D: The Game
Image: Warp/Nightdive Studios

Update [Wed 1st Jan, 2023 13:00 GMT]: Limited Run Games has revealed on Twitter that preorders for the physical rereleases of the cult horror game D: The Game on 3DO and PC will open this Friday (February 3rd) at 7 am PST/10 am ET/3 pm GMT/4 pm CET.

The 3DO version will be the more expansive of the two. It contains a 2-disc physical copy of D: The Game for 3DO with a bonus 3-disc Japanese Director's Cut, and a soundtrack CD, as well as a D: The Game slipcover, instruction manual, and 18" x 24" Poster. It will set you back $64.99 in total.

The PC version, meanwhile, contains a physical copy of D: The Game for PC with the original soundtrack, in addition to a D: The Game slipcover, a USB (containing the game), an instruction manual, and the 18" x 24" Poster. This version costs $49.99.

Preorders will close at 8:59 pm PST/11:59 pm ET/4:59 am GMT/5:59 am CET on Sunday 5th, March. You will be able to preorder the games directly from the Limited Run Games website.

Original Story [Thu 13th Oct, 2022 11:00 BST]: Limited Run Games has announced via Twitter that it will be releasing physical copies of the cult horror title D.

Developed by the Japanese studio Warp, D was an interactive adventure title released for 3DO, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS between 1995-1996. It featured computer-generated FMV cutscenes and followed a protagonist named Laura Harris as she investigates a hospital where her father has committed various grisly murders and taken several people hostage. The "digital actress" Laura (as Warp dubbed the lead character model at the time) subsequently appeared in two other games, including Enemy Zero and D2, where they played two different characters.

Back when it first came out, the original 3DO release of D was incredibly well received, with GamePro notably giving it an almost perfect score and praising it for its "good story" and "knockout graphics". Contemporary assessments tend to be more unforgiving, but most agree that it is a landmark title in the development of the 3D horror genre.

In 2016, Nightdive Studios re-released the MS-DOS version of the game for Steam and GOG, but now it seems you'll have the chance to own it on physical media. Physical copies are somewhat hard to come by today, so this might be the solution for those who don't want to spend their days refreshing eBay or other reseller sites. We'll keep you updated when pre-orders open.

Have you played D? What are your thoughts on it? Comment and let us know!

[source twitter.com]