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Week of August 14th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Aug 20

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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, August 14th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Espgaluda II from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, August 14th at 11:59 PM EST.

  • Standard Edition ($39.99) Link

  • Standard Edition w/ Arcade Peripheral ($74.99) Link - Select in dropdown

  • SteelBook Edition ($59.99) Link

  • SteelBook Edition w/ Arcade Peripheral ($94.99) Link - Select in dropdown

  • Collector's Edition ($84.99) Link

  • Collector's Edition w/ Arcade Peripheral ($119.99) Link - Select in dropdown

Bundle it for $5 off! The Espgaluda II Standard Edition is also available in a Bundle with the Espgaluda II Switch Arcade Peripheral which is both Standard and OLED Switch compatible!

The SteelBook Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Espgaluda II for Nintendo Switch

  • Espgaluda II SteelBook

  • Espgaluda II Slipcover

Bundle it for $5 off! The Espgaluda II Standard Edition is also available in a Bundle with the Espgaluda II Switch Arcade Peripheral which is both Standard and OLED Switch compatible!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Espgaluda II for Nintendo Switch

  • Espgaluda II Collector's Box

  • Espgaluda II Chiptune Arrangement Album

  • featuring brand new arrangements made with a dynamic and powerful 8 bit sound to commemorate the release of the physical version of the game!

  • Espgaluda II SteelBook

  • 18 x 24 Poster

Bundle it for $5 off! The Espgaluda II Collector’s Edition is also available in a Bundle with the Espgaluda II Switch Arcade Peripheral which is both Standard and OLED Switch compatible!

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

Open pre-orders close on Sunday, August 14th at 11:59 PM EST.


Tuesday, August 16th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Being Home Alone With You is Worse Than Death ($39.99) from Limited Run Games

Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and is part of LRG's Distro Line; not a numbered release. This will also be available to pre-order from Amazon. This release includes the following three games on one cartridge:

  • Home: Postmortem Edition

  • Alone With You

  • Worse Than Death

(NEW RELEASE) In Other Waters ($34.99)

This is the latest release from 1PrintGames and will begin shipping on 8/26/2022.


The 1Print Games Limited Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Acrylic Keychain

  • Numbered Authenticity Card

  • Booklet

  • Logo Sticker

The Standard Edition cover is as follows:

(NEW RELEASE) Zorro the Chronicles ($39.99) Best Buy

You can currently get a $10 eGift Card when you pre-order. Please note that this already released at Amazon a week earlier for some reason.


Wednesday, August 17th

(NEW RELEASE) Little League World Series ($49.99) Best Buy

You can currently get a $10 eGift Card when you pre-order.


Thursday, August 18th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Metaloid: Origin from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders begin at 11 AM EST. The PEGI version is limited to 2,900 copies through Red Art Games and the ESRB version is limited to 1,000 copies through Video Games Plus.


PEGI Cover

ESRB Cover

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Red Colony Trilogy from eastasiasoft

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Pre-Orders begin at 11 AM EST. The Limited Edition will be limited to 2,000 copies.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Numbered Certificate

  • Original Soundtrack CD

  • Illustrated Manual


Friday, August 19th

(NEW RELEASE) Bugsnax (£34.99) Amazon UK

This is a PEGI physical release. The ESRB physical release is coming out on September 2nd and you can pre-order at Fangamer here.

(NEW RELEASE) Dungeon Munchies ($31.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "POLANJP"

This is a Asia English physical release. A JPN English physical release already came out and Serenity Forge is putting out an ESRB physical release that you can pre-order right now on their website.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Heidelberg 1693 (€29.99) Red Art Games - Limited to 2,900 Copies

Pre-Orders begin at 11 AM EST.

(NEW RELEASE) Zenith

This is a PEGI physical release. To my knowledge, no ESRB physical is planned at this time. Regarding the Collector's Edition, I don't actually know if this is still coming out as it still shows the old publisher on the front and Funstock has made no mention of a CE. However, in the off chance it does release, I'm posting it here, haha.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Zenith

  • Magnet

  • Artbook

  • Soundtrack


Saturday, August 20th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Ninja Jajamaru Legendary Ninja Collection from Strictly Limited Games

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

  • Collector's Edition ($79.99) Link - Limited to 2,000 Copies

This will be offered in two batches. The first batch is Saturday, August 20th at 6 PM EST and the second is Sunday, August 21st at 12 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 JaJaMaru - Legendary Ninja Collection on cartridge / disc in a game case with an exclusive and limited cover sheet

  • Collector’s Edition Box Box in outstanding Hakone Puzzle Box art style to collect the game and all of the JaJaMaru Collector’s Edition’s items. Details: Collector’s Edition Box – approx. 21,9cm 15,7cm 5,0cm / 8,6” 6,18” 2,8”

  • Colorful Game Manual Manual with game instructions to every Game in this collection and other insights. Details: Manual, included in and size fitting to Nintendo Switch/PlayStation 4 game case

  • Sticker Sheet 8 JaJaMaru stickers – one sticker for each game included in the collection Details: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 6,9 x 9,8”

  • Double-sided Poster Featuring the cover of the Legendary Ninja Collection and “I’m JaJaMaru! The Great World Adventure” artwork Details: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 6,9 x 9,8”

  • 2 Postcards Two postcards, designed according to the original ones from 1989 Details: DIN A6 –10,5cm x 14,8cm and 4,1 x 5,8”

  • Original Soundtrack CD The awesome soundtrack of JaJaMaru’s adventures Details: x tracks on x CD(s)

  • Material Book Containing as much assets as we could find, the extensive Material Book offers you an insight in the development process of the various Ninja JaJaMaru levels and more! Details: DIN B5 –17,6cm x 25cm and 6.9 × 9.8” about 50 pages

  • Origami + Manual Create your own shurikens at home with this Origami set out of special paper and a manual. Detail: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 5,8 x 8,3”

  • Keychain of JaJaMaru and Gama Pakkun Exclusive keychain of the undefeatable team - JaJaMaru and his fellow companion Gama Pakkun (based on the version of 1985) Details: 6cm x 5cm and

  • 2 Game Flyers Featuring the cover of the first JaJaMaru game and the first JaJaMaru RPG “The Ninja Scroll”. Details: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 5,8 x 8,3”

  • Note pad An original note pad to capture your thoughts. Presenting the amazing cover of the Game Boy Color title. Details: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 5,8 x 8,3”

  • Furin/ Japanese Wind Bell A typical traditional Japanese wind bell, for decoration on your terrace or balcony. Details: 6cm x 5cm and 2,3 x 1,9”


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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