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Week of July 31st, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: 2 days ago

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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, July 31st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Ray'z Arcade Chronology from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard (49,99€) Link - Limited to 3,500 copies

  • Standard w/ Pixel Frame Special Edition (79,99€) Link - Limited to 2,000 Copies

  • Collector's Edition (129,99€) Link - Limited to 2,500 Copies

Pre-Orders will be made available in two batches. This is the second batch going up at 12 PM EST. Please note that this game is getting a JPN physical release along with its own Collector's Edition.

The Standard w/ Pixel Frame Special Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch: Ray’z Arcade Chronology on catridge in an exclusive and limited game case cover

  • Colorful Game Manual: A Manual with game instructions and marvellous artwork and screenshots.

  • Pixel Frame: Pixel Frame showing the boss battle against Odin. Will be bundled separately because of its size.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch: Ray’z Arcade Chronology on cartridge in an exclusive and limited game case cover

  • Collector’s Edition Box: An exclusive Collector’s Box for all collectibles of the Ray’z legacy - Details: Size (219mm x 157mm x 70mm/ 8.6 x 6.2 x 2.8 in)

  • Colorful Game Manual: A Manual with game instructions and marvellous artwork and screenshots.

  • Flyer: Reproduction of A4 European arcade flyer from the 90s, featuring its localized name “Gunlock”. A5 (176 × 250 mm/6.9 × 9.8 in)

  • 2 Posters: Two posters featuring artwork of the collection. A2 (420 × 594 mm/16.5 × 23.4 in)

  • 6 Arcade Stickers: Authentic marquee and arcade stickers based on the Japanese and Western versions. The Japanese stickers will be translated for the final product.

  • Live Concert Album: Ray'z Music Live - STRAHL: Live audio recording of the one evening only 2022 Ray Series Special Live Stage concert featuring BETTA FLASH (consisting of TAMAYO and Cyua), ZUNTATA and COSIO. Includes also a newly composed track by TAMAYO as a bonus.

  • Live Concert Blu-ray: Ray'z Music Live - STRAHL: Contains a video recording of the one evening only 2022 Ray Series Special Live Stage concert featuring BETTA FLASH (consisting of TAMAYO and Cyua), ZUNTATA and COSIO.

  • Strategy Guide “Ray’z Mission Maneuver Manual”: A comprehensive guide to the games by top players to get the most out of every playthrough and to beat the high-score! Details: B5 (176 × 250 mm/6.9 × 9.8 in), about 50 pages (subject to change)

  • Material Collection “Ray’z Orbital Operation Overview”: Contains artworks and concept drawings along with behind-the-scenes info by the developers of the Ray series. Details: B5 (176 × 250 mm/6.9 × 9.8 in), about 130 pages (subject to change)

  • Pixel Frame: Pixel Frame showing the boss battle against Odin. Will be bundled separately because of its size.

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Tetris Effect: Connected ($39.99) from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link - Will still be available to pre-order at retail for now.

  • Collector's ($99.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, July 31st at 11:59 PM EST. This is a Distributed Title and not part of LRG's numbered run. The Standard Edition will continue to be offered at retail for now.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Includes a physical copy of Tetris® Effect: Connected for the Nintendo Switch

  • Tetrimino-shaped Collector’s Edition Box

  • CD OST with 50 tracks on multiple discs

  • Digital download code for OST

  • Three eye-catching pins

  • 32 postcards featuring artwork from the game in a box that beautifully frames the images



Tuesday, August 2nd

(NEW PRE-ORDER) FROGUN distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Collector's ($69.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, September 4th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that this is a distributed title and not part of LRG's numbered run. The Standard Edition will be made available at Amazon once in hand.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Frogun for Nintendo Switch

  • Collector’s Cover Box with Special Hand-drawn Watercolor Art

  • Reversible 18x24 poster

  • Frogun Original Soundtrack

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Artbook

  • Manual

(NEW RELEASE) The Quest for Excalibur: Puy du Fou ($29.99) Best Buy

(NEW PRE-ORDER) We are OFK ($34.39) iambit

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition

  • Reversible coversheet designed by Nafisah Tung from Team OFK!

  • Includes a 3D Papercraft constructed by Guardabosques of Debug, the cat from We Are OFK!

  • Includes all five episodes - a complete collection!

  • Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility


Thursday, August 4th

(NEW RELEASE) Webbed ($35.31) Super Rare Games

Sales open at 1 PM EST and will be limited to 4,000 copies.


Friday, August 5th

(NEW RELEASE) Absolute Drift: Zen Edition - Premium Physical Edition ($34.99) Best Buy

The Premium Physical Edition (only physical version of this game produced) includes:

  • Folded Poster

  • Sticker Sheet

  • 3D Lenticular Card

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Guns N' Runs

  • ESRB Edition ($34.99) VGNYSoft - For U.S. Customer

  • PEGI Edition (29,99€) Pixelheart - Limited to 2,000 on website

ESRB Cover

PEGI Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Pretty Girls Game Collection (£29.99) Amazon UK

This physical release includes a stylus inside the case as well as the following four games all on one cart:

  • Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire

  • Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire

  • Pretty Girls Panic!

  • Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire

(NEW RELEASE) Ultra Age ($49.99 CAD) Video Games Plus

This is for the PEGI physical release. At this time, there has not been an announcement of an ESRB physical release.

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

This is an open pre-order that begins at 10 AM EST and closes on Sunday, September 4th at 11:59 PM EST.


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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