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Week of October 16th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Oct 21

SAMMY THE SOCK!

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PRE-ORDERS & NEW RELEASES

Sunday, October 16th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Eldest Souls ($34.99) Limited Run Games

Open pre-orders close on Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM EST.

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection II from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($44.99) Link

  • Collector's ($89.99) Link

Open Pre-Orders for both editions close on Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM EST. The four games included in this collection are:

  • Valis IV

  • Syd of Valis

  • Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (Genesis/MD Version)

  • Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (MSX Version)

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection II for Nintendo Switch

  • Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection II Collector's Edition Box

  • 18" x 24" Reversible Poster

  • PVC Armored Yuko Keychain

  • Galgear Crest Pin

  • Three Syd of Valis Acrylic Standees

  • Three Art Cards


Tuesday, October 18th

(NEW RELEASE) Advent Calendar

(NEW RELEASE) Fight Crab: Shella Awesome Edition ($34.99) GameStop

This includes:

  • Complete game included on Nintendo Switch Game Card

  • Sticker sheet

  • Original Soundtrack (digital download)

  • 11x17” original Ukiyo-e style art print

  • Dual-sided coversheet print

(NEW RELEASE) Fury Unleashed: Bang Edition (29,99€) Amazon France

This is a PEGI physical release and to my knowledge, there is currently no ESRB physical planned.


This includes:

  • Slipcase/Slipcover

  • Game

  • Keychain

(NEW RELEASE) Hidden Objects Collection Volume 3

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Lost Words: Beyond the Page ($34.99) distributed from Limited Run Games

This will be going up for pre-order initially at retail (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart) with a planned release through the Limited Run Games' website at a future date.

(NEW RELEASE) Martian Panic Bundle ($39.99) Best Buy

Best Buy is offering the game with the blaster. However, Amazon is showing a 10/25 release date. We shall see.

(NEW RELEASE) Them's Fighting Herds - Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition (only edition released physically at this time) includes:

  • Base game

  • Season 1 Pass which will be available after launch and includes: 4 Additional playable characters, 4 unique stages, Exclusive character palette pack, and 4 Exclusive Pixel Lobby accessories


Thursday, October 20th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe from Play Asia

  • Standard ($34.99 USD) Playasia

  • Limited ($44.99 USD) Playasia - Limited to 3,000 Copies

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game (region free)

  • Special Soundtrack CD

  • Acrylic Standee Set (two characters)

  • Minicase Keychain (holds Switch Game)

  • Art Card Collection

  • Individually Numbered Certificate

  • Windowed Collector’s Box

(NEW RELEASE) Encodya: Neon Edition (39,99€) Amazon Spain

This is a PEGI physical release and to my knowledge, there is currently no ESRB physical planned.


This includes:

  • Slipcase/Slipcover

  • Game

  • Postcards

  • SAM-53 & Tina Figure (Acrylic?)

(NEW RELEASE) Harmonia (¥2,873) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support. To my knowledge, there are currently no plans for an ESRB or PEGI physical release.

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

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM and is listed as an open pre-order.

(NEW RELEASE) Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

The Cosmic Edition (exclusive to Best Buy in the U.S.) includes:

  • The base game

  • Includes the Galactic Prestige Collection, with three exclusive and supremely stylish weapon skins for your team, unlockable right away.

The Gold Edition includes:

  • The base game

  • The season pass which contains upcoming DLC packs, including additional story content featuring a new character, quests, and battles.

  • Includes the Galactic Prestige Collection, with three exclusive and supremely stylish weapon skins for your team, unlockable right away.

(NEW RELEASE) Matchpoint: Tennis Championship

I was just informed the ESRB version never existed, according to Kalypso, and this remains a PEGI and CERO physical release only. The Legends Edition, also the only edition releasing physically, includes:

  • Game

  • Legends DLC

  • Digital Soundtrack

  • Digital Wallpaper

JPN Variant Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Space Marshals Collection

This release includes:

  • Space Marshals 1

  • Space Marshals 2

  • Space Marshals 3

JPN Cover

ASIA Cover

(NEW RELEASE) Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef

Please note that you can still pre-order the exclusive variant cover edition and exclusive Collector's Edition over at Strictly Limited Games here.

(NEW RELEASE) Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher ($49.99) Playasia

This is an Asia English physical release. According to Nintendo JPN's website, the JPN physical does not support English. Also, there are currently no plans for an ESRB or PEGI physical release.


Friday, October 21st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) ANNO: Mutationem from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99 USD) Link

  • Collector's ($64.99 USD) Link

Open Pre-Orders begin at 10 AM EST and close on Sunday, November 20th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical copy of ANNO: Mutationem for Nintendo Switch

  • ANNO: Mutationem Deluxe Edition Box

  • ANNO: Mutationem CD Soundtrack

  • 18" x 24" Poster

  • Keychain

(NEW RELEASE) Bus Simulator City Ride (£34.99) Amazon U.K.

This is a PEGI physical release and to my knowledge, there is currently no ESRB physical planned.

(NEW RELEASE) Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (£34.99) Amazon U.K.

This is a PEGI physical release and to my knowledge, there is currently no ESRB physical planned.


This release includes:

  • Full Game

  • Missions and Monsters DLC


(NEW RELEASE) Horse Club Adventure 2: Hazelwood Stories

(NEW RELEASE) Into the Breach

(NEW RELEASE) JoJo Siwa: Worldwide Party

(NEW RELEASE) New Tales from the Borderlands - Deluxe Edition

(NEW RELEASE) Persona 5: Royal

The SteelBook Launch Edition includes:

  • SteelBook (unsure if there is also a Standard game case included)

  • Over 40 items of previously released DLC

The 1 More Edition will have the game shipped out before launch on October 21st with the Collector Editions shipping Late November 2022. This edition includes:

  • Treasure Chest Box

  • Collector’s box to hold your palace’s treasure.

  • Le Grimoire Art Frame

  • Plastic art frame inspired by Justine’s Le Grimoire clipboard.

  • Phantom Thieves Art Prints

  • Set of 5”x7” glossy high-quality prints made to be displayed in the included Frame.

  • Akechis Briefcase Bag

  • Akechi’s signature briefcase made into a 15” bag with logo on the front.

  • Arcana Tarot Card Deck

  • 24-card tarot deck featuring artwork of the arcana in a branded box.

  • Persona 5 Royal SteelBook® Case

  • SteelBook® game case featuring Persona 5 Royal artwork.

  • Physical Persona 5 Royal Game

  • Copy of Persona 5 Royal with over 40 items of previously released DLC included. Select your preferred console and version before checkout

(NEW RELEASE) Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator - Premium Physical Edition

This includes:

  • Game

  • Soundtrack Download Card

  • Poster

  • Holographic Sticker


Saturday, October 22nd

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Dariusburst CS Core +Taito/Sega Pack from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($29.99 USD) Link - Limited to 3,000 Copies

  • Limited ($59.99 USD) Link - Limited to 2,000 Copies


Pre-Orders are offered in two batches: Saturday, October 22nd at 6 PM EST and Sunday, October 23rd at 12 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Game

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual 

  • Acrylic Standee of the Silver Hawk Next

  • Dog Tag

  • Patch

  • Pin

  • Acrylic Artcards

  • OST of Dariusbust CS

  • Reversible A2 Poster


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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