Limited Run Games Has Announced An Exclusive Jak IV Collector’s Case – But There Is A Catch

Limited Run Games Has Announced An Exclusive Jak IV Collector’s Case – But There Is A Catch
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Limited Run Games, the company that specializes in physical releases and collector’s editions for indie games and obscure titles, has announced that they will be releasing a special Jak IV commemorative case to hardcore Jak and Daxter fans. But, there’s a bit of a catch.

First off, you might be saying to yourself, “wait a minute, I’m a huge Jak and Daxter fan, and there was never a Jak IV!” Well, you are definitely right. This special collector’s case, however, is designed around leaked concept art for the cancelled Jak 3 sequel, simply called Jak IV. For years, many fans had wondered if there would ever be a proper fourth entry in the franchise, but when concept art and information was released back in 2015, fans were disappointed to find out that the game was cancelled after only being in pre-production for a short time.

Limited Run Games, however, has taken it upon themselves to use some of this concept art and create a PlayStation 4 case of the long-lost sequel. The case also comes with a special Jak IV PlayStation 4 theme, just you can stare at it in sadness over what could have been. However, as is the situation with most Limited Run Games releases–hence, the company’s name–the collector’s case will come in very limited quantities and is only available to a select group of people. Anyone who has purchased all four Jak and Daxter re-releases through Limited Run Games is eligible to get a copy. Unfortunately, if you bought your special edition from a third-party seller, you cannot claim one.

The company has been releasing special collector’s editions of each game in the franchise, which consists of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and most recently, Jak X: Combat Racing, which is still currently available from the publisher, though it is selling out quick. Each release was specially designed for PlayStation 4, and comes with some neat exclusive extras.  If you managed to get your hands on all of those releases, then congratulations. If you’re looking to pick them up now, you’re out of luck.

Each release sold out incredibly fast, and the only way to snag one is through eBay or another third-party, though expect to pay a lot if you are seeking them out. Currently, the Limited Run Games release of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is going for around $500 online. The other games in the series are significantly cheaper, but building your collection will no doubt run you close to $1000 or more.

In the meantime, we’re still waiting on Naughty Dog to return to the Jak franchise. With remasters, remakes, and revivals being all the rage these days, maybe will finally see the dynamic duo return to gaming soon.