Rabi-Ribi to Get Physical Release From PQube in Europe; Limited Run Games Still Publishing Limited Copies This Summer
Today, The physical release of Cre-spiri’s 2D action game Rabi-Ribi has been confirmed to release this Summer for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Last year, publisher Sekai Project announced they will be teaming up with Limited Run Games to produce a limited amount of physical copies for Rabi-Ribi, previously PC exclusive. In addition to Rabi-Ribi, the partnership will also include Fault Milestone One, which was pretty much the extent of the announcement.
However, earlier today, publisher pQube announced they will be launching a physical release of Rabi-Ribi in Europe for the PS4 and PS Vita in Quarter 3 2017.
Evidently, this announcement came as a surprise to Limited Run Games who responded to a tweet saying,
The EU release became a thing without our knowledge – we had already signed an exclusive worldwide contract for the game months prior.
When we sign a contract we’re locked in to produce X number of copies. That number is set assuming we’re serving ALL regions covered. By having a large region suddenly taken out of the equation (without our knowledge) we’re faced with significant inventory that may not sell. We have to have *some* edge to help that inventory sell even if it just a few weeks of advance availability.
This would mean that Limited Run Games’ release will continue to only produce a limited supply of copies, the publisher averages around 3,000 – 6,000 copies for each version. While PQube’s release will not be limited, which could be good for for fans who miss their chance to purchase Limited Run Games’ version.
pQube details the game’s premise:
Rabi-Ribi is a 2D side-scrolling action game that combines the freedom of exploration, platforming and combat with the white-knuckle intensity of bullet hell boss fights.
Don the bunny ears of Erina, a bunny-turned-bunny girl, who mysteriously wakes up in an unfamiliar place in a strange body. In hopes of returning to her peaceful bunny life, she sets out to find her way back home, but strange things are taking place on Rabi-Ribi island. With the help of her trusty Piko Hammer and Ribbon, her fairy friend, it’s up to Erina to get to the bottom of this mystery…
Additionally, PQube launched a trailer for the game that you can watch below: