Limited Run Games is selling a compilation of the Tiny Metal games.
Limited Run Games, a company that tasks itself at releasing traditionally digital exclusives to the physical medium. As of Monday, they revealed they’ve gone about working with developer AREA 35 to bring physical copies of Tiny Metal and Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble in the form of Tiny Metal Ultimate.
As revealed on Twitter, LRG is going to allow for pre-orders for two weeks starting March 13.
We're happy to announce that Tiny Metal Ultimate, the compilation of Tiny Metal and Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, is getting a Limited Run for the Switch! @tinymetalgame
Tiny Metal Ultimate will be available to pre-order for two weeks starting at 10am ET on Friday, March 13. pic.twitter.com/RbCjZt3fOI
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) March 9, 2020
Tiny Metal plays as a turn-based tactics game. The original game was the debut of the studio, founded by renowned violinist Hiroaki Yura.
Project Pheonix Controversy
The game’s reveal got some mixed reactions. Before AREA 35, he was in the process of developing his own game beforehand labeled Project Pheonix.
The funding was found through Kickstarter and by the end, severely mismanaged. Despite raising a large sum of over a million through crowdfunding, what was supposed to be Yura’s directorial debut was canned after they suddenly ran out of money.
Three years later, under a new company name, Yura produced Tiny Metal. It wasn’t until 2017 when former AREA 35 employee Tariq Lacy accused Yura of diverting Project Phoenix funds to develop Tiny Metal. It was denied citing personal funding and third-party investors brought the game to life. A year later, Lacy came forward and admitted his accusation was untrue and apologized.
It should be noted Tiny Metal failed its initial running on Kickstarter, garnering less than what they anticipated, yet they moved forward with development anyway. The same couldn’t be said for Project Phoenix.
Yura’s defenders often point to it being his directorial debut, something that is nervewracking and often a huge undertaking, especially when most of his credits in the industry was in the music department. Of course, they also point to it being a hard thing to maintain a business, especially finances and when first starting out.
Tiny Metal Ultimate sale will start March 13 where you can pre-order yourself a copy for the Nintendo Switch.