Every Physical Game Announcement from Limited Run Games E3 Presentation

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By Chris Penwell on June 16th, 2021

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Limited Run Games has announced its next round of physical releases in the coming year, and one of them is quite possibly the worst game ever created Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties from the Panasonic 3DO.

Here’s a run down of every game that will be included in LRG’s physical lineup and the highlights from the presentation:

● Axiom Verge 2 (Switch, PS4, PS5)

● BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites (Switch, PS4)

● Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (PS4)

● Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Turbo Duo)

● Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch, PS4)

● DOUBLE DRAGON & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle (Switch)

● DUSK (Switch, PS4)

 Ghoul Patrol (Switch, PS4, SNES)

● Going Under (Switch, PS4)

● Haven (Switch, PS4, PS5)

● Huntdown: Collector’s Edition (Switch, PS4)

● One Step From Eden (Switch, PS4)

● Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties (Switch, PS4, PS5, PC)

● République: Anniversary Edition (Switch, PS4, PlayStation VR)

● RetroMania Wrestling (Switch, PS4)

● River City Girls (PS5)

 River City Girls Zero (Switch)

● River City Girls 2 (Switch, PS4, PS5)

● RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (Switch)

● Shantae (PS4, PS5)

● Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (PS5)

● Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (PS5)

● Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (PS5)

● Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PS5)

 SkateBIRD (Switch, PS4)

● Strife (Switch)

● SUPERHOT (Switch, PS4)

● The TakeOver (Switch, PS4)

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Switch, PS4, SNES, Genesis)

Zombie ate my neighbors and Ghoul patrol

Image by Limited Run Games

Two classic 16-bit games from the LucasFilm Games’ retro catalog Zombie Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol will be getting a physical release on the Nintendo Switch and PS4. It will have in total over 70 levels, a 2 player mode, game saves, achievements, and a museum gallery with interviews and art work. The original versions on the Genesis and SNES will also be getting a physical release.

There will be separate collector’s editions for both at $89.99 each for the retro version. The Ghoul School collector’s edition includes an SNES cartridge and box, an original soundtrack CD, a 3D glasses enamel pin, art cards, a reversible 18′ by 24′ inch reversible cover, acrylic standees, and a commemorative metal coin.

The Zombie Ate My Neighbors collector’s set at $89.99 also will have its own 3D glasses and 3D manual, a retro box and Genesis cartridge, an commemorative metal coin a 3-D steelbook, the original soundtrack on CD, an 18 by 24′ inch poster, the game, and the box.

In addition to both of these sets, there will be PS4 and Switch collector’s edition of both games being included is at $99.99. This has a retro box, a 3D steelbook, the 3D glasses, a premium collector’s box with spinning hypno disc, an official soundtrack selection on CD, a blue water gun, 10 monster cards, and both of the 18 by 24 inch reversible posters in addition to the game itself.

Image via Limited Run Games

Standard editions of both the retro and collection offerings will be provided as well. If you aren’t as confused as us, you’ll be able to preorder the set that fits your budget and desires on June 18.

Double dragon and ryo-kun retro brawler bundle

This collection will have 18 Double Dragon-related retro games available with online play.

  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon 2
  • Double Dragon 3
  • Renegade
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • River City Ransom
  • Crash ‘n the Boys Street Challange

It will have Japanese games localized for the first time in Western territories, including:

  • Nekketsu Renegade Kunio-kun
  • Nekketsu High School Dodgeball
  • Downtown Nekketsu Story
  • Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club Soccer Story
  • Downtown Nekketsu March Super Awesome Field Day!
  • Downtown Special Kunio-kun’s Historical Period Drama!
  • Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide Madness
  • Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold Medal
  • Nekketsu Fighting Legend
  • Kunio-kun’s Nekketsu Soccer League
  • Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes

The collection is now available for download on PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. A physical release is also on the docket.

river city girls is coming to PS5, river city girls zero, and river city girls 2

Limited Run Games revealed a bunch of River City Girls related news during their presentation. WayForward’s fan favorite River City Girls will be heading to the PS5.. The old-school title that never released in the West River City Girls Zero will be punching and kicking its way to the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Siliconera reports that it will be releasing in 2021 and will have a new intro sung by Megan McDuffee.

Lastly, River City Girls 2 was officially announced for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch for a physical and digital release, while it will make its way to Xbox and PC systems as well via download. As the first game has been critically praised with much fan love to go alongside it, we can’t wait to see more from WayForward and Arc System Works. We also know that a new project based on the RWBY property is in the works between them and Rooster Teeth, as well.

Bloodrayne is coming back

Thanks to Ziggurat, Bloodrayne Retribution is getting remastered up to 4K resoution and it will feature new voice acting from Laura Bailey as Rayne and Troy Baker as Kagan. According to the press release, the developer has squashed bugs, added a new “rebalanced difficulty” mode to the original grueling option, and implemented sharpened visuals for the 2011 title.This calls back to the 2D hack-and-slash titles with elaborate bosses and special moves. It will get a physical release on PS4, PS5, and the Nintendo Switch. No specific date has been given for the game’s digital release either.

Skatebird

Image by Glass Bottom Games

The upbeat and unique skateboarding game about a bird pulling off tricks will release on August 12, 2021 digitally. It’s been much anticipated from the indie community as the concept is fresh and will likely lighten spirits within a harsh world. A physical release will come later as it’s currently TBA right now from Limited Run Games.

Huntdown collector’s edition

Described as an old school arcade action comedy, this indie side scroller Huntdown has a neat collector’s edition from Limited Run Games. It includes an 18′ reversible poster, a John Sawyer action figure that looks ripped from the 1980s, a 56-page art book, a soundtrack on cassette, an instruction manual, four embroidered gang patches, and three button pins, along with the game and case. You can now order it at the Limited Run Games’ website.

Republique anniversary edition

Indie favorite Republique will be getting a PS4, PSVR, and Switch release for its fifth anniversary. This is the first time it will get VR support through the PlayStation 4. The studio has experience in the field with Marvel’s Iron Man VR. It will also include developer commentary, according to Push Square.

Some castlevania and contra love

The Castlevania Requiem collection of Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood will be getting a physical release, in addition to the Contra Anniversary Collection. Surprisingly, Limited Run Games will finally be releasing the original Rondo of Blood to Western territories with a localized TurboDuo boxed edition. That’s very cool as this is the first time the game’s had an official translation.

Plumbers don’t wear ties

Probably the worst game ever to be released in a store, Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties will be getting a physical and digital re-release on PS4, PS5, PC, and the Nintendo Switch. It’s an infamous FMV (it’s actually a slideshow) game from the PC and Panasonic 3DO that was crudely developed and can be called The Room of video games. The Angry Video Game Nerd infamously reviewed this game and showcased the whacky experience to the entire public. It’s a game you have to see to believe. Keep in mind that it will be a censored edition that releases in 2021 as the 3DO and PC versions were pretty tasteless in 1993.

The British “Canadian” Chris Penwell has been a video game journalist since 2013 and now has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from MacEwan University. He loves to play JRPGs and games with a narrative. You can check out his podcasts Active Quest every Tuesday and Go Beyond: A My Hero Academia Podcast on Wednesdays.

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