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Week of June 12th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Jun 17

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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, June 12th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) A Boy and His Blob from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Deluxe ($64.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of A Boy and His Blob for Switch

  • A Boy and His Blob Soundtrack

  • 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • Dust Sleeve

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Astro Aqua Kitty: Pawsome Collection from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Standard w/ CD Bundle ($54.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST. This release includes Astro Aqua Kitty & Aqua Kitty UDX on one cartridge. Stickers will be included inside the case.


Standard Only

Standard w/ CD Bundle

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered ($34.99) from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Contra Anniversary Collection from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Official Konami Shop Variant Cover Standard Edition ($34.99) Link

  • Classic ($64.99) Link

  • Hard Corps ($64.99) Link

  • Ultimate ($174.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST. This release includes the following games:

  • Contra (Arcade)

  • Super Contra

  • Contra (NA)

  • Contra (JP)

  • Super C

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars

  • Operation C

  • Contra Hard Corps

  • Super Probotector Alien Rebels

  • Probotector

The Official Konami Shop Variant Cover Standard Edition

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

The Hard Corps Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Art by Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois

  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Tom Dubois

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Contra Anniversary Collection SteelBook

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18"x 24" Poster

  • Contra Anniversary Collection Alternate Double-sided Game Cover

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • Acrylic Standees

  • Enamel Pins

  • Framed Lenticular Art Print

  • Mini Replica Flying Capsule

  • The History of Contra Hard Cover Book

  • Bill and Lance Metal Keychain

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Heaven's Vault from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($32.99) Link - Limited to 1,900 Copies

  • Special Limited Edition ($53.99) Link - Limited to 900 Copies

  • Book Bundle ($64.99) Link - Limited to 100 Copies

  • Special Limited Edition Book Bundle ($84.99) Link - Limited to 100 Copies

Pre-Orders will operate in two batches. This listing is for the second batch that goes live at 12 PM EST.

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Original Soundtrack

  • Puzzle Card Set

  • Nebula Timeline

  • Notebook

  • Bookmark

  • Stickers

The Book Bundle includes:

  • Game

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • 2 x Official Heaven's Vault Novels by Jon Ingold (inkle's Narrative Director)

The Special Limited Edition Book Bundle includes:

  • Game

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Original Soundtrack

  • Puzzle Card Set

  • Nebula Timeline

  • Notebook

  • Bookmark

  • Stickers

  • 2 x Official Heaven's Vault Novels by Jon Ingold (inkle's Narrative Director)

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Yumeutsutsu Re:Master & Re:After ($59.99) from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST.


Tuesday, June 14th

(NEW RELEASE) Crazy Chicken Xtreme

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) DOOM: The Classics Collection ($39.99) Best Buy

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games and is now being made available at Best Buy with a variant cover.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Gato Robato from Special Reserve Games

  • Switch Single ($29.99) Link

  • Switch Reserve ($44.99) Link - Limited to 7,500 Copies

Pre-Orders begin at 1 PM EST.


The Switch Single includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE: Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET: Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

The Switch Reserve includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE: Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • SIGNED BY THE DEVELOPERS

  • SHIPS IN A SPECIAL RESERVE BOX: Makes a great shelf display and protects your game!

  • SPECIAL RESERVE ART CARD: Exclusive Reserve-only art card. Metallic paper (4" x 6") with foil treatment

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET: Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

(NEW RELEASE) House of the Dead: Limidead Edition

  • Amazon ($39.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($49.99 CAD) Link

Please note that Forever Limited is offering a Standard and Limited Edition directly on their website. This listing is for the retail edition.


The Limidead Edition includes:

  • Exclusive Lenticular Box

  • Game

  • 2 x Character Stands

  • Sticker Sheet


Wednesday, June 15th

(NEW RELEASE) Hero Must Die. Again ($39.99) Amazon

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games' website and is now available on Amazon.


Thursday, June 16th

(NEW RELEASE) Final Vendetta

  • Standard ($29.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Collector's ($59.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Super Limited ($93.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is for the PEGI/EU physical releases. ESRB/NA physical releases were previously available for pre-order through Limited Run Games' Distro Line.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Final Vendetta

  • Deck of 32 Collectible Character Cards

  • Original Soundtrack

  • A radical “Bin Chicken” sticker!

The Super Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Final Vendetta

  • Deck of 32 Collectible Character Cards

  • Original Soundtrack

  • A4 landscape Artbook

  • A3 Poster

  • Barrel USB

  • A radical “Bin Chicken” sticker!

(NEW RELEASE) Horgihugh and Friends

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Overlord: Escape from Nazarick

This is for the JPN physical release that supports English. At this time, there are no plans for an ESRB physical release.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Overlord: Escape from Nazarick

  • Original Soundtrack

  • Special Book

  • Special Diorama

(NEW RELEASE) Quest for Excalibur: Puy du Fou ($44.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

Please note that an ESRB physical release is planned for July 12th. You can pre-order it at Amazon or Video Games Plus.

(NEW RELEASE) Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship ($34.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

To my knowledge, there is no ESRB physical release planned. This release includes:

  • Postcards

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Digital Activity Book

(NEW RELEASE) Zombie Night Terror

To my knowledge, there are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Zombie Night Terror Game Copy

  • OST

  • Zombie Astronaut Keychain

  • Postcards Set

  • Deluxe Box


Friday, June 17th

(NEW RELEASE) Baba is You ($34.99) Best Buy

(NEW RELEASE) Gearshifters Collector's Edition ($49.95) Amazon

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games' website and is now available on Amazon. You can also purchase the Standard Edition on Amazon here.


The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Clothing Patch

  • Soundtrack

  • 4 Art Cards

(NEW RELEASE) Hong Kong Massacre ($39.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is an Asia physical release that will support English. At this time, I am not aware of this getting a physical release in NA/EU.

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

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($99.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, July 31st at 11:59 PM EST. This is a Distributed Title and not part of LRG's numbered run.

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

(NEW RELEASE) Treasures of the Aegean

  • Standard ($39.95) Link

  • Collector's ($49.95) Link

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games' website and is now available on Amazon.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector’s box

  • Game

  • Comic Book/Art Book

  • Cloth Map

  • Original Soundtrack CD

(NEW RELEASE) White Night

To my knowledge, there are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • White Night Game Copy

  • OST (2CDs: Soundtrack and Music Video)

  • Selena Print

  • Artbook

  • Deluxe Box



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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