Much like the game itself, Rez Infinite is being released in a very unorthodox manner. For example, iam8bit is publishing the game as part of a special collection with a vinyl soundtrack, special T-shirts, and collectible pins.
If you’re going to choose a game to make your publishing debut with, as iam8bit is doing here, you couldn’t do much better than Rez Infinite, a port of the cult classic Rez, originally released on the Dreamcast in 2001.
After being ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2002, it amassed followers with its unique mix of on-rails shooter action and thumping electronic beats. Rez Infinite is being remade for PlayStation VR, which should take an already unique experience and transform it into something positively transcendental, combining an excellent soundtrack with trippy visuals and audio that syncs up to your actions in-game.
The physical edition of Rez Infinite from iam8bit comes with the vinyl soundtrack mentioned above with the retrospective booklet sewn right into the two LPs and bonus 7″ cover. Complete with quotes and lore straight from creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi himself, it’s a custom-made tome that should offer a good amount of insight into the game and the history behind it.
Additionally, you’ll get two T-shirts, with one designed by Fez creator Phil Fish. A few collectible pins round things out. What this package is missing, however, is the Trance Vibrator peripheral that originally released as part of a special collector’s edition for Japanese audiences. We can dream, though.
Rez Infinite is coming out on October 13th alongside PlayStation VR. Fall can’t get here quickly enough.