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Balatro Physical Special Edition Announced, Preorders Launching Soon

The renaissance of physical release continues to gather pace (well, maybe) as it has been announced that famed deck-building roguelike Balatro will be receiving a physical special edition release in the future.

Fresh off the back of the news that Alan Wake 2 is to receive similar treatment, the news came by a surprise reveal via Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb on day 1 of the site’s show ‘Giant Bomb at Nite’.

Coming with a physical pack of booster and Joker cards, the special edition does not yet have a price point but preorders are expected to kick off soon.

The news was later reaffirmed in a more formal manner via a post on developer LocalThunk’s X account:

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Upon its release in February, Balatro earned a perfect 10 from PSU, and we were effusive in our praise by saying: ‘’Balatro should be the design template going forward for many designers, it contains 0% fat and is trimmed to perfection. Not a pixel or mechanic is wasted in this immensely addictive roguelike. Bravo to all involved.”