Naughty Dog is Donating Proceeds of Its Limited Edition Jak Re-releases to Charity

Naughty Dog is Donating Proceeds of Its Limited Edition Jak Re-releases to Charity

Jak gives back.

Naughty Dog is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a studio, and over those years, the developer has produced a lot of video games. A good portion of those are in the Jak and Daxter series, which got a special physical edition from Limited Run Games over the last year.

The physical versions of Jak and Daxter, Jak 2, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing are already sold out—the standard version went in the first week, and the Collector's Edition within hours of posting—but today, Naughty Dog has announced that all money received by Naughty Dog from the sale of these games will go to several charities as selected by Naughty Dog staff.

The charities are:

  • K9 for Warriors
  • Child's Play
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • LGBT Center of Los Angeles
  • Able Gamers

In a statement, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells thanked the fans who picked up the game and supported Naughty Dog, as well as Sony Interactive Entertainment and Limited Run Games.

"We’re proud to lend our support to these groups advocating and advancing important work for accessibility, environmental conservation, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, and children’s hospitals," Wells says.

It's heartwarming to see a company give back, especially unprompted in this circumstance. We ran our own charity stream for Child's Play this year for Extra Life, and the rest of the charities here target worthy causes. Long after the end of the PlayStation 2 era, Jak is still doing some good.

Naughty Dog is currently working on The Last of Us Part 2, which is slated for a slightly delayed May 29, 2020 launch. It'll give them some time to polish and make sure all the combat and emotions are clicking into place, which it seems like they already are from our time with the game.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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