Highly Anticipated Owlboy: Limited Edition Postponed Until August 31
Owlboy, the critically acclaimed pixel art platformer released a physical edition for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on May 29th. On the same day, publisher SODESCO announced that a Limited Edition game box is in the works and would be released on July 13th. However, because of logistical details, the publisher has pushed the release date back to August 31st.
Marten Buijsse, Community Manager at SOEDESCO, shed some light on the delay:
“We want everyone around the globe to receive their Limited Edition at the sale time. This was proving to be a challenge, so we decided to delay the launch so that we can have one worldwide launch date. However, I’m sure true fans will agree that it’s worth the wait!”
The Limited Edition of Owlboy includes the base game for either Nintendo Switch or PS4, along with some pretty cool collector’s items, all packaged in an exclusive Limited Edition box. Each of these boxes includes the following:
- Owlboy base game for either Nintendo Switch or PS4.
- Certificate of authenticity with a unique Limited Edition number.
- Original Soundtrack physical copy featuring the majestic Owlboy sounds
- Owlboy notebook for logging all your adventures.
- Owlboy manual full of useful information about the game.
- Two pins one of the Owlboy logo and one of main character Otus.
- Two metal coins inspired by the collectible 'Buccanary coins' in the game.
- Pin box to safely store your pins and coins.
- Sticker sheet with seventeen magnificent Owlboy stickers.
There will only be 6,000 Owlboy: Limited Edition boxes available for each platform.
"Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era."
Play as Otus, a mute Owlboy, struggling with the expectations of "owlhood". A sudden appearance of sky pirates forces Otus to deal with his own issues as he battles dangerous enemies. In this coming of age adventure story, travel with Otus and his friends through monster-infested ruins, cities, and ancient temples as they seek the answer to the mystery behind the sky pirate attacks. You'll have to make full utilization of both flying and platforming game mechanics.
Owlboy spent 10 years in development and that attention to detail shows. Its pixel art style appeals to fans of this popular retro-gaming style as well as people who tend to shy away from the trend. Players note that it is the perfect combination of artwork, mechanics, story, and soundtrack. The experts agree, and Owlboy has won multiple awards, including a spot on Time Magazine's Top 15 Games. It has amassed a legion of devoted fans, and thanks to experienced players and new converts, the Limited Edition Boxes are certain to be snatched up quickly.
If you're waiting for the Limited Edition to be released before purchasing your copy, enjoy the Owlboy trailer while you wait: