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Week of November 13th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Nov 18

SAMMY THE SOCK!

I am so incredibly proud of Mrs. Switchmania and all her hard work as she brought Sammy the Sock to life! Whether you are a fan of children's rhyming books, have a young one who's ready for an adventure, or just looking for an amazing gift, Sammy the Sock is for you. Grab your softcover or hardcover copy here!

Also, we're making a game! Here's our first teaser trailer to introduce you to Sammy the Sock: A Picturebook Adventure!


ROWAN'S CUSTOM INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS!

Do you wish your 1st Party Nintendo Switch games included an instruction booklet? Then you're in luck because my friend Rowan is here to save the day! Make sure to visit his website here to grab all the instruction booklets he's created as well as follow him to be kept up to date on future releases.


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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, November 13th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Atari Mania ($39.99) distributed through Limited Run Games

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 PM EST for the Limited Run Game website pre-orders. Please note you can also purchase the OST CD as an add-on directly on the product page.

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Radiant Silvergun from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99 USD) Link

  • SteelBook Edition ($64.99 USD) Link

  • Collector's Edition ($124.99 USD) Link

Open Pre-Orders for all editions close on Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 PM EST.

The SteelBook Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Radiant Silvergun for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover

  • Radiant Silvergun Slipcover

  • Radiant Silvergun Steelbook

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Radiant Silvergun for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover

  • Chiptune Arrangement & Soundtrack

  • Collector's Edition Box

  • Radiant Silvergun Retro Styled Box

  • Steelbook Slipcase

  • SteelBook

  • Be Attitude For Gains Keychain

  • Merry Pin Set

  • The Origin Acrylic Diorama

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Rumble Fish 2 distributed through Limited Run Games

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 PM EST for the Limited Run Game website pre-orders. These are distributed titles and not part of LRG's numbered run. Additionally, you can still pre-order at all major retailers (Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart).

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of The Rumble Fish 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • The Rumble Fish 2 Collector's Edition Box

  • The Rumble Fish Download Code

  • 3 DLC The Rumble Fish 2 Characters

  • The Rumble Fish Soundtrack

  • The Rumble Fish Art Book

  • The Rumble Fish 2 Strategy Guide

  • Command List

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Undead Darlings: No Cure for Love distributed through Limited Run Games

Pre-Orders close on Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 PM EST for the Limited Run Game website pre-orders. Amazon standards will stay up longer and you can pre-order here. These are distributed titles and not part of LRG's numbered run.

The Deluxe Edition is exclusive to Limited Run Games' website and includes the following:

  • Physical Copy of Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ for Nintendo Switch

  • Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ Deluxe Editon Box

  • Character Profile Cards

  • Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ CD Soundtrack

  • Development Maps


Tuesday, November 15th

(NEW RELEASE) Doctor Who: Duo Bundle ($29.99 USD) Amazon

This release includes The Edge of Reality & The Lonely Assassins in addition to a retail-exclusive sticker sheet.

(NEW RELEASE) Foretales ($24.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) Garfield Lasagna Party ($39.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch - Limited Edition ($39.99 USD) Amazon

This Limited Edition is the only retail version I have seen online. This includes:

  • Game

  • 3 Postcards

  • 1 Embroidered Patch

  • 1 Sticker Sheet

  • Digital Bonuses

(NEW RELEASE) Jigsaw Fun: 3-in-1 Collection ($29.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Kardboard Kings from Special Reserve Games

  • ESRB Switch Single ($34.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Switch Reserve ($49.99 USD) Link

Pre-Orders open at 1 PM EST and close on January 15th, 2023.


The Switch Single Edition includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

The Switch Reserve Edition includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • SHIPS IN A SPECIAL RESERVE BOX Makes a great shelf display and protects your game!

  • SPECIAL RESERVE ART CARD Exclusive Reserve-only art card Metallic paper (4" x 6") with foil treatment

  • MANGA-STYLE COMIC (32 PAGES) Created by the developers 4.75" wide x 6.5" high

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

(NEW RELEASE) Last Door Complete Edition

Please note that this showed a release date for last week on Amazon Spain and is now just getting released on Amazon France. I'm including it here because the actual release date seems to be all over the place.

The Legacy Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • "Letter from a Friend" Music Score Sheet

  • Book of Portraits

  • Luminescent Pin

  • Mystery Letter

  • 2-CD Soundtrack

(NEW RELEASE) Let's Sing 2023

Please note that aside from just different covers, the cartridges do contain exclusive songs between regions.


UK Edition

Spain Edition

German Edition

France Edition

(NEW RELEASE) Moving Out ($14.99 USD) GameStop

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). This did receive a true physical release with cartridge previously.

(NEW RELEASE) My Universe: Pets Edition ($34.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW PRE-ORDER) OmegaBot (€29.99) from Red Art Games

This is limited to 2,900 copies.

(NEW RELEASE) Overcooked! 2 ($14.99 USD) GameStop

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). This did receive a true physical release with cartridge previously.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Relic Hunters Zero Remix from Special Reserve Games

  • ESRB Switch Single ($34.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Switch Reserve ($49.99 USD) Link

Pre-Orders open at 1 PM EST and close on January 15th, 2023.


The Switch Single Edition includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

The Switch Reserve Edition includes:

  • SWITCH CARTRIDGE Includes critical updates, patches, and DLC at the time of manufacture

  • SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED GAME PACKAGING

  • REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK

  • SHIPS IN A SPECIAL RESERVE BOX Makes a great shelf display and protects your game!

