Jordan is back to get us in shape with some physical exerc… ise. Wait. That’s not right. These are physical releases! Yeah. We are well into March now, and it is time to see what delicious physical releases we can get our hands on this week for the Nintendo Switch. So let’s dive right in and get physical! Take us away, Jordan!
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 March, and we’re looking at the releases from the 9th until the 13th. As always, we’re taking a look at all the retail physical 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. Once again, things have slowed down to a bit of a halt for me in terms of additions, so I haven’t added anything to my collection this week.
Overpass is releasing this week on March 12th for Europe. America will have to wait until next week. Anyways, this is a very different take on the racing genre. It’s not about how fast you go, but how tactically you can overcome the terrain in front of you. It’s supposedly decent if you’re a bit hardcore, but how it holds up on the Switch will be interesting to see. We will be looking to get a review out for you soon.
My Hero One’s Justice 2
My Hero One’s Justice 2 is releasing this week on March 13th. This anime tie-in continues the battle of the first game as this arena fighter is going to be an interesting one for fans of the series or the original game. Featuring a decent amount of improvements, a bigger roster, bigger attacks, plus reliving big moments from the series, I’m sure many people have their eyes on this one. There’s a standard edition, as well as a big collector’s edition that has a collector’s box, My Hero Acadamia Shikishi, an LED figurine, a steelbook, and a keychain.
Langrisser I & II
Langrisser I & II is releasing this week on the 10th of March in American and 13th in Europe. This is a double remake of 2 old school strategy RPGs that were once a very commendable rival to the Fire Emblem games. You can switch between classic and modern graphical styles and the same goes for the music. The gameplay is as classic as ever, and you can find out our full thoughts in our review which released last week.
Hell Warders looks set to release in Europe this week on the 13th. This has been available in Asia in English for a long time now, so it’s nice to see this one finally coming to fruition. It’s a third-person tower defense game. I believe the US release is next week, so I’ll mention it again then.
Dead or School
Dead or School has been out in Japan for quite some time and was always one of the more interesting imports available. Considering it has English, it was always going to be a matter of time before a western publisher picked it up, and Marvelous have taken up the reins on this one. It’s a 2.5D adventure hac-n-slash, and an incredibly quirky game. It’s super rough around the edges, but I had my fun with it, and you can check out my review from a while ago to find out more about it. 13th of March for Europe! Sadly, North Americans aren’t getting it, at least not from Marvelous or Xseed. So if you want to import it, here are the links;
A quick mention for our North American friends, Black Future ’88 is finally getting a release over there on the 10th, I believe. A cool action rogue-like shooter that’s well worth a look. We reviewed this when it released digitally.
Also, I swear this is the last time I’m ever going to mention Coffee Crisis, but it may be releasing this week. I don’t know. I don’t care anymore.
Right, that’s it for western retail physical releases.
Assault Android Cactus +
Assault Android Cactus + is Super Rare Games’ latest release. Up for order on March 12th, this is an arcade twin-stick shooter for up to 4 people to play together to take on the levels. It looks decent and reviewed very well indeed, but like almost every Super Rare Games release, I’m just not feeling this one personally.
However, one that I am feeling is from 1Print Games! They are getting into gear for their second low print release, and it is Ittle Dew. Yes, the first game is being put up for pre-order now with plans to ship out on March 31st. This is a bit of an oldie, but still a very nice game indeed that I played on my Wii U and enjoyed quite a lot. Fans of action-adventure puzzle games will enjoy this one, especially since it has the word Zelda written all over it. It’s worth noting that it is a collector’s edition, and so comes with plenty of extra goodies including a key chain, booklet, card, sticker, and soundtrack. I love a good soundtrack CD. As an extra note, if you didn’t know, the second game already has a physical on the Switch thanks to Nicalis.
I want to mention B-Side Games. Last week I should have told you about their latest release, Cat Quest. If you don’t know B-Side games, they’re basically the Japanese equivalent of Limited Run or Super Rare Games, and they do some familiar titles. They did a collector’s edition of Golf Story over there, for example. Yes, Cat Quest had a release here, but this special edition of theirs has a lovely box, cards, and a cassette tape soundtrack. Plus, they have started to do international shipping.
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Human Resource Machine
Human Resource Machine may be one of the most belated retail releases in history. What was basically a launch title for the Switch’s eShop is getting a physical release in Japan. This is a game for those fans of puzzle games and programming problems. Having played this myself, I can attest that I am too dumb for this one, but it does have an appeal to a niche audience. English should be on board. Also, by the way, it seems to include the game’s sequel, 7 Billion Humans. This releases March 12th.
Bookbound Brigade is a fine metroidvania-style game featuring many historical figures banding together to unlock new abilities. This flew under the radar when it released digitally not long ago. We reviewed it and gave it a nice solid recommendation, but many people didn’t check that out. So be sure to do so, to see if this might be up your alley or not!
NANPURE 10000! + PUZZLE NO MADO
NANPURE 10000! + PUZZLE NO MADO is a quad-pack of puzzle games. A bit of Picross, a bit of sudoku, and some other stuff. I know for a fact that at least three of these games have English on the cartridge, although I’m not entirely sure about the one with a big focus on Japanese characters. Sadly, we missed this one from our big import video, but we’ll be sure to add it in when we update it next time.
Winning Post 9 2020
Winning Post 9 2020 is yet another entry in the long running Japanese series. It’s part of Koei Tecmo’s horse racing game series. It is a sister series to something you may be slightly more familiar with, G1 Jockey, which I remember seeing back in the PlayStation 2 era. Anyways, that series is more about the racing, while the Winning Post series is more about the management side. Sadly, as curious as I am about this one, there’s no English in this release. Winning Post 9 releases on March 12th.
Collar X Malice
Collar X Malice is getting a standard edition as well as a collector’s edition this week in Japan. This is a visual novel that I don’t believe has English. The collector’s edition includes a book of short stories as well as an acrylic stand. I don’t know why, but they seem to be becoming more and more popular.
Towaware No Palm Refrain Deluxe
Towaware No Palm Refrain Deluxe is an Otome Visual Novel that comes in both a standard edition as well as collector’s edition. No English on this as far as we are aware. Only interesting thing about this is that it’s being published by Capcom. Not their usual sort of game.
That Was Physical Releases!
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 last week’s review of Langrisser and my massive list of all exclusive Japanese or Asian physicals that have English. A lot of time and effort went into that, so please support us by checking it out!