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Week of March 6th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Mar 8

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Sunday, March 6th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard (49.99€) Link - Limited to 4,000 copies

  • Collector's (99.99€) Link - Limited to 3,000 copies

  • Ultra Collector's (149.99€) Link - Limited to 999 copies

There will be two batches for pre-orders. This is the second batch that goes live at 12 PM EST. This release will contain Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, Wonder Boy The Dragon‘s Trap, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV in a total of 21 ports. Visit the website to see all the versions being offered in this collection.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 with colourful Game Manual

  • Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch

  • Best Of Soundtrack

  • Acrylic Diorama

  • 3 Arcade Flyer

  • Autograph Card

  • Vacation Postcard Set of 6

  • Hardcover Artbook

  • Collector’s Coin Album

  • Card Game

  • Sticker Set of 7

  • Reversible A2 Poster

  • Enamel Pin

The Ultra Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 with colourful Game Manual

  • Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch

  • Set of 2 Metal Game Ends

  • 6 Original Soundtracks

  • Music Box

  • Folder with Sheets of Music

  • Vinyl Sticker

  • Certificate of Authenticity

  • Acrylic Diorama

  • 3 Arcade Flyer

  • Autograph Card

  • Vacation Postcard Set of 6

  • Hardcover Artbook

  • Collector’s Coin Album

  • Card Game

  • Sticker Set of 7

  • Reversible A2 Poster

  • Enamel Pin

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Young Souls distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, March 6th at 11:59 PM EST. This is a distributed title and not part of LRG's numbered run. Additionally, this is getting a PEGI physical release through Pix'n Love and is available to pre-order through their site. Finally, a standard PEGI retail release is planned from Pix'n Love.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Young Souls for Switch

  • Young Souls Soundtrack

  • 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • Young Souls Keychain


Tuesday, March 8th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 PM EST. This is a distributed title and not part of LRG's numbered run.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights for Switch

  • ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Original Soundtrack

  • 18"x 24" Reversible ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Poster

  • ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Enamel Pin


Thursday, March 10th

(NEW RELEASE) .hack//G.U. Last ReCode

The editions below support English. There is an ESRB physical release and that information is listed under Friday, March 11th in this post.

Asia Cover

JPN Standard

JPN Begins Edition

The Begins Edition includes:

  • Official Soundtrack

  • 192 Pages Manga & Art Concept Book

(NEW RELEASE) Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey [Survivor's Edition]

At the time of this post, there is no ESRB physical release planned. This is PEGI only. Although this had a release date of March 4th, it seems many retailers were not getting it until March 10th.

  • Amazon UK (£27.78) Link

  • Playasia ($34.99) Link - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

This release includes:

  • Base Game

  • Stickers

  • Artbook

  • Special Case

(NEW RELEASE) Chocobo GP

At the time of this post, there is no ESRB physical release planned. All the region editions below support English.

  • PEGI (£39.99) Amazon UK

  • PEGI ($49.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

  • JPN ($49.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

  • ASIA ($54.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

(NEW RELEASE) Sally Face from Super Rare Games

  • Standard ($38.36) Link - Limited to 3,000 copies

  • SteelBook ($54.89) Link - Limited to 500 copies

  • Collector's ($94.58) Link - Limited to 1,500 copies

Sales go up at 1 PM EST. The Standard Edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

The SteelBook Edition is limited to 500 copies and includes:

  • Standard Edition of the Game

  • SteelBook

  • Slipcover

  • Postcard

The Collector's Edition is limited to 1,500 copies and includes:

  • Standard Edition of the Game

  • SteelBook

  • Embroidered Sally Face Patch

  • Super Gear Boy Pin

  • Soundtrack CD

  • 6 x Polaroid Photos

  • A3 Poster

(NEW PRE-ORDER) SuperEpic: The Entertainment War distributed through Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard (29.99€) Link - Limited to 500 copies

  • Special Limited Edition (49.99€) Link - Limited to 700 copies

Pre-orders open at at 10 AM EST. Please note that this did previously receive an ESRB and PEGI physical release. This is a re-release, but with a new cover, manual and CE exclusive to SLG. This is a distributed release and not part of their numbered run.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Nintendo Switch/ PlayStation 4 game

  • Original Game Soundtrack

  • Die Cut Character Sticker Set

  • Art Booklet with Game Manual

  • Enamel Character Pin Set with Magnetic Latch


Friday, March 11th

(NEW RELEASE) .hack//G.U. Last ReCode - Begins Edition ($59.99) Bandai Namco Store Exclusive

At the time of this post, the game (on it's own) has not been listed on any other U.S. retailer. I'm inclined to think that it's not just this bundle that is exclusive to the Bandai Namco store. This is getting a JPN and Asia physical releases that will support English and those listings are under Thursday, March 10th in this post.


The Begins Edition includes:

  • Official Soundtrack

  • 192 Pages Manga & Art Concept Book

(NEW RELEASE) Golf Club: Wasteland ($36.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "JPSWITCH"

At the time of this post, there is no ESRB physical that has been announced. This release does support English.

(NEW RELEASE) Hotel Transylvania: Scary Tale Adventure ($39.99) Best Buy

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Phantom Breaker: Omnia from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($49.99) Link

  • Collector's ($99.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Phantom Breaker: Omnia for Switch

  • Phantom Breaker: Omnia Collector's Edition Box

  • Phantom Breaker: Omnia Original Soundtrack

  • Artbook

  • Acrylic Standee

  • M's Bunny Plus

  • Character Enamel Pin Set


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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