Update #2 [Sun 19th May, 2024 04:00 BST]:

Arc System Works has announced the North American release date for Dave The Diver: Anniversary Edition has now been delayed until 28th June 2024 "due to production issues". Here's the notice in full:

Announcement: DAVE THE DIVER - Anniversary Edition North American launch date May 30th, 2024 has been delayed until June 28th, 2024 due to production issues.

We at Arc System Works would like to formally apologize for this inconvenience and will be sure to update those who have already pre-ordered as well our community with any other information regarding its release.

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Update #1 [Sat 2nd Mar, 2024 05:00 GMT]:

Pre-orders for this Japanese physical release of Dave The Diver have now officially gone live on Playasia (thanks, Nintendo Everything). As previously noted, this version of the game is region-free and includes support for English and other languages. It will set you back USD $29.99 (or your regional equivalent) and is expected to ship on 30th May, 2024.

Original story [Thu 29th Feb, 2024 05:55 GMT]:

If you've been waiting for a hard copy of Dave The Diver, you're in luck... kind of. Arc System Works has today announced a physical "Anniversary Edition" of the game for Switch will be launching on 30th May 2024.

As part of this collab, the game will add some content from the fighting game Guilty Gear Strive. This includes themed graphics for the boat and customers who wear themed costumes. There's also a rhythm game giving you access to the song "The Disaster of Passion". It's worth mentioning how this isn't Dave's first collab, as he's previously teamed up with Godzilla and games like Dredge.

If you do end up purchasing this version of the game early, you'll score some special sticker sheets and a soundtrack CD featuring the music from Dave The Diver. This version will also apparently support English and other languages. If we hear any updates about a local release, we'll let you know.

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[source nintendoeverything.com]