For those wondering about the original mention of the Free game for vita collectors, it was in the Q&A after the dumpster fire of cringe that was their E3 2018 presentation. The clip starts at 2:07:02, video link at the end of the post.
Anybody who has a complete Limited Run Games vita set by the end of all of our Vita releases, is going to get a free vita release that is going to be exclusive to people that have the complete vita set. And is going to be free. All your going to have to do is validate that you have all of our vita games that we have released and once we've validated that, we're going to send out a free game to people. And it's the only way to get it and it's not going to come out digitally or anything. How much is it going to cost. Free Ninety-Nine.
There's some randomness towards the end of the quote, but I think I captured everything. Watch it yourself if interested. They further clarify... at 2:08:34 when asked about "Does that include CE's"...
No you don't have to have the CE's, We're just looking for people to verify that they have one of every game we've released weather it's CE or Standard you don't have to remove them if it's the CE. Um, we haven't locked down what the verification process is for that yet because obviously not everybody is going to have all those purchases in their order history but we're going to figure out a way to make sure that we can validate that people have that. Um and it's going to be pretty awesome because it's like going to be the only way to get that release we're not going to sell it. If only 100 people have complete Limited Run vita sets we're still going to do the minimum order quantity with Sony we're just going to maybe bulldoze the remaining copies, I don't know. It's something to thank... the whole idea of it is, it's something to thank the people that have been there supporting us on that platform making sure that like everything has been successful. We're going to extend this to PS4 and Switch. When our PS4 line up ends we're going to give people a free PS4 game to cap off the set. When our switch collection ends we'll give people a free Switch game to cap off that set. So we're going to keep that running as a tradition. So, it's going to be our way to say goodbye to everything.
At 2:10:00, a Question comes in "Does it matter if uh some of the games come from like third party like ebay"
No it does not. So if you right now are missing like two or three games you can go and complete your set on ebay, its all good. Cause we're actually going to verify it through like picture and some other way
They may say more... I got tired of transcribing. They did say the game would be a physical exclusive and not have a digital release, but then that changed if it's RotBK. Also they were pretty adamant at this point that you had to have the full set, where as now they are saying (not sure where, I don't follow any social media) that they would skip verification and just go down the list of who purchased what. Which if that's the case then everyone with complete sets can go sell them and still get the free game (though I wouldn't do that as the rules could all change again and they could require proof). No matter what, this is going to be a huge mess.
At most there are 1500 complete sets. None of this should be an issue.
IF the 1500 number is real, then at most there are 1499 complete sets as I still have my copy at the moment.