Week of May 24th, 2020 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Preorders
Updated: May 30, 2020
Added Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD U.S. LE
Added Indiecalypse from Ultra Collectors
Added Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2 from Limited Run Games
Added Gunlord X from NG Dev
Added Bite the Bullet from Strictly Limited Games
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Gunlord X from NGDEV - Date TBD
Regular ($TBD) Link Not Yet Available
Limited ($TBD) Link Not Yet Available
At this time, we know that this will be releasing in May 2020 and preorders will be going live 2 weeks before the release date. Although the amount of Regular Editions are not known, the website does state that only 999 copies of the Limited will be available. Included in the Limited are the following:
16-Bit Style Soundtrack
Announcements You Might Have Missed
Dispatch Games - On Friday, the company provided the following updates in regard to their absence from social media and their late releases.
eastasiasoft - On Thursday, the company announced their next release, Moero Crystal H. All the details are under the Thursday, May 28th section below.
First Press Games - On Saturday, the company sent out the following e-mail:
With the Japanese alternate covers of A Hole New World and Shadow Bug being quite popular, we have decided to give most subsequent releases of us small Japanese runs as well.
With our second Nintendo Switch release Shadow Bug finally being out and about, our third title Castle of Heart isn't too far off anymore, so today we added the JP version of Castle of Heart to our store and other releases like Rival Megagun will follow suit soon as well!
Limited to only 300 pieces, the Japanese version features a new cover variant and a fully localized manual and quick instruction card in Japanese! The game cartridge is the same with multiple language options, including Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese
As usual, these variant inserts will also be included as print extras (for swap-out) with our Collector's Edition, so if you already ordered that, we got you covered.
Furthermore, the overall product design of Castle of Heart has been updated with a new look that is closer to the final produced game, go our store to check them in detail:
With the current delays that are enforced through the COVID-19 crisis, we unfortunately cannot give a 100% finalized release date for Castle of Heart just yet, but our estimated release window is beginning of next month. We will make sure to keep everyone in the loop about the progress.
In case you don't know Castle of Heart yet, it is a Nintendo Switch-exclusive 2.5D Platformer with combat elements, which draws strong inspiration from Capcom's classic Ghost N' Goblin series. Or, if you prefer us to compare it with a more modern title, it's quite reminiscent to a side-scrolling Dark Souls.
As you might judge from these roots, the game's difficulty is quite reminiscent of early 90s arcade games, which might be appreciated by some, but did not meddle well with every critic and player. However- to address the initial feedback from players and the press, Castle of Heart received a huge patch with a strongly reworked, but optional Easy Mode and further general gameplay improvements, which didn't only refine it's gameplay by another edge, but also added great accessibility for newcomers to the genre.
If you prefer your games spicy and challenging, we highly recommend to play Castle of Heart on Normal Mode though!
We hope you look forward to this awesome release as much as we do - we will continue to deliver the most beautiful pieces to your collection.
Lastly, we have a small teaser for you, more details about this will follow soon!
iam8bit - On Thursday, iam8bit opened up preorders for WHAT THE GOLF? on their site (and a standard edition became available for preorder at Best Buy and Video Games Plus. All the details are under the Preorders You Might Have Missed section below.
Limited Run Games Part #1 - On Wednesday, Limited Run Games announced their newest Distributed Title, SuperEpic: The Entertainment War. This will be available exclusively in the U.S. on their site on Tuesday, May 26th. All the details are under the Tuesday, May 26th section.
Limited Run Games Part #2 - On Friday, Limited Run Games took to social media with the following tweet and image: "More information Monday...". Looks like Blaster Master Zero, previously announced during their E3 2019 presentation, is coming soon!
Limited Run Games & Special Reserve Games - On Friday, both companies took to social media with the following tweet and image: "We're excited to partner with Special Reserve Games to bring you an LRG-exclusive variant of their Mother Russia Bleeds physical run for PS4 and Switch. Additional details next week". Looks like the physical is going live for preorder on June 23rd!
