By Crystal Colwell / June 10th, 2021
In a celebration of all things indie there is a new and exclusive deal between Limited Run Games and Wired Productions. What does that mean? More games for us! The Falconeer: Warrior Edition will launch on PS4, PS5, and the Switch on August 5, 2021. The new Black Label Collection, an exclusive celebration of the best of Wired and indie gaming, is also coming. The Black Label Collection will spotlight some of the eclectic games Wired publishes from developers they love. Up first is Black Label #01: Victor Vran, which will also be available for the PS4, PS5, and Switch.
From Wired Website:
About Wired Presents Black Label Collection
The Black Label is a reflection of the way Wired curates its games. It is a celebration of art, music and most importantly; the teams behind each release and their ethos and experiences. Beautifully crafted and carefully selected, each release of Black Label will spotlight one of the many eclectic games Wired publish from developers they love and that the team feel are adventures which deserve to be shared with the public.
What’s Inside Black Label #01
The first Black Label features a limited print run of Victor Vran: Overkill Edition. Celebrate Victor Vran, Lloyd Kaufman, Lemmy, Motörhead, and Doug Cockle, in the intense and humours ARPG made by the talented demon slayers at Haemimont Games. Contents include:
- The critically acclaimed Victor Vran: Overkill Edition on PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch enclosed in a specially designed Black Label sleeve
- A bespoke high-end Black Label silver box
- The Wired Razor Sleeve –black with an embossed tattoo motif finish
- A Wired Razor authenticity card – numbered
- Iconic razor cut Alu-dibond art print
- Stunning art prints hand chosen by the team
- The critically acclaimed CD soundtrack – in the Black Label sleeve
- Collectable trading cards
- The Journey – the Wired and Haemimont story in picture
This collection truly celebrates the creatives that poured their hearts into Victor Vran and is a must-have for any video games collector.
History of Victor
Relationships in the games industry are often established through pitches, word of mouth or aggressive deals and negotiations. For Wired and developer Haemimont Games, it all started over a case of beer… Motörhead beer to be specific… in an ancient London crypt with Lloyd Kaufman and Phil “Lord Axsmith” Campbell (true story!) hanging out on the couch. From the get-go, there was a mutual understanding, a connection based on similar principles, ways of working, taste in music and a like for a specific whisky that Lemmy himself would approve.
Wired became involved with Victor Vran at a stage where the game was finished and out on PC, but Gabriel Dobrev, the founder of the studio, Producer Bisser Dyankov and their team had more ideas, and a wish to release more content to a wider audience. With help from Motörheadbanger (and creative producer/designer) Achim Heidelauf, who had a 25 year going close connection with Lemmy and the band, the Motörhead game story was written, with the utmost support of the band members themselves. Roll forward a couple of years and Victor Vran: Overkill Edition launched on consoles, won a bunch of awards, helped crack open a few more bottles of beer and brought Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman out of Tromaville and into the gaming world!
When Wired thought about which game to kick off the Black Label series, really, there was no choice other than Victor Vran, a game that kick-started so many things, friendships and – a hangover.
Limited Run Games & Wired Productions Get Physical, Physical!
New & Exclusive Deal Inked for North America, Kicking off with the Pre-Order of Wired’s new Black Label range – a celebration of all things Indie!
Raleigh, North Carolina, 10th June 2021: Limited Run Games and video games publishing label Wired Productions today announced a new partnership that delivers exclusive distribution in North America and expanded cooperation across more product lines going forward. The new partnership will not only see The Falconeer: Warrior Edition launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch August 5th 2021, but also the release of the new Black Label collection; an exclusive celebration of the best of Wired and Indie gaming.
Both companies initially worked together in 2020 through the distribution of various titles, and realised a shared passion for games, music and community gave opportunity to work even closer as friends in a more fluid and collaborative banner. Kicking this BFF relationship off is the creation of ‘The Black Label,’ by Wired Productions, a new strictly limited collector’s item featuring numbered and authenticated premium products only available for a limited time that celebrates and fuses gameplay, art and music together.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition has the honour of becoming the first black label release, holding the coveted BL #01 moniker, as Wired Productions sets out its bespoke and reimagined retail strategy for the future. As consumer behaviour shows a want for choice, not just in retail or digital, but how and what kinds of products they want to consume, Wired Productions has designed The Black Label to answer all the questions collectors and fans have been asking and become a celebration for the artists and studios that create the games.
In addition, Limited Run Games will be calling the big-ass-bird that is The Falconeer, and be the exclusive retailer in NA for fans to claim a copy on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.
Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions commented, “Limited Run Games really are an awesome company. We share many principles, beliefs and work ethos.” He continued, “Having spent over a year dealing with Brexit, bureaucracy and really, a lot of bullshit; working with a partner like Limited is like finally breathing fresh air again. Not only are our fundamentals similar, but our gamers are too. Our players understand video games. They appreciate the work that goes into crafting these stories and want to celebrate with us and embrace the curated range of collector’s both Limited and Wired have already released individually. Coming together really is the best of both worlds and I’m so excited to have players receive their first Wired and Limited Run Games orders in the coming weeks and months ahead.”
Douglas Bogart, co-founder, Limited Run Games said, “Working with Wired Productions is like working with our internal teams, where we aim to deliver the passion that these games have given us for so long. Without a doubt, Wired Productions publish some fantastic indie titles, and we’re delighted to be sharing them with our community and customers beginning with The Falconeer: Warrior Edition and The Black label moving forward.”
In North America, Wired Productions physical product, collectors’ editions and The Black label can be purchased directly from Limited Run Games. For all other territories, the Wired Productions store has everything for fans of outstanding indie games.
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