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Eastward physical release revealed for the west, including collector’s edition

Posted on March 29, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Eastward Collector's Edition

When Eastward landed on Switch last year, it was accompanied by a physical version – but only in Japan. Now, however, Chucklefish and Pixpil have teamed up with iam8bit and Skybound Games for new boxed editions in the west.

What we’ll be seeing first is a standard release, which is planned for May 24, 2022. All copies include an exclusive Eastward chibi-style sticker.

The Eastward Collector’s Edition will follow later this year. Aside from an exclusive cover sheet by artist Laura Bifano, the main highlight is the inclusion of the official Eastward Board Game from acclaimed designer Erich Meyr (Squanch Games, Insomniac Games) and illustrator Ryan Brinkerhoff.

Here’s some additional information:

The cooperative tabletop game has 2-4 players working together to rescue villagers and defeat enemies, racing against a sinister miasma that threatens to engulf the world – complete with a foldout game board, 15 food cards, 10 item cards, eight Miasma cards, and four unique playable character standees. In addition, the tabletop game pairs with the limited vinyl featuring the game’s soundtrack by Joel Corelitz with extra notable work on Death Stranding, Halo Infinite, and Gorogoa. The vinyl has been made using recycled material and will also offer a first-of-its-kind package, featuring the official Eastward Board Game. The board game components from the limited-edition vinyl can be combined with the Eastward Switch Collector’s Edition, serving as an expansion. Players can experience either board separately or together for an all-encompassing map of the city for an epic Eastward tabletop game night.

More details on the Collector’s Edition and vinyl release will be revealed at a later date. Pre-orders begin today on the iam8bit store here.

Source: iam8bit PR

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