There was no greater surprise than knowing that Tunic will have a beautiful physical edition, with the air of offering the same as the editions of yesteryear, but with much more content. With a not exorbitant price and a large amount of material for the most fan, this is an almost obligatory purchase for fans of the game and even for recurring fans of the adventure genre.
The most discouraging thing is that, as you can see in the image, the game will not have a physical edition for Xbox. The runs will be limited to the Nintendo Switch and PS4, the latter having a free upgrade to its PS5 version. That Microsoft’s consoles are left out of the picture is incongruous with the not-so-past history between the game’s creator and Xbox.
Tunic will have a beautiful physical edition for the two most famous platforms, leaving Xbox behind
Tunic was an indie game that was a long time coming. The hype was through the roof as the game looked really good. There were few drawbacks about its delay, since the person in charge of development was a single person: Andrew Shouldice. This game would be an exclusive on the Xbox One console, later being available on Xbox Series X | S and on Game Pass on its launch day, March 16, 2022.
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It will include a full size copy of the instruction manual (13×10 cm), plus a mini-guide and a mini-poster!
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— Meridiem Games (@MeridiemGames) March 7, 2023
The creator talked about how much it benefited his project to be released on Microsoft’s subscription service, giving it a sense of adventure and mystery just by seeing a game with such a colorful cover in the selection of Game Pass games. The game arrived in digital format at Nintendo Switch and PS4 six months later.
The physical edition of the game It will contain a manual of concepts, controls and conceptual art. You’ll also get a mini-poster-sized fold-out map, stickers, a code to download the game’s official soundtrack, a special-edition sleeve, and an instruction manual.
From Meridiem Games they have no idea why there is no physical edition of Tunic for Xbox. Creator Andrew Shouldice has not commented, although the relevant entity here is the Finji editor. It seems that they did not see it as necessary or lucrative to launch a physical edition for Xbox users, who were the first to try Tunic thanks to Xbox Game Pass.