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iam8bit, has teamed up with developer Altered Matter and publisher Akupara Games, on a physical version of Etherborn. The gravity-bending puzzle game will be sold in boxed form, which comes with an O-sleeve, reversible cover art, and a fold-out poster.

Pre-orders open today through iam8bit at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Copies should ship sometime in Q2 2021.

You’ll be able to reserve Etherborn from iam8bit here.

Source: iam8bit PR

Humble Games, Sunhead Games, and iam8bit today announced plans for a physical version of the adventure game Carto.

Pricing is set at $34.99 on Switch. All copies will include:

iam8bit, Akupara Games, and Queen Bee are teaming up on a physical version of Spinch. The “transportive side-scroller” was previously offered only as an eShop download.

Here are the full details on Spinch’s physical release:

Grindstone is dropping on the Switch eShop today, but a physical version has now been confirmed as well. iam8bit and Capybara are teaming up on the boxed version, which comes with an exclusive set of custom creep-gut-colored crayons. Sam Webster’s original music for Grindstone is also being released as a double LP, featuring original artwork by Nuri Durr.

Both will begin to ship in 2021. Pre-orders are already open here.

No one could have predicted a couple of years ago that both Ori games would end up on Switch, yet that’s exactly what happened. Moon Studios managed to bring Ori and the Blind Forest over in September 2019. It was followed a year later by the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Moon Studios co-founder Gennadiy Korol and lead artist Daniel van Leeuwen recently spoke with Nintendo Everything about the challenging task of bringing Ori and the Will of the Wisps to Switch. We also got to speak with Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White from iam8bit – the game’s publisher – who spoke discussed the special physical release, Switch sales and reception, and more.

Here’s our full discussion:

Ori and the Will of the Wisps just received a new update on Switch. Moon Studios has readied version 1.2.0, which includes fixes and more.

The full patch notes are as follows:

iam8bit, Xbox Game Studios, and Moon Studios have set a final release date for the standard physical versions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps for Switch. Both games are heading to retail on December 8. Pre-orders will open soon.

The physical editions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps contain six collectible art cards and digital downloads of the game’s respective soundtrack, composed by Gareth Coker.

Pricing is set at $39.99 / €39.99 for each title.

Source: iam8bit PR