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Chex Quest HD coming this summer, original game gets a deluxe physical version

Limited Run Games is going all-in on Chex Quest

A first-person view of the player aiming a Zorcher device at aliens from Chex Quest HD Image: Team Chex Quest HD/Flight School Studio/General Mills
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Chex Quest HD, a fan-developed remaster of the first-person shooter released by General Mills in 1996, is coming to Steam this summer. The nonviolent FPS will be free to download, but if you want to spend upward of $149.99 on your Chex Quest nostalgia, publisher Limited Run Games has a luxurious physical edition for you.

The Chex Quest Chex Warrior Edition is a deluxe package that includes a physical copy of the original 1996 game (stored on a USB drive designed as a 3.5-inch floppy disk), a second physical copy of the game on another disc, a full-size replica of the game’s Zorcher gun, a T-shirt that puns on early Metallica, and much, much more. It all comes in a cereal box package (but no cereal, I’m afraid).

Artwork of the contents of the Chex Quest Chex Warrior Edition package from Limited Run Games Image: Limited Run Games

Here are the full contents of the Chex Quest Chex Warrior Edition:

  • Physical Chex Quest PC game
  • Large premium foil rigid box
  • Two-disc jewel case with physical game disc and soundtrack CD
  • USB with game and soundtrack
  • 18” x 24” poster
  • 8” x 10” concept art lithograph
  • Enamel pins
  • Piece of Chex keychain
  • T-shirt (XL)
  • Intergalactic Chexdallion of Bravery coin
  • Two large stickers
  • Full size Zorcher replica with activated lights and sound
  • Metal Chex Warrior statue

Chex Quest heads looking for something a bit more modest can purchase a physical copy of the game for $39.99. It’s called the Chex Quest Big Box Edition, and it includes:

  • Physical Chex Quest PC game
  • Classic big box format packaging
  • Two-disc jewel case
  • Original game soundtrack
  • Reversible 18” x 24” poster
  • Game manual

The original Chex Quest was developed as a total conversion of id Software’s Doom, and was released in 1996 as a prize inside Chex cereal boxes. The HD remake is being made in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Chex Quest tells the story of the Chex Mix Squadron and its rescue mission to the planet Bazoik, which has been overrun by Flemoids who must be dispatched by Zorchers.

Correction: The original version of this story indicated that Limited Run Games’ physical editions would include Chex Quest HD. They will include the original 1996 version of the game. This story has been updated to reflect that.

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