have Asian covers but can be played in English:

Hotline Miami: Collected Edition(Second game is just a code limited to Asian PSN)
Skullgirls 2nd Encore
Dokuro
Chaos Rings collection(3rd game is just a code limited to Asian PSN)



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 18, 2016, 07:36:06 PM
Thanks Link, Shadow, and Raidou!  Now that the list is getting long, I'll have to tidy it up a bit when I have time :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on August 19, 2016, 03:32:53 AM
Gundam Breaker 3 (PS Vita, PS4) also has an English language release in Asian territories.  The upcoming SD Gundam Generation Genesis (PS Vita, PS4) will also have an English language release in Asian territories.

The PS4 asian version of Caladrius Blaze is in English, the PS3 versions are Japanese only (i think...)

Also:

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PS Vita) - Chinese + English subs, no western release?  Not to be confused with upcoming SAO: Hollow Realisation
Asterisk Wars: Phoenix Festa (PS Vita) - Asian region, English language, recently released, so a U.S. version may still happen.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune (PS4) - Asian region, multilanguage (incl. English)
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Venus (PS Vita) - Asian region, multilanguage (incl. English)
Mass Effect (PS3) - Physical only available as part of the Mass Effect Trilogy collection (all regions).  This is probably common knowledge by now...
Deemo: The Last Recital (PS Vita) - Asian region only rhythm game, supports multiple languages incl English.




Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on August 19, 2016, 03:37:23 AM
Kick-ass 2 and bloodbath both got limited release on PS3 over here in Europe. World of outlaws: sprint cars got a limited release I'm Europe and Australia also for ps3.

I believe otherwise those titles are only digital


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 19, 2016, 08:40:10 AM
Thanks, Raidou and Schlibby.  Raidou, do you know if A.W. Phoenix Festa is the same as Houka Kenran, or are they two different games?  


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 19, 2016, 08:51:31 AM
The PS4 asian version of Caladrius Blaze is in English, the PS3 versions are Japanese only (i think...)


We own both PS3 and PS4 versions, and both have English menus.  There are a few prompts in Japanese, and the rest is in English.  But I appreciate the distinction vigilance. :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on August 19, 2016, 10:20:50 PM
 
Thanks, Raidou and Schlibby.  Raidou, do you know if A.W. Phoenix Festa is the same as Houka Kenran, or are they two different games? 

It's the Japanese title of A.W. Phoenix Festa.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 20, 2016, 12:02:19 AM
To go along with Schlibby, Kick-ass 2 was cancelled for the States and only released in Europe for X360 as well. It's available physically and digitally, and wasn't aware it had a small distribution run - just that it was cancelled right at production for US, and delayed for some time for Europe.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on August 20, 2016, 04:46:28 AM
To go along with Schlibby, Kick-ass 2 was cancelled for the States and only released in Europe for X360 as well. It's available physically and digitally, and wasn't aware it had a small distribution run - just that it was cancelled right at production for US, and delayed for some time for Europe.

I think the general consencous is that it only had a release somewhere like Spain (although the box has loads of languages on it)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: thegreatska on August 20, 2016, 10:31:20 AM
DJMaxx Technika Tune (PSVITA) - was available exclusively via the developer's website i think


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 20, 2016, 12:28:11 PM
Thanks, thegreatska!

And boy, talk about timing.  I saw this pop up today...

https://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/357745-smallerobscurelimited-physical-release-deals-and-discussion-thread/

We got here first! :D


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on August 20, 2016, 01:13:39 PM
Summon Night 5 recently had a limited pre-order only physical release on PSP (followed by a digital release). There's something like 7 variant covers for this

I believe Gaijinworks also released class of heroes 2 on psp before that in the same manner


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 20, 2016, 05:19:58 PM
Gaijinworks released 3 variant covers for Class of Heroes 2.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on August 21, 2016, 07:12:04 PM
Of Orcs and Men (PS3, 360, PC, PAL Import) RPG

Agarest Generations of War (PS3, PAL Import) RPG
(called in the US 'Record of Agarest War', released for the 360 but not for the PS3 in the US)

Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle (PS3, PAL Import) Fighting/RPG

Indeed, there are a lot of great indie games, formerly only available digitally, released. Almost too many. :) There will be also 'Super Dungeon Bros.' released in two months.

Thanks for the list! I was looking for such a list, great idea!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 22, 2016, 08:25:18 AM
Updated, thanks!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on August 22, 2016, 09:35:37 AM
While Lumo (PS4) is coming to retail in Both EU/NA. The EU gets a retail version of Lumo (Vita) and we don't :(


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: noiseredux on August 22, 2016, 03:25:59 PM
is this going to be a console only list? Because I know quite a few limited run PC games. Just look at the Indie Box alone to get started.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on August 22, 2016, 04:02:49 PM
I think we'd need a completely separate thread to be honest for PC. Even so, this thread is going to get large VERY QUICKLY with just console. We're pairing region exclusives with smaller runs, and there are a BUNCH of region exclusives for each console.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 22, 2016, 10:30:59 PM
Yeah, I know it stretches across a few lines.  I initially included a few import physical copies of games that are only digital in the U.S.  Didn't mean for it to become an import exclusives list, except for physical exceptions, although that is a natural result.  Maybe we could have a separate list of Indiebox, Kickstarter, Limited Run, etc.  Lots of lists to keep up with though.  I guess it's whatever best serves the community.  As mentioned, this is a bit of an experiment, and this is exactly the learning process we need to go through.  All opinions welcomed. Except Noiseredux.  Those PC only guys aren't 'true collectors,' amiright?  ;)

Oh, OK.  We'll let Noise in.  He published me in print long ago, so he bought my vote.  :tinfoil:


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on August 23, 2016, 12:52:23 AM
I've started a similar list for the PS Vita, tracking which games have PhysEng options in which regions.  Would it help if I were to post this as a new topic, so we  can keep imports and small US print runs separate?

Also:
Htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is due to be published by NIS in North America and Europe this October, so it should probably be removed from the list.  It will also have Yomawari on the same Vita card. YAY!!

Atelier Escha & Tology Plus (PS Vita) - U.S. Limited Edition comes with a physical copy.

When Koei Tecmo took over the Atelier license from NIS, all of the PS3 Atelier games got updates for the PS Vita... and this LE is the only English language physical copy out of the lot.  >:[




Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on August 26, 2016, 09:48:12 AM
Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) (PAL Import)

The game should be on the list as well. The game fits the 'retro' category as well as the character of a digitally only release: It is a 2D-sidescrolling hack n' slash, fast paced and moreover - very good and cheap! :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 26, 2016, 04:11:33 PM
I've started a similar list for the PS Vita, tracking which games have PhysEng options in which regions.  Would it help if I were to post this as a new topic, so we  can keep imports and small US print runs separate?

Also:
Htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is due to be published by NIS in North America and Europe this October, so it should probably be removed from the list.  It will also have Yomawari on the same Vita card. YAY!!

Atelier Escha & Tology Plus (PS Vita) - U.S. Limited Edition comes with a physical copy.

When Koei Tecmo took over the Atelier license from NIS, all of the PS3 Atelier games got updates for the PS Vita... and this LE is the only English language physical copy out of the lot.  >:[


Added the Atelier (got that one myself) and I think I'll leave the Firefly Diary on for now, unless copies spring up everywhere after release.

Can you PM me said Vita list?  If they are physical editions of U.S. digital-only games, it would fit here.

Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) (PAL Import)

The game should be on the list as well. The game fits the 'retro' category as well as the character of a digitally only release: It is a 2D-sidescrolling hack n' slash, fast paced and moreover - very good and cheap! :)

Thanks!  I'll probably add this one to my own collection soon.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Barracuda on August 26, 2016, 04:35:09 PM
Deadlight: Directors Cut. Came out for both PS4 and Xbox One PAL


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on August 28, 2016, 06:26:35 PM
Deadlight: Directors Cut. Came out for both PS4 and Xbox One PAL
Thanks!  Added.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 09, 2016, 09:57:24 AM
SEGA is asking if people would like a Sonic Mania Collector's (Physical Version):

https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/773936650434990080


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 13, 2016, 11:36:58 AM
Well **** SEGA you messed up on that:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW93WIT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I like the statue but no physical disc?  ???

It looks like Limited Run is asking to fix this:

https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames/status/775705896924090370


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on September 13, 2016, 12:15:07 PM
DO IT! Love Limited Run Games. If I had $ to pony up, I'd buy every single thing they release just to support them.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: SirPsycho on September 13, 2016, 01:05:59 PM
Come on Sega. You put Virtua Fighter 5 inside Yakuza 6, now you make a collector's edition for a video game that has no game in it?

They still have some terrible managers it seems.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: shaggy on September 13, 2016, 09:05:15 PM
Well **** SEGA you messed up on that:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW93WIT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I like the statue but no physical disc?  ???

It looks like Limited Run is asking to fix this:

https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames/status/775705896924090370

I agree, I would have pre-ordered this but no physical game!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on September 15, 2016, 07:49:53 AM
Thomas Was Alone getting physical on PS4 & Vita :)

http://thevitalounge.net/2016/09/15/thomas-was-alone-gets-physical-release/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on September 21, 2016, 12:34:36 PM
Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed in SEGA for not giving us a disc with that CE. 

