Limited Run Games to release a Wii U game, company to lose money for publishing it

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    Although the Wii U might have been replaced and eclipsed by the Switch, some publishers haven’t entirety abandoned the short-lived console. One of which is Limited Run Games, known for helping digital only games get physical copies. According to a new tweet, their latest project involves a Wii U game. It’s apparently taken more than a year to get things sorted, and it even seems that releasing this specific title has been a financial drain, as one of the members of Limited Run Games claimed that they won’t be even close to making a profit, or even breaking even once it’s released. As to what exactly this mystery game is, we don’t know yet, but whatever it is, it appears to have been something that took a lot of effort to get a physical release. If things go well, it’ll be announced and available for sale at the end of the month, if not, you’ll have to wait until around November.

     
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  1. MarkDarkness

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    Always something sad when a company can't even break even on a product. Wonder what this could be.... does the forum have concrete ideas?
     
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  2. Wolfy

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    I guess you could call this......a limited run ;3
     
  3. Titanica

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    AYYYYYYYYY
     
  4. Chary
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    They’ve explicitly stated it’s not Fatal Frame 5. Other than that, there’s not many hints to go by.
     
  5. Wolfy

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    Eyyyyyy :D

    But in seriousness I feel for the company, putting a lot of work into a game and then things go awry :/
    Feel bad for them.
     
  6. Clydefrosch

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    not breaking even is still better than losing all the money invested.
     
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  7. Eddypikachu

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    Interesting, I'll buy it to play it on my wii u
     
  8. Dan-the-Rebirth

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    What if it's the wiiu version of yokaa Kaylee xD
     
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  9. smileyhead

    smileyhead Yes.

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    Props to them for still going with it and releasing it.
     
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    I want to laugh but that wouldn't be nice would it? :ninja:
     
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    These are the heroes we deserve. As long as the game is fun, I'll buy it to support them. Maybe they can make switch games now.
     
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    Especially given how cheap it is to actually crank out disc based games vs the amount they sell for. Even at $20 there would a hell of a lot of money to be made (look at all the cheap shovelware for the old Wii). Only way to lose money, or even not break even, would be if they way overspent on acquiring the title and/or localizing/developing it. Or they way over manufacture it (10 billion copies pressed when only 1000 get sold, or some other ridiculous scenario, unlikely given LRG's print runs)
     
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    I award you 2 drumrolls and 1/2 for that.
     
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    I don't know why anyone would think it's Fatal Frame 5. Nintendo owns the ip, I doubt they would need another company to release it for them.
     
  15. lolboy

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    What is a Wii U?
     
  16. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    Poor America... (takes a look at his European Project Zero Maiden of black water collector edition box)... poor America...
     
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  17. Technicmaster0

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    I can imagine that they had problems convincing Nintendo that they get the permission to release a Wii U disk... maybe even some kind of lawsuit or something? That might have gotten very expensive and might explain such a serious delay.
     
  18. TheZander

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    This is one way to hype a game. It apparently ruined a company while they fought long and hard to get a release on the wiiu. A big-time bummer
     
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  19. bjaxx87

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    I'm still waiting for my pre-ordered copy of Axiom Verge which keeps getting delayed. So maybe LRG came to the rescue?
     
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