Playdead, the developer behind the platformer puzzle games Inside and Limbo, has announced a collector’s edition of Inside as a collaboration with collectible maker iam8bit. While that sounds fantastic, there’s a twist. Not only is it a mostly blind box deal for $375, but the team has also partnered with RealDoll, a company whose primary product is a life-size sex doll. With that in mind, the set vaguely includes something only described as “other stuff.”
According to iam8bit’s site, fans can pre-order the high-priced Inside collector’s edition starting Thursday, March 8th, with no specific ship date. Interested players will only have until June 8th to pull the trigger, though, as the edition is a timed release. While it’s clear the bundle will come with a physical PlayStation 4 copy of Inside and Steam codes for Limbo and Inside, everything else included is a mystery. In the words of iam8bit: “We will NOT tell you what it is. Maybe it’s what you’re thinking… maybe not.”
As for what the other items are, RealDoll’s involvement makes it impossible not to let your mind go, you know, there. Without spoiling too much of Inside, there is a flesh-like thing featured at one point, so maybe the box will include a physical version of it. What’s comforting to know for some and possibly depressing for others is that RealDoll’s infamous sex dolls start at $3,999, so it’s unlikely at $375 that anything “substantial” will pop out of the box.
Speculation is all we’ll have for awhile, as iam8bit says the “other stuff” won’t be revealed until the editions start to ship in the first quarter of 2019. As a final note, though, the company stated: “this edition weighs a surprising amount, hence associated shipping fees and tariffs.” With that said, let your mind wander.