I added TWA, Deponia, and, thanks to Addicted's alertness, Dariusburst Chronicle Saviors on PS4. Day One baby! :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 22, 2016, 07:17:05 AM
I forgot to add Owlboy is getting a physical release from IndieBox.

http://store.theindiebox.com/collections/standard-editions/products/owlboy


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 24, 2016, 02:16:38 PM
The mini documentary on Limited Run Games is out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbSNN406Np8


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on September 26, 2016, 12:16:42 AM
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviors looks fantastic, and from what I hear it plays fantastic too. I'll get this one for sure, thank god this game gets a physical release.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on September 26, 2016, 01:02:27 AM
Watching the video about Limited Run Games ('My Life in Gaming' is one of my favorite game youtube channels) I have to make a comment:

I'm heavily opposed to digital relases, I only buy physical releases and I'm really glad that we get more and more physical releases of great games from smaller developers.

However, Limited Run Games is a different kind of a breed. I dislike the idea to release a game with the intention to limit the production run right away in order to increase the value of a game. As a gamer AND collector it doesn't make sense to me to see the value of a new game only in its rarity. Customers who cancel their orders because a game doesn't sell out within hours because they suspect it is not rare from the getgo? There is so much wrong with this attitude, I don't wanna get into this nonsense.

For older games and overlooked games, rarity for collectors is important and makes sense. So does the limitation of production numbers for the publishers for economic reasons, mostly cost and profit calculation. But I just don't get it why great games should be very limited in order to hype the rarity and value of a game in order to make sure it sells. On the other hand maybe I'm just too jaded or too lazy to run to my laptop and get games at a certain time and rearrange my schedule so I can say I got this RARE game. :)

So far I don't have any Limited Run-games. It is just too bad that great games like Futuridium und the new Oddworld are so limited that I can't buy them anymore. And I'm afraid it stays this way. I'm way too old to run after every fashionable movement and certainly too old and too cheap to spend more than the original price.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on September 26, 2016, 04:29:14 AM
Watching the video about Limited Run Games ('My Life in Gaming' is one of my favorite game youtube channels) I have to make a comment:

I'm heavily opposed to digital relases, I only buy physical releases and I'm really glad that we get more and more physical releases of great games from smaller developers.

However, Limited Run Games is a different kind of a breed. I dislike the idea to release a game with the intention to limit the production run right away in order to increase the value of a game. As a gamer AND collector it doesn't make sense to me to see the value of a new game only in its rarity. Customers who cancel their orders because a game doesn't sell out within hours because they suspect it is not rare from the getgo? There is so much wrong with this attitude, I don't wanna get into this nonsense.

For older games and overlooked games, rarity for collectors is important and makes sense. So does the limitation of production numbers for the publishers for economic reasons, mostly cost and profit calculation. But I just don't get it why great games should be very limited in order to hype the rarity and value of a game in order to make sure it sells. On the other hand maybe I'm just too jaded or too lazy to run to my laptop and get games at a certain time and rearrange my schedule so I can say I got this RARE game. :)

So far I don't have any Limited Run-games. It is just too bad that great games like Futuridium und the new Oddworld are so limited that I can't buy them anymore. And I'm afraid it stays this way. I'm way too old to run after every fashionable movement and certainly too old and too cheap to spend more than the original price.

Completely agree with this. It's great Limited Run are making these physical releases. But the way they release so few copies is completely illogical. How are they benefitting from the games going out of stock in 5 mins? How are they benefitting from the games doubling in price straight away on eBay?

Instead of helping those who like physical releases they are just giving the finger to those too slow or who missed a game.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 26, 2016, 08:38:17 AM
In last night's My Life in Gaming livesteam with Limited Run they let it slip that Salt and Sanctuary physical is coming. I'll post a link to the livestream once the archive goes up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tftVl75xd0I


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on September 26, 2016, 06:58:11 PM
Watching the video about Limited Run Games ('My Life in Gaming' is one of my favorite game youtube channels) I have to make a comment:

I'm heavily opposed to digital relases, I only buy physical releases and I'm really glad that we get more and more physical releases of great games from smaller developers.

However, Limited Run Games is a different kind of a breed. I dislike the idea to release a game with the intention to limit the production run right away in order to increase the value of a game. As a gamer AND collector it doesn't make sense to me to see the value of a new game only in its rarity. Customers who cancel their orders because a game doesn't sell out within hours because they suspect it is not rare from the getgo? There is so much wrong with this attitude, I don't wanna get into this nonsense.

For older games and overlooked games, rarity for collectors is important and makes sense. So does the limitation of production numbers for the publishers for economic reasons, mostly cost and profit calculation. But I just don't get it why great games should be very limited in order to hype the rarity and value of a game in order to make sure it sells. On the other hand maybe I'm just too jaded or too lazy to run to my laptop and get games at a certain time and rearrange my schedule so I can say I got this RARE game. :)

So far I don't have any Limited Run-games. It is just too bad that great games like Futuridium und the new Oddworld are so limited that I can't buy them anymore. And I'm afraid it stays this way. I'm way too old to run after every fashionable movement and certainly too old and too cheap to spend more than the original price.

Hear! Hear!

Getting access to physical PS Vita games is painful enough without publishers capitalising on the fact.  I like the fact that there is a company dedicated to physical-ising digital exclusives, but LRG releases are, in their own way, just as bad as digital-only releases.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on September 27, 2016, 01:00:21 PM
Suda51's game needs to be added:

http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2016/09/17/grasshopper-manufactures-the-silver-case-gets-release-date-and-physical-edition-on-pc/226888/

Limited Run Game's first PC title.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on September 28, 2016, 06:47:15 PM
@Schlibby and Raidou:
I agree. I have more respect for publishers like Soedesco, Rising Star, XSeed and many others who take a risk than Limited Run whose business model is based on the hype of rarity and in the end is tailored more towards outrageous resellers than gamers. That's why I don't want to be part of this game.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on September 28, 2016, 07:13:52 PM
@Schlibby: Limited Run's business model makes a lot of sense, and as we can all see, it works. It is based on anticipated rarity and therefore on hype.

Let's say they would release a game without making the production number public (let's say 4000). I guarantee you that the game would not sell out in days or hours. It would be up for weeks and months. Only the perception it might be too late in a couple of days (collectors) and the prospect to sell it for five times as much (terrible resellers) is a guarantee that all the produced games will sell  --  and this for the original well-calculated price and the calculated profit margin. And it is exactly this business model I heavily dislike.

If a lot of people think that Limited Run-games will be rare and pricey or even smell a future Stadium Events, I'd be very cautious.  In my experience, the games which are anticipated as rare and hyped as such will not be rare! There are so many examples for this in the last twenty years. However, the games no-one talks about, the games which fly under the radar and have similar low production runs and/or are underappreciated when it comes to gameplay, THESE are the games which turn out to be pricey and rare.

I bought Lumo a couple of days ago. GREAT game. WONDERFUL game. (It is a Solstice (NES) clone through and through, and if you liked this game and Equinox (SNES) do yourself a favor and buy it.) No hype, no anticipated rarity, no ebay resellers, no babble. Just a great game easily available and cheap; and it might be that the demand and price for the new Oddworld by Limited Run will be very modest in a couple of years (because collectors who are interested in the game have it already) and the demand and price for Lumo high. That's why I'm very careful when it comes to speculations about rarity, and I think that there is way too much craziness and money involved in the current collector's-game-market anyway. Noone needs a business model based on hype under these circumstances.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on September 28, 2016, 07:45:39 PM
@Schlibby and Raidou:
I agree. I have more respect for publishers like Soedesco, Rising Star, XSeed and many others who take a risk than Limited Run whose business model is based on the hype of rarity and in the end is tailored more towards outrageous resellers than gamers. That's why I don't want to be part of this game.

This.  So this.  (also add Nighthawk Interactive on that publisher list.)

I've ordered some Limited Run games, which I immediately open, only because I desire to support physical releases (and several were titles I wanted.)  I for one support the 'free market' but even more, I desire for every video game to be available for 'reasonable' prices (to support the developers) and am supremely disappointed when a game's price makes it unavailable for many who want to play it.

Finding games like Lumo are exactly why I created this forum (and need to update it more regularly), because it is an excellent game that gets swept under the rug of more highly promoted titles.  (Also, see Assault Suit Leynos, released the same day I believe and for the same price.)  Lumo was great, and I already showed it off to a buddy who immediately went to buy it afterward.  He also played and enjoyed Futuridium (because he saw my physical copy) but he'll have to pick it up digitally, since it was a Limited Run game. :P

I'll be back later to update the list with the last few mentioned titles (and I already ordered Owlboy, woohoo!  Or who-who? XD )


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on September 29, 2016, 12:36:59 PM
Added Owlboy, the Silver Case, Marvel Pinball Vol. 1 and Geometry Wars 3. Looks like a lot of cheap stealth releases over the next few months!

Thanks for the contributions, guys. :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on October 01, 2016, 09:35:56 AM
@Schlibby and Raidou:
I agree. I have more respect for publishers like Soedesco, Rising Star, XSeed and many others who take a risk than Limited Run whose business model is based on the hype of rarity and in the end is tailored more towards outrageous resellers than gamers. That's why I don't want to be part of this game.

Not sure about Soedesco, but Rising Star (UK) and XSeed (US) are more about localising niche games for their target market than providing a physical alternative to digital-only titles, so it's not an entirely fair comparison. That said, I have a lot of respect for these companies, and I would also like to commend Ghostlight (who used to release MegaTen games in Eur/Aus) and NIS America (who do tons of releases in Europe and Australia, including Atlus titles).

/threadjack


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 02, 2016, 11:25:43 PM
@Schlibby and Raidou:
I agree. I have more respect for publishers like Soedesco, Rising Star, XSeed and many others who take a risk than Limited Run whose business model is based on the hype of rarity and in the end is tailored more towards outrageous resellers than gamers. That's why I don't want to be part of this game.

