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Week of May 15th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: May 20

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ASIA ENGLISH PRE-ORDERS

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

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

  • Star Melody: Yumemi Dreamer - $57.99 - Releases May 31st - Playasia

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


PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Tuesday, May 17th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($79.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, June 19th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 for Nintendo Switch

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 2-Disc Official Soundtrack

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Official Artbook

  • Dogvolt Keychain

(NEW RELEASE) Baby Storm from Forever Limited

  • Unlimited (39.99 EUR) Link

  • Limited (59.99 EUR) Link - Limited to 1,000 Copies

Please note that the Unlimited (Standard) version was previously available. The Limited Edition just went into stock today.


The Unlimited Edition includes:

  • Classic case: a plastic box containing a game cartridge for Nintendo Switch (global) and a coloring page printed on the back side.

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

  • Stickers: a unique set of game-themed stickers.

  • Sealing foil: a film protecting your box with the game and extras during shipment.

  • Fun and big smile comes free of charge with every set 😉

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Collector's box: a cardboard box with a unique artwork, which contains rarities that no fan could resist! Box dimensions are standardized across all Forever Limited releases. The size of the box can be found in the specification.

  • Soundtrack on CD: contains a selection of music from the game!

  • Fridge magnets: a cute couple in a form of fridge magnets, made of soft PVC.

  • Lunchbox: ca plastic box to store your favorite sandwich!

  • Classic case: a plastic box containing a game cartridge for Nintendo Switch (global) and a coloring page printed on the back side.

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

  • Stickers: a unique set of game-themed stickers.

  • Sealing foil: a film protecting your box with the game and extras during shipment.

  • Fun and big smile comes free of charge with every set 😉

(NEW RELEASE) Grim Fandango from iam8bit

  • iam8bit Edition ($34.99) iam8bit Store - 1st Wave Sold Out; 2nd Wave in Production

  • Retail Edition ($34.99) Best Buy - Releasing Today

The iam8bit Edition includes:

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition

  • Premium Reversible Cover by Holly Rothrock

  • Exclusive O-Sleeve Cover by Peter Chan

  • Golden Train Ticket

  • Matchbook Notebook from the Calavera Cafe

The Retail Edition is just the case, cover and cartridge:

(NEW RELEASE) Hidden Objects Collection Volume 2 ($29.99) Best Buy

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Super Sami Roll from Limited Run Games

  • Game Only ($34.99) Link

  • Game w/ CD & Sticker Bundle ($54.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, June 19th at 11:59 PM EST.


Game Only

Game w/ Sticker & CD Bundle


Wednesday, May 18th

(NEW RELEASE) Star Melody: Yumemi Dreamer ($57.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is for an Asia English physical release. At this time, there are no plans for an ESRB physical release.



Thursday, May 19th

(NEW RELEASE) Castaway Paradise ($22.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) PEGI release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB physical. Please note that this did get a PEGI physical previously.

(NEW RELEASE) Jigsaw Fun: Greatest Cities ($22.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) PEGI release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB physical.

(NEW RELEASE) Jigsaw Fun: Wonderful Nature ($22.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) PEGI release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB physical.

(NEW RELEASE) King Leo ($22.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) PEGI release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB physical.

(NEW RELEASE) Ludo XXL ($22.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a fauxical (digital code in case; no cartridge) PEGI release. Currently, there are no plans for an ESRB physical.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) A Monster's Expedition + Earlier Adventures ($44.99) iam8bit

This iam8bit store edition includes:

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition

  • Four Award-Winning Unique Puzzle Games in One - A Monster’s Expedition, Cosmic Express, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build and Sokobond

  • Over 100 hours of unique, no-filler puzzles!

  • Includes an exclusive 18”x24” poster of the full world map from A Monster’s Expedition!

  • Exclusive cover sheet by Andre Rodrigues

  • Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility

(NEW RELEASE) Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos ($35.40) Super Rare Games

This is limited to 4,000 copies and sales go up at 1 PM EST.

(NEW RELEASE) Snow Bros. Special

  • JPN Standard Edition ($31.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Limited Edition ($97.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is for the JPN physical release. Please note this is getting an ESRB and PEGI physical release at a later date.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Game: Snow Bros. Special

  • Key Ring

  • Snow Bros. Original Flyer & Instruction

  • OST

  • Snow Bros. Special Art Book

  • Instruction Manual

  • Sticker

  • Stuffed Toy

(NEW RELEASE) They Always Run from Red Art Games

Pre-orders begin at 11 AM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • A copy of the game

  • An artbook

  • A soundtrack CD


Friday, May 20th

(NEW RELEASE) Cotton Fantasy ($39.99) Amazon

This is for the ESRB retail release. There is a Strictly Limited Edition exclusive cover variant and CE available on their site here.

(NEW RELEASE) May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (£24.99) Amazon UK

This is a PEGI physical release. At this time, there are no plans for an ESRB physical.


Saturday, May 21st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Breakers Collection from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link - Limited to 4,000 Copies

  • Collector's ($64.99) Link - Limited to 3,000 Copies

This will be offered in two batches. The first will go up on Saturday at 6:00 PM EST and the second batch will be on Sunday at 12:00 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4/5

  • Collector’s Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Tia Langray Headband with Breakers Collection Logo

  • 2 Sweat Wristbands with Breakers Collection Logo

  • Soundtrack with Songs from both Breakers and Revenge

  • Acrylic Diorama featuring Tia Langray and Sho Kamui

  • Arcade Flyer for Crystal Legacy (original Breakers prototype), A5 size

  • Double-sided Poster with Main Visuals, A2 size

  • Breakers Collection Die Cut Logo Sticker

  • 10 Character Cards, A7 size

  • Lenticular card, A6 size


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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