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Week of April 24th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Apr 27

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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 "SWITCHJP" at Playasia.

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

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

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


PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, April 24th

(LAST CHANCE PRE-ORDER) Alphadia Genesis 1 & 2 ($39.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, April 24th at 11:59 PM EST. This is a distributed title and not part of LRG's numbered run.

(LAST CHANCE PRE-ORDER) Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($84.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions close on Sunday, April 24th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Gotta Protectors for Switch- with DLC

  • Collector's Edition Box

  • Gotta Protectors Collector's Edition Soundtrack

  • Gotta Protectors Art Interview Book

  • Magicadia Classics Trading Cards (12)

  • 8-Bit Sprite Pins

(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)


Monday, April 25th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Crisis Wing from VGNYSoft

  • Standard ($34.99) Link - Open Pre-Order

  • Elite Edition ($39.99) Link - Limited to 4,000 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 10 AM EST. 400 lucky people who reserve their copy of the game within the first 24 hours will receive an exclusive 1.5in Crisis Wing skull enamel pin with their order!

This pin is only a promotional item and will not be sold separately.

The Elite Edition includes:

  • Physical Cartridge

  • 24 Page Booklet

  • Certificate of Authenticity

  • Premium Metallic Effect Cover

  • Individually Numbered


Tuesday, April 26th

(NEW RELEASE) Zombie Army 4: Dead War ($49.99) Amazon


Thursday, April 28th

(NEW RELEASE) Cricket 22 - The Official Game of Ashes

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release.

  • PEGI Standard (£49.99) Link

  • Australia Standard ($99.95 AUD) Link

PEGI Cover

Australia Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition ($39.99) from Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP".

This is an Asia English physical release. There are no ESRB/PEGI physical releases planned at this time.

(NEW RELEASE) Food Girls 2: Civil War

This is a JPN physical release with English support. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB/PEGI physical release.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Food Girls 2: Civil War

  • Special Box

  • B6-size Artbook

  • B6-size Changing Clothes Clear File

  • Mini Acrylic Stand

(NEW RELEASE) Hishou Same! Same! Same! ($59.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

(This is a JPN physical release with no full English support. However, it is a SHMUP with some English text.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Mayhem Brawler (€34.99) from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST and is limited to 2,900 copies. This will include a double sided poster.

(NEW RELEASE) Oshi no Love yori no Love + Love or Die ($39.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHP"

This is a JPN physical release with English support. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB/PEGI physical release.

(NEW RELEASE) Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight

This is a JPN physical release with English support. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB/PEGI physical release.

  • Amazon Japan (¥3,255) Link

  • Playasia ($31.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"


Friday, April 29th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Contra Anniversary Collection from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Classic ($64.99) Link

  • Hard Corps ($64.99) Link

  • Ultimate ($174.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for all four editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST. This release includes the following games:

  • Contra (Arcade)

  • Super Contra

  • Contra (NA)

  • Contra (JP)

  • Super C

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars

  • Operation C

  • Contra Hard Corps

  • Super Probotector Alien Rebels

  • Probotector

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

The Hard Corps Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Art by Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois

  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection SteelBook

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Alternate Double-sided Game Cover

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • Acrylic Standees

  • Enamel Pins

  • Framed Lenticular Art Print

  • Mini Replica Flying Capsule

  • The History of Contra Hard Cover Book

  • Bill and Lance Metal Keychain

(NEW RELEASE) Demon's Tier+ - Midwest Gaming Classic (April 29th - May 1st, 2022) G4G Variant Edition ($49.95) from Premium Edition Games - Limited to 200 Copies at Max

This is a variant of the G4G Variant they previously had available on their website and offered at conventions. For the first time at the Midwest Gaming Classic, they are teaming up with Premium Edition Games to create an MGC-exclusive version of Demon's Tier+! This exclusive version will be extremely limited; the final number will be determined based on pre-orders but will NOT surpass 200. To ensure you can get a copy of this game, pre-order now! This version of the game will ONLY be available for pick-up at the Midwest Gaming Classic during the show and it cannot be shipped. To ensure access, each individual is limited to only purchasing two copies.


The Midwest Gaming Classic G4G Variant Edtion include the following:

  • Nintendo Switch Physical Case and Game Cartridge

  • Double-sided Insert

  • Full-Color Manual

  • A metal Dog Tag with Exclusive MGC branding

  • Exclusive Glossy Slipcase with MGC exclusive branding!

(NEW RELEASE) Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release.

  • PEGI Retail (£24.99) Amazon UK

  • PEGI Pixelheart Cover (29,99€) Pixelheart - Limited to 1,000 Copies

PEGI Retail Cover

PEGI Pixelheart Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Metal Tales Overkill: Deluxe Edition (£39.99) from Amazon UK

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release. The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Instruction Booklet

  • Stickers

  • Guitar Pick

(NEW RELEASE) Nintendo Switch Sports ($49.99) Amazon

Includes Leg Strap with the game. Please note that the PEGI version has a slightly different box packaging in that it includes a hanging tab piece of the cardboard.

(NEW RELEASE) Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth ($34.99) Best Buy


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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