This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Astral Chain, Azur Lane: Crosswave, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Astral Chain, Azur Lane: Crosswave, more

Astral Chain for Switch and Azur Lane: Crosswave for PlayStation 4 are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

The directorial debut of NieR: Automata game designer Takahisa Taura, Astral Chain is the latest action game from PlatinumGames. In it, players will play as a rookie officer in an elite police task force who fights alongside a living weapon called the Legion through “Synergetic Action.” Players will alternate between several Legion types and skills, performing stylish combos by using the protagonist and Legion in tandem.

Azur Lane: Crosswave, on the other hand, is the debut console game based on the popular smartphone title. Developed by Compile Heart and Felistella, the naval battle RPG features over 25 playable characters who must battle against enemy ships on large battlefields based at sea. Players can prepare character units, formations, and equipment in advance, as well as swap out weapons and accessories. In addition to the main story, there are also sub-quests and various other elements for additional playtime.

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 five percent using our “GEMATSU” coupon code.

Physical and Digital


  • Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Blair WItch (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi (Switch)
  • Control (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Crystar (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Decay of Logos (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Grand Prix Shooter (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Heave Ho (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Invasion of Alien X – Earth in Crisis (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Kamiko (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile (Switch)
  • Minna no Soukoban (PS4)
  • Minoria (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Soli: Islands of the Heart (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Strikers 1999 (Switch)
  • SubaraCity (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase: Two Farce (Switch)
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul (Switch, Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.

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