Stray physical version release date September 2022 iam8bit exclusive collectors edition q4 Annapurna Interactive BlueTwelve Studio Skybound Games indie cat game ps4 ps5

Stray Physical Release, Bonus Goodies, & Vinyl Soundtrack Revealed

One of this year’s most anticipated indie games, Stray, is getting a physical release on PlayStation 5 and, seemingly in limited fashion, on PlayStation 4. Two physical versions of the post-apocalyptic kitten adventure are coming to PlayStation: a standard retail copy that includes six colorful art cards, and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition, which comes with the game, the art cards, a 14.4” x 24” poster, a fuzzy patch, and a slick matte black sleeve. The standard physical version of Stray launches for PS5 on September 20, 2022 for $39.99, and the $44.99 Exclusive Edition begins shipping in Q4 2022 with the option to choose between PS4 and PS5. Preorders are live starting today.

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But that’s not all! In addition to the physical versions, iam8bit is also releasing the Stray vinyl soundtrack, which includes an all-black record filled with high-quality tunes to mellow out to. This collector’s soundtrack, which comes with a digital copy, costs $41.99 and will ship in Q1 2023. Preorders also start today.

BlueTwelve Studio, Annapurna Interactive, and Skybound Games put together a short video highlighting all the physical goodies that will snuggle into your lap later this year. You can watch the full trailer below.

Not every game enjoys a physical release, but we’re happy Stray made the cut. However, you won’t have to wait until September to play it, as Stray launches digitally on PC, PS4, and PS5 on July 19, 2022. Players who subscribe to Sony’s new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium services will also gain access to Stray at launch.


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