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Topic: Switch Physical Boxed Games List & Release Dates (US & CA)

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Zuljaras

@Paraka Really?! So you can play the game just from the cartridge?

Zuljaras

RupeeClock

I rarely order from Play-asia these days but I may be placing an order soon for these items.
Record of Lodoss War: Deidlet in Wonder Labyrinth - https://www.play-asia.com/record-of-lodoss-war-deedlit-in-won...
COGEN: Sword of Rewind - https://www.play-asia.com/cogen-sword-of-rewind-english/13/70...
DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game - https://www.play-asia.com/deeeer-simulator-your-average-every...
Fight of Animals: Arena - https://www.play-asia.com/fight-of-animals-arena-english/13/7...
Deathsmiles I & II (English) - https://www.play-asia.com/deathsmiles-i-ii-english/13/70eexj
Monster Crown (EU Region) - https://www.play-asia.com/monster-crown/13/70esld

For some reason, Play-asia is still the only place I can even find a listing for the EU release of Monster Crown, even though that game is coming out in three weeks. What is going on with that release?

COGEN Sword of Rewind looks great, but I have my concerns with how much paid DLC that game has, and how none of it is in the physical release. It has Copen from The Luminous Avenger iX (Azure Striker Gunvolt series) as a crossover DLC character too.
There's a pricier limited edition that includes some (but not all) DLC, an art book, and two audio CDs, but I'm not sure.
https://www.play-asia.com/cogen-sword-of-rewind-limited-editi...

I also have my eyes on Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2, but I'm suspecting that LRG will have a US distribution release in the near future.
https://www.play-asia.com/gunvolt-chronicles-luminous-avenger...
https://www.play-asia.com/gunvolt-chronicles-luminous-avenger...

RupeeClock

Anti-Matter

Youtubers Life 2 physical version (Japan) has been confirmed too from playasia.
https://www.play-asia.com/youtubers-life-2-english/13/70exn5

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Paraka

@Miadaskate - I am pretty sure a chunk of game is different than a full game.

No one orders pizza, gets all bu 3 slices and say, "pizza is pizza."

@Zuljaras - Yes, all is playable on cart outside any bug fix patches that may be coming.

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Paraka

RupeeClock

@Miadaskate
The main concern here really is if the physical release is base content complete.
There are some releases that don't include all of the necessary game data to actually launch the game without an internet connection, such as the Spyro Remastered trilogy.

It's one thing if the game receives content updates in the form of expansions or DLC in the future, but it's another if the base game isn't on the cartridge.

RupeeClock

Paraka

@Miadaskate - Then simply don't belittle the preference of having a functional cart for the sake of being confrontational. Literally you're interjection was to demean the preference. So just stop.

It's preferential for collectors to get something as close to the most current version as possible for future investment of their time. Partial game is just simply wasted investment, as they are rendered obsolete post-support.

That's literally why collector types care so much.

Paraka

RupeeClock

@Miadaskate
I don't think that's fair, I share Paraka's concern.

Not all updates are the same, whilst it's preferable that a cartridge has everything on the cartridge, there's four kinds:
1. Minor function fixes or hotfixes, which do not modify content.
2. Day-1 patches, used to get the game up to a more acceptable standard at launch, which is done to account for the manufacturing time and when the game hits retail shelves.
3. Content updates, newly developed content that was not available at launch, which conceptually does not apply to digital-only games that get limited physical releases much later on.
4. Mandatory downloads, forcing the user to download additional data to complete the incomplete data on the cartridge.

Most retail games fall into categories 1, 2, or 3, but some publishers like Activision in particular are keen to use category 4, to ship an incomplete product that requires internet activation to offload production costs by using cheaper cartridges with lower storage capacity.

RupeeClock

Magician

@RupeeClock Possibly consider another category for that list?

1. QoL update: Japanese releases like Cube Creator X and Fishing Spirits had English support added a while after the game had launched. I wouldn't qualify that as neither a minor hotfix (nothing was fixed) nor a content update (no gameplay was added or altered).

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Switch Physical Collection - 802 games (as of October 2nd, 2021)
Currently playing: Spiritfarer (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

RupeeClock

@Magician
I would sort of qualify a QoL change as a functional update, rather than a fix.
It's kind of like content, and it doesn't necessarily fix something that was broken, but does improve the user experience.
So, I'd revise the 2nd category instead.

RupeeClock

Miadaskate

Hoping to snag Metroid Dread Collector’s Edition at launch. Never could land a pre-order. Wonder how difficult it’ll be. I’m thinking very.

I’ve been hearing the game is super intense. I can’t wait.

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Currently Playing :

PS4 : Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS3 : Nothing!
Vita : Nothing!
Xbox : Nothing!
Switch : Nothing!
N3DSXL : Nothing!

RupeeClock

@Miadaskate
It's been a much easier time pre-ordering that collector's edition in the UK.
GAME still lets you pre-order it right now.
https://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_101...
And My Nintendo UK Store periodically accepts orders.
https://store.nintendo.co.uk/en_gb/metroid-dread-special-edit...

