Retro-Bit is producing a physical version of Elden Pixels Alwa’s awakening and will be making the game available as part of their new ‘Digical’ label, it has been revealed.
Alwa’s Awakening: 8-Bit Edition will bring the game, which was designed as an NES title, to the NES hardware and will offer a host of new features, such as three new areas to explore and two new songs, and will cost $ 59.99.
Here are some public relations:
Bringing the relatively massive digital release of the original Alwa’s Awakening to the limited capacity of a NES® cartridge was no small feat. In doing so, Elden Pixels partnered with NES developer Brad Smith to keep the gameplay core from the original, but also to make more changes than just a coat of paint. For fans of the series, as well as retro gamers, this release of Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition will leave you in awe of how a 280MB game can be formatted on a 512KB NES® cartridge.
However, it will also be available as part of the Digical brand for $ 19.99, which “combines aspects of the DIGItal and physiCAL versions and offers players a new option to own a game while still supporting developers.” .
Here’s more PR:
Thanks to community feedback, Retro-Bit Publishing developed a simple and innovative method to give players a new option for owning a game while continuing to support developers with their new Digical concept. Digical combines aspects of the DIGItal and physiCAL versions. Each Digical release includes the game ROM and exclusive digital content packaged on a character-themed USB® stick along with a display case that really stands out in any collection! This gives customers the opportunity to play while forgoing all the extras included in a physical version.
What you get at Digical is yours to keep – no DRM and no servers to ping. This is your set to own, collect and play as you wish, plus all the digital items included in the unit.
With the release of Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition Digical, there is hope that the community can embrace this concept so that more classics can be released in the future using this format.
Each Digical release will include the game ROM and exclusive digital content packaged on a character-themed USB stick, housed within a rather attractive display case. “This gives customers the opportunity to play while forgoing all the extras included in a physical version,” says Retro-Bit.
But that is not all; Alwa Collection will bring both Alwa’s awakening and its sequel Alwa’s legacy to change in one package.