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Firewatch getting limited-edition physical release this year (update)

With a fold-out map of the Shoshone National Forest!

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Firewatch, the acclaimed adventure game from Campo Santo, will be released on disc in a limited production run before the end of the year, the studio announced today.

Campo Santo is producing the physical version in conjunction with Limited Run Games, a publishing offshoot of Cary, North Carolina-based Mighty Rabbit Studios. Limited Run is known for making, well, limited production runs of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita games that were previously download-only titles, including Young Horses’ Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Lab Zero Games’ Skullgirls.

“We chose [Limited Run] because they were easy to work with, offered a fair deal and cared about the same stuff we did, in terms of production quality,” said Sean Vanaman, co-founder of Campo Santo, in an email to Polygon.

Asked about the limited edition’s audience, Vanaman told Polygon that the package is designed “100% for existing fans [...] who want to put Firewatch on their shelf or add it to their physical collection.” For instance, the package will include a fold-out map based on the in-game map of the Shoshone National Forest, Firewatch’s setting.

“We just think it’s awesome to have a disc, really,” said Vanaman. “We’ve put out a bunch of updates to Firewatch and it’s nice to be able to make a high-quality definitive edition.” The most recent update came last week, when Campo Santo patched the PS4 version to add support for the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Firewatch’s physical release will be produced exclusively for the PS4 version of the game, which is also available on Linux, Mac, Windows PC and Xbox One. Limited Run will print “under ten thousand copies,” according to Vanaman, and Campo Santo doesn’t plan on doing another run, so interested parties will need quick trigger fingers when pre-orders go live. Vanaman said the companies “are not 100% sure on price.”

You can see the limited-run package below. Firewatch is one of the major contenders for The Game Awards 2016, having received five nominations including Best Narrative.

Update (Nov. 21): Vanaman confirmed the final price of Firewatch’s physical edition: $29.99. The existing digital version is available for $19.99 on all platforms. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.

Firewatch PS4 physical version box art Campo Santo/Limited Run Games/Twitter

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