While Limited Run Games has been continually busy preparing physical releases of games such as Night Trap and Mutant Mudds, a new publisher has entered their domain. Special Reserve Games is another company focusing on one time runs of boxed games as they just put out a bunch of collector’s edition of Shadow Warrior 2. The two publishers have joined forces to release two separate limited batches of the retro 1st Person Shooter, Strafe, for those dying to get a physical copy.
We covered Special Reserve Games’ run of the game last week and unfortunately the PC special box sold out. This copy included such retro things as a 3.5″ floppy disk and the OST on cassette. However, there are limited number of the PS4 version left on the website of the 2000 copies being made. But this version only comes with the case and game disk (with a bonus Steam key for the PC version).
Now you might be wondering why Limited Run is doing another batch of Strafe. Why would anyone want to buy the game twice? Well, this version comes with a cover unique to the Special Reserve one so hardcore collector’s can go nuts to have the variant designs. And while the SRG batch is nearly sold out, the LRG (their acronyms are even similar) run is slated to happen ‘later in May’ for those who might miss this opportunity.
Limited Run will put out 1000 copies on both the PS4. But the company warns that this is not going to be a normal LRG run:
“Though these will be sold through our site, they should not be considered Limited Run releases or as part of a Limited Run complete set. These will be distributed titles, sold to help raise awareness for fellow companies fighting the good fight to bring physical back.”
Because I pretend to have disposable money, I will be getting both versions of Strafe. I already preordered the Special Reserve copy. It’s nice to see even more companies embracing physical releases for games and I’m impressed with the attention to detail SRG put into the PC release of the 90s style shooter. I’m definitely looking forward to what they have in store for the future even if my wallet isn’t.