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Week of May 8th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: May 13

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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 8th

(NEW RELEASE) BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition ($49.99) Amazon

This is the same version that was previously offered on Limited Run Games' website.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Gunlord X from NGDEV

  • Regular (€39,95) Link - 4 Week Open Pre-Order

  • Collector's (€99,00) Link - Limited to 1,000 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 3 PM EST and close on May 31st (Regular Edition) and May 15th (Collector's Edition, but may close sooner if they sell through their 1,000 copies sooner). Please note that the Regular Edition is a reprint of the release that was previously made available. The CE is brand new and has not been previously offered.


The Regular Edition includes:

  • Gunlord X game for Nintendo Switch

  • Manual mini booklet

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Gunlord X game for Nintendo Switch

  • Collector Edition custom cardboard box

  • Painted Figurine (CE) "Chibi Gunlord"

  • Printed cloth map (CE) "World of Gunlord"

  • Soundtrack CD / 23 tracks (CE exclusive design)

  • Manual mini booklet

  • Set of 5 postcards

  • Set of 3 bookmark stickers

  • Sticker sheet (CE)

  • numbering printed on the box

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Snow Bros. Nick & Tom Special distributed through Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that the ESRB version is being distributed through Limited Run Games and is not part of their numbered run. There are PEGI and CERO versions either already up for pre-order at other retailer sites or soon will be.

  • Standard ($29.99) Link

  • Collector's ($89.99) Link

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Game Card

  • Detailed Instruction Manual

  • Three Sticker Sheets Featuring Game Characters

  • Nick and Tom Plush Figures

  • Replica Retro Arcade Flyer

  • Deluxe Acrylic Keychain

  • Collectible Enamel Pin

  • Stress Snowball

  • Exclusive Artbook

  • Game Soundtrack

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Super Hydorah Collector's Edition

Please note that the ESRB version is being distributed through Limited Run Games and is not part of their numbered run. Open Pre-Orders close on Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 PM EST.


The PEGI version is already up for pre-order directly at Abylight's website.

There is no Standard Edition for this release. The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of Super Hydorah for Switch with reversible cover

  • Super Hydorah Game Manual

  • Super Hydorah Complete Original Soundtrack

  • Arcade Cut-Out

  • Super Hydorah "Making Of" Book

  • Super Hydorah Keychain

  • Omios Star and the Juggernaut Mother Ship Sticker

ESRB

PEGI/USK


Tuesday, May 10th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Astro Aqua Kitty: Pawsome Collection from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Standard w/ CD Bundle ($54.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST. This release includes Astro Aqua Kitty & Aqua Kitty UDX on one cartridge. Stickers will be included inside the case.


Standard Only

Standard w/ CD Bundle

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered ($34.99) from Limited Run Games

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

(NEW RELEASE) Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2: Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed & Rebound/ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • NIS Classics Volume 2 Anthology Official Soundtrack

  • NIS Classics Volume 2 Compendium Softcover Art Book

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2: Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound / ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman game for Nintendo Switch

  • "NIS Classics Vol. 2 Compendium" Hardcover Art Book

  • "NIS Classics Vol. 2 Anthology" Original Soundtrack

  • Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound Acrylic Stand with Collector's Coin

  • ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman Acrylic Stand with Collector's Coin

  • Collector's Box

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Rain On Your Parade from Premium Edition Games

  • Standard Premium ($49.95) Link - 4 Week Open Pre-Order

  • Retro ($69.95) Link - Limited to 500 Copies on Website

Pre-Orders will close on June 10th (but may close sooner for the Retro Edition if sold out before this date).


The Standard Premium Edition includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Physical Case and Game

  • Interior Artwork

  • Full Color Manual

  • A Numbered Challenge Card where you can earn a limited Challenge Patch!

  • Full Color Glossy Slipcase created by our own team!

  • ...and a Pre-order Bonus Premium Dog Tag!

The Retro Edition Includes:

  • Everything from the Premium Edition!

