Physical Release  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Physical Release  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Rainbow Skies to Receive Limited Physical Edition Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:46:43 -0500 Erroll Maas

Rainbow Skies, a new monster-taming RPG from eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios, the publisher and developer of Rainbow Moon, will receive a limited physical release in 2018.

The physical release of the game will contain the game, a special collector's box, the Book of Knowledge, a map, and a two-disc soundtrack. At the moment, preorders are only available through Play Asia. It is currently unknown how many copies will be made, as it will be based on demand, and orders will only be guaranteed if they are made before February 2018.

Rainbow Skies follows the story of Damion, who fails his monster-taming exam and accidentally destroys an entire monster compound due to a hangover. This leads to a failed cover-up operation, which escalates and ends up putting him in the middle of a conflict between two powerful factions.

Rainbow Skies will feature turn-based combat, monster taming and breeding,  upgradable characters, and plenty of different weapons and equipment to use. There will also be a handful of additional content to keep players satisfied for hours.

Rainbow Skies is slated for release sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, and will have a cross-save feature.

Physical Copy of Minecraft 3DS Edition Gets a Retail Release Date in the US Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:22:51 -0400 Brandon Janeway

Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that the physical copy of Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition will be released on November 10th. The tweet also included a image of the physical cover box. 

The game is already out digitally on the New Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS version of Minecraft allows players to access Creative and Survival modes, while also allowing access to skin packs, texture packs, and more. The 3DS version of the game utilizes the 3DS touch screen which offers a variety of functions like viewing the map, crafting items or checking your inventory. Players can also choose to play the game using the 3DS physical or touch controls. 

A Switch edition of Minecraft is also expected to be on its way, but Nintendo has offered no updates on this project. 

Is a hard copy of Minecraft for the 3DS tempting? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Minecraft news. 

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Will Be Getting A 3DS Physical Release Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:28:43 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, the fantastic 2D Platformer from developer WayForward that originally released in 2014, will be receiving a physical release for the Nintendo 3DS thanks to Publisher Rising Star Games.

For those unfortunate enough to miss it, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse was an excellent 2D Platformer with tight Metroidvania-style design, a great and diverse soundtrack, wonderful pixel art, charming characters, and memorable comedic dialogue just to name a few of it's many selling points.

It's a must own for any fan of 2D Platformers, especially if you own a 3DS, and it will soon be available for any of your shelving desires.

While a physical 3DS version has been available in Japan for some time, the rest of the world will be granted the same privilege soon, with the added benefit of new content exclusive to the new version, as well a discounted price ($29.99/€29.99/£29.99).

While Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is now available for almost every current-generation platform in addition to the 3DS (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Steam,, Kindle Fire TV), anybody interested in owning a physical copy of the game on 3DS will be able to come September 27th in the USA, and September 30th in Europe.


State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition getting a PC retail release Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:02:15 -0400 Pierre Fouquet

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, which originally released in April 2015 for Xbox One and Steam, is now getting a physical retail release for the PC version on August 9th, 2016.

Included in the Year One Survival Edition is the original State of Decay, as well as the the two DLC pieces which released later -- Lifeline and Breakdown.

The retail version will also include:

  • A special premium clamshell box
  • The game (and two pieces of DLC) on a disk (Steam code included).
  • A double-sided State of Decay A3 poster
  • The soundtrack supplied via the ancient CD

All of this will set you back $19.99/£14.99 (estimated)/€19.99, which is less than the price of the game digitally.

State of Decay originally released on Xbox 360 in September 2013, then for Windows in November of the same year, to much critical praise -- earning a 79/100 metacritic rating for the PC version, and just 1 point less for the Xbox 360 version.

A few years later, and after receiving two pieces of DLC, the Year One Survival Edition was released. This brought State of Decay to the Xbox One, and an upgraded version to Windows, with 1080p textures and bug fixes.

State of Decay 2 was revealed at Xbox's E3 2016 presser. It will feature co-op, and is set to release in 2017.