This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Samurai Shodown, Super Mario Maker 2, more

Plus La-Mulana 2 for consoles, the KonoSuba dungeon RPG, and more.

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Samurai Shodown, Super Mario Maker 2, more

Samurai Shodown and Super Mario Maker 2 highlight this week’s lineup of Japanese video game releases.

A reboot of the 1993-launched fighting game series, Samurai Shodown is built on Unreal Engine 4 and features 16 playable fighters. Consumers who purchase the game within the first week of release will receive the Season Pass free of charge, which includes four additional characters to be released in August, October, December, and February 2020, respectively. One of those four characters is Rimururu.

As for Super Mario Maker 2, the sequel to the stage creation-based Wii U and 3DS title for Switch includes a plethora of new elements, including new course parts, tools, and features, a new story mode, new course themes, a Super Mario 3D World style, and more.

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. (Note: Our $3 discount will change to a five percent discount starting June 25.)

Physical and Digital

  • Clock Zero ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ Devote (Switch)
  • God of War III Remastered PlayStation Hits (PS4)
  • Hello Lady! Superior Dynamis (PS4)
  • Home Sweet Home (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition PlayStation Hits (PS4)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Switch)
  • Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha (PS4)
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Labyrinth of Hope and the Gathering of Adventurers! (PS4, PS Vita)
  • La-Mulana 2 (PS4, Switch)
  • Obduction (PS4) – Already available digitally worldwide.
  • Puyo Puyo Champions (PS4, Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide, including Japan.
  • Samurai Shodown (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
    • Limited Edition (PS4)
    • Neo Geo Mini Hahomaru Set (PS4)
    • Neo Geo Mini Nakururu Set (PS4)
    • Neo Geo Mini Ukyo Tachibana Set (PS4)
    • North American Version (PS4, Xbox One)
    • European Version (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • To All of Mankind (PS4, Switch)
  • Your Diary+ (PS4, PS Vita)


  • Access Denied (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Akihabara: Feel the Rhythm Remixed (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Chiki-Chiki Boxy Pro Wrestling (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Devil May Cry (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Epic Astro Story (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Furwind (PS4, Switch, PS Vita) – Launching worldwide.
  • Goonya Fighter (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Hardcore Mecha (PS4, PC) – Launching worldwide for PC. Also launching with English subtitles for PS4 in Southeast Asia.
  • Hell Warders (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kamiko (PS4, PC) – Launching worldwide for PC.
  • La-Mulana 2 (Xbox One)
  • N++ (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Rain City (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Samurai Shodown (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • SteamPunk Quest (Switch) – Already available worldwide.

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