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Week of April 25th, 2021 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Apr 30

STEELBOOK TIME!

Take a look at the exclusive SteelBook only available in the Pigeon Dev Games Collection Retro and Deluxe Edition!

SHIPPING NOW! SUPER BLOOD HOCKEY & PIGEON DEV GAMES COLLECTION (PREMIUM EDITION)

You read that right! Super Blood Hockey (limited to 5,000 copies worldwide) and Pigeon Dev Games Collection Premium Edition (limited to 3,000 copies worldwide) are now shipping everywhere!


Grab your copy here:


If you've already ordered, THANK YOU! If you've shared our announcements, THANK YOU! If you have yet to order, now is definitely the time (quantities are getting limited)! I'm so excited for everyone to start their Premium Edition Games collection with us! We've got great games ahead!

Retro Edition” (1,000 available), priced at $59.95 plus shipping, includes:

Deluxe Edition” (1,000 available), priced at $99.95 plus shipping, includes:

THE SWITCH COLLECTOR VOLUME TWO is available to pre-order here.

SUNSHINE MANOR BACKERKIT! We are so honored and excited to be partnering with Fossil Games and HoundPicked for their Sunshine Manor: A Retro Horror Game. The Kickstarter has closed and the Backerkit is now open. So you can still secure your pre-orders here.


Kickstarter Exclusive Premium Edition

Kickstarter Exclusive Sunshine Edition

SAVE MONEY! Too many Switch games coming out? Wish you could save some money while collecting? Well now you can!


PLAYCAST! Jeffrey, Barry and I talk about the game of the week, our latest pick-ups, The Switch Collector, and more! Check us out here.


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New Releases/New Preorders


Sunday, April 25th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) The House in Fata Morgana from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($49.99) Link

  • Collector's ($84.99) Link

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, April 25th at 11:59 PM ET. This release includes three games on one cartridge (as well as additional short stories):

  1. The base "The House In Fata Morgana" game (a $24.99 value)

  2. The "A Requiem of Innocence" prequel (a $14.99 value)

  3. The fully voiced "Reincarnation" sequel (a $24.99 value)

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Limited Run #101: The House in Fata Morgana (Switch)

  • Reversible 18" x 24" Poster

  • Beautiful high-quality artcards

  • Physical 6 Disc Soundtrack

  • 10" x 7" Artbook


Tuesday, April 27th

(NEW RELEASE) Chess Ultra ($14.99) Amazon

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge).

(NEW RELEASE) Pure Pool ($14.99) Amazon

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge).

(NEW RELEASE) WRC 9 ($49.99) Amazon


Wednesday, April 28th

(NEW RELEASE) Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 01 to 05

This is for the JPN physical release that does support English text. To my knowledge, there is no ESRB/PEGI physical release planned at this time.

  • Amazon Japan (~$48.79) Link

  • Amazon Japan w/ A4 Folder Pre-Order Bonus (~$60.13) Link

  • Playasia ($57.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

Amazon Japan's A4 Folder Pre-Order Bonus

(NEW RELEASE) Star Renegades

This is for the JPN physical release that, according to Playasia, supports English. There is a NA and EU retail physical release planned with an exclusive EU edition currenly up for pre-order at Strictly Limited Games' Partner Store.

  • Amazon Japan (~$25.00) Link

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


Thursday, April 29th

(NEW RELEASE) ABZÛ from Super Rare Games

  • Standard ($37.49) Link - Limited to 3,000 copies

  • SteelBook Bundle ($54.85) Link - Limited to 2,000 copies

Sales open up at 1 PM ET.