  • SPECIAL RESERVE ART CARD Exclusive Reserve-only art card Metallic paper (4" x 6") with foil treatment

  • INSTRUCTION BOOKLET Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging

(NEW PRE-ORDER) SkateBIRD distributed through Limited Run Games

  • ESRB LRG Exclusive Standard Cover ($34.99 USD) Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Amazon Exclusive Standard Cover ($34.99 USD) Amazon Link Not Yet Available

Open Pre-Orders begin at 12 PM EST and close on Sunday, December 18th at 11:59 PM EST.

(NEW RELEASE) Smurfs Kart - Turbo Edition ($49.99 USD) Amazon

This Turbo Edition is the only retail edition I've seen online at this time. It includes:

  • Game

  • 2 x Stickers Board

  • Pap Smurf Patch

(NEW RELEASE) Super Street Racer ($9.99 USD) Amazon

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). I believe this already released previously, despite having a true physical cartridge release, but it's up again for pre-order on Amazon so I'm adding it here.

(NEW RELEASE) Taxi Chaos ($15.71 USD) Amazon

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). This did receive a true physical release with cartridge previously.


Thursday, November 17th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Artful Escape ($34.99) from iam8bit

This iam8bit store exclusive version includes:

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition

  • Includes 3 exclusive guitar picks featuring mind-blowing imagery inspired by The Artful Escape

  • Interior Cover Art

(NEW RELEASE) Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days

Please note that this is a JPN w/ English support physical release. To my knowledge, there is no planned Western release at this time.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Cuphead Pix'n Love Exclusive Edition (37,41 €) from Pix'n Love

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST.


This Pix'n Love Website Exclusive Edition includes:

  • PEGI Standard Version of the Game

  • An exclusive cardboard sleeve with hot foil stamping and soft touch lamination.

  • A portfolio containing 3 celluloid overlays to recreate the game's title screen.

(NEW RELEASE) Marsupilami: The Secret of the Sarcophagus (39,99€) Amazon France

I have not seen this on any other websites, so I cannot confirm at this time if this is a French exclusive or if it'll be released in other regions in the future. This includes the original game along with 10 new worlds in a world filled with Dinos. I do not know if the additional content is on the cartridge or a code in the box with the base game cartridge. We will see.

(NEW RELEASE) My Fantastic Ranch ($39.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) Return to Shironagasu Island

  • Game w/ CD (¥2,027) Amazon Japan

Please note that this is a JPN w/ English support physical release. To my knowledge, there is no planned Western release at this time.


Friday, November 18th (B-DAY!!!!)

(NEW RELEASE) Oddworld: Soulstorm

  • Standard ($49.97 USD) Amazon

  • Collector's ($149.99 USD) Amazon

Please note that the UK received a "Limited Edition" retail version that included the game and Metal Case in a slipcover; the U.S. did not get this version.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Metal Case

  • Mining Company Keychain

  • Silver Hero Figure

  • Abe's Hand Tattoo

  • Tribal Stickers

  • Premium hardcover 160-Page Artbook by Pix'n Love

  • 3 Art Prints

(NEW RELEASE) Pokémon Violet & Pokémon Scarlet

  • Pokémon Violet ($59.98 USD) Amazon

  • Pokémon Scarlet ($59.98 USD) Amazon

  • Pokémon Violet & Scarlet Double Pack ($119.99 USD) Amazon

Pokémon Violet Cover

Pokémon Scarlet Cover

Pokémon Violet & Scarlet Double Pack Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Sifu

  • Vengeance ($49.99 USD) Amazon

  • Redemption ($149.99 USD) Amazon

The Vengeance Edition includes:

  • Slipcover

  • SteelBook w/ Game Cartridge - I don't believe a standard case is included

  • 3 Lithographs

  • Art of Sifu 48-Page Artbook

  • Digital Soundtrack

The Redemption Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • SteelBook (it's unclear if the cartridge is in the SteelBook or if there's a game case included)

  • 3 Lithographs

  • Tenacity Pendant

  • Figurine

  • Digital Soundtrack

  • Behind the Art of Sifu 160-Page Developers Diary


Saturday, November 19th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Drainus from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($29.99 USD) Link - Limited to 3,500 Copies

  • Collector's ($69.99 USD) Link - Limited to 1,500 Copies

Please note that this game will be offered in two batches: Saturday, November 19th at 6 PM EST and Sunday, November 20th at 12 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch

  • Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch

  • Colorful Game Manual 

  • Material Collection Book with an exclusive manga created by Zounose and exclusive developer interview in both English and Japanese, as well as behind-the-scenes material about the development Details: Hardcover, A5 size (14.8 x 21 cm/5.8 x 8.3 in)

  • Drainus Acrylic Hanging Decoration Details: Diameter approx. 14.5 cm/5.7 in

  • DRAINUS Original Soundtrack, 1 CD

  • Textile Patch with the emblem of the Kharlarl Empire Details: Diameter approx. 6 cm/2.36 in

  • DRAINUS Enamel Logo Pin Details: approx. 5 x 3 cm/1.97 x 1.81 in

  • Double-sided Poster Details: A2 size (42 x 59.4 cm/16.53 x 23.39 in) folded to A5 size (14.8 x 21 cm/5.8 x 8.3 in)


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

  • Dispatch Games (Published a few games, but then never shipped out the next wave of pre-orders. Currently, they've put out a message on Twitter saying they are still producing, but I'm leaving it here for now) - Main Website

  • Physicality Games (Website still offering Mastiff titles, but not publishing titles under their Physicality brand) - Website no longer active

  • Warned Collectors (Never published a game, but stole people's money) - Main Website


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