This.  So this.  (also add Nighthawk Interactive on that publisher list.)

I've ordered some Limited Run games, which I immediately open, only because I desire to support physical releases (and several were titles I wanted.)  I for one support the 'free market' but even more, I desire for every video game to be available for 'reasonable' prices (to support the developers) and am supremely disappointed when a game's price makes it unavailable for many who want to play it.

Finding games like Lumo are exactly why I created this forum (and need to update it more regularly), because it is an excellent game that gets swept under the rug of more highly promoted titles.  (Also, see Assault Suit Leynos, released the same day I believe and for the same price.)  Lumo was great, and I already showed it off to a buddy who immediately went to buy it afterward.  He also played and enjoyed Futuridium (because he saw my physical copy) but he'll have to pick it up digitally, since it was a Limited Run game. :P

I'll be back later to update the list with the last few mentioned titles (and I already ordered Owlboy, woohoo!  Or who-who? XD )

A couple of days ago I ordered Assault Suit Leynos. When I saw the game a couple of weeks ago, it went straight on my PS4 2D-list. I didn't know that 'our' Cybernator games were actually Assault Suit Leynos games in Japan, and that the Mega Drive and Saturn got Assault Suit games as well.

Great games without the Limited Run hassle! :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 02, 2016, 11:38:54 PM
@Schlibby and Raidou:
I agree. I have more respect for publishers like Soedesco, Rising Star, XSeed and many others who take a risk than Limited Run whose business model is based on the hype of rarity and in the end is tailored more towards outrageous resellers than gamers. That's why I don't want to be part of this game.

Not sure about Soedesco, but Rising Star (UK) and XSeed (US) are more about localising niche games for their target market than providing a physical alternative to digital-only titles, so it's not an entirely fair comparison. That said, I have a lot of respect for these companies, and I would also like to commend Ghostlight (who used to release MegaTen games in Eur/Aus) and NIS America (who do tons of releases in Europe and Australia, including Atlus titles).

/threadjack

True, I didn't distinguish between publishers which release from the getgo niche games from indie developers and and publishers like Limited Run which focus on digital only relaeses; but the criticism of the questionable business model of Limited Run is unaffected because these niche developers could apply the same limited print-nonsense with the same results. (and some of them released previously digital only ganes as well physically)

Nippon Ichi is of course a completely different story.

BTW, I didn't know Soedesco very well, only from the covers of a lot of great indie games for the PS4. (Giana Sisters, Teslagrad, Toki Tori 2+) The list of their games are impressive and long, and the soon-to-be-releases look very interesting if you visit their website.

It is a Dutch publisher in Rotterdam, here is an interesting article about their company. More impressive than Limited Run if you ask me. :)

http://www.nisute.com/2015/05/08/a-deep-dive-into-the-game-publishing-world-of-soedesco/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 03, 2016, 01:10:06 AM
Strange coincidence and unimportant: I just discovered that the developer of Giana Sisters is Black Forest Games. I am from the Black Forest (it is a region in the southwest of Germany), and indeed the company is located in Offenburg. I lived there until I was 30, and lived nearby Offenburg from 2009 to 2015 again, but now I live in the US again. Damn, I could have driven there in twenty minutes. If I had known I'd have contacted them since I was always interested in the economic situation of smaller developers.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on October 03, 2016, 10:16:49 PM
BOOM! Yooka-Laylee is heading to retail as well as digital :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on October 03, 2016, 11:25:03 PM
BOOM! Yooka-Laylee is heading to retail as well as digital :)
Yay!  I'll add it as soon as they give some details; a little concerned it may fall through and stay digital.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on October 04, 2016, 07:45:13 AM
BOOM! Yooka-Laylee is heading to retail as well as digital :)
Yay!  I'll add it as soon as they give some details; a little concerned it may fall through and stay digital.
I imagine it must be up to Team 17? I think they are publishing the game.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on October 14, 2016, 01:07:29 PM
Hey Slakur... it's couch co-op time! Overcooked is here:

https://www.amazon.com/Overcooked-Xbox-One/dp/B01M00Y29R/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1476468214&sr=1-2&keywords=Overcooked

https://www.amazon.com/Overcooked-PlayStation-4/dp/B01LZDCMPT/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1476468309&sr=1-1&keywords=Overcooked


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on October 14, 2016, 01:41:22 PM
Aragami signature edition on PS4:

https://signatureeditiongames.com/products/aragami-developer-signature-edition

This looks like it will be the British version of limited run games

EDIT - actually, looks like it's just that particular special edition that's limited to that seller. Maybe it ain't so limited after all then


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on October 14, 2016, 09:55:28 PM
Aragami (retail) on PS4 is being published by Maximum Games in NA


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on October 16, 2016, 09:54:31 PM
Updated with Overcooked, Touhou Genso Wanderer, Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, and Birthdays the Beginning.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on October 19, 2016, 08:34:26 PM
Soldner X-2: Final Prototype (Vita) - US version by LRG, Asian import version (English language) will be a Play-Asia exclusive in 2017


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on October 20, 2016, 11:09:58 PM
This is unexpected. Physical PC releases:

http://www.gamestop.com/browse/pc?nav=16k-3-Collector%20s%20Edition,28zu0,138c-3c&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=deeplink&cid=afl_10000087&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-t6iBSjtGZycTlQf8P07pUg

Axiom Verge:

http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/axiom-verge-collectors-edition/130428

Limited Edition Steel Book
Game on disc
Soundtrack on disc
Art book style game manual
Art card

Even Thomas Was Alone for PC...

http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/thomas-was-alone-collectors-edition/130441


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on October 21, 2016, 08:52:16 AM
Super Stardust Ultra VR and Hustle Kings VR both got physical PS4 releases in the UK and a couple other non-US regions.  Both are digital only in the US.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on October 23, 2016, 07:25:59 AM
Super Stardust Ultra VR and Hustle Kings VR both got physical PS4 releases in the UK and a couple other non-US regions.  Both are digital only in the US.

Can confirm both got physical releases in Oz, too.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on October 23, 2016, 11:20:40 AM
Thanks guys!  I added all of the GS Indiebox releases I could find, be sure and let me know if I missed any!  And of course I added the VR goodies. :D


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on October 23, 2016, 09:34:57 PM
Just a sidenote- Super Stardust Ultra VR is VR optional.  I know it sounds obvious seeing as it's been a PSN title for a while, but since most PSVR games are "VR Required" it might be an idea to point out which VR games can be played without an expensive headset.  

Sorry for not thinking about this sooner.

A quick image search shows that Hustle Kings VR is also VR optional.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on October 24, 2016, 08:20:24 PM
Just a sidenote- Super Stardust Ultra VR is VR optional.  I know it sounds obvious seeing as it's been a PSN title for a while, but since most PSVR games are "VR Required" it might be an idea to point out which VR games can be played without an expensive headset. 

Sorry for not thinking about this sooner.

A quick image search shows that Hustle Kings VR is also VR optional.

Makes sense.  Edited and noted. :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 24, 2016, 08:39:47 PM
Again: GREAT list, it is nice to have a comprehensive list of formerly only digital releases and releases of smaller developers and publishers. I had my own list (like so many of you probably) but I caught only half the games now listed.

I want to give a big heads-up to LUMO! I finished the game in the meantime which is almost a minor miracle considering the big backlog I have and that not a lot of games can keep me going to the finish line.

Super Mario 3D World, Song of the Deep, and finally Lumo drew me in in the last couple of months.

Lumo is a hommage to a now extinct genre, the 2D puzzle adventure platformer in the tradition of Solstice and Equinox. Like Shovel Knight it manages to create its own atmosphere and identity with its humor and wonderful game design. Fantastic graphics (every room is well drawn), great soothing sound and - most importantly for this genre - spot-on controls.

I had a blast playing this game. There were a lot of surprises and Ah- and Oh- moments and lots of references to classic gaming.

I don't know about the print run (publisher is Rising Star) and how much in demand it will be in the future; but with its fantastic gameplay and under-the-radar advertisement this might be not only a great game to play but also to collect.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on October 25, 2016, 12:28:43 PM
I don't know about the print run (publisher is Rising Star) and how much in demand it will be in the future; but with its fantastic gameplay and under-the-radar advertisement this might be not only a great game to play but also to collect.

Being Rising Star, it's defiantly on the lower end.  I believe all regions got the PS4 physical release but only the UK got a physical Vita release.

Geometry Wars 3 just got a physical PS4 and Xbone release but not sure how limited it will be.

Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary got a physical release on Xbone and PS4 that's exclusive to GameStop in the US.

Also LRG announced a few more games yesterday.  Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD on Vita as part of their LRG collection and Skullgirls 2nd Encore on PS4 and Vita which will have a pre-order system (not sure if it's part of the LRG collection or they are publishing it like the Silvercase PC edition).

And Speaking on The Slivercase remake, NIS is supposed to be bringing it physically to PS4 in the US and UK.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on October 28, 2016, 08:44:55 AM
http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/getinfo.pl?ID=E-202-S-00941-A

Fast Racing Neo physical for Wii U. Looks like it was only available from online retailers in PAL regions.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on October 30, 2016, 06:00:37 AM

New Super Luigi U (Wii U) - as a part of "New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U" from the Mario & Luigi Wii U bundle (2014?) and as a Nintendo Selects standalone release (2016).

