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Week of April 3rd, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

I'VE JOINED THE LIMITED RUN GAMES FAMILY!

I am over the 🌙 excited to announce that I have joined the Limited Run Games family! I wish everyone at Premium Edition the very best and I look forward to continuing to help bring amazing games physically to your favorite consoles. Thanks to everyone in the community for your support.


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, BIG BIG BIG BIG news coming this year!


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  • Save 5% at Playasia with checkout code "SWITCHJP"

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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.

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

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

  • Star Melody: Yumemi Dreamer - $57.99 - Releases April 30th - 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 3rd

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Dawn of the Monsters from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Collector's ($124.99) Link

Open pre-orders for both editions close on Sunday, April 3rd at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Dawn of the Monsters for Switch

  • Collectors Edition Box with art by the legendary Yuji Kaida

  • Dawn of the Monsters Original Soundtrack

  • Dawn of the Monsters Commemorative Metal Coin

  • Dawn of the Monsters 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • Character ID Cards

  • Battle Backdrop

  • (4) Mini Figures

  • Trading Cards

  • BONUS: Digital download code of the game included


Tuesday, April 5th

(NEW RELEASE) Crysis Remastered Trilogy ($44.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITHJP"

This is a PEGI fauxical release (digital code only; no cartridge).


(NEW RELEASE) LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Standard ($59.99) Amazon

  • Standard w/ SteelBook Bonus ($59.99) Best Buy

  • Deluxe w/ SteelBook Bonus ($69.99) Best Buy

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Exclusive Luke LEGO figure with Blue Milk

  • 7 x DLC Packs in a Character Collection bundle

The SteelBook in the U.S. is a Best Buy exclusive pre-order bonus.

(NEW RELEASE) MLB The Show 22 ($59.99) Best Buy

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Snow Bros. Nick & Tom Special distributed through Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that the ESRB version is being distributed through Limited Run Games and is not part of their numbered run. There are PEGI and CERO versions either already up for pre-order at other retailer sites or soon will be.

  • Standard ($29.99) Link

  • Collector's ($89.99) Link

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Game Card

  • Detailed Instruction Manual

  • Three Sticker Sheets Featuring Game Characters

  • Nick and Tom Plush Figures

  • Replica Retro Arcade Flyer

  • Deluxe Acrylic Keychain

  • Collectible Enamel Pin

  • Stress Snowball

  • Exclusive Artbook

  • Game Soundtrack

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Super Hydorah Collector's Edition

Please note that the ESRB version is being distributed through Limited Run Games and is not part of their numbered run. Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 PM EST.


The PEGI version is already up for pre-order directly at Abylight's website.

There is no Standard Edition for this release. The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Super Hydorah for Switch with reversible cover

  • Super Hydorah Game Manual

  • Super Hydorah Complete Original Soundtrack

  • Arcade Cut-Out

  • Super Hydorah "Making Of" Book

  • Super Hydorah Keychain

  • Omios Star and the Juggernaut Mother Ship Sticker

ESRB

PEGI/USK


Thursday, April 7th

(NEW RELEASE) Behind the Screen & Defoliation

This is a JPN physical release with English support.

  • Standard (34.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Special Edition ($79.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

The Special Edition includes:

  • Behind the Screen soundtrack CD

  • Behind the Screen nostalgic beigoma

  • Defoliation wood bookmark

  • In addition, the code to download the 3 digital books (PDF files) +α

  • Behind the Screen digital illustration book

  • Defoliation digital artbook

  • Behind the Screen art collection (Chinese and Japanese versions)

  • Campaign ticket


Friday, April 8th

(NEW RELEASE) Final Fantasy IX ($29.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITHJP"

This is a PEGI fauxical release (digital code only; no cartridge). There previously was an actual ASIA English physical release.

(NEW RELEASE) Legend of Mana Remastered ($29.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITHJP"

This is a PEGI fauxical release (digital code only; no cartridge). There previously was an actual JPN/ASIA English physical release.

(NEW RELEASE) Nickelodeon Kart Racers ($19.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITHJP"

This is a PEGI fauxical release (digital code only; no cartridge). There previously was an actual ESRB physical release.

(NEW RELEASE) Skul: The Hero Slayer

Please note that there is a JPN physical release planned for April 14th.

The Standard Edition includes:

  • Booklet

  • Soundtrack

The Signature Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game (w/ Booklet & Soundtrack)

  • 4 x Enamel Skul Pins designed by the developer

  • Art Card featuring the developer signatures (printed)

  • Full CD Soundtrack w/ 22 tracks

  • Enamel Skul keyring featuring the game's logo

(NEW RELEASE) World of Final Fantasy Maxima ($29.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITHJP"

This is a PEGI fauxical release (digital code only; no cartridge). There previously was an actual ASIA English physical release.


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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