Team17 and Studio Koba announced today that a limited and premium edition of the recently released action-adventure game, Narita Boy, will be made available for purchase.
Partnering with augmented reality pin specialists, Pinfinity, Narita Boy: Techno Edition will feature a full-size Narita Boy arcade cabinet sporting custom graphics. This is the only one available for private ownership in the world. Additionally, the Techno Edition will include a custom game controller, Narita Boy on all available platforms, a gift box full of merchandise, the original game soundtrack, and a set of augmented reality pins created by Pinfinity. The Narita Boy: Techno Edition is available for the whopping price of £7,999/$11,000/€9,185.
There are only three other Narita Boy arcade cabinets that will exist in the world, and will be housed in games museums as part of the Saving The Arcade World campaign; a partnership between Team17, Studio Koba, The Strong: The National Museum of Play in New York, The National Videogames Museum in Sheffield, UK, and Arcade Vintage: Museo del VideoJuego in Alicante, Spain. All the profits from the sale of the Narita Boy: Techno Edition will go to the campaign to raise funds for the games preservation projects at these institutions.
For fans who want to wield the power of the Trichroma and the Techno-Sword in augmented reality, Team17 has partnered with Pinfinity to create an exclusive range of Narita Boy pin badges. Downloading the Pinfinity app on their iOS or Android device will allow them to see key animated sequences present in the game, in addition to hearing some of the soundtrack.
Mich Davis, Head of Marketing Team17, said: “After collaborating with Pinfinity on the Worms collection earlier this year, we were very pleased to have the opportunity to work with them again, not only on the Narita Boy augmented reality pins, but the Narita Boy: Techno Edition as well. The edition is a unique opportunity for a retro games fan to enjoy Narita Boy, as well as support the incredible work of our Saving The Arcade World partners, and we couldn’t be happier to host the sale via Pinfinity.”
Caleb Paullus, Co-Founder and CCO, Pinfinity, also expressed his excitement. “We are excited to be working with Team17 and Studio Koba to bring Narita Boy and the Digital Kingdom to life through our augmented reality pins. We love the game and its retro arcade vibes and hope the fans will be excited at what surprises they find when they receive and scan their limited edition pin set.”Narita Boy: Techno Edition is available to buy directly from the Pinfinity site. More information about the Saving The Arcade World is available on the Team17 site.