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Week of April 17th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Apr 23

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ASIA ENGLISH PRE-ORDERS

Below are some new and upcoming Asia English physical releases. I think you're going to really enjoy these! Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH" at Playasia.

  • SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions - $45.99 - Releases April 21st - Playasia

  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition - $39.99 - Releases April 28th - Playasia

  • Star Melody: Yumemi Dreamer - $57.99 - Releases May 31st - Playasia

  • The Hong Kong Massacre - $39.99 - Releases June 30th - Playasia

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R - $59.99 - Releases September 30th - Playasia


PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, April 17th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Demon Turf ($39.99) from Limited Run Games

Pre-orders close on Sunday, April 17th.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Epics of Hammerwatch: Heroes Editions from Strictly Limited Games

Standard ($34.99) Link - Limited to 2,500 copies

Special Limited ($54.99) Link - Limited to 1,500 copies

Pre-Orders will be made in two batches. The first is 6:00 PM EST on Saturday, April 16th and the second batch is at 12:00 PM EST on Sunday, April 17th.

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Character Sticker Sheet

  • A3 Double-sided Poster

  • Original Soundtrack

  • Game Logo Patch

  • 4 Background Art Post Cards

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Postal Redux ($34.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

Pre-orders open at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, April 17th at 11:59 PM EST. This is a distributed title and not part of their numbered run.


Monday, April 18th

(SECOND CHANCE PRE-ORDER) Demon Throttle Switch Single ($29.99) from Special Reserve Games

Pre-orders close on Monday, April 25th at 12 PM Central Time.

(SECOND CHANCE RELEASE) Disc Room

Sales close on Monday, April 25th at 12 PM Central Time.


The Switch Single includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

The Switch Reserve includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • SHIPS IN A SPECIAL RESERVE BOX

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

(SECOND CHANCE RELEASE) The Talos Principle

Sales close on Monday, April 25th at 12 PM Central Time.


The Switch Single includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

The Switch Reserve includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • SHIPS IN A SPECIAL RESERVE BOX

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET


Tuesday, April 19th

(NEW RELEASE) Final Vendetta distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($44.99) Link - Limited to 3,500 copies

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link - Limited to 1,000 copies

  • Super Limited ($99.99) Link - Limited to 500 copies

Pre-Orders for all three editions open at 12 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Deck of 32 Collectible Character Cards complete with bio and stats to compete!

  • The Original Soundtrack featuring the music of Utah Saints and Featurecast

  • A radical “Bin Chicken” sticker!

The Super Limited Edition includes:

  • Deck of 32 Collectible Character Cards complete with bio and stats to compete!

  • The Original Soundtrack featuring the music of Utah Saints and Featurecast

  • A4 landscape Artbook packed with pixel-art from the Bitmap Bureau

  • Barrel USB keyring

  • A2 Poster of Final Vendetta’s heroic brawlers

  • A radical “Bin Chicken” sticker!

(NEW RELEASE) Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Standard Edition Game (with reversible cover)​

  • Collector’s Box​

  • The Art of Ninjutsu Hardcover Art Book​

  • Ukiyo-e Wall Scroll​

  • Steel Game Case​

  • Official Soundtrack​

  • Exclusive Trading Card

(NEW RELEASE) The Falconeer: Warrior Edition ($34.99) Amazon

This is a distributed title that was previously available on Limited Run Games' website. This is now available on Amazon.


Wednesday, April 20st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Bugsnax ($39.00) Fangamer

This release includes:

  • Game

  • Field Guide

  • Stickers

  • Activity Sheet

  • Something else I can't figure out, haha (top right image)


Thursday, April 21st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) 8 Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure from Red Art Games

Both regions include a double sided poster.


ESRB Cover (still pending)

PEGI Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Lumote: The MasterMote Chronicles (£24.99) from Wired Productions

At this time, there are no plans for an ESRB physical release. This release includes:

  • Double sided A3 Poster of our squishy hero.

  • A Reversible sleeve, but who is on the other side?

