Pretty trippy news
SUNSOFT previously announced that Trip World DX will launch on the Switch eShop November 30th, 2023. The title will be released digitally for 2,800 yen, and it will be a part of the Limited Run Games‘ Carbon Engine lineup, which aims to bring legacy content to modern platforms. Now we also have details on the physical Switch release in Japan.
While there will definitely be a physical Switch release stateside, info on the Japanese options has been shared. There will be both a standard physical release for 4,980 yen, along with a Deluxe Edition for 6,980 yen. Here’s what that package will include.
- special case
- original soundtrack CD
- limited trading card
In the classic Trip World, you take part in a globetrotting adventure through Trip World, a land filled with endearing creatures and mythical beings, as the bunny-like hero Yakopoo. A showstopper on its original handheld hardware, Trip World features some of the finest graphics and music ever heard in a video game in this form factor. The quality of its presentation is matched perfectly by the spot-on game mechanics and atmospheric level design that encourages the player to take part and enjoy the many sights of Trip World rather than rush through and beat it.
Complimenting this fantastic re-release, Trip World DX includes a variety of features that provide never-before-seen content and context to what makes this game such an incredible release of its time, including a music player with remastered audio and arrangements, original design documents, cameo appearance designs, and video interviews.
Trip World DX is not just a name; it also signals the most exciting aspect of this incredible re release. Alongside original director Yuichi Ueda, the Carbon Engine team sought to realize a long-term dream for the director by developing a brand new colorized version of Trip World! Trip World DX is not just smoke and mirrors, nor simulated. This is a ground-up port of the game to spec for the Color handheld, with full compatibility on original hardware! What was once only in the planning stages in the 1990s is now fully realized and available thanks to the combined efforts of SUNSOFT, Limited Run Games, and the Carbon Engine.