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

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RupeeClock

Limited Run Games will be holding their 2022 New Year's blowout sale soon, they have 3 whole pages of Switch games plus blind boxes on offer.
This is where they sell off some remaining stock that is held for replacements of lost or damaged shipments.
https://limitedrungames.com/blogs/news/january-3rd-blowout-sa...
https://limitedrungames.com/collections/2022-blowout-sale?page=1
Nothing that I feel the need to get though, I've gotten everyone I've wanted from when they were last available so far.

Wired Productions have also opened pre-orders for a couple of interesting looking EU Switch physicals that might fly under many people's radars. I don't think JP's Switchmania even tweeted about Lumote here.
https://shop.wiredproductions.com/products/arcade-paradise-ni...
https://shop.wiredproductions.com/products/lumote-the-masterm...
Since Wired Productions have had some of their releases distributed by LRG, such as The Falconeer, and their "Black Label" release of Victor Vran, I would anticipate these games and more getting LRG distribution releases in the future.

RupeeClock

Magician

Nothing says "fun" like Super Rare Club membership dues. SRG's 2021 was a winner in my eyes, although it wasn't as strong as their 2020 lineup. Project Warlock, Littlewood, and Mundaun were my favorites this year. I look forward to seeing what their first 2022 offering will be.

Switch Physical Collection - 968 games (as of July 2nd, 2022)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

Paraka

Well, hit 1200 Switch games, physical. Though some trimming is due. Namely mandatory download types.

Paraka

Miadaskate

I couldn’t decide between Death’s Door on Switch or PS5, so I bought both!

I wasn’t going to stupidly miss out again like I did with BroForce.

Edited on by Miadaskate

Currently Playing :

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

Magician

Square-Enix showed up strong with physical releases last year. Saga Frontier, Legend of Mana, and Romancing Saga 2. I wonder what we could expect from them this year? I hope that Chrono Cross Remaster rumor is legit. Personally, I always enjoyed Cross more than Trigger. Blasphemy, I know.

But what else could we expect? Maybe a SEA release for SaGa: Scarlet Grace, since the Japanese release doesn't support English. Or perhaps a physical release for Star Ocean First Departure R or Actraiser Renaissance? And I know we're all still waiting for a western release of Dragon Quest Heroes I & II. You know, the double pack that was available at launch for the Switch in Japan.

Nary a peep for us in the west though.

Switch Physical Collection - 968 games (as of July 2nd, 2022)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

Paraka

@Magician - Looking at what Square has said early Summer (similar goes with Capcom), it sounds to me that due to the limited production of the new consoles, leading to less than predicted sales for them. So since around that time, they're likely looking into their backlog to see what can reasonably be ported, remade and remastered. With Switch directly focused, as it's the widest possible market for them to expand to (relating to their comments).

My prediction is Crono Cross has something coming out. What it is I haven't ferried a guess. But outside that, I predict they'll finally port FF13, wrap up Nintendo's FF lag, along with maybe Disidia, to make up for lost costs on the Vita.

And we will see something of a "permanent" Kingdom Hearts release, non-cloud streaming. Likely under a different name to sell it all over again, and SEA probably will be the only one to get a complete-on-cart edition.

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Paraka

Magician

I was going to skip LRG's release of Valis Collection.

Then I saw that it'll be one of their numbered releases.

My OCD demands satisfaction, so I ordered a copy.

Switch Physical Collection - 968 games (as of July 2nd, 2022)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

JasmineDragon

I need to kvetch and this seems like the best place for it. Why do Nintendo seem to be the only company that can't or won't put spine printing on their steelbooks? I have five Switch games in steelbooks, two from Nintendo and three from third parties. The third parties have the name of the game printed on the spine like a normal game, or a book, or a CD or, for that matter, like EVERY ONE of the steelbook movies that I own. Neither one of the Nintendo games do. They just have blank spines. I guess Nintendo think I should just remember - "white spine is XC2, black spine is Metroid Dread".

It's not a huge deal, I know, but it's weird and it seems kind of cheap. I can't think of any good reason for it, except maybe that they can save a few bucks by not having to print different steelbook inserts for each region. But in the grand scheme this probably amounts to pennies per copy, if that.

Switch FC: SW-5152-0041-1364
Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Paraka

@JasmineDragon - Honestly a good question, but it is not Nintendo alone that's at fault for this as well. I have a small handful of movies that also did this (Best Buy's LotR special edition for instance).

Honestly cannot fathom much a guess other than simple oversight. Though I personally do not collect many steel books myself, seems irreplaceable if damaged in the future. Most of mine are display only.

My biggest gripe it the inner of basic Switch cases. Perfect time to really advertise your game's art, but rarely ever utilized.

Paraka

JasmineDragon

@Paraka I don't really collect steelbooks either, but I've picked up a few over the last few years, mostly when I find good deals for them when I wanted the game or movie anyway. I just think they look snazzy and make the experience feel a little special, but I share your worry about their longevity.

Apparently the manufacturers share the same concern, since a lot of them come in special plastic oversleeves (which strikes me as wasteful, but also produces some striking effects, so I'll allow it)!

It's not something I'd ever make a special effort to collect, but I do appreciate the ones I own.

Totally agree about inner sleeve art. It never fails to disappoint me when the interior is blank - or even worse, when it's printed but only for the legal disclaimers and warning.

Edited on by JasmineDragon

Switch FC: SW-5152-0041-1364
Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Paraka

@JasmineDragon - Man, the legality ones are the worst. Been doing an effort to update my imports with better work over the years, outside the boutique, been updating every insert I can, using the NTSC style to make it more uniform, and go out of my way to at least have something on the insides.

Paraka

Zuljaras

For the first time I bought the Super Rare Games club membership. I know that I 100% want Vigil the Longest Night this year.

I hope they can surprise me with some quality games this year. Indie is good but not some very small and niche indie games, a little on the R rated games will please me

Personally I am hoping for Graveyard Keeper.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/random-doom-fan-has-a-novel-way-to-display-a-destroyed-switch-cartridge

Paraka

Really curious; Has anyone seen any blip of news if more recent Pokémon DP shipments having that first day-one patch on the cart yet?

Paraka

Magician

@Zuljaras - I emailed SRG last year, asking about the possibility of Hand of Fate 2 being opted for a physical release. Seems as though Defiant Development passed. Beyond that I assume LRG have already cherry-picked several of the high profile indie releases. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, River City Girls 2, Shadow Man Remastered, etc. And I'd also appreciate a Switch physical release for Demon's Tilt since that was a PS4-only physical release from LRG last year.

Switch Physical Collection - 968 games (as of July 2nd, 2022)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

Zuljaras

@Magician I would definitely go for the TMNT and Shadow Man releases if they happen

Edited on by Zuljaras

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/random-doom-fan-has-a-novel-way-to-display-a-destroyed-switch-cartridge

Magician

@MarioBrickLayer No doubt the TMNT name carries a lot of cache with gamers. It'll just depend on what publisher Dotemu wants to do. Maybe they'll opt for multiple physical releases as they did for Streets of Rage 4? Maybe they won't.

Edited on by Magician

Switch Physical Collection - 968 games (as of July 2nd, 2022)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

Miadaskate

In case you were on the fence about buying Eastward from Play-Asia (like me), according to ChuckleFish on their accolades video posted on their channel today, they are working with iam8bit with more news on an exact date as soon as they have it.

Edited on by Miadaskate

Currently Playing :

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

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