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Week of November 6th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Nov 10

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!


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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 6th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) PuzzleBobble EveryBubble! from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($49.99) Link - Limited to 4,000 copies

  • Collector's ($89.99) Link - Limited to 2,473 copies

  • Collector's w/ Plushies ($14.99) Link - Limited to 527 copies

Pre-Orders will be offered in two batches: Saturday, November 6th at 6 PM EST and Sunday, November 7th at 12 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch   Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! on cartridge in a game case with an exclusive and limited cover sheet.

  • Special Limited Edition Box Box in outstanding Box art style to collect the game and all of the Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Collector’s Edition’s items. Details: Collector’s Edition Box – approx. 21,9cm 15,7cm 5,0cm / 8,6” 6,18” 2,8”

  • Colorful Game Manual  Manual with game instructions for Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! And Puzzel Bobble. Details: Manual, included in and size fitting to Nintendo Switch game case

  • Stickersheet Get a Stickersheet with Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Characters and Puzzle Bobble Characters. Details: (not yet ready)

  • Bubble Bottle Make your own Bubbles with our special receipt. Details: approx. ?cm x ?cm, ?g

  • Squishy A stressball in shape of the little helper Chack’n (ちゃっくん) Details: approx. 5cm c 7cm, 2g

  • Puzzle 100 pieces Featuring the cover of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Details: approx. ?cm x ?cm, ?g

  • OST Double CD with the OST of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! and Puzzle Bobble Details: xTracks on x CDs

  • Rubber Keychain Exclusive keychain of Bub (based on the version of 1994) Details: approx. 6cm x 5cm

  • Reversible A2 Poster Featuring the cover of the Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! artwork Details: DIN A5 –14,8cm x 21cm and 6,9 x 9,8”

  • Artbook Contains artworks and concept drawings by the developers of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Details: B5 (176 × 250 mm/6.9 × 9.8 in), about ?? pages (subject to change)

The Collector's Edition w/ Plushies includes:

  • Everything in the Collector's Edition listed above

  • Bub & Bob Plushie with sound Details: 22 * 21 * 21 cm/8,7 * 8,3 * 8,3in


Tuesday, November 8th

(NEW RELEASE) Arkanoid: Eternal Battle

Please note that a "Limited Edition" retail version is coming out on November 10th with some additional goodies. Look under that date for the details.

(NEW RELEASE) Astro Aqua Kitty: Pawsome Collection ($34.99 USD) Amazon

This title was previously offered through Limited Run Games' Distro Line on their website. We have now made it available through our Amazon Storefront.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Chained Echoes from First Press Games

  • Standard English Cover (€49,99) Link

  • Standard Japanese Cover (€49,99) Link

  • Retro Edition (€74,99) Link - Limited to 500 Copies

  • Collector's Edition (€89,99) Link - Limited to 700 Copies

  • Super Collector's Edition (€299,99) Link - Limited to 50 Copies

Please note this was previously a Kickstarter so if you backed the physical tier, check your emails for a coupon code to redeem on First Press Games' website. Additionally, there is an Open-Preorder Bonus: If you order any Edition of the game between 8 November 2022 and 11 December 2022, you will get an additional numbered Bronze-colored Collector's Coin for free with your game. (Switch products will get different coin motives than PS4 & PC versions. This offer is limited to one bronze coin per console variation for each customer.)


The Standard English Cover Edition includes:

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge with the full game

  • 60 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Foldout World Map

  • Silver-Colored Coin (numbered)

The Standard Japanese Cover Edition includes:

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge with the full game

  • 60 Page In-Depth Manual in Japanese

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Foldout World Map

  • Silver-Colored Coin (numbered)

The Retro Edition includes:

  • SNES-style Big Box Packaging with Inlay

  • Double Sided DIN A2 Poster

  • Gold-Colored Coin (numbered)

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge with full game

  • 60 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Foldout World Map

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • 50+ Paperback Chronicles A4 Sized with Paperback Binding Book

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Premium Box with Item Tray

  • Gold-Colored Coin (numbered)

  • Double Sided DIN A2 Poster

  • Clearfiles with exchangeable Japanese Cover, Manual & more!

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge with full game

  • 60 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Foldout World Map

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Premium 2CD Soundtrack with Spine Card and 12 Page Booklet in English

  • 50+ Hardcover Chronicles B5 Sized with High-Quality Hardback Cover Book

The Super Collector's Edition includes:

  • Premium Box with Item Tray

  • All three Collector Coins (Gold, Silver, Bronze; numbered)

  • Double Sided DIN A2 Poster

  • Clearfiles with exchangeable Japanese Cover, Manual & more!

