Jordan at SwitchWatchTV is back at it with a healthy dose of physical releases coming to our favorite hybrid console. It is not quite the insanity that launched last week, but there are still some fun physical releases and pre-orders to talk about. Check out his video below, or you can read his script 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 first week of June! Oh, my God. Where has the year gone? We’re looking at the 1st until the 5th of the month.
We will be taking a look at retail physical releases, low print pre-orders, and imports, plus our community spotlight where you show off your pick ups and potentially win a physical Switch game. Stay tuned for that, because we have a nice bonus to tell you about. After last week’s episode craziness, thankfully we’re back down to earth, but still with some very interesting titles!
The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is the biggest boy this week, that’s for sure. Developed by Obsidian to quench the thirst of a Fallout-style game. Made by the same team as the one who worked on the much loved New Vegas, this was a well received game when it released on other consoles back late last year. First-person RPG goodness is the order of the day, and I’m sure Nintendo Switch fans can’t wait to set out on adventure when this releases on June 5th.
Originally this was destined to be a download code in a box release, but the publisher backtracked and it’s now on a cartridge. It’s still rather disappointing, as there’s a supposed 6GB download that’s not required but highly preferred since it will smooth out performance, have higher textures, and squashes bugs. It’s better, but it’s not necessary.
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, or as it’s more boringly named in Europe, 51 Worldwide Games, is Nintendo’s big offering for this month. As rubbish as it may sound for hardcore gamers, this is actually set to be a fantastic game for family and those that love good card games, boardgames, and dice stuff. You know, gathering around the living room table kind of games. It is fully online, and there’s something here for everyone. No doubt Nintendo’s quality will shine through a genre that can be filled with shovelware. This is the kind of game that can get non-gamers playing Switch and Nintendo knows it. Probably not one for me, but I know plenty of people who will love this! I know Juan is excited to play this with the family!
Let’s jump into the low print releases!
Samurai Shodown Collection
Last week I mentioned Pix n Love’s upcoming release of the Samurai Shodown Collection, and just as predicted, they’re going up for pre-order this week. There’s a standard version which can be ordered, but there is also a highly limited collector’s edition of it which is due in August. There’s only going to be 1800 copies of this shock box edition, and if it’s anything like their last one, you know it’s going to be quality. This includes the game, of course, plus the bad-ass NEO GEO box, a 104-page artbook featuring never-before-seen design documents, a 2 CD soundtrack full of the awesome music that the series is known for, plus 7 lithographs. The game itself has 7 of the NEO GEO games, including a never seen before version of Samurai Shodown V, known as PERFECT which was never released. Anyways, you can order this on Tuesday at 4pm UK time from their website pixnlovepublishing.com. Set an alarm, guys!
There’s another Low Print company jumping into the action, guys. This time it’s Ultra Collectors, and their first release is already open for order and it’s Indiecalypse. There’s a standard edition with only 1000 copies, and a collector’s edition with 2000. The collector’s edition includes a deck of playing cards, a decently sized art book, a 44 track CD, and a certificate. Now, we’re all a bit wary about new companies coming on the block, but this is being set up by Jandu Soft who are a reputable company with experience in doing Switch physical releases already. They did Furwind and Caveman Warriors for example. Anyways, this is already up for order, and it might actually be sold out by the time this video goes live. Who knows!
Blaster Master Zero
Now, although I mentioned (or perhaps guessed) about Blaster Master Zero being Limited Run’s next release, I just want to confirm the official story now. I assumed it was just the first game, but no, they have the first game AND the second game up for pre-order right now. My first thought was why on earth aren’t both games put on to one cartridge for a single release? The games are absolutely tiny and could fit on the lowest available cart with more room to spare than not. Now, you have to pay twice as much for something they simply could have done. But it is what it is, profit needs to be made. Anyways, they also have a myriad of confusing editions including one massive collector’s edition that includes both games plus all sorts of stuff including a couple of metal tanks, NES style cases, posters, soundtracks, etc.
Let’s move on to those juicy imports.
Alright, let’s jump into the imports this week… Well, actually that should be singular as sadly there’s only one import this week.
Kowloon Youma Gakunki
And it’s Kowloon Youma Gakuenki! This is an adventure game that comes either in a standard edition or a collector’s edition, the latter of which includes a figurine, a drama CD, and an art book. Sadly, there’s no English for this one, so no real need to import unless you really want that figure on your desk.
Right guys, hope you enjoyed this episode of New Physical Releases! Special thanks to our executive producers Dane Wilkinson, God of Resin, Jonathan Rumore, Ganacus and all the others who have joined our membership, we really appreciate you guys. Check out last week’s monster episode in case you missed it, and we’ll see you guys next time!