Strictly Limited Games Part #1 - On Wednesday, the company announced their next release, Bite the Bullet. All the details are under the Saturday, May 30th section below.
Strictly Limited Games Part #2 - The company sent out an e-mail on Friday to inform everyone of their newly launched Partner Store. This store will carry exclusive versions of games from Deck 13 Spotlight, Numskull Games and Inin Games. Immediately available to preorder (details in Preorders You Might Have Missed section below) was the Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! egular and CE with steelbook. You can read their entire e-mail here.
Super Rare Games - On Friday, the company announced their next release, Tricky Towers. The details are under the Thursday, May 28th section below.
PREORDERS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Fairy Tail Guild Box (£99.99) Koei Tecmo EU Store Exclusive
This will release on July 30th and this Guild Box will not be getting a U.S. releases. Included are the following:
Original Illustration B2 Poster
Sorcerer Magazine Special Issue: Game Release Edition (Japanese Language)
3D Character Cards (3 Designs)
Special sticker set
Fairy Tail Full Game (PS4, Switch & PC Steam)
(Early Purchase Bonus - Special costume: Erza)
Horizon Chase Turbo ($29.99) PM Studios
This is a reprint with a new cover. Shipping will begin soon.
Indiecalype from Ultra Collectors
The Standard Edition is limited to 1,000 copies and the Collector's Edition is limited to 2,000 copies. Included in the CE are the following:
Indiecalypse Switch Case and Cartridge
Exclusive Deck of 54 Playing Cards
Artbook with 134 pages
Soundtrack CD with 44 songs
Ultra Collectors Certificate
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate Collector's Edition ($99.24) Rice Digital UK Store Exclusive
This will release on May 29th. Included are the following:
The soundtrack from the game
A unique art book with 100 pages
A reversible polyester pillowcase of Hestia (51x66cm)
A set of 6 art cards (A5 format TBC). You'll be able to vote for which images you'd like in the set!
A beautiful outer box, with enough space to fit everything in as well as your Nintendo Switch game!
Available in EU (PEGI) or North American (ESRB) region versions
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Exclusive Editions from Strictly Limited Games' Partner Store
Please note that these are not part of their numbered releases.
Standard w/ Steelbook ($43.59) Link
Collector' Edition ($65.39) Link
The Standard edition is limited to 2,500 copies and individually numbered. This includes:
Game with Variant Cover
The Limited edition is limited to 1,500 copies and individually numbered. This includes:
Game with Variant Cover
Hardcover CE Box with magnetic lock
2-Sided Large Poster
22 Character Manual Cards
WHAT THE GOLF? from iam8bit
Standard ($34.99 USD) Best Buy (U.S.)
Standard ($49.99 CDN ) Video Games Plus (Canada)
Limited ($34.99 USD) iam8bit
The LE edition is exclusive to iam8bit's website and will be limited to 2,500 copies. It will include:
Exclusive cover sheet with interior art
Pack-in bonus: Sticker Sheet
The Standard edition will not have interior art or the sticker sheet.
New Releases/New Preorders
Sunday, May 24th
LAST DAY REMINDER! Preorders close for the following two Star Wars titles over at Limited Run Games as of 11:59 PM EST.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Regular Edition ($34.99) Link
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Regular Edition ($29.99) Link
Star Wars Jedi Knight I & II Regular Edition Dual Pack ($59.99) Link
Tuesday, May 26th
MotoGP 20 ($39.99) Amazon
Please note that this is a digital code in the case (aka Fauxical). There is no cart!
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War from PM Studios and Limtied Run Games
Please note that this is a Distributed Title and not part of LRG's numbered run.
Preorders open at 12:00 PM EST. The Regular edition will be limited to 2,900 copies and the Badge Edition will be limited to 1,900 copies.
