Jordan has brought us the goods once again! What a lovely list of physical releases he has presented us with today. If you are an avid collector of these physical releases and want to add them to your growing collection, check out what he has put together for this week. You’ll thank me later. Check out the video below or read it here on SwitchWatch.co.uk.
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 5th week of March and the 1st week of April, and we’re looking at the releases from March 30 until the 3rd of April. 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. Let’s get started!
Zombie Army Trilogy
Zombie Army Trilogy is releasing this week on the 31st! This is a co-op shooter where you try to survive zombie hordes with your friends either with local wireless or online. It’s made by the same hands as the Sniper Elite games, so you know this one has a bit of pedigree behind it. Those ports have been very solid up to this point. We should have a review up for this one soon.
After quite the delay, it looks like Railway Empire is set to grace the Switch physically. This is a simulation game, as you’d expect, where you build up a railway empire across the American landscape. You compete against rival companies and have historically accurate trains. It looks cool for those who are into trains or simulation games in general. Anyone interested in picking this one up?
Bayala: The Game
Bayala: The Game looks like it’s seeing a wider European release after initially releasing in Germany a while back. This is a tie-in of a TV show or cheap kids movie. I don’t know. It’s not my area of expertise, guys. All I know is that it may be coming!
Right, that’s it for western retail physical releases. A quiet week for sure, but don’t think it’s over. Because it ain’t! There’s still a lot of stuff this week.
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do from last week.
Ittle Dew Collector’s Edition
Ittle Dew Collector’s Edition is going out this week. Obviously we’re giving away a copy of this to someone at the end of the show (see video), but if you’re not the one, then now’s the time to get your order in for this lovely little Zelda-like game. They are tentatively being shipped on the 31st.
Guns, Gore, and Cannoli 1 & 2
Strictly Limited Games are doing a double pack of Guns Gore Cannoli 1 & 2. These are fun enough run-and-gun games. I think Juan reviewed the latest one and enjoyed it for what it was. Thankfully, the Switch version is far less confusing than their PS4 release of this. You have a standard edition as well as a collector’s edition with a few extra goodies. Orders went live already. There will probably be some left by the time this goes out. I can’t imagine a huge demand.
Limited Run Games. Oh, God. What are you doing to me? Let’s start off with one that I’m considering picking up personally, Panzer Dragoon – a stealth drop on the Switch from the Mini Direct, plus Limited Run got in on the action too with a double offering. A standard edition as well as a collector’s edition called the Classic Edition, which comes in a Sega Saturn style case as well as a long form manual. Although, knowing how fragile Saturn cases can be. It just makes me wince looking at it.
Not only that, but you can also buy separately a 2LP vinyl soundtrack for the game. Although, sadly, it’s already sold out.
And not only that, but they have Shadowgate up for pre-order in a standard edition as well as collector’s edition, which seems a bit bare bones. You get a soundtrack and an art card.
Arc of Alchemist
One that’s not up for order yet is Arc of Alchemist, which orders go live in a couple of days. This is a slightly rough action RPG, but one that’s popular in Japan and I’m sure will have an audience here too. It’s not part of Limited Run’s own line up. They are just acting as distributor.
And finally for this exhaustive Low Print section, Physicality Games have finally launched their website and have pre-orders open for a variety of games.
First up, Rolling Gunner, I’ve been told this is an excellent shooter that all fans of the genre should have, which means I think this is easily going to be their most popular release of the starting bunch. There’s a standard release as well as a Deluxe Edition which includes a soundtrack, steel-book, display stand, cloth control sheet, CD soundtrack and a cheap tacky metal tin with a display window. Sorry, that’s overly harsh, but here living in China, every corner shop them with for the quickest, cheapest, and laziest gift a person can buy in history, it just devalues the package because I know how dirt common and cheap they are here.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
Anyways, they also have the same deal for Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut. That collector’s edition comes with a flag cloth, key chain, embroidery patch, steelbook and a similar crappy tin.
Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack
And finally the have a release of Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack, although only a collector’s edition since the standard already has a retail release, at least in Europe anyways. This collector’s edition includes a commemorative coin, steelbook, 3 acrylic stands, a closed Beta code for a new game in the series plus the same crappy metal tin. Sorry, I won’t stop teasing!
Alright guys, I’m exhausted let’s move on to imports.
But before that, just a heads up that all the games mentioned here have affiliate links, so any purchase you make using those links will also help out the SwitchWatch team massively. You’re always fantastic, and we appreciate you guys very much.
If you do use our links, don’t forget to type in coupon code SWITCHWATCHTV to get 5% off every physical item you purchase from Play Asia. Now might be the last chance to use the code. We still haven’t quite passed the threshold that’s required of their new standards. Yes, they’ve changed their criterion. I think we just need a couple more, so it looks likely but not 100% guaranteed.
To begin this week, the legendary indie hero, Shovel Knight, is getting a belated physical release in Japan courtesy of Flyhigh Works. Obviously, there’s no need to import this one, unless you actually live in Japan as it already has a worldwide release. Still an excellent package.
KOTOBA NO PUZZLE: MOJI PITTAN ENCORE
KOTOBA NO PUZZLE: MOJI PITTAN ENCORE is unsurprisingly a puzzle game, released back in 2001 and then remade for WiiWare, of which this version is based on. You have 800 puzzles based on words. Japanese words too, so no English and probably never will be.
1PrintGames are selling some of their Kero Blaster stock over on Play Asia. Just like their Ittle Dew set that’s releasing this week, you can also get your hands on this Collector’s Edition that has the same sort of things, including key chain and soundtrack CD.
PIKA PIKA NURSE MONOGATARI
PIKA PIKA NURSE MONOGATARI: SHOUNIKA WA ITSUMO OOSAWAGI FOR NINTENDO SWITCH is releasing on April 2nd. The product description states that this is a simulation game where the player works at the pediatric ward of the general hospital. From nursing outpatients to hospitalized children and newborns, you will need to handle various tasks. Cool! Sadly, there’s no English.
As discussed a few episodes back, most people were happy to include a little bit of non-physical games stuff once in a while such as soundtracks, books and toys and such. So let’s move on to this miscellaneous section as there are some things I’m fanboying over and want to share.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Goods
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is coming soon. I’m well excited. And to celebrate, there’s all sorts of FF7 stuff going up for order. The most relevant to the Switch, however, are these POLYGON figurines. Holy Crap, I want them. Why are they so expensive! Anyways, you get 8 in a box, although the wording seems weird, as though you’re not always guaranteed not to get repeats, which is strange. Maybe it’s a Japanese thing. Either way, holy cow do I need my polygon Red XIII.
Anyways, there’s loads of FF7 stuff going around, but this was the most relevant to the Switch since these Polygon bad boys are actually on the Switch. I’ve linked below other cool stuff you can check out too, like the soundtrack and such.
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 our review of Shinsekai, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4, and of course James’ bargains video. We’ll see you guys over there!