  • Cover with Interior Art

  • Game Cartridge with full game

  • 60 Page In-Depth Manual in English

  • Quick Instruction Card

  • Foldout World Map

  • Leather-style Slipcase

  • Premium 2CD Soundtrack with Spine Card and 12 Page Booklet in English

  • 50+ Hardcover Chronicles B5 Sized with High-Quality Hardback Cover Book

  • Exclusive Pendant: Handmade Jewelry (Made in Germany). Red & Yellow authentic baltic amber. Real Gold Parts (precious metal) and Neck chain & Motif (precious metal)

  • Exclusive Wooden Music Box: Wind-up notes loop based on music from the Original Soundtrack. Engraved Chained Echoes logo

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Clea Complete Collection from Limited Run Games

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

  • ESRB Standard Amazon Exclusive Cover ($39.99 USD) Amazon

(NEW RELEASE) Cobra Kai 2: Dojos Rising

(NEW RELEASE) Hidden Objects Collection Volume 4

(NEW RELEASE) Oddworld: Soulstorm - Oddtimized Edition

So a few retailers are showing 11/18 as a release date, while others are showing 11/8. Please note that GameStop is listing a Collector's Edition that will be released on 11/18/2022. Learn more about that version here.


The Odditimized Edition (aka Standard Edition at retail) includes:

  • Digital Soundtrack

  • Digital 50-page Art Book from Pix'n Love

Please note that there is a "Limited Edition" retail version in the UK/PEGI, that also included a Metal Case along with the Standard case & Postcards in a slipcover.

(NEW RELEASE) Sifu

So a few retailers are showing 11/18 as a release date, while others are showing 11/8. Please note that GameStop is listing a Collector's Edition that will be released on 11/18/2022. Learn more about that version here.


The Vengeance Edition (aka Standard Edition at retail) includes:

  • Full game

  • Steelbook case (there might not be a standard case in this release)

  • Digital Soundtrack

  • The Art of Sifu 48-page Artbook

  • 3 Lithographs

(NEW RELEASE) Sonic Frontiers

ESRB Cover

JPN Cover

The JPN Limited Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Art Book

  • Coco Charm

Amazon Japan Exclusive Booklet

(NEW RELEASE) Taxi Chaos ($9.99) GameStop

This is a fauxical release (digital code in case; no cartridge). This did get a true physical release with cartridge in the past.


Wednesday, November 9th

(SECOND CHANCE RELEASE) NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 1 distributed through Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard ($39.99 USD) Link - Limited to 500 Copies

  • ESRB Classic ($69.99 USD) Link - Limited to 300 Copies

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games and the remaining stock has been put up and is available now. The games included in this collection are:

  • SNK GALS' FIGHTERS

  • SAMURAI SHODOWN! 2

  • KING OF FIGHTERS R-2

  • THE LAST BLADE: Beyond the Destiny

  • FATAL FURY FIRST CONTACT

  • SNK VS. CAPCOM: THE MATCH OF THE MILLENNIUM

  • METAL SLUG 1ST MISSION

  • METAL SLUG 2ND MISSION

  • DARK ARMS: Beast Buster 1999

  • BIG TOURNAMENT GOLF

The Classic Edition includes:

  • NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 physical game for the Nintendo Switch

  • Classic foil stamped gatefold NEOGEO Pocket Color box designed to store your game and Classic Edition contents

  • Reversible 18 x 24 inch poster

  • Official Nintendo Switch SteelBook Case

  • Retrospective book featuring in-depth looks at each game in this collection, written by Jeremy Parish

(NEW PRE-ORDER) NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 2 distributed through Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard ($39.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Classic ($74.99 USD) Link

This was previously offered through Limited Run Games and the remaining stock has been put up and is available now. The games included in this collection are:

  • SNK VS. CAPCOM CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH - Iconic characters duke it out in an all-star brawl!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • BIG BANG PRO WRESTLING - Stunning wrestlers settle it out in the ring!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • BIOMOTOR UNITRON - Pilot your Unitron and aim for the top!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS - Go wild in the world of MEGA MAN!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • PUZZLE LINK2 - The 2nd installment of masterclass puzzles is here!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • GANBARE NEO POKE-KUN - Play through 30 different mini games!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS BATTLE DE PARADISE - Roll the dice in this fun KOF-themed board game!

  • Language: Japanese only with English manual.

  • BASEBALL STARS COLOR - Simplistic baseball has never been so fun!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • POCKET TENNIS COLOR - Serve your opponents your best shot!

  • Language: English/Japanese

  • NEOGEO CUP '98 PLUS COLOR - Build the strongest team in the league!

