Jordan at SwitchWatchTV is keeping us all excited about the physical goodies we can get our hands on each week, and this week is a big one! It may not be a busy week across the board, but it is still a huge release week for the Switch. It is time to get physical with Jordan and check out all the physical releases for this week.
Let’s get physical! It’s Jordan here, back again with this week’s update on all the physical releases coming to the Nintendo Switch. We’re in the third week of March, and we’re looking at the releases from the 16th until the 20th. As always, we’re taking a look at all the physical retail releases, all the low print games up for order, some juicy imports, and our community spotlight where you show off your pick ups.
Remember, if you want to support this our series, leave us a comment with what you playing in your backlog and what is the most recent addition to your collection. Again, it’s a barren week for Jordan. The coronavirus has hit my collecting hard, but then again, being healthy is far more important than video games (Or is it?).
A quick overview of last week’s European releases that are just now trickling into America. Overpass was released in Europe last week and now is releasing in North America. The critics are in, and this one looks to be quite average despite the interesting concept. This is releasing March 17th.
Hell Warders is getting its long-awaited North American release. It’s been available forever in Asia with English, but last week saw its European physical and this week is seeing it’s debut in North America. I mean, it does look kind of cool! A third-person tower defense.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Now let’s move on to the game everyone has been waiting for – Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It seems like a crazily long time since we had a proper new game in the series. This looks set to be the best one yet. I absolutely loved New Leaf on the 3DS, and it was the best free game I’ve ever had. I remember in Europe, Nintendo had a promotion that if you had 3 first party titles you could get 1 for free. So yeah, I had Donkey Kong Country Returns, Luigi’s Mansion, and Fire Emblem Awakening.
And to be honest… I put more time into Animal Crossing than I did those other titles combined, probably twofold. All right. Enough of my boring anecdote about the last game. I’m excited about this new one! We all are here at SwitchWatch (ESPECIALLY JASON!). Find out why in our 10 Reasons to be so video that we put out a couple of weeks ago. March 20th is the date for this one. Mark it on your calendar, if you haven’t already.
La-Mulana 1 & 2
La-Mulana 1 & 2 is releasing physically this week on March 17th. These are two hardcore action adventure platformers harking back to a bygone era. Both are fantastic games of the genre if you’re willing to put the time and patience into them. They won’t be for everyone, but if you enjoy games like Spelunky, then be sure to have a look. Check out our review from Jason for more info on these two.
Digitally on the eShop, they are being sold separately. But physically, they are sold together and only in a Limited Collector’s Edition. There’s no standard retail, unfortunately. In this collector’s edition, you get the games, of course, a jigsaw, a soundtrack CD, and something called the Tomb of La-Mulana, which I’m guessing is an art book.
Right, that’s it for western retail physical releases. Moving on!
As is often the case with this video series, pretty much at the time of release, a new Low Print game is announced. Last week, Tiny Metal Ultimate was revealed by Limited Run Games. This is a two game compilation featuring the first game and it’s sequel, Full Metal Rumble. While the first game is a bit rough, the second game is where it’s really at, and this is looking to be a nice double pack for fans of strategy games like Advance Wars. Pre-orders opened last Friday with a 2 week pre-order window.
Children of the Zodiarcs has been put up for pre-order from Red Art Games. It’s a story-driven tactical RPG in a fantasy world. It’s not actually released digitally yet. This is due on the eShop on the 27th of March, and it actually looks pretty decent, if you’re into this sort of thing. The shipping for the physical is due in the third quarter of this year.
Okay, time for the imports!
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In terms of imports, well, nothing much is going on this week. The only Japanese exclusive release is that of Legend of Heroes, Trails of Cold Steel III. This is a very well-received JRPG released previously on the PS4 and is hotly anticipated on the Switch. It is due for a western release, physically too, so you will probably want to wait for that, especially since this Japanese release doesn’t have English.
Since there’s not much else going on in terms of import games, I do want to point out something a bit unusual, a first for this series. You guys should know that I love video game music. I absolutely adore it.
Well, I like it so much I’m going to shove some music stuff down your throat whether you like it or not. Because this week on the 18th, Japan is receiving an absolutely lovely 4 CD soundtrack of the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This includes the original Game Boy soundtrack and the soundtrack of the remake, all together in one delicious set. Yes, I had no idea both had that much music to fit on, but yes, there are 205 tracks on here. If you want it for yourself, perhaps you’re as passionate about music as me, then there are links below for this, too.
And I know I said I’ll shove it down your throat, but would you mind if I did pop some music stuff into here? Maybe even art books every once in a while? As long as they are Nintendo or Switch-related, yes? Let me know.
Right, guys. Hope you enjoyed this episode of Physical Releases on Nintendo Switch. What has taken your fancy this week? Be sure to check out last week’s episode in case you missed it. Check out last week’s review of My Hero One’s Justice from Alex and a debut review from Luke who checked out Alder’s Blood. And do not forget Jason who did a quickie for us on Brotherhood United as well.
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