The age of digital meant that games could never be sold out again. You could always find a title in an online store, even when your local GameStop was sold out or the eBay prices were too rich for your blood. However, Devolver is publishing a top-down shooter for Nintendo Switch that feels specifically made for the aftermarket. It will be physical-only, with no digital release on the horizon.
Demon Throttle is what the kids would call “retro-style,” and it’s being developed by Doinksoft, Gato Roboto, Tombshaft, and Devolver Bootleg makers. You won’t even be able to pick this up at your local store or major online retailer, as it’s only being sold through the collector boutique site Special Reserve Games. The regular, “single” version will go for $30, while a collector’s edition is also for $40. Good luck with trying to get one — the site is currently dumping users in a virtual queue. My estimated wait time is… 54 minutes. Which is fine, I guess, since the game doesn’t ship until 2022.