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TOEM physical

iam8bit is working on a physical release of TOEM in partnership with Something We Made, the company announced today. Copies should ship in Q1 2024.

Also planned in a vinyl soundtrack with 32 tracks pressed on two classic black LPs, “giving listeners a perfect opportunity to enjoy its wonderful score from composers Launchable Socks and Jamal Green, and with magical interludes by Viktor Eidhagen.” The jacket “recreates TOEM’s in-game photo album, a charming artifact rendered in a well-loved leather look with gold highlights.”

Escape Academy: The Complete Edition gameplay

We have a good chunk of gameplay for Escape Academy: The Complete Edition after it debuted on Switch this week. The title not only includes the main experience, but two pieces of DLC as well.

Here’s an overview of Escape Academy: The Complete Edition:

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk physical

iam8bit, distribution partner Skybound Games, and Team Reptile announced today that a physical version of Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is in the works for Switch.

The retail edition includes the standard region-free cartridge with worldwide compatibility, six die-cut vinyl graffiti stickers, and cover art from Tan Zhi Hui. There are also plans for an iam8bit Exclusive Edition that contains a graffiti art booklet showcasing art from the game, a collectible slipcase, exclusive cover art by Tan ​​Zhi Hui, and six die-cut vinyl graffiti stickers.

Escape Academy The Complete Edition

Original (4/19): Escape Academy launched last year, but a new Switch version known as The Complete Edition has just been announced. The game is hitting the system this fall.

Escape Academy is a puzzle experience with “over a dozen masterfully hand crafted rooms, designed by experienced experts in the field”. The Switch version will contain the base game, Escape from Anti-Escape Island DLC, and the upcoming Escape from the Past DLC.

We have more information in the following overview:

Sea of Stars physical

A physical release of Sea of Stars is in the works for Switch, iam8bit and Sabotage Studio have revealed. A release is planned for early 2024 in both North America and Europe.

Sea of Stars will be making its digital debut in just over a week. Thankfully, fans are being given an early heads up that a physical version will be made available later on.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Neon White physical

Today, iam8bit and distribution partner Skybound Games, together with publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Ben Esposito and Angel Matrix, announced a physical release for Neon White on Switch.

The title will be sold at all major retailers, and it includes an original 11 x 17 in. foldout poster and artwork by character artist Rebecca Ryan. Also planned is an iam8bit Edition featuring the game, five Neon White anime-style “character peeker” stickers, an exclusive cover sheet by character artist Rebecca Ryan, a soundtrack by Machine Girl.

Bear and Breakfast physical

iam8bit is preparing a physical release for Bear and Breakfast on Switch, the company announced today along with Gummy Cat, Armor Games Studios, and distribution partner Skybound Games. 

The retail edition features five premium postcards, a reversible cover sheet, and a code to download the game’s laid-back soundtrack. Also available is the iam8bit Exclusive Edition with fun trappings such as a unique motel key featuring the game’s bear manager, an exclusive reversible cover sheet by sculptor cobcris, and the soundtrack download code. Pricing for these two versions are set at $39.99 and $44.99 respectively.

Escape Academy Escape from the Past DLC

Coin Crew Games, in partnership with publishers iam8bit and Skybound Games, have announced Escape Academy’s second DLC titled Escape from the Past.

The DLC features five new levels to solve a “whodunnit”-style mystery, a fresh take on the beloved Escape Room format. More information can be found below.

Cozy Grove physical

iam8bit and distribution partner Skybound Entertainment, along with developers Spry Fox and Quantum Astrophysicists Guild (QAG), have announced that Cozy Grove will have a physical release on Switch.

The retail edition has five kiss-cut sticker sheets that include a total of 28 individual bear stickers inspired by Cozy Grove’s ghostly denizens. It will also include a new NeighBEARS DLC on cartridge.

The Pathless physical

Original (2/14): The Pathless recently launched for Switch on the eShop, and it’s now been announced that a physical version is on the way. This comes from iam8bit and distribution partner Skybound Games, together with publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Giant Squid Studios.

The iam8bit Exclusive Edition will include a bounty of extra goodies, including a reversible cover sheet, set of six exclusive art cards, and a giant foldout poster featuring Hunter and The Eagle set amongst a mystical landscape displaced by the curse of a great darkness. The base retail edition contains a set of six art cards along with the physical disc—perfect for those looking for a nice bonus in their physical games. Emmy Award winner Elaine Lee designed all cover art.

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