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Week of December 20th, 2020 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Preorders

PIGEON DEV GAMES COLLECTION CARTRIDGES ARE IN!

While we are still a little ways away from shipping out to everyone, we did want to show that these carts are real as well as what's on them! Check it out and make sure to pre-order through the links below.

PIGEON DEV GAMES COLLECTION PRE-ORDERS!

Our second release is live for pre-order right now!

Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide. Pigeon Dev Games Collection consists of four titles developed by Pigeon Dev Games and published digitally by Sometimes You in a single package: Awesome Pea, Awesome Pea 2, Bucket Knight, and Explosive Jake. The collection, coming soon from Premium Edition Games, will feature high-quality, exclusive items and packaging in three versions:


Premium Edition” (3,000 available), priced at $39.95 with free shipping, includes:

  • Nintendo Switch™ Physical Case and Game

  • Double-sided Insert

  • Full Color Manual

  • A "Special Challenge" Trading Card

  • A Logo Sticker

  • First Prints of the game will have a hand-drawn Full Color Glossy Slipcase by legendary artist Paul E. Niemeyer of Mortal Kombat fame!

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

  • Premium Edition (everything listed in the Premium Edition)

  • Official Steelbook

  • Retro "NES" Box that will hold the Premium Edition and Steelbook

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

  • Retro Edition (everything listed in the Retro Edition)

  • Single CD Cardboard Soundtrack

  • Enamel Pin

  • NEOGEO Case w/Single Sided Insert to hold Retro Edition, CD and Pin

  • 300 Page Hardcover Book

  • Hard Cardstock Slipcase over both NEOGEO Case and Book

Super Blood Hockey ($39.95)

Included are the following:

  • Nintendo Switch Physical Case and Game

  • Double-sided Insert

  • Full Color Manual

  • A "Special" Trading Card

  • A Logo Sticker

  • First Prints of the game will have a hand-drawn Full Color Glossy Slipcase by legendary artist Paul E. Niemeyer of Mortal Kombat Fame!

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!

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New Releases/New Preorders

Sunday, December 20th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Billion Road ($39.99) from Limited Run Games

This is a Distributed Title and not part of their numbered run.



Tuesday, December 22nd

Bass Pro Shops the Strike: Championship Edition Bundle ($39.99) Best Buy

Please note that this bundle is a fauxical release and does not include a cartridge.

Cabela's the Hunt: Championship Edition Bundle ($39.99) Best Buy

Please note that this bundle is a fauxical release and does not include a cartridge.

Override 2: Ultraman Deluxe Edition

  • Amazon ($34.99) Link

  • Best Buy ($39.99) Link - Includes a $10 eGift Card bonus

Panzer Paladin from Limited Run Games

  • Regular ($34.99) Link

  • Collector's ($79.99) Link

This is a Distributed Title and not part of their numbered run. Pre-Orders open at 12:00 PM EST and will remain open for both editions until Sunday, January 24th at 11:59 PM EST.


Please note that per their product page for the Regular Edition, Best Buy may be receiving a very small number of copies of this game with alternate cover art. Best Buy has the ability to not move forward with their order, as it has not been finalized yet. Wait at your own risk.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Panzer Paladin with a reversible cover slip.

  • 4-CD pack including original and classic 8-bit soundtracks.

  • Premium Metal Figures of Flame and Grit.

  • 18x24 Reversible Poster

  • Housed in a outer box featuring unique cover art.

Rugby Challenge 4

UK Cover

AU Cover

NZ Cover


Thursday, December 24th

Aleste Collection

The JPN eShop page does not show English support, but it's a SHMUP so you should be okay! I did not list the Collector's Edition below because it was sold out on Amazon Japan and Playasia. The games includes are:

  • Aleste (1988, SEGA Mark III)

  • GG Aleste (1991, Game Gear)

  • GG Aleste II (1993, Game Gear)

  • Power Strike II (1993, SEGA Master System) – first time released in Japan

The links on where to buy are below:

  • Regular (~$59.15) Amazon Japan

  • Regular w/ Exclusive Variant Cover Pre-Order Bonus (~$72.84) Amazon Japan

  • Regular ($71.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

The Regular Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Aleste Collection

  • Staff Interview Book

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Aleste Collection

  • Game Gear Micro (White)

  • Big Window Micro (White)

  • Artbook

  • Staff Interview Book

Amazon Japan Variant Cover Pre-Order Bonus

Fight of Gods

The JPN eShop page is not up yet to confirm English support, but the screenshots on Amazon Japan show English. It's a fighting game so regardless, you should be okay!

The Special Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Fight of Gods

  • Pin Badge

  • Original Sound Track CD

  • Artbook

Vampyr (Japanese Edition with English Support)

Although this did get a standard ESRB physical release, there is what appears to be a JPN exclusive Collector's Edition.

The Special Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Vampyr

  • Exclusive Limited Edition Sleeve

  • Double-side poster 35 x 43 cm

  • The Hunters Heirlooms DLC

  • Set of 3 Exclusive Lithographs

  • Original Soundtrack


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 Publishing

Companies to Stay Away From (DO NOT BUY FROM!!!)


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