I was recently experiencing a lot of issues placing orders on Nintendo's UK site, for some reason they will always refuse my payment card details unless I place the order on a mobile device, I can't make sense of that. I eventually managed though because I did want the extra things which are an A2 poster set, sticker sheet, and keychain.

RupeeClock

RupeeClock

Also, my physical copy of Sonic Colours: Ultimate arrived today.
It has Ver 1.0.0 on the cartridge, so the delay wasn't to get a newer ROM on the cartridge.
So if you want to experience the horrible flashing colours glitch for yourself, this is one way to go about it.
Remarkably, the Switch firmware knows an update is available even though I only inserted the cartridge after going into airplane mode. Nintendo must really want to make sure you update this software based on an ID list in the firmware or something.

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RupeeClock

MarioBrickLayer

RupeeClock wrote:

@Miadaskate
It's been a much easier time pre-ordering that collector's edition in the UK.
GAME still lets you pre-order it right now.
https://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_101...
And My Nintendo UK Store periodically accepts orders.
https://store.nintendo.co.uk/en_gb/metroid-dread-special-edit...

I was recently experiencing a lot of issues placing orders on Nintendo's UK site, for some reason they will always refuse my payment card details unless I place the order on a mobile device, I can't make sense of that. I eventually managed though because I did want the extra things which are an A2 poster set, sticker sheet, and keychain.

You can also get a copy from Smyths, which is slightly cheaper as they don't charge delivery, but Game do, even for instore pickup.

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/video-games-and-tablets/p...

MarioBrickLayer

SKTTR

Since I'm sure that updates can be downloaded through unofficial means wouldn't that make the V1.0 versions more valuable?

With V1.0 you can select which update you wanna add. But with a later update burnt onto the cart you can never revert back to the older versions.
In some cases you'd lose original content entirely.

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Switch fc: 6705-1518-0990

RupeeClock

@SKTTR
Updates aren't actually written to the game cartridge, thankfully.
The Switch firmware itself keeps a record of the latest version of a game to be launched on that system.
Meaning if I were to ever launch say v1.0.4 of Sonic Colours Ultimate, I wouldn't be able to launch any earlier versions like a cartridge with v1.0.0 installed, or any other physical releases that might have earlier versions.

Nintendo do this for two reasons, save data compatibility, and exploit mitigation.

RupeeClock

Miadaskate

MarioBrickLayer wrote:

RupeeClock wrote:

@Miadaskate
It's been a much easier time pre-ordering that collector's edition in the UK.
GAME still lets you pre-order it right now.
https://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_101...
And My Nintendo UK Store periodically accepts orders.
https://store.nintendo.co.uk/en_gb/metroid-dread-special-edit...

I was recently experiencing a lot of issues placing orders on Nintendo's UK site, for some reason they will always refuse my payment card details unless I place the order on a mobile device, I can't make sense of that. I eventually managed though because I did want the extra things which are an A2 poster set, sticker sheet, and keychain.

You can also get a copy from Smyths, which is slightly cheaper as they don't charge delivery, but Game do, even for instore pickup.

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/video-games-and-tablets/p...

Thanks fellas, but I’m looking for the North American version.

Currently Playing :

PS4 : Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS3 : Nothing!
Vita : Nothing!
Xbox : Nothing!
Switch : Nothing!
N3DSXL : Nothing!

RupeeClock

@Miadaskate
Understandable, the NA version has been a nightmare to source from what I've heard.

I'm thankful that the EU version hasn't been that hard to find, the special edition for Samus Returns on the 3DS was an absolute nightmare to pre-order. It was exclusive to Nintendo UK Store and it sold out very quickly both times I remember it going up.
I was monitoring that site for ages looking for the opportunity so my brother could order it.

RupeeClock

Miadaskate

RupeeClock wrote:

@Miadaskate
Understandable, the NA version has been a nightmare to source from what I've heard.

I'm thankful that the EU version hasn't been that hard to find, the special edition for Samus Returns on the 3DS was an absolute nightmare to pre-order. It was exclusive to Nintendo UK Store and it sold out very quickly both times I remember it going up.
I was monitoring that site for ages looking for the opportunity so my brother could order it.

Yeah, it just kinda came up for pre-order super fast and by the time I realized, it was sold out everywhere. A few retailers do show “coming soon”, so I’m hoping to snag one on release day.

Currently Playing :

PS4 : Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS3 : Nothing!
Vita : Nothing!
Xbox : Nothing!
Switch : Nothing!
N3DSXL : Nothing!

Magician

@Miadaskate

I've gotten into the habit of checking Amazon frequently 48 hours before a game launches.

Sometimes they'll reopen preorders briefly due to cancellations.

At least...that's how I scored the CEs for Xenoblade and FE:TH.

P.S. - Astroneer is open to preorder on AmazonJP.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B09GL16S18

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Switch Physical Collection - 802 games (as of October 2nd, 2021)
Currently playing: Spiritfarer (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

RupeeClock

Super Rare Games have accidentally revealed their next release, in an early-early pre-orders email sent to Super Rare Club members.
They'll be announcing it officially on October 1st, but I can say that quite a few people have correctly guessed what game it is on Twitter prior to today.

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