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Week of October 30th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Nov 4

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, October 30th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Oceanhorn 1 & 2 distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Oceanhorn 2 ($39.99) Link

  • Oceanhorn 1 + 2 Fan Bundle w/ Slipcase ($74.99) Link

  • Oceanhorn Slipcase ($9.99) Link

Open pre-orders close on Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 PM EST. This is a Distro Title and not part of LRG's Numbered releases.


Oceanhorn 2

Oceanhorn 1 + 2 Fan Bundle

Oceanhorn Slipcover

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Shadowrun Trilogy from Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($39.99) Link

  • Collector's ($84.99) Link

Open pre-orders close on Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 PM EST.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Physical Copy of Shadowrun Trilogy for Nintendo Switch

  • Shadowrun Trilogy Original Sountrack

  • Shadowrun Trilogy Collector's Edition Box

  • Shadowrun Trilogy SteelBook

  • 18" x 24" Poster

  • Shadowrun Trilogy Pin


Tuesday, November 1st

(NEW RELEASE) 9th Dawn III ($34.99 USD) Amazon

Please note that this is a distributed title from Limited Run Games. You can still purchase the game directly from Limited Run Games and receive a free poster (packaged outside the case) here.

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Always Sometimes Monsters distributed through Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($34.99 USD) Limited Run Games

  • Standard ($29.99 USD) Amazon Link Not Yet Available

Pre-Orders open at 12 PM EST. Please note that this is a distributed title from Limited Run Games. Both LRG and Amazon will be offering the same cover.

(NEW RELEASE) Bunny Park

(NEW RELEASE) Lemon Cake


Wednesday, November 3rd

(NEW RELEASE) A-Train de Ikou Hirogaru Kankou Line w/ Guidebook Pack (¥8,982) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release with English support. To my knowledge, there is no ESRB or PEGI version planned. This does include a slipcase with the game and guidebook.

(NEW RELEASE) Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram from Hibernia

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


The Limited Edition includes:

  • Full Game

  • 3 Lithographs

  • 2 Sticker Sheets

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Full Game

  • 18cm Obelix Figurine

  • 3 Lithographs

  • 2 Sticker Sheets


Thursday, November 4th

(NEW RELEASE) Aeterna Noctis

  • PEGI Standard ($44.99 USD) Playasia

  • PEGI CAOS Edition ($102.99 USD) Playasia

This is a PEGI/USK physical release. To my knowledge, there are currently no plans for an ESRB physical release.

The CAOS Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Aeterna Noctis

  • Steelbook

  • Collector's Edition Art Book

  • Collector's CD Cover

  • Original Soundtrack 3 CD's

  • Glass Postcards 2 Models

  • Collector's Edition Box

(NEW RELEASE) Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion

(NEW RELEASE) Death end re;Quest ($39.99) Amazon

Please note that this is a distributed title from Limited Run Games. This was previously made available directly through their website, but has been sold out for quite some time.

(NEW RELEASE) Death's Door

Please note that both editions are getting an ESRB retail release (this was first released through Special Reserve Games). However, the PEGI Ultimate will contain an actual CD while the ESRB version will be a digital code for the soundtrack.

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Official Soundtrack CD

  • Exclusive Art Book

(NEW RELEASE) Demon Throttle

Please note that this is for the ESRB retail edition. This will include, while supplies last, a digital code for Gato Roboto. You also can still purchase the Special Reserve Standard & Reserve Editions directly from their site here.

(NEW RELEASE) Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force ($39.99) Amazon

Please note that this is a distributed title from Limited Run Games. This was previously made available directly through their website, but has been sold out for quite some time.

(NEW RELEASE) Harvestella

(NEW RELEASE) It Takes Two

(NEW RELEASE) Madison - Possessed Edition

(NEW RELEASE) Megadimension Neptunia VII ($39.99) Amazon

Please note that this is a distributed title from Limited Run Games. This was previously made available directly through their website, but has been sold out for quite some time.

(NEW RELEASE/PRE-ORDER) They Always Run

  • ESRB Standard ($29.99 USD) Amazon - Releases 11/4/2022

  • ESRB Standard w/ Bonus Acrylic Stand ($39.99 CAD) Video Games Plus - Releases 11/4/2022

  • PEGI Standard w/ Bonus Acrylic Stand (€29.99) Red Art Games - Releasing Q4 2022 - 4,000 Copies Available

  • PEGI Collector's w/ Bonus Acrylic Stand (€29.99) Red Art Games - Releasing Q4 2022 - 1,000 Copies Available

  • PEGI Collector's w/ Bonus Acrylic Stand ($79.99 CAD) Video Games Plus - Releasing Q4 2022 - 1,000 Copies Available

ESRB & PEGI Standard Cover Art Work is Identical.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector's Box

  • Game

  • Art Book

  • Soundtrack CD


Saturday, November 5th

(NEW PRE-ORDER) PuzzlbeBobble 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 5th at 6 PM EST and Sunday, November 6th 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


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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