Not long after the launch of Pixel Ripped 1995 for PlayStation VR last May, Perp Games in collaboration with developer ARVORE announced predecessor Pixel Ripped 1989 would be getting a couple of physical versions including a limited Pink Cassette Edition. Initially slated for an August 2020 release, that date got pushed back with Perp Games now confirming the launch will take place next month.
PlayStation VR fans will be able to choose from two physical editions, the standard Pixel Ripped 1989 Physical Edition which retails for £19.89 GBP and the far more coveted Pixel Ripped 1989 Pink Cassette Edition – limited to 1500 copies – which will set you back £29.99.
Inside the Pink Cassette Edition you’ll find the original videogame for PlayStation VR, a Pixel Ripped branded pink cassette USB containing digital goodies like the soundtrack, wallpapers and artwork, and a set of 3 postcards signed by series creator Ana Ribeiro. in keeping with the 80’s vibe all of this will be housed in a retro videogame box.
If you’re interested in picking either edition up, the Pixel Ripped 1989 Pink Cassette Edition is exclusive to the Perp Games Store with pre-orders now open. UK customer can order directly through the shop but for those outside the UK, you’ll need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a quote for international shipping. The standard edition will also be exclusive to the store but won’t be limited.
If you pre-ordered in 2020 after the initial announcement and you’ve been waiting patiently then the wait is (almost) over. The launch date is now set for 12th April 2021.
VRFocus’ review of Pixel Ripped 1989 said: “Pixel Ripped 1989 is very much one of those quirky VR experiences some will love while others won’t see the point of it. VRFocus is very much in the former camp when it comes to this. Pixel Ripped 1989 offers a unique gameplay experience that’s hard to put down, combining the addictive elements of classic platformers with the immersive stylings of VR.”
Pixel Ripped 1989 and 1995 are available across multiple VR headsets, offering a homage to 80’s and 90’s gaming. There’s still more to come as ARVORE has an expansive series planned covering several more eras of the industry’s past: 1978, 1983 and 1999. As details on these emerge, VRFocus will keep you updated.