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Week of January 24th, 2021 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Preorders

Updated: Jan 30

PREMIUM EDITION GAMES UPDATES!

If you haven't already, make sure to check out our newest newsletter here. We reveal the cover art for the first time, give a SteelBook update and provide the latest status regarding Super Blood Hockey and Pigeon Dev Games Collection.


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 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.


PREMIUM EDITION GAMES PRE-ORDERS

PIGEON DEV GAMES COLLECTION

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!

GIVEAWAY: Make sure to be following me on Twitter as JP'S 31 Days of Giveaways is happening right now!


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New Releases/New Preorders


Sunday, January 24th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) 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.

  • 3 Character Stickers

  • 2 Lithographic Art Prints (approx. 4”x6”)

  • ‘Peek-a-boo’ Game O-sleeve

  • Collector’s Box

  • Bonus: Digital download of 4 desktop wallpapers, 8 phone wallpapers, and 10 character avatars


Tuesday, January 26th

(NEW RELEASE) Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy

The ESRB Limited Edition includes:

  • North American Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game (Nintendo Switch™)

  • Japanese Import Tao’s Research Notebook (Art Book)

  • Japanese Import Original Illustration B2 (19.7" x 27.8") Cloth Poster

  • Japanese Import Mini Acrylic Character Charm

  • Japanese Import Special Clear File (Set of 2) ~Key to the Ruins File & Character File~

  • North American Early Access Serial Code for Ryza's "Sonnet of Dawn" Costume

  • North American Premium Box

The PEGI Limited Edition includes:

• Atelier Ryza 2 Standard Edition (Nintendo Switch™) • Collector's Box • Early Access Serial Code for Ryza's "Sonnet of Dawn" Costume (Console Only) • *Tao’s Research Notebook (Art Book in Japanese) • *Original Illustration B2 Cloth Poster • *Special Clear File (Set of 2) ~Key to the Ruins File & Character File~ • *Mini Acrylic Character Charm • "Beware of Puni!" and "Blue Puni Costume" t-shirt DLC for Ryza (Console Only)

*Imported from Japan


Wednesday, January 27th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Green Hell from Forever Limited

  • Unlimited (39.99 EUR) Link

  • Limited (59.99 EUR) Link - Limited to 1,500 copies

The Unlimited Edition includes:

  • Classic case: a plastic box containing a reversible cover and a game cartridge for Nintendo Switch (global).

  • Numbered certificate: a card with a unique number which gives the set an additional collector value.

  • Sticker: a sticky snail that will awaken a hidden chef inside you!

  • Sealing foil: heat shrink film protects your box with the game and extras during shipment.

  • Each set will increase your chances of survival in the Amazonian wilderness 😉

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Collector's box: a survival kit that contains a bunch of items helpful during your Amazonian expedition! The size of the box can be found in the specification.

  • Multitool Card: a thin, stainless steel (credit card-sized) tool with 11 different and equally useful gadgets!

  • Cleaning cloth: an item useful to clean not only glasses, but also the screen of your console.

  • 3 Enamel Pin Set: colorful enamel pins that will let you take the forest's inhabitants with you, wherever you go.

  • Classic case: a plastic box containing a reversible cover and a game cartridge for Nintendo Switch (global).

  • Numbered certificate: a card with a unique number which gives the set an additional collector value.

  • Sticker: a sticky snail that will awaken a hidden chef inside you!

  • Sealing foil: heat shrink film protects your box with the game and extras during shipment.

  • Each set will increase your chances of survival in the Amazonian wilderness 😉

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Spinch ($34.99) from iam8bit

At this time, iam8bit has confirmed this is a limited quantity release so it appears to be an open pre-order on their site. Unsure at this time if this will get a retail release, but the product page does state:

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition w/ Illustrated Zine by Jesse Jacobs

  • Reversible cover sheet

  • Art by Spinch creator, Jesse Jacobs

  • Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility


Thursday, January 28th

(NEW RELEASE) Alpaca Ball: Allstars

This release supports English. The ASIA English version did release previously, but this is now the JPN release.

  • Amazon Japan (~$34.51) Link

  • Playasia JPN Version ($39.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA

  • Playasia ASIA Version ($32.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"


(NEW RELEASE) Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space

This release supports English.

  • Amazon Japan (~$34.51) Link

  • Playasia JPN Version ($39.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA

  • Playasia ASIA Version ($36.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

(NEW RELEASE) Friends of Ringo Ishikawa + Arrest of a Stone Buddha Collection

This release supports English.