  • Language: English/Japanese

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.2 for Nintendo Switch

  • Classic NEOGEO POCKET Style Packaging

  • NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol.2 Retrospective Book

  • SteelBook

  • 18" x 24" Two-Sided Poster


Thursday, November 10th

(NEW RELEASE) Arkanoid: Eternal Battle Limited Edition (£34.99) Amazon UK

This includes:

  • Slipcover

  • Game

  • Sticker Sheet

  • 16-Page Instruction Booklet

  • 3D Lenticular Cover

  • Exclusive Taito Classic In-Game Backgrounds

  • Digital Original Soundtrack

(NEW RELEASE) Commandos 2 & 3 HD Remaster Double Pack (£34.99) Amazon UK

To my knowledge, this is not getting an ESRB physical release.

(NEW RELEASE) DARQ: Ultimate Edition (£27.99) GAME UK

Please note that in the UK, this will be a GAME exclusive. However, you can purchase this on Amazon Spain or Amazon Franch, but it appears the packaging text is region specific.

(NEW RELEASE) Garfield Lasagna Party (£34.99) Amazon UK

This is for the PEGI physical release. This is also getting an ESRB physical release on 11/15/2022.

(NEW RELEASE) Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch - Day One Edition (£44.99) Amazon UK

This is for the PEGI physical release. This is also getting an ESRB physical release on 11/15/2022.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 2 from Pix'n Love

  • PEGI Standard (TBD) Link Not Yet Available

  • PEGI SNK Collector's (TBD) Link Not Yet Available - Limited to 1,000 Copies

  • PEGI Capcom Collector's (TBD) Link Not Yet Available - Limited to 1,000 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST. Please note the ESRB version is available to pre-order at Limited Run Games and the information is under the Wednesday, November 9th section above.

The SNK Collector's Edition includes:

  • Blue Cardboard Box with SNK characters on the front

  • Game w/ Manual

  • Official NEOGEO Pocket Snap Case

  • 150 "Cards Fighters Clash" Cards (SNK Version)

  • 10 NEOGEO Pocket Colors Game Inserts + 10 Lithographs

The Capcom Collector's Edition includes:

  • Yellow Cardboard Box with SNK characters on the front

  • Game w/ Manual

  • Official NEOGEO Pocket Snap Case

  • 150 "Cards Fighters Clash" Cards (Capcom Version)

  • 10 NEOGEO Pocket Colors Game Inserts + 10 Lithographs

(NEW RELEASE) Will you Snail ($33.00) from Super Rare Games

Sales open up at 1 PM EST and is limited to 4,000 copies.


Friday, November 11th

(NEW RELEASE) Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection

The SteelBook Edition includes:

  • Slipcover

  • SteelBook w/ Cartridge (there is no Standard game case)

  • Poster

(NEW RELEASE) Autonauts

(NEW RELEASE) Hidden Through Time: Definitive Edition (£24.99) Amazon UK

This is for the PEGI physical release. To my knowledge, this is not getting an ESRB physical release at this time.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Edition from Limited Run Games

  • ESRB Standard ($34.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Classic ($64.99 USD) Link

  • ESRB Ultimate ($159.99 USD) Link

Open Pre-Orders for all three editions begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, December 25th at 11:59 PM EST.


The 8 games included in this collection are:

  • Scramble- The side-scrolling shooting game which started it all. It could be considered to be the original game which inspired the creators of the Gradius series.

  • TwinBee- The first game of the TwinBee series loved for its cute graphics.

  • Nemesis (also known as Gradius)- The smash-hit first installment in the Gradius series, known for its unique power-ups and enemies.

  • Salamander (also known as Life Force)- The second entry in the Gradius series which took the series to the next level with its upgraded gameplay and improved graphics.

  • Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)- The timeless shooting game that introduced ground-breaking sprite zooming and rotation effects that added depth to the graphics.

  • Haunted Castle- The arcade version of Castlevania which bewitched the fans with its haunting graphics.

  • Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)- Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the Gradius series, memorable for its beloved music and top-notch level design.

  • Thunder Cross- The game that introduced many players to the shoot'em up genre, thanks to a more inclusive difficulty and unique design

The Classic Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover Art

  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with art by Tom Dubois

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • Reversible 18" x 24" Poster

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch with Reversible Cover Art

  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD

  • Classic Konami Silver Box with art by Tom Dubois

  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

  • SteelBook

  • Reversible 18" x 24" Poster

  • Arcade Token Style Coin

  • Mini Konami Arcade Cabinet Replica/Movie Viewer- Plays video and sound only

  • The History of Konami Arcade Classics Boo

  • Vic Viper Metal Figure

(NEW RELEASE) Last Door - Complete Edition

This is a PEGI physical release. To my knowledge, no ESRB physical release is planned at this time.

The Legacy Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • "Letter from a Friend" Music Sheet

  • Book of Portraits

  • 2-CD OST

  • Luminescent Pin

  • Mystery Letter


(NEW RELEASE) Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl - Ultimate Edition ($39.99) Best Buy

(NEW RELEASE) Ooblets

(NEW RELEASE) Tactics Ogre: Reborn


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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