The SteelBook Bundle includes:

  • Slipcover

  • Game

  • SteelBook

(NEW RELEASE) R-Type Final 2

This is for the The JPN/CERO release. The ESRB physical release is under Friday, April 30th section above. The JPN release also supports English. I've also included the Special Box that is being offered on Amazon Japan. You can buy this as a standalone or with the game, but the game is outside the box itself.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: R-Type Final 2

  • Metal Figure "R-9A"

Amazon Japan Original Decal DLC Pre-Order Bonus

Special Box

This box can be purchased as a standalone (see link above) on Amazon Japan or you can purchase it with the game. However, the game will not be inside this box. Included are:


  • Flyers of reprinted versions of successive arcade versions

  • T-shirts inspired by successive R-TYPES

  • Package-style key chains

  • Face covers with the concept of "if the PC engine version of R-TYPE Final 2 is released" are stored in a dedicated box.

  • Single CD of R-TYPE's theme song song, newly written by KICK THE CAN CREW's MCU, known as the music industry's fore-favorite gamer and retro game collector.

  • Design of the box will be printed on the concept art of successive R-TYPE, the first stage of the first R-TYPE to be commemorated. The size of the box is the size that can store home and portable software of successive R-TYPE.

  • Logo Sticker

(NEW RELEASE) Taxi Chaos ($36.99) Shop4MegaStore

This is for the PEGI physical release. Even though this came out previously in the US, this is a different cover (VARIANT!).

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Unto the End ($36.99) from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM ET and is limited to 2,800 copies.


Friday, April 30th

(NEW RELEASE) Battle Axe

This is for the PEGI physical release. There is an ESRB physical release (with a different cover art) that is available for pre-order through Limited Run Games' Distribution Program. Pre-Orders open up May 11th.

The Badge Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • 6 x Pin Badges

(NEW RELEASE) Crypt of the NecroDancer

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Slipcase

  • Game

  • Bucky Enamel Pin Badget

  • SteelBook (PS4/Disc Size)

  • Physical CD with the Game's Official OST

  • Mini-CD with Amplified Soundtrack

  • Full Color Fold-Out Manual

  • 100% Cotton Printed Bandana

(NEW RELEASE) New Pokemon Snap ($59.99) Amazon

Since there are a number of retailer exclusive pre-order bonuses, I've listed them below.

GameStop 2-Sided Poster

Target Magnetic Photo Frame

Walmart Pikachu Knit Hat

Walmart Pokeball Cap

Shop4MegaStore (PEGI) - Poster & Sticker Sheet

Amazon Japan (CERO) - Picture Set

(NEW RELEASE) R-Type Final 2

This is for the ESRB physical release. The JPN/CERO release is under Thursday, April 29th section above.

  • Inaugural Flight Edition ($49.99) Amazon

  • Collector's ($84.99) NISA - Currently Sold Out

The Inaugural Flight Edition includes:

  • R-Type Final 2 Game

  • R-Type Final 2 Official Soundtrack (CD)

  • The Artwork of R-Type Final 2 Softcover Art Book

  • Collector's Box

The Limited Edition includes:

  • R-Type Final 2 for Nintendo Switch™

  • R-Type Final 2 Complete Soundtrack

  • The Artwork of R-Type Final 2 Softcover Art Book

  • Metal Earth® R-9A Model

  • "33rd Anniversary Pilot Tag" Dog Tag

  • Collector's Box

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Sam & Max Save the World from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Collector's ($74.99) Link

  • Slipcase ($4.99) Link

Four Weeks Open Pre-orders began at 10 AM ET and end on Sunday, May 30th at 11:59 PM ET for the Standard, Collector's and Slipcase.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • LucasArts-sized "board game" Big Box (fits Standard CE protective case)

  • Nintendo Switch branded slipcover

  • Switch Limited Run #104: Sam & Max Save the World

  • "Highway Surfin" mini print

  • Episode "Comic Covers" postcards

  • Case file feelie pack including prototype hypnosis glasses, Alien Love Triangle Times front page, Toy Mafia Casino fridge magnet, Max for President campaign button, Bosco's virulent disease napkin, and a postcard from the gift shop on the moon

Sam & Max slipcover for the Nintendo Switch, designed to eventually hold all three Sam & Max games in standard Nintendo Switch cases. No games are included with this 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

  • 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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