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Week of March 27th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Apr 3

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ASIA ENGLISH PRE-ORDERS

Below are some new and upcoming Asia English physical releases. I think you're going to really enjoy these! Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH" at Playasia.

  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition - $39.99 - Releases April 28th - Playasia

  • SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions - $45.99 - Releases April 21st - Playasia

  • Star Melody: Yumemi Dreamer - $57.99 - Releases April 30th - Playasia

  • The Hong Kong Massacre - $39.99 - Releases June 30th - Playasia

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R - $59.99 - Releases September 30th - Playasia


PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, March 27th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Shadow Man Remastered from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Classic ($64.99) Link

Open pre-orders for both edition begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, March 27th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Shadow Man Remastered for Switch

  • Shadow Man Classic Edition Box

  • Non-function Retro Shadow Man Cartridge- Display Only!

  • 18"x24" Double-Sided Shadow Man Poster

  • Shadow Man Remastered Official Soundtrack


Monday, March 28th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Andro Dunos 2 ($39.99) from VGNYSoft

Pre-Orders open at 10 AM EST. Please note that this is for the ESRB physical release. The PEGI physical release information can be found under Friday, April 1st below in this post.

Additionally, 200 lucky people who reserve their copy of the game within the first 24 hours will receive an exclusive 1.5in Andro Dunos Ship enamel pin with their order! This pin is only a promotional item and will not be sold separately.


Tuesday, March 29th

(NEW RELEASE) CRYSTAR

The Limited Edition includes:

  • CRYSTAR for Nintendo Switch™

  • Special Soundtrack

  • "Recollection of Purgatory" Hardcover Art Book

  • Visual Diary

  • "The Sorrow of Rei" 17" x 24" Cloth Poster

  • "Weeping Warrior" Acrylic Stand

  • "Souls in Purgatory" Art Cards

(NEW RELEASE) DARQ: Complete Edition ($34.99) Amazon

If you missed this title through Limited Run Games' website initially, here's your chance to grab it!

(NEW PRE-ORDEr) Eastward

The Exclusive Collector's Edition includes:

  • Limited Edition of 3,000

  • First-of-its-kind package, featuring the official Eastward Board Game for 2-4 players, designed by Erich Meyr

  • Includes: Foldout Board, 15 Ingredient Cards, 10 Item Cards, 8 Miasma Cards, 4 character standees & instruction pamphlet

  • BONUS: The board game components can be COMBINED with the Eastward Vinyl Soundtrack, serving as an expansion. Play them separately OR together!

  • Board Game illustrated by Ryan Brinkerhoff

  • Exclusive Nintendo Switch cover sheet illustrated by Laura Bifano

  • Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility

(NEW RELEASE) Take Off - The Flight Simulator (14.99) Saturn DE

Please note that this is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge).

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Unpacking ($34.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

This is a distributed release and not part of LRG's numbered run. Open pre-orders close on Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM EST. This also includes a Collector's Sleeve.

(NEW RELEASE) WRC 10 ($39.99) Amazon

This is for the ESRB physical release. Please note that Spain and Japan did offer variant covers with a different car on the cover.


Thursday, March 31st

(NEW RELEASE) Paradise Killer from 1Print Games

The 1Print Games' Store Edition includes:

  • Paradise Killer Physical Game for Nintendo Switch

  • Paradise Killer Inner Cover Artwork

  • Paradise Killer Lady Love Dies Acrylic Keychain

  • Paradise Killer: A Guide for Investigation Freaks

  • Paradise Killer Numbered Authenticity Card

  • Paradise Killer Logo Sticker

The Standard Edition includes a different cover than the one offered from 1Print Games and does not include the other physical goodies.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Pocky & Rocky Reshrined distributed through Strictly Limited Games

Please note that there is a standard ESRB and PEGI physical release planned and available to pre-order at major retailers.

  • Game Only ($34.99) Link - Limited to 2,500 copies

  • Game w/ Plushie ($69.99) Link - Limited to 999 copies

  • Collector's Edition ($79.99) Link - Limited to 2,000 copies

  • Collector's Edition w/ Plushie ($109.99) Link - Limited to 999 copies

Game Only (Exclusive Cover)

Game w/ Plushie (Exclusive Cover)

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 (Exclusive Cover)

  • Special Rocky-style Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch

  • Colourful Game Manual

  • Original Soundtrack CD

  • Acrylic Pocky & Rocky Diorama

  • Omamori with pixel-style Character Art (Japanese-style amulet)

  • Postcard Set of 4

  • Character Sticker Sheet

  • Logo Enamel Pin

  • Reversible Artwork Poster (DIN A2 / 42 x 59,4 cm)

  • Bookmark

  • Leaf Eraser

  • Collector’s Coin

The Collector's Edition w/ Plushie includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 (Exclusive Cover)

  • Special Rocky-style Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch

  • Colourful Game Manual

  • Original Soundtrack CD

  • Acrylic Pocky & Rocky Diorama

  • Omamori with pixel-style Character Art (Japanese-style amulet)

  • Postcard Set of 4

  • Character Sticker Sheet

  • Logo Enamel Pin

  • Reversible Artwork Poster (DIN A2 / 42 x 59,4 cm)

  • Bookmark

  • Leaf Eraser

  • Collector’s Coin

  • ~27cm / 10.6in Rocky plushie


Friday, April 1st

(NEW RELEASE) Andro Dunos II (£25.95) Amazon UK

This is for the PEGI retail physical release. Few things to note:

  • The ESRB physical release is going up for pre-order through VGNYSoft and you can find the details under Monday, March 28th above in this post.

  • Pixelheart is offering three versions of this game on their website here.

  • This retail cover is the same one being offered in their Limited Edition version here.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Cat Girl Without Sald: Amuse-Bouche from Limited Run Games

Standard ($34.99) Link

Collector's ($84.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions close on Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche for Switch

  • 3 Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche Reversible Covers

  • Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche Soundtrack

  • Squiddie Plush

  • Temporary Tattoos

  • Stickers

  • Space Bounty Hunter License

  • Space Bucks

  • Hand-Signed Autographed Card by Game Directors Adam Tierney and James Montagna

  • Bonus: Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche North American Digital Download Code

(NEW RELEASE) Crash Drive 3

Please note that this is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge).

  • Amazon UK (£14.99) Link

  • Funbox Media (£12.49) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ($18.99) Link - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

(NEW RELEASE) Taxi Driver - The Simulation

Please note that this is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge).

  • Amazon UK (£14.99) Link

  • Funbox Media (£12.49) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ($24.99) Link - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"


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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