  • A Sticker sheet for you to bring that luminescent magic into the real world

  • Lumote Crochet Pattern Download for you to build your own army of Lumotes

(NEW RELEASE) MotoGP 22 ($49.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is for a PEGI fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB release.

(NEW RELEASE) Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

This is for the Japanese physical release of the game which does support English. Please note this will be receiving an ESRB and PEGI physical release (both up for pre-order at various retailers) in addition to an exclusive Strictly Limited Games' Partner Store CE still up for pre-order.


Please note that it has been confirmed that the Western release will be censored to some degree, whereas the JPN is uncensored.

  • Amazon Japan (¥3,418) Link

  • Playasia ($32.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

(NEW RELEASE) SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions ($45.99) Playasia Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is an Asia English physical release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB/PEGI physical release and the previously JPN physical release did not support English.

(NEW RELEASE) WRC 10

This is for the Japanese physical release of the game which does support English. Please note this did already receive an ESRB and PEGI physical release with alternate cover art.

  • Amazon Japan (¥4,936) Link

  • Playasia ($45.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"


Friday, April 22nd

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Save Me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition from Limited Run Games

  • Game Only ($34.99) Link - Limited Time Open Pre-Order

  • Game w/ CD Bundle ($49.99) Link - Limited Time Open Pre-Order

  • Game w/ Plush Bundle ($54.99) Link - Limited to 300 Copies

  • Game w/ CD & Plush Bundle ($69.99) Link - Limited to 350 Copies

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST for the open pre-orders and limited bundles (unless the limited bundles sell out sooner).

The Game w/ CD Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition Original Soundtrack

The Game w/ Plush Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Mr. Tako Plush

The Game w/ CD & Plush Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition Original Soundtrack

  • Mr. Tako Plush


Saturday, April 23rd

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan from 1st Press Games

  • English Packaging Regular (€37,99) Link - Open Pre-Order for a Limited Time

  • Japanese Packaging Regular (€37,99) Link - Open Pre-Order for a Limited Time

  • Japanese Packaging Regular (€72,99) Link - Limited to 500 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST and will remain open (Regular Editions) for a limited amount of time. PREORDER BONUS: If you order any Edition of the game between 23 April 2022 and 29 May 2022, you will get an additional numbered Bronze-colored Collector's Coin for free with your game. PS4 and Switch versions get different coin motives. This offer is limited to one bronze coin per console variation for each customer.


The Regular Editions includes:

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge

  • 50 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Silver-colored Coin (numbered)

English Regular Edition Packaging

Japanese Regular Edition Packaging

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Premium Box with Item Trays

  • Gold-Colored Coin (numbered)

  • 2 Clearfiles, (made in Japan)

  • Double-sided DIN A2 Poster

  • 2 magazine-style ad prints (Chirashi)

  • Japanese Cover, Manual & Quick Instruction Card for Swap-out

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge

  • 50 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Premium CD Soundtrack

  • Premium 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Set A (can be combined to a larger artwork with Set B)

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Zero Tolerance Collection from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link - Limited to 3,000 Copies

  • Special Limited ($55.99) Link - Limited to 2,000 Copies

Pre-Orders will be offered in two batches: Saturday at 6:00 PM EST and Sunday at 12:00 PM EST. For those unfamiliar, the Zero Tolerance Collection combines Zero Tolerance, the never released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground and an unlockable prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance to an ultimate compilation of 16-bit shooter action!

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colourful Game Manual

  • 3 Logo Stickers (7.4cm x 7.4cm / 2.9in x 2.9in)

  • 2 Reversible Posters (DIN A3, 29.7cm x 42cm / 11.7in x 16.5in, folded to DIN A6)

  • 4 Post Cards (DIN A6, 10.5cm x 14.8cm / 4.1in x 5.8in)

  • Cardboard Standee 12cm / 5in

  • Original Soundtrack CD in Jewel Case

  • Game Flyer (DIN A6 / 14.8cm x 10.5cm / 4.1in x 5.8in)


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

  • Physicality Games (Website still offering Mastiff titles, but not publishing titles under their Physicality brand) - Main Website

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


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