Hitman, Tomba and other classics get recent versions at the Limited Run Games exhibition

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Limited Run Games held its annual showcase on Thursday, expanding its catalog of physical retro game releases for next year. While many of the trailers were for already announced titles, LRG managed to sneak in some huge announcements, including Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Editionre-editions and remasters of some deeply developed retro games and more.

The physical game publisher has also entered the world of broader video game publishing, with its Carbon Engine helping developers utilize emulation to port older games from the pre-PlayStation 1 era to newfangled platforms. This year they have already released several projects, including: Rocket Knight Adventures: A New Spark with Konami and being in favor Alan Wake 2 Collector’s Edition.

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That’s why there were many announcements during the hour-long show. Let’s break it all down.

The Fighting Force Collection will bring the battle to consoles and PC in 2025

Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned 3D brawler? Team up with your friends with newly announced Combat Force Collectionwhich will allow you to play two franchise games from the original creators of Tomb Raider in 2025. The game will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC.

The FMV game, which can only be played after 10 p.m., has a release window

Ghosts, a real-time FMV game that can only be played after 10 p.m. local time (yes, really), is now slated for a 2025 launch, according to a recent trailer that debuted during the presentation. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2021 and was created in the mind of Jed Shepherd, one of the screenwriters of the excellent horror game Zoom Hostand Visible Games. It also features many of the actors from this low budget film.

Tomba! 2 The remaster receives an unexpected announcement

Even though we already knew that the first Tomba! game, an iconic retro-style platformer, was already in development, LRG show viewers were in for a surprise. Creator Tokuro Fujiwara, also known for Bionic Commando and many other games from your childhood, was on hand to make the announcement Grave! 2 will also be remastered. No release date yet, but Tomba! Special edition will be released on August 1.

Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition is announced for real

Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition: Launch Trailer

While Ubisoft seemed to accidentally reveal the game’s existence multiple times – including in a post before the LRG showcase – we now have an official announcement regarding the 20th Anniversary Edition, which will be released next week.

Fear Effect is finally coming to newfangled platforms

We thought we would never see modernity The fear effect after Square Enix announced the cancellation of the remake last year, but the re-release was just announced during Thursday’s Limited Run Games presentation. This action-adventure game will be released in 2025 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. Square Enix is ​​also involved in development work.

Clock Tower: Fast forward to the physical release coming this fall

We are already prepared for our pants to be scared Clock Tower: Rewind – the famed Japanese survival-horror game will be released in the West for the first time – official release this year. A recent trailer shown during the presentation also announced that it would receive a physical version now available for pre-order.

Bubsy??

*sighs* Were you expecting someone else?

That’s right, Bubsy is back in a collection of classic Carbon Engine capers! Bubsy in: The Purrfect Collection will be released digitally and physically in 2025. pic.twitter.com/mbD51pTkVG

— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) June 20, 2024

Truly one of the most unusual announcements came in the form of Bubsy in: The Purrfect Collection, which was the display case’s “one more thing.” Bubsy was one of the strangest video game mascots of the 1990s, with a series of titles that were very popular. Not much information has been revealed about the collection, but it will likely include the first four games in the series as they are being developed using the Carbon Engine.

Everything else

  • Star Wars: Dark Forces Remastered will be released in physical and collector’s editions on Switch, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on July 21, with pre-orders starting on Friday.
  • Physical and collector’s editions Fantastic Soldier 3 Collection will be released this summer.
  • World of Rain from 2017 will be released physically later this year.
  • Renaina is an upcoming retro throwback that is getting a physical edition.
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will receive a physical edition on Nintendo Switch this summer.
  • GI Joe: Wrath of Cobra will be available in physical form in 2025.
  • Anime and mechs? It can’t go wrong. Leynos 2 assault suit will be released in a physical version this year.
  • Wonderland of Snow Bros received a recent gameplay trailer ahead of its tardy 2024 release.
  • Trick! from 1992 is getting a sequel, if you can believe it. Trick! 2 announced for all platforms in 2024
  • C-Smash VRS + New Dimensionwhich was previously exclusive to Meta Quest headsets, will now receive a physical edition on PlayStation 5.
  • A lovely, unique platformer Penny’s Great Escape will be released in a physical version this year.
  • Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic blunt forcewhich we have been working on since 2016, we will receive a physical release in 2024.
  • Beat-em-up in retro style Toxic crusaders will become physical in 2024.
  • Blood Money Hitman: Retaliation will be released physically on Switch this fall.
  • Spaceship Soldiers: Extermination will receive a collector’s edition this summer.
  • Lollipop RePOP chainsaw will be released this summer, but you can get physical copies on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Switch.
  • Double ShakeAn action-adventure platformer in the style of the first 3D games has a recent trailer.
  • The Rugrats are back in video games Rugrats: Adventures in the land of gameswhich received a recent trailer during the show.
  • GEX trilogy will be available for pre-order this fall.
  • Shantae Advance: Risky Revolutionoriginally developed for the Game Boy Advance, it will receive a Carbon Engine port and is scheduled for release in 2025.
  • Place your pre-orders in Ninja Five-O starting July 5.
  • Limited Run Games is collaborating on the project with No More Heroes developer Grasshopper Manufacture.

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