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Jul 082020
 

Table of Contents

Indie Live Expo 2020
The Escapist Indie Showcase
PlayStation 5 Showcase
Guerrilla Collective
PC Gaming
Future Games Show
EA
New Game+ Expo
MonsterVine Hot Games Summer Showcase
Nacon Connect
Limited Run Games
Devolver Direct
Ubisoft
Nintendo
Microsoft

Limited Run Games

Limited Run Games has always had odd E3 press conferences set in a pseudo-theater filled with cardboard cutout audience members, but this year it played into their premise of traveling to an alternate timeline where E3 went on as scheduled. Anyway, due to the nature of LRG, this is the sort of showcase where you don’t really expect new announcements, but instead wait to see what digital-only games will be getting limited physical runs.

However, that sometimes includes surprise ports, and they started things off strong with the announcement that the original Shantae is being released both physically and digitally on the Switch (and getting a physical Game Boy Color release, as well).

Not only that, but Risky’s Revenge is coming to the Switch, too! I’ll probably pick up both of them, and this means I’ll finally play the first game, which I’d skipped up until now.

WayForward is also getting LRG releases for A Boy and His Blob for the PS4, The Mummy: Demastered for both Switch and PS4, and Xtreme Sports for Switch.

Then they revealed a physical release of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection for the Switch and PS4, which contains 8 classic Castlevania games. I missed this when it was released digitally, but it looks like just the thing for me to give more Castlevania a try.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is getting a physical release, as is Mighty Gunvolt Burst, both for both the Switch and PS4.

After Garou: Mark of the Wolves for the PS4, they went through a montage of games being distributed through their partners: Kunai (Switch), Ys Origin (Switch), Observer (Switch), My Friend Pedro (PS4), Gris (Switch), Carrion (Switch), Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Switch), The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa (Switch), and Mega Dimension Neptunia VII (Switch).

The Grandia HD Collection, which contains Grandia and Grandia II, is also getting a physical release for the Switch. I should actually finish Grandia, as I started it ages ago…

After Katana Zero, they moved on to a favorite of mine… To the Moon for the Switch.

I absolutely love To the Moon, so I’ll probably pick up a physical copy. If you like story-driven games and haven’t played this yet, you definitely should.

Then they went through a short montage of games already available: Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl, Outer Wilds, and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection, all for the Switch.

Return of the Obra Dinn will be getting a physical release for the Switch and PS4, and since that one interests me, I might check it out. They’re also doing a physical run for Papers, Please for the… for the what?! Yes, for the Vita!

I was not expecting Vita news from this show, but there it is.

Following a surreal Ouya ad, they revealed a physical run of TowerFall Ascension for the Switch.

Super Meat Boy Forever is getting a physical release for the Switch and PS4, alongside the original Super Meat Boy, which was announced a while ago but hadn’t come out yet.

Then they had a short duel over the idea that physical games are dead and digital is the way of the future, which was amusing, although not nearly as entertaining as last year’s JoJo Stand battle to defend the Vita.

Back to the games, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is getting an LRG release for the Switch and PS4, and I’m still intrigued by that.

Next up were Trover Saves the Universe for Switch, Space Channel 5 VR for PSVR, PixelJunk Eden 2 for the Switch, and…

…Bug Fables!

Yes, Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, which I backed the crowdfunding campaign for and intend to start very soon, is getting a physical release for the Switch and PS4.

Demon Turf was announced next for the Switch and PS4, although I still don’t like how the gameplay looks despite it being a 3D platformer. Next up was Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, also for the Switch and PS4, and then they closed the presentation with the Monkey Island: 30th Anniversary Collection for the PC.

Overall, it was a solid showing for Limited Run Games, and I see several LRG orders in my future. We’ve got a short break now, but this seems to be the second wave of Not-E3 shows, as this weekend features Devolver Digital and Ubisoft! What did you think of the Limited Run Games lineup?

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  5. Does “everlasting physical edition” mean it won’t be in an extremely limited quantity?

    Also Castlevania collection without Symphony of the Night (or GBA to DS games) is kinda useless. >_>

    • I could have sworn I responded to this comment. What happened to my reply?

      Anyway, it won’t be unlimited, but if it gets open pre-orders, that means there will be no limit as long as you order within the pre-order period.

      As for Castlevania, I guess they wanted to stick with the classics.

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