  • NES-Style Retro Box that fits the game case and everything else

  • Enamel Pin

  • Vinyl Cloud Kit

  • Thick Cloudy Coaster

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Wunderling DX from Premium Edition Games

  • Standard Premium ($49.95) Link - 4 Week Open Pre-Order

  • Retro ($69.95) Link - Limited to 500 Copies on Website

Pre-Orders will close on June 10th (but may close sooner for the Retro Edition if sold out before this date).


The Standard Premium Edition includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Physical Case and Game

  • Interior Artwork

  • Full Color Manual

  • A Numbered Challenge Card where you can earn a limited Challenge Patch!

  • Full Color Glossy Slipcase featuring our brand new improved slipcases!

  • ...and a Pre-order Bonus Premium Dog Tag!

The Retro Edition Includes:

  • Everything from the Premium Edition!

  • Original Soundtrack

  • SNES-Style Retro Box that fits the game case and everything else inside

  • Enamel Pin

  • Vinyl Sticker Set


Thursday, May 12th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Art of Rally from Serenity Forge

  • Premium Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Standard w/ CD Bundle ($74.99) Link

Please note that both editions will be available at retail.


The Premium Standard Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of the game

  • Soundtrack download card

  • Vinyl sticker sheet – set of 11 unique stickers

  • DIY papercraft car modeled off the in-game il Gorillona

The Premium Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of the game

  • Soundtrack download card

  • Vinyl sticker sheet – set of 11 unique stickers

  • DIY papercraft car modeled off the in-game il Gorillona

  • Illustrated poster featuring a compendium of the in-game cars

  • 4-piece enamel pin set

  • Set of 4 bumper stickers with unique art

  • Set of 4 patches highlighting in-game locations

  • 3D lenticular card featuring an action shot from the game

(NEW RELEASE) The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

  • JPN w/ English ($58.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

  • Asia w/ English ($59.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

JPN Cover

ASIA Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Dead By Daylight: Ultimate Edition ($61.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This edition includes:

  • Of Flesh and Mud

  • The Last Breath

  • Curtain Call

  • Shattered Bloodlines

  • Darkness Among Us

  • Demise of the Faithful

  • Cursed Legacy

  • Chains of Hate

  • Descend Beyond

  • A Binding of Kin

  • All-Kill

  • Hour of the Witch

  • Portrait of a Murder

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood and Teef distributed from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link - Limited to 3,500 Copies

  • Collector's ($65.99) Link - Limited to 2,500 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 11:00 AM EST. Please note that this game is getting a retail physical release, but the Standard Edition distributed through Strictly Limited Games will have an exclusive cover and the Collector's Edition is exclusive to their site.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5

  • Collector’s Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Acrylic Diorama with 4 main characters

  • Original Soundtrack on CD

  • Shoota Metal Keychain

  • 4 Ork Boyz cardboard standees

  • Character Sticker Set

  • Double-sided Poster, A2

  • Skull Fabric Patch


Friday, May 13th

(NEW RELEASE) 60-in-1 Game Collection ($41.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release. This was previously a France retail store exclusive.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) A Boy and His Blob from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99) Link

  • Deluxe ($64.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of A Boy and His Blob for Switch

  • A Boy and His Blob Soundtrack

  • 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • Dust Sleeve

(NEW RELEASE) Hidden Objects Collection Volume 2

  • Funbox Media (£24.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ($33.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

This will be getting an ESRB physical release on May 17th. The six games included on the cartridge are:

  • 1912 Titanic Mystery

  • Family Vacation California

  • Family Vacation 2 Road Trip

  • Mary kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper

  • Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun

  • The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

(NEW RELEASE) Instant Sports + ($34.99) from Best Buy

(NEW RELEASE) Let's Get Fit ($44.99) Playasia - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release. This does include a leg strap.

(NEW RELEASE) Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy

  • Funbox Media (£29.16) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHMANIA"

  • Playasia ($39.99) Link - Save 5% with code "SWITCHJP"

There are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release. The physical edition includes:

  • Fully uncensored mode unlockable through gameplay.

  • 9 gloss laminated, double sided art cards containing an image of each character, fully dressed on one side and ‘uncovered’ on the other.


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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