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Week of May 22nd, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: May 27

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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

Sunday, May 22nd

(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. This post is for the second batch that starts 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

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Save Me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition from Limited Run Games

  • Game Only ($34.99) Link - Limited Time Open Pre-Order

  • Game w/ CD Bundle ($49.99) Link - Limited Time Open Pre-Order

  • Game w/ Plush Bundle ($54.99) Link - Limited to 300 Copies

  • Game w/ CD & Plush Bundle ($69.99) Link - Limited to 350 Copies

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST for the open pre-orders and limited bundles (unless the limited bundles sell out sooner).

The Game w/ CD Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition Original Soundtrack

The Game w/ Plush Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Mr. Tako Plush

The Game w/ CD & Plush Bundle includes:

  • Physical copy of Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch

  • Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition Original Soundtrack

  • Mr. Tako Plush


Tuesday, May 24th

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) Eastward

  • (NEW RELEASE) Standard Retail ($34.99) Best Buy

  • (PRE-ORDER) Exclusive Collector's Edition ($74.99) iam8bit - Limited to 3,000 Copies

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 PRE-ORDER) Godstrike ($34.99) Limited Run Games

Pre-Orders open at 12 PM EST and is part of LRG's Distro Line; not a numbered release. Pre-Orders close on Sunday, June 26th.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) KAO the Kangaroo

This post is for the ESRB physical release distributed through Limited Run Games. Pre-Orders open at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, June 19th at 11:59 PM EST. There is a PEGI physical release that is listed under Thursday's section below. Please note the Standard Edition will be available on Limited Run Games' website and Amazon whereas the Collector's Edition will be exclusive to Limited Run Games' website.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Kao the Kangaroo for Switch

  • Kao the Kangaroo Original Soundtrack

  • Kao the Kangaroo Acrylic Standee

  • 18" x 24" Poster

  • Sticker Sheet

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition ($34.00) Fangamer

This release includes a vinyl sticker and souvenir ticket.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Sword of the Necromancer ($34.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

Open pre-orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, June 26th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that this is a distributed release and the developers have confirmed on Twitter that this version will include the latest updates, unlike the previously released PEGI physical version.

(NEW RELEASE) Touken Ranbu Warriors ($59.99) Amazon


Wednesday, May 25th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Although the Standard Edition has been available to pre-order for awhile at retailers, the Limited Edition (exclusive to the Idea Factory Store) will be opening up pre-order at 1 PM EST today.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei Game (Switch)

  • Collector's Box

  • Steel Game Case

  • Hardcover Art Book + Short Stories

  • Ballad of the Rising Flower (2-Disc Set)

  • o 2 Audio Dramas (with link to digital translation)

  • o Official Soundtrack

  • 5 Card Double-Sided Bromide Set

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Reversible Cover Sleeve

  • Exclusive Trading Card

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Potion Permit

Please note that the Standard Edition will be available at retailers in the future in both ESRB and PEGI. The Collector's Edition is exclusive to Funstock.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • 52-Page Artbook

  • Certificate

  • Acrylic Standee

  • Cleaning Cloth


Thursday, May 26th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R

  • Standard ($49.99) Link

  • Collector's ($99.99) Link

I am unsure if the Standard Edition will come to retail or stay exclusive to the Bandai Namco Store. However, there is a pre-order bonus, regardless of the edition, that includes a code for Jolyne Cujoh Costume: Green Dolphin Street State Prison Jacket.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Grandista Series Jolyne Cujoh Special Color Ver. 10" Statue

  • Deluxe Edition Bonus: The Animation Special Event Color Set (5 pieces)

(NEW RELEASE) Pac-Man Museum+ ($29.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This post is for the JPN physical release. Although the ESRB/PEGI physical release is coming out on Friday (see below), I'm including this only because it has a slightly different cover, haha.

(NEW RELEASE) Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt ($27.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This is a JPN physical release with English support. At this time, I have not seen an ESRB and/or PEGI physical release announced.


Friday, May 27th

(NEW RELEASE) House of the Dead: Remake - Limidead Edition ($41.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

Please note this is for the PEGI retail edition. There is also a PEGI Standard and CE that will be available from Forever Limited as well as an ESRB retail edition coming out on June 14th.


The Limidead Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Exclusive Slipcover with Lenticular

  • Two Character Stands

  • Sticker Sheet

(NEW RELEASE) Kao the Kangaroo

  • PEGI Standard ($38.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Kaollector Edition (79,99 EUR) Just For Games

  • PEGI Super Jump Edition (46,84 EUR) OriginalKY (I personally have never ordered from them)

Please note that this is for the PEGI version. The ESRB version is currently available to pre-order through Limited Run Games (see details under the Tuesday, May 24th section in this post).

The Kaollector Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Certificate

  • Bobble Head

  • Art Book

The Super Jump Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • CD

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Backpack

  • Magnet

(NEW RELEASE) My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure ($39.99) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) Pac-Man Museum+ ($29.99) Amazon

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Unsighted from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders for both editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, June 26th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of UNSIGHTED for Switch

  • 18" x 24" UNSIGHTED Poster

  • UNSIGHTED Original Soundtrack

  • Acrylic Keychain


Saturday, May 28th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Jim Power: The Lost Dimension from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link - Limited to 2,000 Copies

  • Special Limited Edition ($54.99) Link - Limited to 1,000 Copies

Pre-Orders will be offered in two batches: Saturday at 6:00 PM EST and Sunday at 12:00 PM EST.

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Jim Power: The Lost Dimension (Nintendo Switch)

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Original Soundtrack on 2 CDs

  • Anaglyphic 3D Glasses

  • Double-sided Artwork Poster (A3 / 42 x 29,7 cm)

  • Jim Power Replica Flyer (A5 / 21 x 14,8 cm)

  • Lenticular Card (A6 / 14,8 x 10,5 cm)

  • Logo Sticker

  • Colorful Game Manual


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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