Jordan at SwitchWatchTV is back for another round of Physical Releases for the Nintendo Switch. It is so encouraging that during these trying times we can still buy and pre-order the physical releases we love and look forward to. Thankfully, Jordan just keeps helping us to find all the new physical releases coming out, and he compiles them so nicely. Let’s take a look!
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 full week of April, so we’re looking at the releases from the 13th until the 17th. 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.
This week, I finally picked up something new for the Switch, and it’s Cooking Mama. Yes, I really had no intention of picking this one up. However, the marketing genius behind it has had collector’s scrambling for copies just in case they have to be recalled and destroyed due to disputes between the rights owners and the publisher.
Will I ever play it? Nope, but I didn’t want to take the risk. I don’t know how rare it’s going to be, but there are copies available in places if you don’t want to risk it yourself.
Microids Double Pack
Microids have got a trademark double pack for you. This time, they are doubling up Flashback, which received a physical edition ages ago, plus Another World which was one of Limited Run’s releases a while back. Individually, these were probably a bit pricey for what you got, but bundled together, you’ve got yourself a nice little package. Anyone planning on picking this up, or do you already have the individual releases?
Finding Teddy II
Finding Teddy II was supposed to be releasing this week thanks to Pixel Heart, the same people who published Gigantic Army, which is something of a legend in these parts. I’ve been talking with the publisher and they are rushing around like crazy trying to get these sorted in time for release, but as with the current global climate, it’s touch and go as to whether they will be able to put it out this week. Perhaps it may be delayed slightly, but they’re trying their best. I mean, I’m actually looking forward to this, it looks like a decent game despite the name. And I’m hoping we can take a look at it for review.
Construction Machines Simulator
Another casualty is that of Construction Machines Simulator, there have been listings for this one this week, but unfortunately due to the current climate, it has been delayed until May 15th, although that too is just a placeholder.
Sword of the Necromancer
Sword of the Necromancer is having a successful Kickstater right as I speak. The game is already fully funded but continues to get support including a €40 early bird physical edition. This game is a cross between top-down Zelda and Enter the Gungeon or so I’m told and apparently the game is pretty much functional and playable already, they just want support to make it bigger and better. More bosses, more enemies, more music, more art and so on. It looks pretty decent so if you want to support it, head over to the Kickstarter to get your pledge in. Sadly there’s no known delivery date, but the publisher handling this one has a good track record of delivering on their promises.
Let’s jump into the low print releases!
Low Print Physical Releases
Sexy Brutale is Super Rare Games’ latest physical release, this was a very well received game when it originally launched on PS4 I believe, but did garner a lot of criticism for the shoddy performance of the Nintendo Switch port. However, Super Rare have stated that this release includes the latest patch on the cartridge, whether that fully irons out the performance issues or not, I don’t know. They have a standard edition as well as a collector’s edition, this including a 64 page art book, a soundtrack CD, A3 poster, a full pack of playing cards, full color comic, complete set of trading cards, plus the stuff usually found in the standard version like manual and sticker. Sounds really nice actually. Only 1000 copies for that, but the standard version has 4,000. Anyways, 16th of April to get your order in for this one.
Black Bird is now up for pre-order from Limited Run Games. If you don’t know what this game is all about, my God, what are you doing guys? This is one of the most surreal games I’ve ever played, especially in the shooter genre. It’s a side scrolling shooter where you can roam left and right as you please and… well, it’s just weird, but very very lovely. If you enjoy the classic game Defender, well this is better and then some. Great art style and absolutely top tier music, it’s a great little package. Short, sweet, great for score attacks. Limited run are doing a standard edition as well as a collector’s edition. In that you get a reversible poster, an art book and, yes they know the music is awesome… a soundtrack CD! Highly recommend you check out our review of this one for more info.
Clannad is also another release from Limited Run, this time under their distribution line. A very highly regarded visual novel, often touted as the best on the Switch by many and I’m sure this is going to make a lot of people happy. Previously this was an import exclusive, the Japanese release from a while ago does have English so I’m sure most hardcore fans already have that in their collection, but it was pricey and it’s pretty much sold out everywhere, so at least this opens the game up to a wider audience. There’s also supposedly a collector’s edition. Although when it comes to their distribution line, Limited Run, couldn’t give two monkey’s about putting much info or promotion about them in the run up to release, but it looks like it includes a guidebook as well as an arranged soundtrack. As for the pricing, who knows, although I have a feeling this ain’t going to be cheap. April 14th for a 6 week pre-order.
Alright, let’s jump into a couple of imports for this week.
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Only a couple of games this week:
The Fox Awaits Me
The Fox Awaits Me is a visual novel releasing in Japan. This is releasing digitally in the west, but only physically in Japan for now. The good news is that the Japanese release does have English, so if you want it physically, then it’s going to be worth an import. And not only that, but there’s a standard edition as well as a limited edition if you fancy a drama CD as well as a soundtrack. Anyways, this is a bishoujo which means it stars young girls, the main character has lost their memory in a folklore infused world with some lovely art work and music. And, by the way, we will have a review for you out shortly. April 16th for this one.
Olympia Soiree is another visual novel, this time of the ever popular otome genre. Sadly this one does not have English. But just like the Fox awaits Me and every other visual novel released in Japan, there’s the standard edition and collector’s edition, which includes a drama CD and booklet.
Right guys, hope you enjoyed this episode of New Physicals. What has taken your fancy this week? Be sure to check out last week’s episode in case you missed it plus a couple of reviews you may have missed. And hopefully tomorrow we can have a nice review of The Fox Awaits Me for you guys. We’ll see you over there!