The Badge Edition will include:
6 High Quality Pin Badges
Thursday, May 28th
Moero Crystal H from eastasiasoft & Playasia
Standard ($39.99) Link - Save 5% with checkout code SWITCHMANIA
Limited ($59.99) Link - Save 5% with checkout code SWITCHMANIA
Preorders open at 11:00 AM EST. The Standard edition will be an open preorder and the LE will be limited to 3,000 copies. All pre-ordered copies will receive a Playasia minicase keychain & holder.
The LE will include:
A physical copy of the game (region free)
A full-color printed manual
An original soundtrack CD
A sticker set
An individually numbered collector’s certificate
A collector’s box (with a beautifully embossed logo)
Playasia Minicase Keychain
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (UK Version) - U.S. Standard release is planned for June 9th.
UK Regular ($25.99) Shop4MegaStore
US Limited ($34.99) Amazon
UK Limited ($32.99) Shop4MegaStore
The LE includes (same, regardless of region):
Exclusive box with lenticular
Synaptic Drive - This game DOES support English.
Tricky Towers Collectors Edition (~$32.85) from Super Rare Games
Note: There is only one version of this, but it's called "Collectors Edition" due to the fact that it includes all 6 DLC packs on the cart.
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! - This game DOES support English.
Please note that this is getting a US and EU retail release as well as an EU regular and CE w/ steelbook edition through Strictly Limited Games' new Partner Store (link here).
Friday, May 29th
Bioshock: The Collection ($49.99) Amazon
This collection includes:
...including all single-player DLC.
The physical game contains an 16GB cartridge including the opening acts of BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. Later game contents and add-ons will need to be downloaded.
Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2 from Limited Run Games
Blaster Master Zero 1 Regular Edition ($29.99) Link
Blaster Master Zero 1 Classic Edition ($54.99) Link
Blaster Master Zero 2 Regular Edition ($29.99) Link
Blaster Master Zero 2 Classic Edition ($54.99) Link
Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2 Collector's Edition ($129.99) Link
Four-week OPEN PREORDERS (all versions) open at 10:00 AM EST. Preorders will close on Sunday, June 28th at 11:59 PM EST.
Included in the Classic Editions are:
Full-color interior art and a booklet.
Retro cartridge-sleeve to fit your game case!
Nintendo Switch branded slipcover.
Retro Blaster Master NES inspired box.
18" x 24" Reversible Poster.
Original Game Soundtrack on physical CD.
Included in the Collector's Edition are:
Premium rigid box that safely stores all content.
Full-color interior art and a booklets.
Retro cartridge-sleeves to fit your game cases!
2 18" x 24" Reversible Posters
Original Game Soundtracks on Physical CD
Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero 2
Commemorative Blaster Master Zero NES Cartridge (Non-Functioning)
Commemorative Blaster Master Zero 2 NES Cartridge (Non-Functioning)
3" SOPHIA III Metal Tank
3" Gaia-SOPHIA Metal Tank
Individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Art Print (8" x 10")
Borderlands Legendary Collection ($49.99) Amazon
This collection includes:
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, with a 6.6GB download required. For Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel a 35GB download is required.
Finding Teddy II: Definitive Edition (29.90€) Pixelheart
This is the EU cover edition limited to 3,000 copies. There will be a US cover edition (still with an EU cart) through VGNYSoft, but that has not shipped yet).
XCOM 2 Collection ($49.99) Amazon
This collection includes:
4 x DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters and Shen’s Last Gift)
War of the Chosen expansion
The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features two base game missions. A download is required for the rest of the content. Total download size will not exceed 24GB.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
Please note that the CEs have been going in and out of stock, so no guarantees!
U.S. Regular ($49.99) Amazon
U.S. Definitive Works Set ($79.99) Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
E.U. Definitive Collector's Set (£99.99) Amazon U.K., Game U.K.
JPN Regular w/ Shikishi Board Preorder Bonus ($61.12) Amazon Japan
JPN Definitive Collector's Set ($91.76) Amazon Japan
JPN Definitive Collector's Set w/ Shikishi Board Preorder Bonus ($136.59) Amazon Japan
JPN Definitive Collector's Set ($139.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code SWITCHMANIA
AU (Unknown) Definitive Collector's Set Link - Does not appear to be active any longer.
