A Short Hike flies onto cartridge today

Mini open-world hangout game A Short Hike is getting a physical release from Super Rare Games, and it’s limited to only 10k copies

A bird flying through the air over a bridge crossing a river with two tree-covered patches of land on either side and a waterfall feeding the river on the left in a screenshot from A Short Hike

A Short Hike is one of the few games I’ve played that I’d actually call perfect. And it seems I’m not the only one with lots of love for it, as Super Rare Games are releasing a physical version limited to 10k copies. This limit was raised from 6k after demand was so high.

It’s not just A Short Hike physical edition alone, however, as the game also comes with interior art, a full-colour manual, an exclusive sticker, and a set of three card trading card packs. All of this goes on sale at 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT / 10:00 PDT on the Super Rare Games website

A Short Hike tells the story of Claire, a bird on a journey to hike up the mountain at the centre of the map. While that’s the final aim, the numerous people to meet, things to see, and stuff to do, make it the perfect chillout game. Its name is apt, too, with the game only taking around an hour if you’re moving at a decent pace.

When is A Short Hike physical edition on sale?

A Short Hike physical edition goes on sale at 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT / 10:00 PDT on the Super Rare Games website. It’s limited to 10k copies, which may sound like a lot, but it’s very popular so you better be quick.

A poster for the A Short Hike physical edition, showing the game case with the bird protagonist on the front, an art book, stickers, and other bits of art all displaying peaceful sandy paradise scenes. At the top it says: A Short Hike Collector's Edition, August 25th.

For some similar experiences, check out our guide to the best relaxing games.