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Week of August 21st, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Aug 25

SAMMY THE SOCK!

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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, August 21st

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Gunbrick: Reloaded ($34.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

Open pre-orders close on Sunday, August 21st at 11:59 PM EST. This is a Distro Title and not part of LRG's Numbered Run.

(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”


Tuesday, August 23rd

(NEW RELEASE) Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) Mutant Mudds Collection distributed through Limited Run Games

  • LRG Exclusive Cover ($29.99) Limited Run Games - This is in hand and limited to 1,500 copies

  • Amazon Exclusive Cover ($29.99) Amazon - This is a pre-order releasing on 10/4/2022

Sales go up on LRG at 12 PM EST. Please note that this is a Distro Title and not part of LRG's numbered run.

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) Xeodrifter distributed through Limited Run Games

  • LRG Exclusive Cover ($29.99) Limited Run Games - This is in hand and limited to 1,500 copies

  • Amazon Exclusive Cover ($29.99) Amazon - This is a pre-order releasing on 10/4/2022

Sales go up on LRG at 12 PM EST. Please note that this is a Distro Title and not part of LRG's numbered run.


Wednesday, August 24th

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) Arcade Paradise

Please note that the PEGI version is releasing on 8/24 whereas the ESRB version is still available to pre-order through Limited Run Games here or at various retailers in the U.S. with a release date for 9/20/2022.


PEGI (NEW RELEASE)

  • Wired Productions' Store (£24.99) Link

ESRB (PRE-ORDER)

  • Limited Run Games' Website ($29.99) Link

  • Amazon ($29.99) Link

  • GameStop ($29.99) Link

  • Target ($29.99) Link

  • Best Buy ($29.99) Link


Thursday, August 25th

(NEW RELEASE) A Short Hike from Super Rare Games

  • Standard ($35.69) Link - Limited to 6,000 copies

  • Collector's ($93.98) Link - Limited to 4,000 copies

  • Standard w/ Games# 75 and 76 ($104.68) Link - Limited to 900 copies

  • Collector's w/ Games #75 and 76 ($162.97) Link - Limited to 600 copies

Sales go live at 1 PM EST.


The Standard Edition includes:

  • Fully assembled Nintendo Switch game with cartridge

  • Interior art

  • Full-colour manual

  • Exclusive sticker

  • Set of 3 card trading card pack

  • PLUS a pocket-sized mini map of Hawk Peak!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector’s edition box

  • Fully assembled Nintendo Switch game with cartridge

  • 46-page retro style guidebook of Hawk Peak

  • 4 sticker sheets of the Flora and Fauna found on Hawk Peak

  • A poster-sized retro style fold-out map of Hawk Peak

  • A pocket-sized mini map of Hawk Peak

  • CD of the beautiful OST composed by Mark Sparling

  • Full set of trading cards including mirror card

  • Claire pin badge

  • 3 postcards

  • Sticker

(NEW RELEASE) Idol Manager

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(NEW RELEASE) Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-Gon Breath

  • Amazon ($39.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($49.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) SD Gundam Battle Alliance

  • JPN w/ English Support ($69.99) Link - Save 5% with code "POLANJP"

  • ASIA w/ English Support ($59.99) Link - Save 5% with code "POLANJP"

JPN Cover

Asia Cover


Friday, August 26th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Garden Story ($34.99) from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders begin at 10 AM EST and closes on Sunday, September 25th at 11:59 PM EST.

(NEW RELEASE) MADiSON (£34.99) Amazon UK

Please note that this is for the PEGI physical release. The ESRB physical release is scheduled to release on November 4th according to Amazon.


The physical edition includes:

  • Game

  • Multiple Camera Skins

  • Digital Blue Knees Music Shet

  • Digital Blue Knees Book

  • Digital Audio Files

  • Digital Ritual Cards

(NEW RELEASE) Nexomon + Nexomon Extinction - Complete Collection

  • Amazon ($39.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($49.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) NHRA: Championship Drag Racing - Speed for All

  • Amazon ($49.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($49.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Pac-Man World Re-Pac

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW PRE-ORDER) PHOBOS DERE .GB ($44.99) from Limited Run Games

So yes, this is not a Nintendo Switch release. However, this upcoming physical Game Boy game is one of the first titles I signed when I joined Limited Run Games and holds a special heart in my place. Therefore, I hope everyone checks out this modern retro release!


Open Pre-Orders begin at 10 AM EST and closes on Sunday, September 25th at 11:59 PM EST.

(NEW RELEASE) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Please note that the PEGI version released already and the ESRB (standard) is scheduled to release at retail on 9/27.

  • JPN Edition w/ English Support ($35.99 USD) Playasia - Save 5% with code "POLANJP"

  • ASIA Edition w/ English Support ($35.99 USD) Playasia - Save 5% with code "POLANJP"

The JPN Edition includes:

  • Base Game

  • Original soundtrack CD

  • "T.M.N.T" acrylic diorama stand

The Asia Edition includes:

  • Base Game

  • Art Booklet

  • Sticker Sheet


Saturday, August 27th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Vesper: Zero Light Edition from Strictly Limited Games

Standard ($29.99) Link - Limited to 4,500 copies

Special Limited ($49.99) Link - Limited to 2,500 copies


Pre-orders will be offered in two batches. Saturday at 6:00 PM EST and Sunday at 12 PM EST.

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch Vesper: Zero Light Edition on cartridge in a game case with an exclusive and limited cover sheet

  • Special Limited Edition Box Box in outstanding art style of Vesper to collect the game and all of the Special Limited Edition’s items. Details: Special Limited Edition Box – approx. 15.3cm x 18.1cm x 4.5cm / 6 x 7.1 x 1.8 in

  • Colorful Game Manual Manual with game instructions and some further insights and art. Details: Manual, included in and size fitting to Nintendo Switch game case

  • Companion Book “The Age of Zero Light” Book showing stunning background art and detailing the backstory of Zero Light through every log found in the game. Details: Softcover book with 192 pages – approx. 17cm x 10cm/6.69 x 3.94 in

  • Original Soundtrack by Francesco Gagliardi Soundtrack setting the perfect ambience for your adventures in the world of Aryish. Details: 1 CD in Jewel Case featuring beautiful concept art

  • 5 Magnetic Buttons Magnetic buttons showing a variety of sigils featured within the game. Details: Rubber with magnetic back

  • Double-sided poster featuring main visuals of the game Details: A3 size, folded to A5

  • Fluorescent Character Window Sticker Features artwork of the main character Seven in front of a beautiful backdrop of the game’s artwork Details: fluorescent, removable; 10 x 5,2cm/3.94 x 2.05 in


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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