Not particularly obscure I know.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 30, 2016, 04:56:52 PM
Here is the latest video about physical releases of smaller games by small publishers by 'My Life in Gaming'. After they did the Limited Run video, thank goodness they gave credit to lots of smaller publishers like Rising Star and in particular SOEDESCO. All the games reviewed are on our list. It's worth watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXrYfQO_BOo


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 31, 2016, 11:30:59 AM
Here is another one:

Slain (PS4, Pal)

Scheduled for a mid-to late-November release, Slain is a pixelated (like Shovel Knight) 2D-action game. It seems to be a straightforward Castlevania clone, published by Merge Games, Pal regions only. Sold by Amazon UK and Play Asia.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on November 01, 2016, 08:53:19 AM
Came across this one today:

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest (PS4) - Physical in PAL territories only (I think...), published by Maximum Games.

It's very new (28th Oct 2016), but I couldn't find any signs that a US physical version was on its way.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 01, 2016, 12:27:50 PM
Came across this one today:

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest (PS4) - Physical in PAL territories only (I think...), published by Maximum Games.

It's very new (28th Oct 2016), but I couldn't find any signs that a US physical version was on its way.

The game is on XBoxOne (PAL) as well.

Another game of the category 'I didn't know this exists and never saw an advertisement':

Zenith (PS4, PAL) is already released, published by PQube. It's an overhead action-RPG with the emphasis on action and underdeveloped RPG elements.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 01, 2016, 04:09:36 PM
looks like Cheap Ass Gamer is doing a list like this too.

https://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/357745-smallerobscurelimited-physical-release-deals-and-discussion-thread/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on November 01, 2016, 09:35:45 PM
The game is on XBoxOne (PAL) as well.

Have you seen an XBO physical version in the UK?

I ask because Maximum Games UK has announced that the XBO release will be digital only.

Also, apparently this was released on 07 Oct 2016 in the UK.
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/MGUK2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 01, 2016, 10:55:53 PM
The game is on XBoxOne (PAL) as well.

Have you seen an XBO physical version in the UK?

I ask because Maximum Games UK has announced that the XBO release will be digital only.

Also, apparently this was released on 07 Oct 2016 in the UK.
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/MGUK2.jpg)

I think you are right. I looked up Amazon US and the German Amazon site. The game is offered on Amazon Germany (amazon.de) with the German version (USK label on the cover) as well as the British version (PEGI label on the cover) for XboxOne. However, under the German version it was stated that the game will be released on November 11.

It seems that your information is more accurate. Probably it was intended to release it for the XBoxOne but in all likelihood it got cancelled and Amazon is not up to date.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Schlibby on November 02, 2016, 05:09:23 AM
The game is on XBoxOne (PAL) as well.

Have you seen an XBO physical version in the UK?

I ask because Maximum Games UK has announced that the XBO release will be digital only.

Also, apparently this was released on 07 Oct 2016 in the UK.
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/MGUK2.jpg)

I think you are right. I looked up Amazon US and the German Amazon site. The game is offered on Amazon Germany (amazon.de) with the German version (USK label on the cover) as well as the British version (PEGI label on the cover) for XboxOne. However, under the German version it was stated that the game will be released on November 11.

It seems that your information is more accurate. Probably it was intended to release it for the XBoxOne but in all likelihood it got cancelled and Amazon is not up to date.

PEGI is not British. It's all of Europe. BBFC is the British ratings system. However most games here in the U.K. just have PEGI and not BBFC nowadays.

I believe it's a requirement in Germany to have a USK rating though. However German games will often have PEGI too


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 02, 2016, 07:28:50 AM
BBFC is no longer used for rating video games in UK. Germany will switch to PEGI exclusively in 2017.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: mumboking on November 02, 2016, 02:07:02 PM
BBFC is no longer used for rating video games in UK.
Makes sense, since BBFC stands for British Board of Film Classification.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 02, 2016, 03:12:50 PM
http://www.trueachievements.com/n25632/earthlock-festival-of-magic-to-receive-retail-release.htm

Looks like Earthlock and REUS are getting physical XB1 releases from SOEDESCO, as well as PS4.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 04, 2016, 10:34:02 AM
The original Darius (Which is a "Arcade Archives" release on PSN) is getting a physical release but it's only available in a big box set.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 04, 2016, 11:47:49 AM
Toro (PS4): Only released physically in Spain.
Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco Alma De Soldados (Mexico) / Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco: Alma dos Soldados (Brazil) (PS4): Only NTSC releases of Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul. Not released in US/Canada.
Atrapa la Bandera (PS4): Only released in Spain.
Rugby League Live 3: Released in PAL regions only.
Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival: Released in PAL regions only.

These were all submitted recently by hockeycollector. Thanks!

Also:
Yomawari: Night Alone was recently released on Vita.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on November 05, 2016, 08:15:59 PM
Also:
Yomawari: Night Alone was recently released on Vita.

It's being sold as Yomawari: A Night ALone + htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diaries (both games on the same card).  Comes with a reversible cover slip so each game has its own cover.  Thanks, NIS - I've been wanting an English version for a while!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on November 06, 2016, 09:15:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments and all of the help!  Put in a massive update to the main list.  Keep 'em coming, guys, this is great. :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 07, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
Sounds like Oceanhorn was confirmed as an upcoming LRG release.

https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames/status/795652952790888449


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 08, 2016, 10:35:30 PM
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers got a physical release for the XboxOne and PS4 in Europe (PEGI)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on November 08, 2016, 10:42:53 PM
Obscure non-game: Netflix released a boot-up disc for the Wii.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on November 10, 2016, 01:18:16 AM
Some info about Games Workshop licensed games:

Space Hulk Ascension (PS4) - Available physically in PAL regions

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch (PS4) - already on the list, but isn't due for physical release until February 2017.

Also:
There are 2 Tadeo Jones games for the Playstation Vita.  The second is:

Tadeo Jones y el Manuscrito Perdido (PSV) - Spain only.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on November 10, 2016, 12:32:11 PM
Obscure non-game: Netflix released a boot-up disc for the Wii.

If we're going to that depth, the Muramasa demo for Wii was only distributed by Play-n-Trade and most were thrown out.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on November 10, 2016, 01:53:37 PM
Figured I'd chime in here, since I've been submitting some of these recently and I've been keeping up similar lists (exclusively for PS4) on some other forums.

Pure Hold'Em World Poker Championship (PS4) is one I just submitted on here. As far as I know it is only available through Wal-Mart.com and a few ebay sellers. Tumblestone is on this list and but I'd add that, for now, it appears to be an NTSC exclusive release, which is a bit odd for that type of game. It may be worth adding Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (PS4) to this list, seem to be NTSC-only with some odd distribution channels (i.e. Amazon already has ran out of its own stock).

Got confirmation from Sodesco directly that Tower of Guns for PS4 and XB1 will see a retail release this month in the U.S., its already appearing on some online inventories. Got another direct confirmation from Headup Games that Bridge Constructor (PS4) will release at the end of November in physical format in German-speaking countries only. Also UIG has let me know that Professional Farmer 2017 (PS4, XB1) will see a physical release in the U.S. in a matter of days (it may already be trickling onto Wal-mart shelves, someone saw an XB1 copy the other day). I have a feeling that release will be really under the radar. According to Microids Moto Racer 4 will see a stateside release on January 24th, I'm assuming it will be a physical release but we'll see. I did pick up the PAL copy already (came out last week). These are all direct messages I've gotten from the publishers on either Twitter or Facebook, so the info is right from the source.

Other German-exclusive titles hitting late November/early December are Silence and Der Industrie Gigant II HD (Industry Giant II). Silence looks like a game that maybe could get published in other regions over time, but it is a German developer/publisher working on that, so I'm not sure what the plan is with that game...


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 10, 2016, 02:26:29 PM
Figured I'd chime in here, since I've been submitting some of these recently and I've been keeping up similar lists (exclusively for PS4) on some other forums.

Link to your list?


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on November 10, 2016, 02:34:03 PM
Figured I'd chime in here, since I've been submitting some of these recently and I've been keeping up similar lists (exclusively for PS4) on some other forums.

Link to your list?

Sure, I've been keeping it most up-to-date here:
http://playstationcollecting.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=99&threadid=168187


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 10, 2016, 02:47:47 PM
Cool thanks!  I can tell you that The Silver Case standard edition will be coming to normal retailers and only the CE will be exclusive to NISA Store.  I asked them on twitter recently.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on November 10, 2016, 04:03:12 PM
Cool thanks!  I can tell you that The Silver Case standard edition will be coming to normal retailers and only the CE will be exclusive to NISA Store.  I asked them on twitter recently.

Great intel, I wasn't sure on that. I'll fix the list. Do you know if it will get a PAL physical release too?


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 10, 2016, 05:23:51 PM
I didn't ask that one.  Here's the tweet: https://twitter.com/NISAmerica/status/793499408075673600


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: MetalFRO on November 14, 2016, 01:46:09 PM
Does the limited physical release of Under Defeat HD for PS3 count?  Also, I NEED NEED NEED that Darius compilation once I get my hands on a PS4!!!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 16, 2016, 02:55:58 PM
Firewatch is going to get a PS4 physical release from Limited Run Games.

https://twitter.com/camposanto/status/798956168873967625


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on November 16, 2016, 04:00:05 PM
Firewatch is going to get a PS4 physical release from Limited Run Games.

https://twitter.com/camposanto/status/798956168873967625


Awesome news - was just thinking about how much this game needs a physical release.

