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[Nintendo Switch] Week of December 11th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

SAMMY THE SOCK!

I am so incredibly proud of Mrs. Switchmania and all her hard work as she brought Sammy the Sock to life! Whether you are a fan of children's rhyming books, have a young one who's ready for an adventure, or just looking for an amazing gift, Sammy the Sock is for you. Grab your softcover or hardcover copy here!

Also, we're making a game! Here's our first teaser trailer to introduce you to Sammy the Sock: A Picturebook Adventure!


ROWAN'S CUSTOM INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS!

Do you wish your 1st Party Nintendo Switch games included an instruction booklet? Then you're in luck because my friend Rowan is here to save the day! Make sure to visit his website here to grab all the instruction booklets he's created as well as follow him to be kept up to date on future releases.


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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, December 11th

(LAST CHANCE PRE-ORDER) Clea Complete Collection from Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard (LRG Exclusive Cover) ($34.99 USD) Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard Amazon Exclusive Cover ($39.99 USD) Amazon

Pre-Orders through LRG's website closes on Sunday, December 11th at 11:59 PM EST. The Amazon Exclusive cover will remain open to pre-order through Amazon at this time.

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 2 distributed through Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard ($39.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Classic ($74.99 USD) Link

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, December 11th at 11:59 PM EST. The games included in this collection are:

  • SNK VS. CAPCOM CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH - Iconic characters duke it out in an all-star brawl!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • BIG BANG PRO WRESTLING - Stunning wrestlers settle it out in the ring!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • BIOMOTOR UNITRON - Pilot your Unitron and aim for the top!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS - Go wild in the world of MEGA MAN!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • PUZZLE LINK2 - The 2nd installment of masterclass puzzles is here!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • GANBARE NEO POKE-KUN - Play through 30 different mini games!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS BATTLE DE PARADISE - Roll the dice in this fun KOF-themed board game!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • BASEBALL STARS COLOR - Simplistic baseball has never been so fun!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • POCKET TENNIS COLOR - Serve your opponents your best shot!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • NEOGEO CUP '98 PLUS COLOR - Build the strongest team in the league!

  • Language: English/Japanese

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Classic NEOGEO POCKET Style Packaging

  • NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.2 Retrospective Book

  • SteelBook

  • 18" x 24" Two-Sided Poster


Tuesday, December 13th

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) Ayo the Clown from Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard (LRG Exclusive Cover) ($34.99 USD) Limited Run Games - In Stock

  • ESRB Standard Amazon Exclusive Cover ($39.99 USD) Amazon - Pre-Order

Sales (this title is in hand) open up at 12 PM EST through Limited Run Games' website and is limited to 2,000 copies. For Amazon, this is technically already up for pre-order and will be for an exclusive cover.

(NEW RELEASE) Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion ($49.99) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) My Universe: My Baby Dragon ($39.99) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja - T-Rex Edition ($39.99) Amazon

This includes:

  • 1 x Japanese Trading Card

  • 3D Keychain

  • 2 x Sticker Sheets


Thursday, December 15th

(NEW RELEASE) Akai Katana Shin

This is a JPN physical release with English support. To my knowledge, there is no ESRB/PEGI physical release planned.

The Special Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Switch Game: Akai Katana Shin

  • Soundtrack CD

  • Acrylic Panel

(NEW RELEASE) Aviary Attorney (¥3,850) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support. To my knowledge, there is no ESRB/PEGI physical release planned.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders through Red Art Games will include a free tote bag and soft PVC keychain. However, both regions will include a voucher code for two downloadable items: Kutta's Travel Tool: Camouflage CRest and Kanna's Kimono: Skull Pattern.


PEGI Cover

ESRB Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Simple Series for the Nintendo Switch Vol. 3: The Bass Fishing (¥2,291) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support. To my knowledge, there is no ESRB/PEGI physical release planned.

(NEW RELEASE) Unpacking (¥3,255) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support. There was an ESRB physical release distributed through Limited Run Games.


This first printing will include:

  • Slipcase

  • Game

  • Mini Magazine

  • Card

(NEW RELEASE) WRC Generations


ESRB Cover

JPN Cover


Friday, December 16th

(NEW RELEASE) Martian Panic Blaster Bundle ($49.99) GameStop Exclusive?

This title was previously sold as an actual physical release with a cartridge, but this bundle is the blaster and the game in one box. However, the game is a fauxical release (code in box; no cartridge).

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Night in the Woods from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99 USD) Link

  • Collector's ($84.99 USD) Link

Open pre-orders begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, January 29th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Night in the Woods for Nintendo Switch

  • Night in the Woods Collector's Box

  • Night in the Woods Original Soundtrack

  • Demontower Soundtrack

  • Mae's Journal

  • Possum Springs Official Coin

  • Acrylic Standee Set of Possum Springs

  • "Longest Night" Planisphere

  • Glow-in-the-Dar Dream Cards

  • Transparent Sticker Sheets

(NEW RELEASE) Postal Redux ($34.99) Amazon

This title was previously made available through Limited Run Games' Distro program on their website. We have put up stock through our Amazon Storefront. Please note this is the same edition as previously sold on the LRG website.

(NEW RELEASE) Unpacking ($34.99) Amazon

This title was previously made available through Limited Run Games' Distro program on their website. We have put up stock through our Amazon Storefront. Please note this is the same edition as previously sold on the LRG website, without the LRG website exclusive slipcover.


Limited/Indie Physical Publishers

Please note that due to the constantly changing availability and releases, I have decided to just provide links to the limited/indie publishers' sites. I encourage you all to visit their sites, see what they have, and support their continued efforts to help bring digital only games physically!


If I am missing any companies, please let me know so I can have them added.


Companies (Listed Alphabetically)

Companies No Longer in Physical Publishing

  • B-SIDE Games (Closed Shop on 8/31) - Main Website

  • Dispatch Games (Published a few games, but then never shipped out the next wave of pre-orders. Currently, they've put out a message on Twitter saying they are still producing, but I'm leaving it here for now) - Main Website

  • Physicality Games (Website still offering Mastiff titles, but not publishing titles under their Physicality brand) - Website no longer active

  • Ultra Collectors (Liquidated their remaining inventory and do not plan to continue physical publishing) - Main Website

  • Warned Collectors (Never published a game, but stole people's money) - Main Website


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