In a world increasingly dominated by digital downloads and streaming platforms, Super Rare Games has consistently championed the magic of physical game releases. This dedication has culminated in their latest achievement – the 100th Nintendo Switch™ release. To mark this special occasion, Super Rare Games is launching two celebrated indie games: “Lil Gator Game” for the Nintendo Switch™ and the much-loved “A Short Hike” for PS4.
Super Rare Games: A journey spanning five years
Beginning its journey just over five years ago with its inaugural release, Super Rare Games has since carved a unique niche for itself in the gaming industry. The company has been an ardent supporter of Indie developers, facilitating them in bringing their imaginative titles to a broader audience through physical game releases.
This passion project has now seen the company achieve a significant landmark. Reflecting on this journey, the team at Super Rare Games expressed, “It’s hard to believe our #1 release was just five years ago. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us. We hope it continues to be a fantastic adventure!”
The Lil Gator Game: A fresh adventure
In collaboration with Playtonic Games, Super Rare Games is thrilled to introduce the Lil Gator Game for the Nintendo Switch™. This title promises island adventures, where players engage in quests and encounter charming characters who quickly become friends. The game will be made available in three formats, offering fans a variety of options:
- Standard Edition: Comes with all the game’s content on its physical cartridge, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, exclusive sticker, and trading cards.
- Steelbook Edition: In addition to the content of the Standard Edition, it features a steelbook case complete with a Lil Gator character magnet, allowing fans to curate their scenes on the steelbook case.
- Collector’s Edition: Packed with bespoke art and content, this edition is a collector’s dream. It boasts the Standard Edition game, steelbook case, 4 steelbook character magnets, colour-me-in storybook, pack of crayons, wristbands, enamel pin badge, a full set of trading cards, Lil Gator sticker, steelbook slipcase, and a postcard.
In a delightful surprise, the company also revealed that 300 special individual gold foil cards would be spread across these editions. Lucky recipients might just find themselves holding the super rare card, aptly encapsulating the essence of Super Rare Games.
- Island is your Playground… There’s a buddy atop every hill in this open-world, movement-focused adventure and they all seem to need help! Bop cardboard baddies, brave serene hills and forests, and scale sheer rocks that only a kid would dare!
- Joyful Exploration… Explore a lovingly crafted island full to the brim with areas to discover, friends to make and joy to be had. Each area of the island brings unique quests and characters to meet. Glide through the mountain tops and drop in on the Theatre Troupe kids, swing your stick sword through the forest with the Prep schoolers or find the ‘Cool Kids’ down in the Creaklands. With plenty more areas to discover, there’s no knowing who you might run into!
- Make Friends…The world is big when you’re a lil gator… Good thing it’s also full of friends! Make new friends and invite them to play in the island’s playground. Each new friend you make will add to your adventure, but making new friends isn’t always easy, You might have to complete a quest or two!
- Crafty Customization…Collect arts & crafts supplies all over the island! Use them to make yourself all kinds of goodies and bring the playground to life! Craft new abilities – use your ragdoll teddy to ragdoll lil gator from the mountaintop to the valleys below! Skim pebbles into hard-to-reach cardboard baddies!
- Bop Baddies…A no-pressure adventure game! Lil Gator game focuses on adventure and play, don’t let a health bar hold you back from reaching your goal!
A Short Hike on PS4: A revered return
Following its success on the Nintendo Switch™ last year, Super Rare Games is reintroducing A Short Hike, this time in a physical PlayStation 4 format. The game invites players to explore the tranquil landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park, allowing them to hike, climb, and even swim in serene environments. The PS4 edition comes complete with a game disc, a fold-out map, an exclusive sleeve, and a sticker.
- Open world exploration… Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into!
- Pace yourself… Hike at your own pace — there’s no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore.
- Treasures await… Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests.
- The friends we made along the way… Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out!
- The beautiful score… Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.
Sale and shipping details
Eager fans won’t have to wait long. Both games will go live for sale on October 26th at 6 pm BST. All purchases are set to ship in December and will be available worldwide exclusively through Super Rare Games’ official website.
Super Rare Games has once again proven its commitment to the gaming community, offering cherished titles in tangible, collectable formats. Their 100th Nintendo Switch™ release is not just a landmark for the company but also a testament to their dedication to preserving the tangible magic of video games. As the world goes increasingly digital, Super Rare Games stands as a beacon for all those who still cherish the physical essence of gaming.