DUCATI 90th Anniversary (PS4, Xbox One) got a limited physical release in Italy of all places (well Ducati is based in Italy, but an Italian-exclusive game is a bit rare this days). It is only available at Gamestop stores in that country.

(http://nintendoagemedia.com/users/8841/photobucket/220EFB34-C3D5-5369-1D1F2342E65F2DCF.png)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 01, 2016, 09:52:22 AM
Not exactly sure if it counts but Killing Floor 2 PS4 physical is exclusive to GameStop in the US.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on December 09, 2016, 12:29:14 PM
Definitely worth putting "Silence" in the list for PS4. Only released physically in Germany as of this moment. Same people who made Deponia.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 09, 2016, 04:07:46 PM
another GameStop exclusive.  Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for PS4 and Xbox One physical release.

http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-Ultimate+Marvel+vs+Capcom+3+Only+at+GameStop


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 14, 2016, 01:19:57 PM
Not sure if we ever officially confirmed Yooka-Laylee in this thread but the PS4 and Xbone physical version is up for pre-order on Amazon.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 15, 2016, 03:06:57 PM
The PS4 physical version of Dariusburst CS has a release date of 3/30/17.  Comes in both standard and LE versions.

http://darius.jp/dbcs/en/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 19, 2016, 03:37:09 PM
Sounds like the first Dragon Fantasy will be coming out via LRG

https://twitter.com/mutekicorp/status/810887958601539584


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 06, 2017, 11:57:53 AM
New LRG games for this month

Oxenfree on PS4 Jan 20th

Curses 'N Chaos (PS4 / Vita) and Aqua Kitty DX (PS4 / Vita) Jan 27th.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on January 06, 2017, 02:30:13 PM
Exclusive to GAME stores in Spain (and GAME.es) are these PS4 releases, which are available now: Alchemic Jousts, Drawfighters, Motor Strike: Immortal Legends and Rolling BOB

More exclusives to come the next 2-3 months.

Kyurinaga's Revenge (PS4) is out in Spain and Germany. Der Industrie Gigant II (PS4/XB1) is available in Germany but releases in UK (Industry Giant II) in a couple weeks, with a US release planned as well.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Duke.Togo on January 06, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
I'm going to try to keep my eye on this thread. I want to be sure to grab Salt & Sanctuary with LRG puts it out.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 10, 2017, 03:01:40 PM
Rising Star Games is going to put 88 Heroes out physically on PS4.

https://twitter.com/RisingStarGames/status/818833079712313346


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on January 11, 2017, 07:01:57 PM
Signature Edition Games is now shipping Slain: Back from Hell for PS4. The Standard release doesn't come out until February, so this will actually beat it.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: hockeycollector on January 11, 2017, 07:05:05 PM
Forgot to mention the first release of the new year, MX vs ATV [2017 Official Track Edition] actually got a limited physical release for PS4 and XB1. You can get it from at least Gamestop or Amazon. I'd order it online if you want it sealed, heard a lot of Gamestop's only got 1-2 copies, so you may end up with an open one...


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on January 19, 2017, 09:32:54 AM
It appears that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is getting a physical release on the Switch!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on January 19, 2017, 09:55:43 AM
This will be worth keeping an eye on. Will Australia receive a Sonic Mania physical copy for the switch?

https://ebgames.com.au/nintendo-switch-225645-Sonic-Mania-Placeholder-Price-Switch


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 19, 2017, 10:17:38 AM
Velocity 2X will be getting a physical release on PS4 and Vita.  Both EU and NA.

https://twitter.com/FuturLab/status/822036185086365696


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 24, 2017, 12:09:34 PM
This is Police is getting a physical release on PS4 and Xbox One.

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/823625557807988736



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on February 07, 2017, 11:22:03 AM
Stardew Valley is coming to X1 and PS4:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?tag=cheapassgam08-20&url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=B01N199PG7


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on February 26, 2017, 10:27:17 PM
Update on Anima: Gate of Memories (PS4)

This game was originally digital only in North America, however, NISA will be releasing a physical limited edition on 21 Mar 2017:
http://store.nisamerica.com/anima-gate-of-memories

No sign of a standard edition.




Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on February 27, 2017, 12:35:27 AM
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be getting a physical Switch release


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on February 27, 2017, 12:56:49 PM
From what I've heard, Ultra Street Fighter II for Switch will be getting a physical release in Japan.

Also, Axiom Verge will be getting a physical PS4, Vita, and Wii U release: http://thegeekiary.com/axiom-verge-physical-badland-thomas-happ-games/41776


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on February 28, 2017, 05:55:50 PM
Play Asia is doing a limited release of Blue Rider for the PS4. 

Also looks like River City Melee Battle Royal SP is getting a physical release on PS4.

http://www.play-asia.com/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on March 14, 2017, 12:06:28 PM
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Vita) - physical release in Europe and Australia
Dragon Quest Builders (Vita) - physical release in Hong Kong
Tadeo Jones y el Manuscrito Perdido (Vita) - second Tadeo Jones game, also Spain exclusive.

Updates:
"MLB 15: The Show (Vita)" was released in Hong Kong as well as Korea.
"Teslagrad" was released for the Playstation Vita in Europe, not just the PS3 and PS4.

EDIT:
God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Vita) - physical in Europe and Australia


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on March 30, 2017, 03:29:50 PM
Hyper Light Drifter is getting a physical PS4 release in Japan with English text.  I don't think this one is going to get released in the US so this might be the only chance for it.

http://www.play-asia.com/hyper-light-drifter/13/70ayy3?li_medium=default-widget&li_source=LI&ref=liftigniter


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on March 31, 2017, 02:41:59 PM
Hyper Light Drifter is getting a physical PS4 release in Japan with English text.  I don't think this one is going to get released in the US so this might be the only chance for it.

http://www.play-asia.com/hyper-light-drifter/13/70ayy3?li_medium=default-widget&li_source=LI&ref=liftigniter


And of course today Iam8Bit announced they are doing the US release, limited to 9000 copies.

https://store.iam8bit.com/collections/hyper-light-drifter/products/hyper-light-drifter-ps4-physical-game



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Mr Irrelavent on April 03, 2017, 05:13:07 AM
Has been heroes got a physical release that's exclusive to gamestop.  Also first switch game I'm giving up on and 2 middle fingers to.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Segata on April 20, 2017, 02:12:51 PM
Astebreed. ps4


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on April 21, 2017, 09:59:31 AM
Play-Asia announced their next limited release, Cursed Castilla EX for PS4.

https://www.play-asia.com/info/cursedcastilla?ref=ccsocial



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on April 25, 2017, 09:50:43 AM
Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap looks to be physical in July at least according to Play Asia:

http://www.play-asia.com/wonder-boy-the-dragons-trap-multi-language/13/70b4g3?affiliate_id=16202


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: douglie007 on April 25, 2017, 11:06:30 AM
Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap looks to be physical in July at least according to Play Asia:

http://www.play-asia.com/wonder-boy-the-dragons-trap-multi-language/13/70b4g3?affiliate_id=16202

I was wondering if it would.  I wanted to buy it but I kept holding off.. Im glad I did. 


Edit, I talked with the people that made the game, and it may get a limited run release also.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Segata on April 25, 2017, 07:38:54 PM
Night Trap coming to PS4 from LRG


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on April 25, 2017, 08:05:21 PM
Night Trap coming to PS4 from LRG

Speaking of that:

Upcoming Documentary, Night Trap: 25 Years Later

If you have been following what we've been up to lately, you might have heard us talking about a secret project. Well, we can finally reveal what it is. Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition.

We went to L.A. to shoot an interview with Jim Riley, Co-Creator and Director of Night Trap. This interview will be edited and included as a bonus feature in the game.

In addition, in the new week or so we'll be releasing our documentary, Night Trap 25 Years Later. Its in the middle of being edited right now, but here's the title sequence as a little teaser.

Let me tell you all, that we couldn't have done this without all of you. As a 13 year old playing this game on the Sega CD, I never expected in a million years that I would ever get to chance to see this footage clear as day, but also have something that will actually be a part of the game.  Thank you for making this possible with your support and know that we're just getting started.

- Coury

https://www.patreon.com/mylifeingaming/posts


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on May 05, 2017, 11:43:20 AM
This shouldn't surprise anyone but:

(http://imgur.com/bQptjHs.jpg)

(http://www.gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-SiteFiles/imagefeed-featured-gameinformer-gijeff-overflow-wonderboy/wonderboyiii2big.jpg)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on May 24, 2017, 07:11:07 AM
Shadow Warrior 2 Physical Release:

https://www.specialreservegames.com/reserves/shadow-warrior-2


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on May 25, 2017, 07:13:17 AM
Alchemist's Joust (PS4) is getting a Taiwanese release, available thru Play-Asia.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on June 05, 2017, 07:27:04 PM
I suspect the list of the OP doesn't get an update anymore, at the same time we are flooded with lots of indie/smaller publisher/retro -games. Here are the newest recent additions to my personal list of games coming out or are already published. I think Rime and Cursed Castilla Ex were already mentioned.

