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Switch G4 Steelbook/MetalPack/Etc. Compendium


#1 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:21 AM

This is an ongoing work in progress. I will update it as I have new information. Please feel free to add any suggestions, comments or upcoming releases I haven't found yet. I am noting all variations of all releases that I have found.

Released

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition (US Release)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector's Edition (EU Release)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Best Buy Exclusive)
  • Bayonetta 1&2 Non-Stop Climax Edition (JP Release)(Holds both cartridges)
  • Bayonetta 1&2 Special Edition (EU/AU Release)
  • Mercenary Kings / Flinthook (Limited Run Games)(3000 print run)(Holds both cartridges)
  • PixelJunk Monsters 2 (US Release)(Limited Run Games)(2500 print run)
  • Saturday Morning RPG (US Release)(Limited Run Games)(2500 print run)
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition (US Release)(May not be Steelbook, most likely MetalPack)
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Limited Edition (ASIA Release)(May not be Steelbook, most likely MetalPack)
  • Slime-San (US Release)(Limited Run Games)(2500 print run) 

Confirmed release, Confirmed size


  • Flashback 25th Anniversary (EU/US Release)(MetalPack)(30,000 print run)(Amazon.de)(Amazon.co.uk)(Amazon.es)(Amazon.fr)(Amazon.comPreorder now for 6/19/18 Release (EU) 7/1/18 Release (US)
  • Kingdom: New Lands (US Release) (Limited Run Games)(???? Print Run) Purchase on 6/22/18 at 10:00AM GMT-5 (EST), 2nd batch available at 6:00PM GMT-5 (EST)

Confirmed release, Unconfirmed size

Close but not a Case

Protection



#2 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:22 AM

Images

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Spoiler


Bayonetta / Bayonetta 2 (EU)
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Bayonetta / Bayonetta 2 (JP)
Spoiler


Mercenary Kings / Flinthook
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Saturday Morning RPG
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PixelJunk Monsters 2
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Slime-San
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#3 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:22 AM

Change Log:

  • 04/27/18 - Updated release dates
  • 04/29/18 - Moved Flashback to confirmed Switch size case, added print run size
  • 05/04/18 - Updated link for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition
  • 05/07/18 - Moved BBTag to confirmed size. Added sources for Flashback 25th Anniversary
  • 05/10/18 - Added the newest LRG mystery CE to the confirmed list
  • 05/12/18 - Updated the LRG mystery CE details
  • 05/15/18 - Updated the LRG mystery CE details (PixelJunk Monsters 2) Added images section.
  • 05/18/18 - Moved PixelJunk Monsters to released
  • 06/01/18 - Added Slime-San to the confirmed list
  • 06/07/18 - Added quantity to Slime-San. Added Slime-San image. Moved BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition to Released. Moved BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Limited Edition to Released. 
  • 06/12/18 - Moved Slime-San to Released. Added Kingdom: New Lands to Confirmed. Updated Flashback release date and added US release info.


#4 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1100 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

Thanks for putting this together...somehow I missed the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe steelbook...



#5 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   950 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:03 AM

Nice work!

#6 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2867 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

Cool thread!

Are the two Xenoblade ones different?

#7 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13656 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:41 PM

Didn't you see we already have a Steelbook thread? We have forum rules you know. . .



#8 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:10 PM

Cool thread!
Are the two Xenoblade ones different?


Yes they are. The US release is white while the EU is silver. Additionally the EU has the core crystal in the rear cover embossed where the US version is simply painted. I will be adding detailed photos of all of the releases steelbooks soon.

Didn't you see we already have a Steelbook thread? We have forum rules you know. . .

There was not previously a Switch specific steelbook thread with details on upcoming releases and where to purchase them. All of this information is already on this very forum, but spread all over many forum sections and many forum threads. Thanks for your feigned concern though.

#9 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:28 PM

Saturday Morning RPG steelbook release date has been added. 



#10 SW4J   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:21 AM

And how do the Bayo cases differ?



#11 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:06 AM

And how do the Bayo cases differ?

The JP release has Japanese written below where it says "Bayonetta" on the front and back. It holds both cartridges on the inside. It has all of the Sega and Nintendo copyright stuff on the bottom of the back.

 

The EU release has a diamond shape on the top and bottom of the spine that the JP release doesn't have. 

 

Very minor differences, but distinctly different. 



#12 Modus Pwnens   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for this thread.

 

According to Microids twitter, Flashback will be Switch case size and has a print run of 30,000.

 

 



#13 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for that info. I will update the thread when I have time to get on my PC.

My yard work isn’t going to do itself.....

#14 Modus Pwnens   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

I just received the US Xenoblade steel from eBay (I already had the Japanese special edition so I didn't care about the rest of the SE contents) and it's gorgeous except for the blank spine. What an oversight! The G4 size suits the cover image better than the JP G2.

 

I'm not sure if I'll try to get the MK8 case because I think it's kind of boring / ugly. Whoever is in charge of the cases at NoA needs to get smacked with a trout.



#15 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:16 PM

I’m really hoping there is a difference in the two BlazBlue steelbooks. I’m taking a big $$ gamble since I haven’t been able to get Arc System Works to respond to tweets/Facebook/emails. I have Play-Asia harassing them for info also and they’ve reported back to me a few times that they still haven’t gotten a response either.