  • Amazon Japan (~$32.93) Link

  • Playasia ($36.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

(NEW RELEASE) Gal Gun Returns

The JPN and ASIA release support English, but this game will be releasing in the U.S. on February 12th. Additionally, there is an exclusive CE available through Funstock.

  • Amazon Japan (~$53.07) Link

  • Amazon Japan Limited Edition (~$90.90) Link

  • Playasia JPN Version ($56.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ASIA Version ($54.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ASIA Version Limited Edition ($82.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

The JPN and Asia Limited Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Memorial Book

  • Album CD

(NEW RELEASE) Ghostrunner

This game supports English and there is a demo on the JPN eShop right now that you can try.

  • Amazon Japan (~$38.97) Link

  • Playasia JPN Version ($48.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA

  • Playasia ASIA Version (???) Link - Currently sold out and price is not listed.

Please note that Amazon Japan's description states that this release includes the following (cannot confirm if this is the same through Playasia):

  • Original Design Weapon DLC "Sword" (Red) Inclusion

  • Original Soundtrack CD (20 songs) Included)

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Iron Wings (€29.99) from Red Art Games

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST and is limited to 2,800 copies. A collectible pin is being offered to the first 400 customers.

(NEW RELEASE) Lost Sphear ($44.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

This is the Asia English physical release. Please note that this game did receive a PEGI edition awhile back.

(NEW RELEASE) Marchen Forest: Mylne and the Forest Gift

  • Amazon Japan (~$34.24) Link

  • Amazon Japan Limited Edition (~$88.96) Link

  • Amazon Japan Famitsu DX Edition (~$79.27) Link

  • Amazon Japan Famitsu DX w/ CD Edition (~$100.46) Link

  • Playasia JPN Version ($39.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia JPN Version Limited Edition ($107.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia Asia Version (???) Link - Currently sold out and no price listed

  • Playasia Asia Version Limited Edition (???) Link - Currently sold out and no price listed

The JPN and ASIA Limited Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Mylne Deluxe Figurine

The JPN Famitsu DX Edition includes:

  • Nintendo Switch game software "Fairytale Forest" (regular version)

  • Fairytale Forest B3 tapestry

  • Fairytale Forest drawn mug

  • Fairytale Forest drawn acrylic figure Mern & Rosetta

The JPN Famitsu DX Edition w/ CD includes:

  • Nintendo Switch game software "Fairytale Forest" (regular version)

  • Fairytale Forest B3 tapestry

  • Fairytale Forest drawn mug

  • Fairytale Forest drawn acrylic figure Mern & Rosetta

  • Original Soundtrack

(NEW RELEASE) Pang Adventures: Buster Edition ($26.99) Shop4MegaStore

This release includes:

  • Game w/ Reversible Cover

  • Survival Guide/Retro Manual

  • Sticker Set

(NEW RELEASE) Project Warlock (~$36.94) Super Rare Games

Sales open at 1 PM EST and will be limited to 4,000 copies. Included are the following:

  • Fully assembled Nintendo Switch game with cartridge

  • Interior art

  • Full-colour manual

  • Exclusive sticker

  • 3 card trading card pack


Friday, January 29th

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

This is an open pre-order that begins at 10 AM EST and ends on Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 PM EST.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Kowloon High-School Chronicle Limited Edition ($47.98) Funstock

Please note that there is currently no plans for an ESRB physical (digital only). Additionally, there will be a retail PEGI release, but this Limited Edition is exclusive to Funstock.


Included:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Bonus Item (to be revealed at a later date)

(NEW RELEASE) Re: Zero - The Prophecy of the Throne

The Day One Edition includes:

  • 4 exclusive, limited run only original pins in a display box, featuring Emilia, Subaru, Rem, and a brand-new character Melty!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • 4 exclusive, limited run only original pins in a display box, featuring Emilia, Subaru, Rem, and a brand-new character Melty

  • Full-color art book including concept art, sketches, and commentary with a special foreword from the creators

  • SteelBook collector's display case

  • Official soundtrack containing original music from the game

  • Collector’s Edition outerbox!

(NEW RELEASE) Root Double -Before Crime After Days- Xtend Edition ($49.99) Amazon Please note that in addition to this retail physical release, there are exclusive editions available only through Strictly Limited Games' Partner store. I believe the release dates are a bit later than this retail release, but you can still pre-order them here.

(NEW RELEASE) Turrican Flashback ($29.99) Amazon

This retail release includes the following four games:

  • Turrican

  • Turrican II

  • Mega turrican

  • Super turrican

Want even more Turrican? Then check out the more expansive releases containing even more Turrican games exclusively through Strictly Limited Games here.


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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