Merge Games are teaming up with 11 bit studios for physical release of unique RPG Moonlighter on PS4 and Switch.
That’s the news coming from Merge today. Releasing in May 2018, Moonlighter is launching digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux but thanks to this deal, the game will be getting a boxed release on Switch and PS4.
Moonlighter is a action RPG with rogue-lite elements in which you play as character Will who manages a shop in the fantasy village of Rynoka village but also dreams of adventure. Man the store, put items on discount, serve the customers and fend of thieves during the day but explore other worlds, win loot, fight bosses after the shop shuts.
Moonlighter is the first game from 3 year old studio Digital Sun that previously worked on contracts and out-sourcing work but prototyped the game which 11 bit Studios signed to publish.
Speaking on the deal, 11 bit studios’ Business Development Manager, Piotr Bajraszewski, said, “Fans are crying out for physical editions of these games. Merge Games was the ideal partner to help us get this done! We’re super excited for people to have the option to buy them a retail box… we’re looking forward to including them in our personal collections too!”
Merge Games’ Managing Director, Luke Keighran, added, “Moonlighter is going to be huge. The RPG and rogue-like elements framed around the juxtaposition of central character’s lifestyle make for perfect console game. We are excited to have partnered with 11 bit studios, working with them is a delight.”