#16 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

Arc System Works has their online store up and running now. I have still been unable to get an answer from anyone about the size of the Steelbook included in either version of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. 



#17 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:12 AM

Arc System Works has their online store up and running now. I have still been unable to get an answer from anyone about the size of the Steelbook included in either version of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. 

Yeah, I see what you are saying as they show a copy of the PS4 steelbook in the Switch version description.  I have to assume they will eventually include the Switch sized steelbook (as you can't really hold a Switch cart in a disc holder), but then again you never know.

 

I preordered the Switch version just in case.



#18 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:44 AM

I preordered today also, I can’t miss that chance for keeping my switch steelbook collection complete.
I preordered the Asia multi language Limited Edition yesterday from Play-Asia also.

I just can’t fathom how they have such a social media presence, yet can’t take the 5 minutes or less to answer an email/message with a simple yes or no. At least Play-Asia tried to reach out to them for me.

#19 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:43 AM

A user on Reddit pointed out this Twitch stream that shows the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition Switch steel case alongside the PS4 steel case. It doesn't look to be a Steelbook to me, but I'm still kind of new to this and may be wrong. Source: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/249332244 The cases are shown at 1:01:45.

Arc System Works also responded to my email and this is what they had to say about the American BBTag CE: "The Switch version of steel case is the size of the Switch game package. It is slightly bigger than the normal case due to the material, but it is almost the same size!"

I'm going to move both releases to the confirmed size category, and will be able to give a better update once I receive both my Asia and American releases.

#20 Leilas_Dad   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:36 PM

A user on Reddit pointed out this Twitch stream that shows the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition Switch steel case alongside the PS4 steel case. It doesn't look to be a Steelbook to me, but I'm still kind of new to this and may be wrong. Source: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/249332244 The cases are shown at 1:01:45.

Arc System Works also responded to my email and this is what they had to say about the American BBTag CE: "The Switch version of steel case is the size of the Switch game package. It is slightly bigger than the normal case due to the material, but it is almost the same size!"

I'm going to move both releases to the confirmed size category, and will be able to give a better update once I receive both my Asia and American releases.


That's definitely not a steelbook. Shame, I'm gonna cancel my preorder.

#21 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

LRG's still surprise Switch release for tomorrow apparently has a steelbook in the CE!  2500 available when they go up.

 

https://www.limitedr...dition-preorder

 

The price sucks though.  For $69.99 you get the game, poster, 3 art cards, steelbook and soundtrack.

 

And I thought the Owlboy CE was overpriced......



#22 Edzo04   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

That sucks about Blazblue. Definite cancel for me

#23 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

LRG's still surprise Switch release for tomorrow apparently has a steelbook in the CE!  2500 available when they go up.

 

https://www.limitedr...dition-preorder

 

The price sucks though.  For $69.99 you get the game, poster, 3 art cards, steelbook and soundtrack.

 

And I thought the Owlboy CE was overpriced......

Thanks for posting, I slept through the email. I've updated the first post. 

 

I have a feeling that the Steelbook is going to have a LOT of LRG releases and drive my desire in them way down from over saturation. 



#24 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:38 PM

I apologize for being late to update the first post.
 
LRG announced around Midnight EST on Thursday 5/10/18 that they had decided last minute to delay the mystery release after speaking with the game developer again.
 
It is HIGHLY speculated that this game will be PixelJunk Monsters 2. The placeholders had image names of PJM.jpg The developers of PJ Monsters had originally tweeted on 5/10/18 that the game would be getting a digital release, a lot of DLC and a special limited physical print run. Shortly after the LRG announcement, the PJ Monsters developer removed the tweeted image that announced the physical release. 
 
We shall find out soon enough I suppose.


#25 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

I've added images section. I will update with actual photos of the cases once I receive my Switch case stand from LRG so I can get better images. 



#26 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

I've added the newest Steelbook offering from LRG to the list, Slime-San. 

 

Is anyone else here other than me shooting to get a full collection of the Switch Steelbooks/MetalPacks? 



#27 Edzo04   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

I've added the newest Steelbook offering from LRG to the list, Slime-San.

Is anyone else here other than me shooting to get a full collection of the Switch Steelbooks/MetalPacks?

Thought about it but it seems like LRG is putting one in every release. I don't think I want to have so much money tied up with them constantly. I've preordered them all so far but I'm now stopping at Slime-san.

#28 Modus Pwnens   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 12:27 AM

I'm not collecting them all, since the LRG collector's editions quickly got more expensive than I can justify. It sounds like they will have some games that just have a steelbook and not a full on CE, so I'll be getting those I'm sure. Otherwise it's case by case (pun intended) depending on how much I like the game and design.

#29 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

My BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Limited Edition Asia release has shipped from Play-Asia. I really hope it has a different metal case than the US release otherwise I’ve wasted over $100 on two of the same variation.

#30 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:54 PM

My BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Limited Edition Asia release has shipped from Play-Asia. I really hope it has a different metal case than the US release otherwise I’ve wasted over $100 on two of the same variation.

Speaking of the US version, has yours shipped yet from Arc System Works?  No shipping notice yet for me and the game came out two days ago...what's going on with it?  Some communication would be nice....