Undertale isn’t the only digital download indie game getting physical this week. Limited Run Games releases physical editions of largely digital only games in limited quantities. Yesterday, they announced a string of new games they’ll be releasing in physical form throughout the year.
In a sizzle trailer, LRG announced 17 new games, as well as demonstrating 20 games that were already announced. Among the new games are 2064: Read Only Memories, The Flame in the Flood, and The Bunker. Most of these games are getting a simultaneous PS4 and Vita release. Some are exclusive to one system though, such as the PS4 version of Volume and a Vita only version of VA-11 HALL-A.
The announcement comes at a crucial time for the company. A recent thread in the LRG forum asking “LRG hype is dying?” has caused a debate over the quality of the company’s offerings as of late. Limited Run have definitely been producing so-called “shovelware” over the last few months. Some of their recent, lesser-received titles have been Strafe, Pang Adventures, and Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae.
This latest batch of games definitely features some iffy content, but the vast majority of it consists of fan favorites and cult hits. Best of all, it’s great to see a show like this garner so much attention at E3. LRG themselves aren’t at the show, but many of the games they’re showing like YIIK are, and this has helped them immensely.
Between this announcement, and Undertale’s own physical release, this E3 has shown that physical collecting is alive and well.