Battle Chasers Nightwar (THQ Nordic, action RPG, 2017)

Cladun Returns  (NIS)
Broken Sword 5

The Sexy Brutale (Badland Games)
Portal Knights (505 Games)

Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Wired Productions, overhead shooter/action RPG)

World to the West (July 14, Soedesco, adventure-puzzle in the tradition of Zelda)
Aerea (June 30, Soedesco, CollEd $40, action RPG)
8-Bit Armies (July 18, Soedesco, CollEd $40, RTS)
Rogue Stormers (June 9, Soedesco, Run 'n gun, 2D sidescroller)

Dead by Daylight (June 20, 505 Games, horror)
The Town of Light (June 6, Wired Productions, psycho-horror)

Aven Colony (July 25, simulation)

Lock's Quest (THQ Nordic, strategy/simulation retrogame)
Sine Mora Ex (great 2D shmup, THQ Nordic)

In particular the releases of SOEDESCO look promising. Among them Rogue Stormers which is already on physical disc in Europe but will get a physical release in NA in June. The developer is the German Black Forest Games which did also Giana Sisters. It's a 2D-sidescrolling Twin stick shooter which at first sight looks like Contra or Gunstar Heroes but has an immersive and deep progression system with RPG elements. Interesting game which I'll pick up for sure; and Sine Mora Ex is a given!  :)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: MetalFRO on June 06, 2017, 03:36:11 PM
^^ I'm looking very forward to Sine Mora EX, and I'm hoping it gets a physical release on the Switch.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on June 06, 2017, 09:06:20 PM
^^ I'm looking very forward to Sine Mora EX, and I'm hoping it gets a physical release on the Switch.

Sine Mora EX will be fantastic, I love shoot-em-ups. Yesterday I got the Ghouls n Ghost -clone Cursed Castilla EX published by Eastasiasoft, and today I played it for two hours. Dang ist that a tough game. Not Only am I old, now I'm actually feeling old. :) Sometimes I doubt if I actually finished 25 years ago all of the Ninja Gaidens, Battletoads and Super Ghouls n Ghosts. :) I'm just not used to these difficulty levels anymore.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 08, 2017, 11:17:24 AM
^^ I'm looking very forward to Sine Mora EX, and I'm hoping it gets a physical release on the Switch.

It is getting a physical Switch release.  It's $10 more then the PS4 and Xbone release though...

https://www.amazon.com/Sine-Mora-EX-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B0725XLMRK/ref=sr_1_1_twi_gam_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496938627&sr=8-1&keywords=sine%2Bmora%2Bex&th=1

It was also announced this morning that Axiom Verge is getting a physical Switch release along side the PS4, Vita, and Wii U release.... again, $10 more then the others.

Play-Asia announced their next 2 games.  One being a LE of AereA on PS4 (it's getting a standard physical release on PS4 and Xbone) and the other is Semispheres on PS4.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 13, 2017, 09:27:30 AM
Undertale is getting a physical release on PS4 and Vita.  Looks to be exclusive to fangamer.

https://www.fangamer.com/products/undertale-ps4-vita


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 21, 2017, 10:25:59 AM
Ghost Blade HD is Play-Asia's next release (7)... which LRG is also scheduled to release...

https://www.play-asia.com/info/ghostbladehd2017

They also did 2 other "Special Editions" that were not mentioned here..

SE for Aerea (5)... wish is also getting a standard release though Badland Games.

https://www.play-asia.com/info/AEREA2017

and Semispheres (6):

https://www.play-asia.com/info/semispheres2017


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 28, 2017, 11:46:22 AM
Limbo / Inside is getting a dual physical release on PS4 and Xbone.

https://twitter.com/paulhartling/status/880055100424814592


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on July 07, 2017, 07:16:50 PM
Play-Asia have recently announced the "Mega Man Legacy Collection 2", which will include Mega Man 9 and 10, for ps4 & xbone. 

http://www.play-asia.com/mega-man-legacy-collection-2/13/70b8dd?ref=news_13151_m&sc1=N521231663


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on July 11, 2017, 04:45:09 PM
Vblank announced self published physical copies of Shakedown Hawaii today for PS4 and Vita.

http://www.vblank.com/20170711_shakedown_trailer.php


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on July 18, 2017, 08:39:35 AM
EastAsiaSoft / Play Asia announced their next game, Tachyon Project for PS4 AND Vita. Limited to 2000 each.

http://www.eastasiasoft.com/index.php/games/playstation-4/tachyon-project


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on July 18, 2017, 04:48:08 PM
Undertale for PS4 and Vita is up for pre-order.

https://www.fangamer.com/products/undertale-ps4-vita


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on July 24, 2017, 10:04:16 AM
Sounds like Matterfall is going to get a physical PS4 release in the EU and South East Asia

http://www.dualshockers.com/matterfall-physical-release-eu/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 24, 2017, 06:16:20 PM
Still patiently waiting for Salt & Sanctuary :/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Segata on August 12, 2017, 02:39:51 AM
Been a good month. I got the Ghost Blade HD LE from Play Asia & Friday morning was able to snag Night Trap from LRG. Now I have to wait til September for Ys Origin from Play Asia. They delayed it from July..ugh. I have Wonder Boy but the PA version. Undertale off Fan Gamer. I didn't expect all this in the first 2 weeks of the month. Broke but happy.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on August 17, 2017, 11:24:54 AM
Guacamelee is getting a physical release on PS4 by vblank.  Limited to 3,800 copies

https://vblank-entertainment.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/guacamelee-stce-limited-ps4-retail


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 20, 2017, 12:27:41 AM
Caveman Warriors is getting a physical release as well as an exclusive Limited Edition by PlayAsia for the PS4. It comes in the usual glossy box with a soundtrack CD and an artbook for $27.99. Today I got an email from Play Asia stating that a pre-order list is open and the game can be pre-ordered from October 23rd on.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on October 20, 2017, 02:24:57 PM
For all of those who like or want to try Cuphead:

 Studio MDHR @StudioMDHR

We have plans -- and will eventually have a physical release (collector's edition, etc)! :)
6:36 PM - Sep 17, 2017


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on October 20, 2017, 09:27:17 PM
For all of those who like or want to try Cuphead:

 Studio MDHR @StudioMDHR

We have plans -- and will eventually have a physical release (collector's edition, etc)! :)
6:36 PM - Sep 17, 2017
Yes!
Also of note today: Limited Run Games has confirmed that they will be releasing games on Switch.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on October 22, 2017, 12:37:08 PM
For all of those who like or want to try Cuphead:

 Studio MDHR @StudioMDHR

We have plans -- and will eventually have a physical release (collector's edition, etc)! :)
6:36 PM - Sep 17, 2017

Good news! I expected that an outstanding game like Cuphead will get a physical release, let's hope a decent publisher gets it and not Limited Run.

There are so many so called indie-games released, it is truly a steadily growing niche market. Thank godness we are getting these great games now on physical disc for about three years now.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on November 06, 2017, 11:06:23 AM
There's another publisher jumping into the limited print arena called Strictly Limited Games.  They are based out of Europe and their first release is going to be Tokyo 42 for the PS4 on November 11th.

https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/

Also, here is a pretty good article on some of the other publishers doing these right now.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/rarest-expensive-physical-ps4-games-11389998


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on November 06, 2017, 09:10:49 PM
Great, another company capitalising on how hard it is to get physical games by making physical games harder to get...

Did you know?
Currently, Limited Run Games has published 36 games for the Playstation Vita, which is roughly 10-12% of the system's estimated PhysEng library (estimated at 320).


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 09, 2017, 10:56:28 PM
Great, another company capitalising on how hard it is to get physical games by making physical games harder to get...

Great statement, I completely agree. The salesmodel of Limited Run isn't only hippocritical but also counterproductive. Small saleswindows from 90 seconds to 15 minutes on average make it much easier to get downloads than physical games.

Limited Run is overall a big disservice to gamers and collectors. There is no need to sell their games with rarity hype and pressure to get the games now or pay much later on ebay. Ebay sellers were factored in their salesmodel from the beginning, and still to this day LR games are an ebay sellers paradise.

The justifications by LR for their salesmodel are from hippocritical to ridiculous. They claim that a normal salesmodel with "overstock" would "sink our ship and our developers" (Quote LR) which is utter nonsense as reality shows. More than half a dozen smaller publishers which do exactly the same thing as LR prove every month that this is not the case.

THQ Nordic, Soedesco, Maximum Games, Badland Games, Rising Star, PQube or 505 Games, just to name a few, sell games from small developers and/or digital games on physical disc in a regular fashion without the rarity hype and without accomodating ebay scalpers. They are expanding, hiring and producing more games than ever in the last three years, more than 200. According to LR they all should be bankrupt by now.

The most ridiculous PR statement (by 'Doug', one of the owners) by LR justifying their way of selling games was "There isn't  unlimited demand for this stuff. Atari crashed the industry by overprinting!" (No comment! The nonsense hurts intellectually everyone who knows game history)

There is only one who profits from this salesmodel. LR eliminated conveniently the number one uncertainty of every business, namely the final sales numbers, at the cost of gamers and collectors while laughing all the way to the bank. There is no doubt in my mind that they are cutting severely into the business of the other small developers named above.

Something which really irks me is that LR has a very positive reputation despite their obvious terrible salesstrategy and is associated as the only company which publishes digital only games on physical disc. They created an adamant fanbase of online footsoldiers which ranges from forum members of gaming websites to youtube channels. The most recent  example is the channel of MetalJesusRocks who interviewed one of the LR-owners. No critical question, no question why LR can't sell as a small publisher physical discs in a normal way while so many other small publishers can. If you start an interview with 'I'm a huge fan and a strong supporter of you guys' then some critical questions are not likely. Additionally, lots of gamers and youtubers don't know that there are other small publishers out there which prove that the Limited Run-way isn't the only way to sell indie-games on physical disc and therefore sheepishly accept the terrible salesmodel and associate LR as the only company to sell these games.

The positive image was mainly created because these two guys sold their story with the games. Gamers and collectors like you and me who happened to be game designers and who are interested in preserving games and faced bankruptcy (Mighty Rabbit Studios).

