Journey, Flower, and Flow bundle inbound

ThatGameCompany confirms disc-based Journey Collector's Edition headed to the PlayStation 3; retailers suggest August launch.

Today may be the first official day of summer, but ThatGameCompany is bundling up. The developer today confirmed a disc-based Journey Collector's Edition for the PlayStation 3. The bundle will include the 2012 record-breaking and critically acclaimed downloadable game Journey, as well as its predecessors, Flower and Flow.

ThatGameCompany's Journey is not yet finished.

"Yes, the ‪#JourneyPS3‬Collector's Edition is a thing, and it includes‪#flOwPS3‬ and ‪#FlowerPS3‬, but we can't say anything more," ThatGameCompany wrote on its official Twitter account.

Speculation about the combo pack popped up today, when several retailers, including GameFly and Play-Asia, listed a Journey Collector's Edition for the PS3. No price for the pack was provided by the retailers, but the listings indicate the bundle will arrive sometime in August.

Earlier this month, ThatGameCompany secured $5.5 million in venture capital funding and declared that it would develop and release games for multiple platforms as an independent company. Previously, games from the studio were published only on Sony platforms, and in the case of Flow, also on the PC.

For more on the games to be included in the Journey Collector's Edition, check out GameSpot's reviews of Journey, Flower, and Flow.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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66 comments
GameYakuza
GameYakuza

they should have made a more "humble" bundle.

Deinbeck
Deinbeck

PASS.

 

PM ME WHEN THEY RELEASE AN ACTUAL GAME.

Architeuthis
Architeuthis

I really wish Journey would come to the PC.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

I really want to play Journey.  I'll be picking this disc up.

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

This is good.I've had these games on my wish list for a while now and now all three games are going to be crammed into one disc...ahhhh can't wait...it's going to be a glorious day...thank u people at THATGAMECOMPANY:):)

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

So.. collector's edition? Does this mean new content or what?

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

I reckon that having a disc based version kinda ruins the point of most of these, they're supposed to be great indie games that found success by being released on PSN but now they're being released on disc kinda seems an odd decisions

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Not really interested in Flow or Flower, but I will buy as many versions of Journey as become available, especially if there is new content. 

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

I'm glad they can finally make games for multiple platforms. Such games find great success on PC.

franzito
franzito

I don't know, I've already downloaded Journey, the other ones didn't catch my interest; plus I'm saving to buy RE 6 (game, CD, book etc.), possibly Okami HD. I didn't play Journey that much but it was a breathtaking experience, must play again.

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

I will buy this but only if it costs the same of less than it would to get the digital versions of these games. I played the demo of Journey yesterday, and while it looks very interesting and innovative (if a little dull), I still don't feel like it's worth £10 taking into account the length of the game. However, if I had a disc that I could sell or trade in when I'm done, that would make it worthwhile.

hell_player
hell_player

since i don't own any of those games this may be a good time to get this

Pavlara
Pavlara

a bit short for the money but a great game anyway.  the multiplayer is as innovative as demon/dark souls'

buzznugget
buzznugget

What will be on the instruction manual?

NoelXYeul
NoelXYeul

Uh...slow news day? This is old news.

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

I've been wanting to play Flower, awesome news!

GATX131Calamity
GATX131Calamity

I don't download games on my PS3 (no credit card). But I've wanted to play these games for some time. So I'm very happy to hear it will be released in disc format.

popeyfolger
popeyfolger

have to have it finally releasing a good another good arcade game to disc now i just want bastion and stacking. hopefully both come soon

 

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Wonder if they will just make this bundle pack so it can be released on the 360 later...

blackace
blackace

I'll be getting this, especially if it's less then $40. I already own flOw though and don't really care for that repetitive game. I'd like to try Flower and Journey though. Glad they will now be making games on all platfoms.

