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Week of September 25th, 2022 Nintendo Switch Physical Releases & Limited Pre-Orders

Updated: Sep 30, 2022


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Sunday, September 25th

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) Garden Story ($34.99) from Limited Run Games

Open Pre-Orders close at 11:59 PM EST.

(LAST DAY PRE-ORDER) PHOBOS DERE .GB ($44.99) from Limited Run Games

Yes, this is a Game Boy game, but it's one of the first games I helped sign and it's awesome! Open Pre-Orders close at 11:59 PM EST.

Tuesday, September 27th

(NEW RELEASE) Hokko Life

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($49.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Game

  • "Songs of the City-State" Digital Soundtrack

  • "Special Support Section Dossier" Mini Art Book

The Limited Edition includes:

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero for Nintendo Switch™

  • "SSS Classified Files" Hardcover Art Book

  • "Anthems of Crossbell" Official Soundtrack (10 Select Tracks)

  • "Special Support Section, Assemble!" Cloth Poster (17” x 24”)

  • "Heroes of Zero" Acrylic Stand

  • Steelbook®

  • Collector's Box

(NEW RELEASE) Life is Strange - Arcade Bay Collection

  • Amazon ($39.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($54.99 CAD) Link

This release includes:

  • Life is Strange (on the cartridge)

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (digital code in case)

(NEW 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 begin at 12 PM EST and 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

(NEW RELEASE) Vegas Party

  • Best Buy ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship

  • Best Buy ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

Thursday , September 29th

(NEW RELEASE) Bullet Soul Double Pack (¥6,118) Amazon Japan

This is a JPN physical release and according to the Nintendo Japan eShop page, it supports English! This release includes:

  • Switch Game: Bullet Soul Double Soul Pack

  • Special Illustrated Box

  • Soundtrack CD

  • Booklet

(NEW RELEASE) Jitsu Squad distributed through Strictly Limited Games

  • Game Only ($29.99 USD) Link - Limited to 2,000 copies

  • Collector's ($69.99 USD) Link - Limited to 2,000 copies

Although Jitsu Squad is getting a retail release in the US and EU, these editions distributed through Strictly Limited Games will have variant cover art and also the only way to get the CE.

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Collector’s Edition Box

  • Nintendo Switch Game

  • Manual

  • Artbook

  • Soundtrack

  • Hand Surfboard

  • Reversible Poster

  • Postcard Set

  • Stickersheet

  • Headband

  • Acrylic Diorama

  • Paperwheel

  • Hand Fan

(NEW RELEASE) Little Witch Nobeta

This is for the JPN physical release. At this time, I am not aware of this releasing in the West, but this does support English.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Switch Game: Little Witch Nobeta

  • Special Illustrated Box

  • Script with Autograph

  • B2 Tapestry

  • Art book

  • Soundtrack CD

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Sea Horizon from eastasiasoft

  • Standard ($TBD) Link

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

Pre-Orders open at 11 AM EST. The Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 copies.

The Limited Edition includes:

  • Sea Horizon Collector’s Box

  • Sea Horizon Game (region free)

  • Sea Horizon Manual

  • Sea Horizon Original Soundtrack CD

  • Sea Horizon Numbered Certificate

(NEW RELEASE) Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

  • Amazon Japan (JPN Edition) (¥6,248) Link

  • Playasia (JPN Edition) ($53.99) Link

  • Playasia (Asia Edition ($43.19) Link

The JPN and Asia physical releases support English. Additionally, it will be releasing on September 30th physically in the UK, but with different cover art. I have put that listing under September 30th.

JPN Cover

Asia Cover

Friday, September 30th

(NEW RELEASE) Bayonetta

  • Amazon ($29.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($39.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) FIFA 23 Legacy Edition

  • Amazon ($39.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($54.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Let's Build a Zoo

  • Best Buy ($34.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($44.99 CAD) Link

Amazon was showing a 9/23 release date, but Best Buy is showing a 9/30 release date. Therefore, let's see when this one comes out!

(NEW RELEASE) Paw Patrol Grand Prix

  • Best Buy ($49.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($59.99 CAD) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Slaycation Paradise

  • Amazon ($34.99 USD) Link

  • Video Games Plus ($44.99) Link

(NEW RELEASE) Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (£44.68) Amazon UK

This is for the PEGI physical release. the JPN and Asia English physical releases came out on September 29th and are listed above. Please note that to my knowledge, no ESRB physical release is planned.

Saturday, October 1st

(NEW PRE-ORDER) Snow Battle Princess Sayuki from Strictly Limited Games

  • Standard ($29.99 USD) Link - Limited to 2,500 copies

  • Special Limited Edition ($49.99 CAD) Link - Limited to 1,500 copies

Pre-Orders for both editions will be offered in two batches. The first is Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM EST and the second is on Sunday, October 2nd at 12 PM EST.

The Special Limited Edition includes:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch

  • Special Limited Edition Box

  • Colorful Game Manual

  • Snow Bunny Familiar Toto Plush A high-quality plushie of Sayuki’s trusty snow bunny partner Toto! Will be shipped separately from box. Details: Size approx. 15 x 10 cm/ 5.9 x 3.4 in. Final size may vary slightly

  • Enemy Sticker Sheet Sticker sheet featuring the illustrious cast of enemy yokai and monsters! Details: approx. 13.5 x 17.4 cm/ 5.31 x 6.85 in

  • Poster Poster showing the cover artwork on one and Toto on the other side! Details: A3 size (29.7 x 42 cm/11.7 x 16.5 in) folded to A6 size (10.5 x 14.8 cm/4.1 x 5.8 in)

  • Soundtrack Original game soundtrack on 1 disc in a jewel case.

  • Art Card Set Art Card Set featuring 6 of the in-game event scene artworks. Details: A7 size (7.4 x 10.5 cm/2.9 x 4.1 in)

  • Mochi Snow Bunny Recipe Card Recipe for an adorable mochi snow bunny, as is popular in Japan. Details: A6 size (10.5 x 14.8 cm/4.1 x 5.8 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

That's it for this week! What are you getting? Comment on Twitter and tag @JPSWITCHMANIA!


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