Inside’s Mysterious Collector’s Edition Has Been Officially Revealed, And The Contents Are Definitely Unique

Inside’s Mysterious Collector’s Edition Has Been Officially Revealed, And The Contents Are Definitely Unique
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If you haven’t played the indie mega-hit Inside, then what are you waiting for? You definitely should do it, as it is often considered to be one of the greatest video games of all-time. The game has been nominated for, and won, tons of awards since its release in 2016, and to this day continues to garner discussion.

Early last year, the developers at Playdead teamed up with video game art and merchandise company iam8bit to develop a special collector’s edition of the game. The collector’s edition was set be available in very limited quantities; so limited, in fact, that they would only be making enough to cover the amount of preorders that they received for it. Even more interesting, however, is that despite being priced at a whopping $375, neither company was revealing what goodies were actually going to be included. Until now, that is.

The collector’s editions have officially started shipping to customers around the world, and the folks at iam8bit have released a new behind-the-scenes video revealing the contents of the mysterious package, and it’s definitely a unique product, to be sure. Fair warning here; if you ordered the packaged and want to be surprised, don’t keep reading. Also, if you have not actually played the game yet, there are some pretty big spoilers ahead. Okay, you’ve been warned.

As you can probably imagine, the collector’s edition of Inside comes in exclusive premium packaging and features a physical copy of the game for PlayStation 4. Along with the game, customers will also be receiving a huge set of postcards featuring artwork of the characters and locations from the game, as well as an exclusive Inside poster and a small figurine of the boy from the game.

The most interesting part of the box, however, is the inclusion of a big collectible statue of the giant blob of human flesh that you eventually control toward the end of the game. It’s not just your everyday collectible statue, either. In order to get the flesh-like quality of the figure perfect, Playdead and iam8bit parterned with the RealDoll company in order to use their exclusive formula for creating ultra-realistic life-like flesh. If you have never heard of RealDoll–let’s be honest, you totally have–they are a company that is well-known for creating super-realistic customizable adult dolls.

While the collector’s edition is currently sold out, iam8bit has announced that they may be producing more in the future, and have opened sign-ups for those who are interested. People who put their name on the list will be notified by February of 2020 about purchasing future collector’s editions. In the meantime, you can pick up Inside on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and so on.