It is still a mystery to me how you can serve gamers and collectors if you sell games like they do without the economic necessity for it. The two big problems for game collectors today are rarity hype and (unfortunately in the meantime) ebay. LR is tailored towards both and exploits the situation.

The real danger lies in copycat publishers. The new Strictly Limited Games is a German company which dabbles in the same nonsense as LR. It doesn't surprise me, I'm German. Special Reserve Games was already founded a year ago.

In the article of the previous post are a lot of companies listed; while I'm not a big admirer of 'worldwide limited print runs of 4000'-ads  I have to say that the other companies sell their games with pre-orders and without the rarity hype which gives consumers enough time to buy and without the pressure to do it right away. Only Limited Run and Special Reserve (and now Strictly Limited) sell their games with small sales windows at certain times in one day. Again, the justifications by LR not to do pre-orders (they did ist so far twice of the 80 games they published) are from hippocritical to ridiculous.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 14, 2017, 01:50:52 AM
Soedesco announced the physical release of 'Owlboy' sometime in 2018, probably the first quarter of 2018. I heard only very very good things about this game and I'm really looking forward playing this on the PS4 or XboxOne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zniif2zKQO0

Here is a very interesting video of the two founders of D-Pad, the Norwegian developers of the game and one of the first independent studios, at a presentation of the Game Developers Conference. They talk about the development of the game during the last ten years while graphics and gameplay of the industry were evolving:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOkq7fUdgYQ


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on November 14, 2017, 08:49:30 AM
That's great news! I really liked Owlboy and the soundtrack.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 18, 2017, 12:53:46 PM
Good news: Axiom Verge (published by Badland Games), a very good so-called 'Metroidvania'-game and heavily inspired by the 2D-Metroid series, will be finally released on physical disc for the PS4 in a couple of days, on November 21.

It is available on Amazon and comes in a special collectors box with an artbook, a making-of BluRay and a two sided poster (with map and item locations!) for $30. I'm looking forward playing this game, let's see what the hype is all about.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on November 18, 2017, 03:53:18 PM
Good news: Axiom Verge (published by Badland Games), a very good so-called 'Metroidvania'-game and heavily inspired by the 2D-Metroid series, will be finally released on physical disc for the PS4 in a couple of days, on November 21.

It is available on Amazon and comes in a special collectors box with an artbook, a making-of BluRay and a two sided poster (with map and item locations!) for $30. I'm looking forward playing this game, let's see what the hype is all about.

The Switch CE has all of that and a soundtrack CD also, although it includes the usual +$10 "Switch Tax" putting it at $40.

Incidentally, as a guy who loves "metroidvania" games, Axiom Verge is easily one of the best I've played. I'd put it close to equal with Super Metroid myself, though of course that's IMHO.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on November 19, 2017, 12:32:48 AM
Good news: Axiom Verge (published by Badland Games), a very good so-called 'Metroidvania'-game and heavily inspired by the 2D-Metroid series, will be finally released on physical disc for the PS4 in a couple of days, on November 21.

It is available on Amazon and comes in a special collectors box with an artbook, a making-of BluRay and a two sided poster (with map and item locations!) for $30. I'm looking forward playing this game, let's see what the hype is all about.

The Switch CE has all of that and a soundtrack CD also, although it includes the usual +$10 "Switch Tax" putting it at $40.

Incidentally, as a guy who loves "metroidvania" games, Axiom Verge is easily one of the best I've played. I'd put it close to equal with Super Metroid myself, though of course that's IMHO.

I forgot about the release for the Switch, probably because I don't have a Switch yet. I have to have a closer look of indie games for the Switch and put them on my list. It looks like the Switch will get some good amount of these games, the Switch as a handheld is of course ideal for indie games and might become a serious contender to the PS4 in this growing niche market. More games to buy in the long run, terrible! :)

Good to hear that you liked Axiom Verge so much. I'm really curious about this game and suspect it will be the ideal game for me. I had the same feeling about Song of The Deep and Lumo, and I loved both to death.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on December 06, 2017, 11:12:58 AM
Secret of Mana (Remake PS4) physical edition is ready to be pre-ordered via Gamestop.

https://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/secret-of-mana-only-at-gamestop/156840


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on December 06, 2017, 11:59:27 PM
Secret of Mana (Remake PS4) physical edition is ready to be pre-ordered via Gamestop.

https://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/secret-of-mana-only-at-gamestop/156840

I got the email today also. I was wondering if the physical copy is a Gamestop exclusive?? By all criticism of the trailers so far, I'm still optimistic about the game. I find the art style not bad at all, and the game seems to be truthful to the original and has certainly better translation than the American SNES-release.

Play-Asia has recently an impressive lineup of exclusive limited titles. Soon it will be 'Vesta' and 'Coma. The Recut,' then Rainbow Skies and Rainbow Moon in February as interesting RPGs. Down the line Unepic.

Except for Alchemic Joust and Tachyon Project (not interested) I have the Play Asia exclusives and these are games of good quality, from Ghost Blade HD to Cursed Castilla EX and Caveman Warriors. These CEs are also impressive and worth the price. These games come in glossy, very sturdy cardboard boxes, and with at least a soundtrack CD, sometimes additionally with an artbook. All for $30. And with the recent sale (unfortunately over) you got two for the price of one. I got Rive and Semispheres for $15 each, not bad.

These CEs are much of much higher quality and much cheaper than those by Limited Run.



Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Addicted on December 07, 2017, 07:49:18 AM
It's only at Gamestop in the US:

(https://i.imgur.com/5ksI4g4.png)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: bombatomba on December 07, 2017, 05:20:31 PM
Thought this would be a safe place to post this.

You know, I really have no major problems with digital distribution.  Call it what you will, drinking the kool-aid or whatever; I'd made my peace.  But every now and then, I would like some sort of box or instruction book to play with.  Something where one professional paid another professional to create something pretty that I can flip through.  Like maybe Secret of Mana and Ni No Kuni 2.  I know, I had more than one person (possible cruelly) tell me these games are available on other, more console'y (and hand-held'y) platforms that occasionally produce such physical things, and really as primarily a PC gamer I should be thankful that I get anything.  I had no comment to that, except to say I am glad I get a chance to play these games, I just think it would be cooler to have a booklet or box that I don't have to print off myself, is all.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on December 18, 2017, 01:19:13 PM
Late to the party but Strictly Limited Games second release came and went over the weekend.

Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D shmup that was limited to 999 copies.

https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/releases/gke/


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: ErbBetaPatched on January 04, 2018, 03:59:43 AM
Something about Limited Run games irk me. I guess its the lack of additional functionality making their products novelties. IndieBox has it down. They put these digital games in beautiful physical boxes and include cool feelies that makes them more than just novelties.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 09, 2018, 05:23:37 PM
iam8bit is doing a physical release of What Remains of Edith Finch for the PS4

https://store.iam8bit.com/collections/annapurna-interactive/products/what-remains-of-edith-finch-ps4-physical-edition

They are also doing a release of Gang Beasts

https://store.iam8bit.com/collections/double-fine-1/products/gang-beasts-ps4-physical-game


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on January 09, 2018, 08:00:02 PM
Eastasia soft / Play-asia have announced a physical release for Bleed 1 + Bleed 2 for ps4

https://www.play-asia.com/info/bleedcollection?ref=bleed2018&utm_source=Exclusive+Product+List&utm_campaign=550e7dc438-20171005_Play-Asia.com_Exclusive+No.10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4233963d2b-550e7dc438-32610937&mc_cid=550e7dc438&mc_eid=be80b5699e


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Link41 on January 09, 2018, 10:12:52 PM
SteamWorld Dig 2 may very well be getting a retail release courtesy of Rising Star games.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Duke.Togo on January 10, 2018, 11:38:07 PM
Korean version of Battle Garegga is physical: https://www.play-asia.com/battle-garegga-rev2016/13/70bsdd


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: slackur on January 11, 2018, 07:06:34 AM
Korean version of Battle Garegga is physical: https://www.play-asia.com/battle-garegga-rev2016/13/70bsdd
And so, so recommended for shmup fans. We got this a few days ago and besides having to translate a HUGE amount of menu options, it is absolutely fantastic. Came with a soundtrack disc too!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on January 12, 2018, 11:40:03 PM
Girls und Panzer (PS4) will be getting a PhysEng in Hong Kong/SE Asia on Feb 27

https://sea.play-asia.com/girls-und-panzer-dream-tank-match-english-subs/13/70bjll?ref=email&utm_source=Play-Asia+HK+Main+List&utm_campaign=67778f7992-20180105_Play-Asia.com_Newsletter_Opti&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e86aa9ca51-67778f7992-31420023&mc_cid=67778f7992&mc_eid=be80b5699e

Also, previously someone mentioned Axiom Verge (PS Vita, PS4, Switch) - according to my sources it SHOULD be released Jan 26 (Australia Day),  but considering this game was originally slated for Oct 2017, I'll believe it when I see it.

EDIT: Can confirm that this product was released in Europe on 26 Jan 2018 for PS Vita, PS4 and Switch.  21 Nov 2017 for the Yanks.  The Wii U version is still forthcoming (but not cancelled).  I'd also advise anyone waiting to get a cheap second hand copy to just buy it new, as the outer box is incredibly cruddy and prone to damage.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: MetalFRO on January 19, 2018, 11:01:15 AM
Korean version of Battle Garegga is physical: https://www.play-asia.com/battle-garegga-rev2016/13/70bsdd
And so, so recommended for shmup fans. We got this a few days ago and besides having to translate a HUGE amount of menu options, it is absolutely fantastic. Came with a soundtrack disc too!

