This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster ports, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster ports, more

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain for PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One and Switch ports of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster highlight this week’s Japanese game releases.

The latest entry in the third-person alien shooter series, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is developed by Yuke’s, which is known for the WWE 2K series, and is the first entry since Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon in 2011 to be released simultaneously worldwide. It features 50-plus missions in five difficulties, four mobile soldiers, character creation, offline and offline multiplayer, and more.

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is available now for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC, but is coming to Xbox One and Switch for the first time. In Japan, only the Switch version will be released physically, but in the west both versions will get a physical release. The collection features both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, which were originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Get the full list of this week’s Japanese game releases below. It should be noted that Gematsu will receive a small percentage of money from purchases made through Play-Asia links. You can also save $3 using our “GEMATSU” coupon code.

Physical and Digital

  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4) – Launching worldwide digitally.
  • Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Switch) – Launching worldwide for Switch and Xbox One.
  • Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
    • Starter Set + Blaster Edition (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition (PS4, PC)
  • Shadow of the Colossus Value Selection (PS4)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Value Selection (PS4)
  • V-Rally 4 (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.


  • Case Closed Skateboard Run: Phantom Thief Kid and the Mysterious Treasures (Switch)
  • Doggie Ninja: The Golden Mission (Switch)
  • Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Xbox One)
  • GhoulBoy (Switch)
  • Jungle Z (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Rolling Sky (Switch)
  • Shadowgate (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Slime Tactics (Switch)

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