I know many are trying to enter a brave all-digital future, but I can’t seem to give up on physical copies yet. That’s why I’m happy to see games like Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia release two special physical editions in partnership with Limited Run Games. The fancy Collector’s Edition will include the game, a reversible 18″ x 24″ poster, the soundtrack CD, and a Gustava emblem pin in a fancy box for $74.99. If you only want a physical copy, the standard edition is priced at $49.99 and will include the game.
Limited Run Games is probably the most hardcore advocate for physical copies of games, and you should check them out if you haven’t already. Here is a link to the listing for the Collector’s Edition of Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia. Pre-orders open on October 8th and run through November 9th. You should also know that the physical copies are not scheduled to arrive until 2-3 months later.
If you just want to buy the game digitally, it will release on December 10th. The developer Happinet has also confirmed the PS4 version will be playable on the PS5, so you can play it on whatever console you manage to have at release.
The first Brigandine game appeared on the original PlayStation twenty years ago. The new one is also a strategy RPG with a lot of improvements for the modern player. Set in a fantasy world, you’ll become the leader of one of six different nations and lead them to conquer the land of Runersia. Your army will consist of Rune Knights (over 100 in the game), and monsters such as fairies, ghouls, and dragons. Promising hundreds of hours of gameplay, this one will deliver plenty of content.
That content is being designed by some seasoned pros. The composer of music for Brigandine: Grand Edition and Disgaea 1-5, Tenpei Sato, is handling the music. The scenario writer, Kenji Terada, worked on Final Fantasy I-III. Reita Kazama, the character designer, worked on Xenoblade Chronicles and Puzzle and Dragons.
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia released a comprehensive look at the game and factions in the trailer at the top. You can see some gameplay and hear some of the music too. If you like what you see, you can check out the physical editions or play the digital version on December 10th.