Jak IV, A Cancelled Game, Is Getting An Official Cover And PS4 Theme

Jak IV, A Cancelled Game, Is Getting An Official Cover And PS4 Theme

You may have heard of Limited Run Games. As boutique purveyors of limited print, physical versions of otherwise digital-only video games, they’ve seen a meteoric rise in popularity in their short time in business. As someone who’s bought over 200 of their releases starting from the very first, Saturday Morning RPG for the PlayStation 4, it’s heartening to see the community continue to embrace physical media in new ways.

As their business grows, Limited Run have managed to secure bigger and bigger deals to print and sell games, and though I’ve long stopped collecting them I have continued to buy into Limited Run release series; the PS4 versions of the Jak and Daxter games.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Through their physical releases of Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3 and now Jak X: Combat Racing, Limited Run has secured something pretty special. Lucky fans who’ve managed to purchase all four games in either the standard or Collector’s Edition variants (and these things typically sell out with minutes) will soon be receiving the following:

Your eyes do not deceive you, that is a genuine PS4 cover for the long-cancelled Jak IV, along with an honest-to-god PS4 theme for the game. Mind-blowing stuff.

Jak IV is a game that has taken various forms at different times throughout Naughty Dog history, with the studio seemingly on the verge of actively developing the sequel at multiple points during the PlayStation 3’s lifespan before forgoing it in favour of the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. Concept art has surfaced in the past, all pointing to the same kind of ‘realistic’ art style seen in Limited Run’s cover image, but to see official concept art make it all the way onto an actual cover and theme is pretty cool.

Jak X: Combat Racing goes on sale tonight at 10am ET time, and again at 6pm ET (that’s 2am and 10am AEDT for us Aussies), so if you’ve been collecting the Jak titles thus far you’ve got this one last chance to score a Jak IV commemorative case. If you’ve missed out on the others, it’s still a pretty cool opportunity to get a physical copy of Jak X for PlayStation 4. There will also be a bunch of other Jak and Daxter-related stuff to buy at the same time, including a vinyl soundtrack compilation, poster and die cast cars. Check them out in the gallery below:

This post is not affiliated with Limited Run Games nor did we receive any compensation.

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.