The U.S. CE includes:
Premium Hardbound Art Book with Slipcase
The E.U. CE includes:
Premium Hardbound Art Book with Slipcase
The JPN CE includes:
Premium Hardbound Art Book with Slipcase
Soundtrack CD w/ Steelbook Case? (Amazon JPN says Steelbook, but Playasia does not)
The Amazon Japan Shikishi Board Preorder Bonus looks like this:
The AU CE includes:
Sound Selection CD
Premium Hardbound Art Book
Saturday, May 30th
Bite the Bullet from Strictly Limited Games
Preorders will open in two batches: Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 PM EST and Sunday, May 31st at 12:00 PM EST. The Regular Edition will be limited to 2,500 copies and the Collector's Edition will be limited to 1,500 copies. Included in the CE are the following:
Bite the Bullet (NSW)
Hardcover CE Box with magnetic lock
Hardcover Bite the Bullet Compendium
8 Boss Cards
2 Cardboard Standups
Gunlord X from NGDEV
Preorders open at 12:00 PM EST. According to the site, there will be less than 1,999 copies of the Regular Edition and less than 999 of the Limited Edition available for preorder. Included in the LE are the following:
Gunlord X game for Nintendo Switch
Limited Edition custom cardboard box
Soundtrack CD / 23 tracks
Manual mini booklet
Set of 5 postcards
Set of 3 bookmark stickers
Silver holo foil sticker with numbering on box
Limited Releases Still Available
Limited Run Games
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
Shantae and the Seven Sirens from Limited Run Games
Distributed Titles Away
Arc of Alchemist ($49.99) from Limited Run Games
Journey to the Unexpected ($29.99) Link
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force ($39.99) Link
Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix (Regular, $34.99) Limited Run Games
Nurse Love Obsession ($59.99) Link
Streets of Red (Regular - $34.99 | CE - $64.99) Link
Thea: The Awakening ($29.99) Link
Best Buy Titles
Titles varies so check here for the latest.
Super Rare Games
Gardens Between Collector's Edition ($70.59) Link
Smoke and Sacrifice ($32.70) Super Rare Games
Octahedron ($32.69) from Super Rare Games - Read our review here.
World of Goo ($32.36) Link
The Sexy Brutale ($31.25, Regular Edition) Link
Little Inferno from Super Rare Games
Strictly Limited Games
Door Kickers: Action Squad Regular (29.99€) Link Collector's (49,99€) Link
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Regular (39.99€) Link Collector's (89.99€) Link
Darius Cozmic Collection from Strictly Limited Games
Arcade Collection (39.99 EUR) Link
Console Collection (54.99 EUR) Link
Lode Runner Legacy Regular (29.99€) Link Collector's (49.99€) Link
Sisters Royale Regular ($33.85) Link | Collector's ($56.42) Link
Guns, Gore & Cannoli 1 & 2 Regular (39.99€) Link | Capo Dei Capi Edition (59.99€) Link
Coffee Talk Regular ($33.27) Link | Collector's ($55.46) Link
Special Reserve Games
Mother Russia Bleeds preorders open on June 23rd!
NISA Limited Editions
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers ($64.99) Link
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories ($89.99) Link
Disgaea 1 Complete: Rosen Queen's Finest Edition ($99.99) Link
Giraffe and Annika Musical Mayhem ($49.99) Link
God Wars: The Complete Legend ($59.99) Link
Little Town Hero: Big Idea Edition ($49.99) Link
Prinny 1-2: Exploded and Reloaded: Just Desserts Edition ($59.99) Link
RPG Maker MV ($59.99) Link
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III: Thors Academy ($99.99) Link
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ($99.99) Link
void tRLM(); // Void Terrarium ($59.99) Link
First Press Games
A Hole New World
Regular (37.99€) Link - Watch unboxing here.