I will be getting this one!  Battle Garegga has been stoopid expensive for the Saturn for years, so this is finally my opportunity to have a copy.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on January 22, 2018, 03:12:58 AM
Battle Garegga is very tempting, but I opted for two other shoot-em-ups from PlayAsia: the new release of Sturmwind which I finally will be able to play on the Dreamcast, and the Japanese physical release of Game Tengoku Paradise Cruisin Mix for the PS4. I'm looking forward to both games, but I will especially enjoy the old Saturn classic from 1997 I heard so much about. With shipping a bit steep ($50) but I just couldn't resist.

I have no parody shooters, even back then when I read in magazines about the SNES Parodius i was disappointed that it never came out in the US.

For some of you who are not familiar with Game Paradise Cruisin Mix, here is a youtube link to the game. Watch in particular the odd stage 5 (9:50). Just great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRMZC7i7FtI


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: serjiomalin on January 29, 2018, 04:16:02 AM
I will be getting this one!  Battle Garegga has been stoopid expensive for the Saturn for years, so this (https://vogueplay.com/au/guts-casino) is finally my opportunity to have a copy.

Can't wait!


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on January 29, 2018, 11:50:45 AM
Game Paradise Cruisin Mix *might* be getting a LRG release.  Degica said on twitter they were working on doing Senko no Ronde 2 with LRG and rumored that they were doing another shump with them also which I believed to be Game Paradise Cruisin Mix.  I haven't seen anything official from LRG though. 


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on February 09, 2018, 02:45:05 PM
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is getting a physical release on Switch and PS4

https://twitter.com/FDG_Games/status/961908140055941120


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on February 10, 2018, 01:35:14 AM
The fantastic Owlboy on physical disc/cartridge has a release date. Soedesco announced the game for May 29 for the PS4 and the Switch.

@Bear78: That Monsterboy and the Cursed Kingdom is getting a physical release is great news!

I got in the meantime from PlayAsia the two shoot-em-ups Sturmwind (Dreamcast) and Game Paradise Cruisin Mix (PS4) and both games are just great and a blast to play. Sturmwind is a first class shmup, and Game Paradise a wonderful parody shooter.

I got a lot of games from Playasia and eastasisoft recently. Vesta, Coma: The Recut, Unepic, and Bleed and Bleed 2 are all good to great games and worthwhile playing. The exclusive lineup of games from PlayAsia is getting better and better. There are hardly mediocre games in the entire lineup. The limited editions of Rainbow Skies and Rainbow Moon (latter got a release from the unfortunate Limited Run Games a while ago) can be pre-ordered until the end of February.

PlayAsia announced a couple of days ago that the exclusive game available also in LE 'One More Dungeon,' a pixel-art rogue like dungeon crawler, will be soon up for pre-order. Watched reviews for the game, I'm pretty sure that I will pass on this  one.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on March 13, 2018, 10:47:43 AM
There is ANOTHER limited game publisher getting into the business.  Super Rare Games.  Looks like they are only doing Switch games right now.  Their first release is already out, Human: Fall Flat which is limited to 5000 copies.

https://superraregames.com/


For those keeping count, that makes...
Limited Run Games: PS4, Vita, Switch
Special Reserve Games: PS4 and Switch
Signature Edition Games: PS4, Vita, and Switch
Strictly Limited Games: PS4 and Vita
Play-Asia / EastAsiaSoft: PS4 and Vita
Super Rare Games: Switch
iam8bit: PS4
vblank: PS4, Vita, and Switch


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on April 19, 2018, 11:56:54 AM
There is ANOTHER limited game publisher getting into the business.  Super Rare Games.  Looks like they are only doing Switch games right now.  Their first release is already out, Human: Fall Flat which is limited to 5000 copies.

https://superraregames.com/


For those keeping count, that makes...
Limited Run Games: PS4, Vita, Switch
Special Reserve Games: PS4 and Switch
Signature Edition Games: PS4, Vita, and Switch
Strictly Limited Games: PS4 and Vita
Play-Asia / EastAsiaSoft: PS4 and Vita
Super Rare Games: Switch
iam8bit: PS4
vblank: PS4, Vita, and Switch

And now there is another to add to the ever growing list...

https://twitter.com/hardcopygamers/status/979174882616360960

http://www.hardcopygames.com/

Since all of these other guys have started popping up, I've got more selective.  Even with LRG which used to be a "buy every title" thing for me I've now found myself skipping if the game just looks "ok".


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on April 19, 2018, 09:25:13 PM
You also forgot fangamer.  Their console games are usually LRG releases, but Undertale (PS4 & PSV) was wholly theirs and I think they do their own PC games.  This is getting stupid.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on April 20, 2018, 12:44:51 AM
This is getting stupid.
lol, I want to agree with you and I do to an extent. I'm just glad that official physical releases are now viable for smaller developers. If you're completionist about your collecting, I can see how it would be annoying though. I'm currently gunning for a complete LRG Switch set but if another North American company other than vBlank starts doing limited production runs, I might opt to be more selective due to cost.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on April 20, 2018, 09:17:18 AM
Ah yeah, I forgot about fangamer. 

Special Reserve is supposed to be doing Switch games in the future I believe which would be a NA company.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Fleabitten on April 25, 2018, 01:42:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/33kI3PM.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/5r6vfkX.png)

It's time. (https://theyetee.com/collections/hat-in-time/products/hat-in-time-game-box)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 08, 2018, 04:02:41 PM
Add 2 more "limited run publishers" to the mix...

Red Art Games out of France
https://twitter.com/REDARTGAMES

and

Game Fairy
https://twitter.com/gamefairy_io


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Raidou on June 09, 2018, 06:30:02 AM
Are Game Fairy really "limited run publishers"?  They seem more like Soedesco, who create physical releases for indies and whose products are sold in retail stores.  For example, I've seen Darkest Dungeon in Australian retail stores.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on June 10, 2018, 02:44:22 AM
Are Game Fairy really "limited run publishers"?  They seem more like Soedesco, who create physical releases for indies and whose products are sold in retail stores.  For example, I've seen Darkest Dungeon in Australian retail stores.

GameFairy is indeed not in the nonsensical 'limited run'-business. Like Soedesco and so many other small publishers they sell their games via a normal retail route. However, not every game shows up on the German or British Amazon website.

GameFairy is actually Headup Games, a German developer/publisher. Their best known game is Bridge Constructor. If you like Bridge Contructor on physical disc...there you go.

You can directly buy from their website, their prices are reasonable. I bought just last week European only releases on physical disc, namely the two RPGs Trulon and Pixel Heroes, and additionally the Limbo-clone Toby. Unlike Limited Run, they combine easily shipping costs. No matter how many games you buy, the shipping from Germany to America is $4.

Darkest Dungeon indeed got an American release, so did The Inner World.

PS: Trulon and Pixel Heroes are not in the RFGen database, and Rad Rogers (published by THQ Nordic) is not in there, too.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on June 14, 2018, 02:01:50 PM
The website of the new publisher 'Hard Copy Games' is up and running:

https://hardcopygames.com

It is an Australian publisher (director: Gary Lucas) which will relase smaller 'indie'-games on physical disc. Good news: Unlike Limited Run Games (which creates the online equivalent of a Black Friday sale with hundreds of customers lining up at store doors and open at a certain time to make it difficult to get games) they will sell their games with convenient two-week pre-orders.

Their first two games will be 'The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human' and 'Elliot Quest.' (no release date announced yet)


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: lendelin on June 17, 2018, 01:55:41 PM
Just a heads-up:

If you have trouble finding the Limited Edition of OWLBOY (and a lot of retailers are sold out), PlayAsia still has it for the PS4. The edition for the Switch is sold out.

I gave up on collecting LEs for my PS4 RPG-collection with very few exceptions (too many, too pricey plus ebay scalping), but for this non-RPG I made an exception. I like the Norwegian developer D-Pad of the Owlboy game which worked on this game for almost a decade, and I truly like the publisher Soedesco which puts indie games on physical disc and sells them via a regular retail route without the common rarity hype. Both deserve my money.

I'd put Owlboy on the same level as Shovel Knight, Limbo, Matterfall, Nex Machina, Axiom Verge, Brothers. A Tale of two Sons, The Sexy Brutale, What Remains of Edith Finch, Song of the Deep, and Lumo. Just a first-rate game.


Title: Re: The Physical Form Forum
Post by: Bear78 on June 18, 2018, 09:19:37 AM
Just a heads-up:

If you have trouble finding the Limited Edition of OWLBOY (and a lot of retailers are sold out), PlayAsia still has it for the PS4. The edition for the Switch is sold out.

I gave up on collecting LEs for my PS4 RPG-collection with very few exceptions (too many, too pricey plus ebay scalping), but for this non-RPG I made an exception. I like the Norwegian developer D-Pad of the Owlboy game which worked on this game for almost a decade, and I truly like the publisher Soedesco which puts indie games on physical disc and sells them via a regular retail route without the common rarity hype. Both deserve my money.

I'd put Owlboy on the same level as Shovel Knight, Limbo, Matterfall, Nex Machina, Axiom Verge, Brothers. A Tale of two Sons, The Sexy Brutale, What Remains of Edith Finch, Song of the Deep, and Lumo. Just a first-rate game.

Speaking of Soedesco, they just teased a LE for their release of 8-Bit Armies. 

https://twitter.com/SOEDESCO/status/1007608872440336384