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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 second week of February, and we’re looking at the releases from the 10th until the 14th. 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 little series, leave us a comment with what you playing in your backlog and what is the most recent addition to your collection. Personally, I finally managed to snag Kemco Collection Vol.1 – the Japanese release. Odd that I could find the Japanese release, but can’t find the Asian release anywhere at the moment. But I’m still on the hunt!
Kemco RPG Collections
Anyways, this is a collection of 4 budget JRPGs. In this one, we have Antiqua Lost, Asdivine Heart, Dragon Sinker, and Revenant Saga, which is the one I’ve actually started playing first. Which is really quite basic as expected, but you know what, it has its charm and I really like the music I’ve heard so far. This release does have English and has 4 separate home screen icons for each game. If you fancy this yourself, then links are below.
Now for this week’s Physicals!
Black Future ’88
Black Future ’88 is a synth-punk rogue-like 2D action shooter that released digitally on the Switch a while ago. I remember Juan reviewed this one for the channel and found it very solid with praise for its weapons and its awesome audio. Find out more info on this one in his review! it’s definitely worth a look if you’re into action rogue-likes with a futuristic twist. It’s also worth noting that this is the release for Europe. The North America version may release at the same time, but I’m less confident about that one.
Darksiders Genesis is the latest game in the Darksiders universe. This time from a top-down perspective in more of a hack-n-slash gameplay style. It was released on PC late last year, but now is coming to consoles including the Nintendo switch. You have two characters which can be switched between anytime, but it also means that it’s a game ripe for some co-op action goodness. There’s a standard edition as well as a couple of limited collector’s edition things. There’s a cheaper Collector’s Edition which includes a steel book, art book, figurine, soundtrack, and stickers.
Then there’s a massively priced one called the Nephilim Edition, which includes all the previously mentioned content plus a whole board game. I’m not sure how a board game adds 150 quid to the price of something, but there you go!
Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate
Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is the definitive edition of 2018’s base game. A game that I reviewed for the channel. This is a hack-n-slash crossover series including Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and all sorts else, and it’s a genre that I’m a fan of. This expansion includes new characters, stories, game modes, and improved gameplay. Personally, I don’t see a need for this one myself, but this looks set to be the one to buy for those who missed out on the original base game.
Snack World: Dungeon Crawl Gold
Snack World: Dungeon Crawl Gold looks set to be a lovely fun game from the hands of Level-5, one of my favorite game studios. This has been a loooong time coming, since this was released in Japan what seems like forever ago. Hopefully the wait is worth it. It’s a rogue-like RPG with dungeon crawling (as you may expect from the title), but it seems to have bags of personality to make it stand out from the crowded genre. I’m definitely raring to give this a go, should I ever have some free time.
Here’s an uncertainty. I mentioned Coffee Crisis before, since it’s a game with an almost mythical release date at this point. But it looks like this week could be the week for Coffee Crisis’ Switch physical to arrive. But please don’t hold me to it!
Also, a quick mention to AO Tennis 2, which it’s North American release should be this week, if it’s not already out.
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Low Print Games
Limited Run Games will be putting Forgotten Anne up for order this week. This is a critically acclaimed adventure platformer featuring stunning artwork with an anime aesthetic. Such a beautiful game with nice gameplay to back it up. There’s a Standard Edition, but also a Collector’s Edition which is pretty packed. It has some playing cards, postcards, soundtrack CD, art book, and a quill and ink set all packaged in a big chest-like box. There’s a two week pre-order window for the Standard Edition which starts on the 14th.
Last week, First Press Games put up a pre-order for Rival Megagun. It’s a shoot-em-up with a competitive twist with couch multiplayer or even online modes with your friends. There’s a Standard Version with 3000 copies available plus a Collector’s Edition of just 1500 copies. This includes a premium box, commemorative coin, art book, boardgames, soundtrack CD, alternative cover, double sided poster, and some magazine prints. Sounds loaded!
And it’s also worth noting they have future plans to publish physicals of Mila and Psychotic Adventures Origins.
Just a heads up that all the games mentioned here today. If any of these games take your fancy, then we have links below as to where you can find them for yourself to purchase. They are affiliate links, so any purchase you make, using those links will also help the SwitchWatch team out massively. And we very much appreciate all of your support in this regard.
HATSUNE MIKU: PROJECT DIVA MEGA39’S
HATSUNE MIKU: PROJECT DIVA MEGA39’S is the Japanese release of the latest Hatsune Miku game series. Well, I’m not an expert, but it seems like it’s a compilation of the best of the series. Like an anniversary sort of thing. It includes 101 songs, 100 of which are from the series’ history. There are 3D character models and lots of costumes and game modes that are specific to the Switch. I know this series has a big fan base, even here in the west, and a western release is confirmed. However, I don’t think a physical edition has been announced. Plus, there’s no English in this release, sadly.
And that’s really it in terms of imports for this week’s Physical Releases. Another quiet one! But I just want to point out something that I wish I’d have been able to include in last week’s episode regarding Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon. That received it’s Asian release last week, and I got in touch with the western publisher PQube to ask about their release. And while they said they didn’t have much to share regarding a release date, they did state that they are completely re-writing the English translation due to what they perceived as quality issues with the one it already had.
We Got Physical!
Right guys, hope you enjoyed this episode of new Physical Releases. What has taken your fancy this week? Be sure to check out last week’s episode in case you missed it. Check out Juan’s review of Kunai, a great Metroidvania. Maybe it’s something you’ll fancy. And also James’ bargains video telling you the best places to spend your money in the cheapest way possible.
Thank you so much for checking out Jordan’s Physical Releases here on SwitchWatch.co.uk. We hope it has helped you. Happy gaming, everyone!