Collector's Edition (67.99€) Link
Shadow Bug Regular Edition (37,99€) Link Collector's Edition (69,99€) Link
Castle of Hearts Regular Edition (37,99€) Link Collector's Edition (69,99€) Link
Rival Megagun Regular Edition (€37,99) Link Collector's Edition (€89,99) Link
Mulaka Regular Edition (€37,99) Link Collector's Edition (€79,99) Link
2nd Triple Set (109,99 Euro) Link
This preorder is for First Press Games' releases# 4-6. This triple pack is limited to 500 copies and only when all three games are available will this ship.
They are as follows:
Mulaka - Read our review here.
Psychotic Adventures Origins
Close to the Sun (Limited Edition, $99.96) Link
Vostok ($33.66) Link
Red Art Games
Old Man's Journey (~$34.00) - Link here
STAY (~$34.00) - Link here
Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge (€29.99) - Link here
NeuroVoider (€29.99) - Link here
Splasher (€29.99) - Red Art Games
War Tech Fighters (€29.99) - Red Art Games
Demetrios + Xenon Valkyrie+ - Red Art Games
Riddled Corpses EX - Red Art Games
Xeodrifter (€29.99) from Red Art Games
Vectronom from Red Art Games Regular (€29.99) Link CE (€79.99) Link
Hover (€34.99) from Red Art Games
My Memory of Us
Regular (U.K. cover, €29.99) Link
Regular (French cover, €29.99) Link
Collector's (U.K. cover, €64.99) Link
Candleman (€29.99) Link
Children of Zodiarcs (€34.99) Link
Eternum EX (€29.99) Link
Legend of the Skyfish (€29.99) Link
eastasiasoft (use checkout code SWITCHMANIA to save 5%)
Panty Party Limited Edition ($49.99) from eastasiasoft - link
Ghostblade HD Regular ($29.99) Link Limited Edition ($39.99) Link
The Distraint Collection Regular ($29.99) Link Limited Edition ($39.99) Link
Sea Bed Regular ($29.99) Link | Limited ($39.99) Link
Dispatch Games (Read the updates from the company above)
Penguin Wars Launch Edition ($39.99) Link
Radirgy Swag Regular Edition ($29.99) - from Dispatch Games Limited Edition ($49.99) Link
The Game Paradise: Crusin Mix Special Regular ($39.99) Link Limited Edition ($99.99) Link
Japanese Rail Sim: Journey to Kyoto ($59.99) Link
WHAT THE GOLF? ($34.99 USD) iam8bit
Best Buy Titles (standard version) - Titles varies so check here for the latest.
Video Games Plus Titles (standard versions) - Titles varies so check here for the latest.
Gigantic Army (Asia Cover, $34.99) Link - Use checkout code SWITCHMANIA to save 5%. Please note that this is an EU cart, but this cover is exclusive to their site.
Bridge Constructor Portal ($39.99) from Game Fairy
Vambrace: Cold Soul ($42.01) Link
Kero Blaster ($44.99) from Playasia - Save 5% with checkout code SWITCHMANIA
ittle Dew ($34.99) Link
Triple Pack #1 ($99.99) Link
ittle Dew 1
Gigantic Army (29.90€) Link
SHMUP Collection (29.90€) Link
Finding Teddy II (29.90€) Link
Super Trench Attack! (29.90€) Link
Guns of Mercy (29.90€) Link
Arcade Racing Legends: High Level (29.90€) Link
Golf Story (~$36) Link - Supports English
Ise Shima Mystery Guide False Black Pearl (~$36) Link - DOES NOT SUPPORT ENGLISH
Cat Quest (~$36) Link - Supports English
KAMIKO - Supports English
Finding Teddy II ($34.99) Link
SHMUP Collection ($34.99) VGNYSoft
Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack Deluxe Edition ($59.99) from Physicality Games
Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut from Physicality Games
Whispering Willows - Not Yet Live for Preorder
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