Stuttgart, October 21, 2019 – Stuttgart, publisher Strictly Limited Games, specializing in the release of strictly limited physical Collector's Editions of digital games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch, today announced the limited Standard and collector's edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, the sequel to the 1986 video game classic Bubble Bobble.
The standard retail and digital release on the Nintendo eShop will be handled by the publishing label ININ. The game will be available from 19 November in Europe and Australasia and early 2020 in NA.
From Sunday 27 October, both editions for Nintendo Switch can be pre-ordered exclusively from the Strictly Limited Games online store. The limited Standard Edition will be offered with an exclusive cover and individual numbering at a price of 39.99 Euro. The Collector´s Edition will celebrate the origins of this milestone in video game history in a very special way. Accordingly, it contains numerous items about Bubble Bobble and its history, which have been translated from Japanese with great attention to detail in order to make them accessible to fans and collectors. The Collector's Edition will be offered at a price of 89.99 Euro.
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, the latest game in the popular Bubble Bobble series, includes the original Bubble Bobble Coin-Op version from 1986 in addition to the 100 stages in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends - this means that there will be 100 more stages in the original Bubble Bobble with original music, sound and visuals in addition to the 100 stages in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends.
The Strictly Limited Collector's Edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends includes the following exclusive fan items from the Bubble Bobble universe:
Exclusive cover with individual numbering
High-quality collectors box with magnetic closure
Original soundtrack from TAITO's legendary "House Band" Zuntata (includes the soundtrack from Bubble Bobble 4 Friends and the original music from Bubble Bobble)
Hardcover book, providing fascinating insights into Bubble Bobble
2 sheets with a stylish marquee and artwork stickers
Bubble Bobble Instruction Card
Bubble Bobble Arcade Flyer
As an additional bonus, the Collector's Edition is shipped in a special retro-style cardboard box - a tribute to the classic packaging of vending machine circuit boards in the 1980s and 1990s.
Starting October 27th, collectors and fans of the games series will be able to pre-order the 3,500-piece limited Standard Edition or the 2,500-piece limited Collector's Edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends for Nintendo Switch.
About Strictly Limited Games:
Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectable physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. With their personal hobbyhorse game-archaeology, they want to make their own contribution to game-preservation. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com.
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favourites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com/