Somajan
Somajan

Don't stop, believin' hold on to that feeeeeeeling.

lmaocarrots
lmaocarrots

Journey and Flower are two of the greatest experiences I've had in my life. Instead of hoping for them to come to PC or 360, which they won't, just get a PS3, it's a fantastic console. I hope the switch to multiconsole doesn't make thatgamecompany's games any less of works of arts. I'd hate to see them make predictable garbage after making the 2 finest works of art in gaming.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Everyone should experience Journey....

sonic-boom
sonic-boom

I already have one, was planning to buy the other two... great news! I just hope it isn't priced too steeply. Hoping for $20-30. IMO $40 would be too much.

Llama345
Llama345

Oh, ohhhhh.  I dont know if I should get this, or wait until it comes to 360/PC and pick between them... 

Setsuka13
Setsuka13

Own all three, but I'll get this. I don't mind supporting thatgamecompany.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Go cross-platform on all of these -- this level of gamecraft deserves to be enjoyed by everyone (and would even work on recent iOS & Android platforms), and the developer deserves the cash for it.

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

I was going to pick up Journey at some point - so I guess I'll wait for this disc version.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

i dont use psn so this is welcome news.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

i've been waiting for an opportunity to buy these games. seems like the opportunity has arrived :D

cstv
cstv

yes please...awesome, tangible games are always appreciated.

thedarklinglord
thedarklinglord

This is excellent news!  I was really intrigued by Journey, especially after all the buzz and word of mouth the game was getting, but I remain steadfast in my unwillingness to set up a PSN account and download games or DLC.  (Which is a shame, really, because there are tons of great games I know I'm missing out on.)  I really do prefer physical copies.  And, thankfully, thatgamecompany seems willing to oblige me and others like me.  I'll happily throw my support behind them for it.

Longini
Longini

You know what, even though I have all 3 games(and just freakin' bought flow), I think I might get this so that I have a physical copy of these games, and to support thatgamecompany. Hopefully there's some other cool stuff like the Dev. Diaries and whatnot.

sanant0ni0
sanant0ni0

@Deinbeck Need your definition of an actual game.

Choad-Warrior
Choad-Warrior

 @Architeuthis I wish Journey would go to everyone. That Game Company just makes all the good stuff...and helps prove the games as art argument. As much as I don't mind it being exclusive (as I have all the systems), I still think more people should get to enjoy it, let alone give TGC more business to help fund future projects. 

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

 @bgghgubcjhgknjk Um... are you joking? This is a great decision, now people who don't have PSN can buy the games too, and it's financially feasible because it is multiple games on one disc. 

kohle36
kohle36

 @GATX131Calamity You can use PSN prepaid cards, I'm pretty sure they sell them almost everywhere. You'll end up with a few unspent dollars/cents here and there, but you shouldn't have to unwillingly boycott games you want to play. I think gamestop even sells dlc vouchers for popular psn titles so you don't have to deal with leftover quantities.

supermoc10
supermoc10

 @Llama345 They won't come to PC/360 since they are published by Sony so you should get this.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

 @Pyrosa  The three games are all owned by Sony so they'll remain exclusive to Sony systems. Any future games will be multiplatform though.

JJB03
JJB03

 @Choad-Warrior they have recently gone independent from sony now so there may be hope for the rest of us soon 

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

 @VenkmanPHD I'm serious and another point being that journey is the only one I'm interested in and I bet it's gonna cost a ton more then $20 for this pack

Sub-Scorpion
Sub-Scorpion

 @Deinbeck Your perspective of what a game is saddens me, although I guess to each his own. I personally loved Journey, as well as Flower and Flow.

sanant0ni0
sanant0ni0

 @Deinbeck 

Good thing the rest of the industry doesn't share your narrow minded definition. You probably wouldn't get a pm even if they did an FPS or any other genre lol.

JJB03
JJB03

 @bgghgubcjhgknjk There other games may look kinda lame but I'll think you'll find them surprisingly pleasant and the fact that they are releasing there games on a disc doesn't change there reputation of being a great indie developer. How do you think indie games came about before services like PSN, xbox arcade or steam, well guess what, they came out on a disk :P