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Week of January 15th, 2023 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Jan 20

SAMMY THE SOCK!

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ROWAN'S CUSTOM INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS!

Do you wish your 1st Party Nintendo Switch games included an instruction booklet? Then you're in luck because my friend Rowan is here to save the day! Make sure to visit his website here to grab all the instruction booklets he's created as well as follow him to be kept up to date on future releases.


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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, January 15th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Infinite - Beyond the Mind from Strictly Limited Games

  • Tanya Cover Edition ($29.99) Link - Limited to 1,500 Copies

  • Olga Cover Edition ($29.99) Link - Limited to 1,500 Copies

Pre-Orders will be offered in two batches: Saturday, January 14th at 6 PM EST and Sunday, January 15th at 12 PM EST.


Tanya Cover

Olga Cover

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Edition from Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard ($34.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Classic ($64.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Ultimate ($159.99 USD) Link

Open Pre-Orders for all three editions close on Sunday, January 11th at 11:59 PM EST.


The 8 games included in this collection are:

  • Scramble- The side-scrolling shooting game which started it all. It could be considered to be the original game which inspired the creators of the Gradius series.

  • TwinBee- The first game of the TwinBee series loved for its cute graphics.

  • Nemesis (also known as Gradius)- The smash-hit first installment in the Gradius series, known for its unique power-ups and enemies.

  • Salamander (also known as Life Force)- The second entry in the Gradius series which took the series to the next level with its upgraded gameplay and improved graphics.

  • Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)- The timeless shooting game that introduced ground-breaking sprite zooming and rotation effects that added depth to the graphics.

  • Haunted Castle- The arcade version of Castlevania which bewitched the fans with its haunting graphics.

  • Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)- Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the Gradius series, memorable for its beloved music and top-notch level design.

  • Thunder Cross- The game that introduced many players to the shoot'em up genre, thanks to a more inclusive difficulty and unique design

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover Art

  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with art by Tom Dubois

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • Reversible 18" x 24" Poster

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover Art

  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with art by Tom Dubois

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • SteelBook

  • Reversible 18" x 24" Poster

  • Arcade Token Style Coin

  • Mini Konami Arcade Cabinet Replica/Movie Viewer- Plays video and sound only

  • The History of Konami Arcade Classics Boo

  • Vic Viper Metal Figure


Monday, January 16th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Hyper Sentinel from VGNYSoft

  • Standard Edition ($34.99) Link

  • Elite Edition ($39.99) Link - Limited to 3,500 Copies

  • Elite Bundle ($49.98) Link - Limited to 3,500 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 10 AM EST. EVERYONE who reserves the STANDARD or ELITE Edition within the first 24 hours will receive an exclusive 1.5in CLASSIC SHIP enamel pin with their order! This pin is only a promotional item and will not be sold separately.

The Elite Edition includes:

  • Special metallic material cover sheet

  • Individually numbered cover sheet

The Elite Bundle includes:

  • Hyper Sentinel Elite Edition for Nintendo Switch

  • Hyper Sentinel Soundtrack [Cassette Tape]

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Nefasto's MisAdventure: Meeting Noeroze from Pix'n Love

  • Standard Edition ($24.96) Link

  • Retrollector's USA Cover Edition ($64.87) Link

  • Retrollector's Japanese Cover Edition ($64.87) Link


The Retrollector's USA Cover Edition includes:

  • Nefasto's Misadventure: Meeting Noeroze game (physical edition) for Nintendo Switch and its Japanese reversible cover.

  • A 1980s/90s style cardboard box in a USA version, numbered to 500 copies.

  • A 64-page fully illustrated strategy guide.

  • The OST in CD format.

  • A hand-autographed poster of the Aurora Game Studio developers.

The Retrollector's Japanese Cover Edition includes:

  • Nefasto's Misadventure: Meeting Noeroze game (physical edition) for Nintendo Switch and its Japanese reversible cover.

  • A 1980s/90s style cardboard box in a Japanese version, numbered to 500 copies.

  • A 64-page fully illustrated strategy guide.

  • The OST in CD format.

  • A hand-autographed poster of the Aurora Game Studio developers.


Tuesday, January 17th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) The Bunker

Pre-Orders open at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, February 19th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that this is a Distro title and also available to pre-order at Amazon.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) The Shapeshifting Detective ($34.99)

Pre-Orders open at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, February 19th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that this is a Distro title and also available to pre-order at Amazon.


Thursday, January 19th

(NEW RELEASE) A Space for the Unbound: Flowers that Bloom in the Heart (¥3,707) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support (according to the Nintendo JPN eShop page). To my knowledge, there are no plans for an ESRB and/or PEGI physical release at this time.

(NEW RELEASE) Football Manager 2023 Touch ($32.99) Playasia

This appears to be an Asia with English support physical release. To my knowledge, there are no plans for an ESRB and/or PEGI physical release at this time.

(NEW RELEASE) Hell is Other Demons ($37.01) from Super Rare Games - Limited to 3,000 Copies

Sales open up at 1 PM EST and is limited to 3,000 copies.


(NEW RELEASE) NeverAwake

This is a JPN physical release with English support (according to the Nintendo JPN eShop page). To my knowledge, there are no plans for an ESRB and/or PEGI physical release at this time.

The Premium Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Original Soundtrack CD

  • Original Art Book

  • Magnetic Hook

(NEW RELEASE) Sword of the Vagrant (€29.99) from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST and pre-ordering this edition before May 2nd, 2023, will offer you two exclusive bonuses: a 44-page artbook and a keychain! Double-sided poster included in every copy! Additionally, Limited Run Games' will be releasing the ESRB physical release later this year through their Distro Line.

(NEW RELEASE) Tetris Effect: Connected (¥3,773) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support put out by SuperDeluxe Games. The ESRB physical release distributed by Limited Run Games is still available to purchase at major retailers in the U.S. Please note that this first printing includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Card

  • Booklet


Friday, January 20th

(NEW RELEASE) Fire Emblem Engage

  • ESRB Standard ($59.99 USD) Amazon

  • ESRB Divine ($99.99 USD) Amazon

The Divine Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • SteelBook

  • Art Cards

  • Art Book

  • Poster

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Return to Monkey Island from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders for both editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, March 5th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Return to Monkey Island for Nintendo Switch

  • Return to Monkey Island Collector's Edition Box

  • Return to Monkey Island Original Soundtrack

  • Lechuck's Onboarding Pamphlet

  • Letter from Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman

  • Scrapbook

  • Blowfish Stressball

  • Chum's Lure Pin

  • Collectible Nintendo Switch Golden Key

  • 18" x 24" Poster

  • Booklet


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

  • Dispatch Games (Published a few games, but then never shipped out the next wave of pre-orders. Currently, they've put out a message on Twitter saying they are still producing, but I'm leaving it here for now) - Main Website

  • Physicality Games (Website still offering Mastiff titles, but not publishing titles under their Physicality brand) - Website no longer active

  • Ultra Collectors (Liquidated their remaining inventory and do not plan to continue physical publishing) - Main Website

  • Warned Collectors (Never published a game, but stole people's money) - Main Website


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