This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Onechanbara Origin, Yo-kai Watch 4++, more

Plus Motto! New Puzz Osomatsu-san, Star Ocean: First Departure R, and more.

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Onechanbara Origin, Yo-kai Watch 4++, more

Onechanbara Origin for PlayStation 4 and Yo-kai Watch 4++ for PlayStation 4 and Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

Onechanbara Origin is a complete remake of The Onechanbara and The Onechanbara 2, which were originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2004 and 2005. Featuring renewed main character designs by Katsumi Enami, the high-speed action game tells a new interpretation of the story of sisters Aya and Saki, who hate and want to kill each other.

Yo-kai Watch 4++ is an updated version of Yo-kai Watch 4: We’re All Looking Up at the Same Sky, which was originally only released for Switch. Now also on PlayStation 4, the updated release adds an online multiplayer mode, new areas and boss yo-kai, new quests, new yo-kai to befriend, and more. Users who already own the original release for Switch can download the new content via a paid add-on due out on the same day.

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


  • Alien: Isolation (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PS4, Xbox One) – Launching worldwide
  • Arise: A Simple Story (PC)
  • AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Darksiders Genesis (PC)
  • Defenders of Ekron: Definitive Edition (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dungeon Village (PS4)
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Special Edition: All Season Passes Edition (PS4, PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Special Edition: Additional Scenarios Edition (PS4, PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Special Edition: Additional Weapons Edition (PS4, PC)
  • Game Dev Story (PS4)
  • Hatsune Miku VR (PSVR)
  • Heroland (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Hot Springs Story (PS4)
  • Ganbare! Super Strikers (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • March to a Million (Switch)
  • Minna no Othello (PS4, Switch)
  • Mosaic (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Motto! New Puzz Osomatsu-san: Shinpin Sotsugyou Keikaku (PS4)
  • NekoMiko (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Seek Hearts (Xbox One)
  • Star Ocean: First Departure R (PS4, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • TickTock: Tale for Two (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Wizards of Brandel (Switch) – Launching worldwide.

The PlayStation 4 and Switch titles listed above can be purchased through Japanese PlayStation Network and Nintendo accounts using prepaid cards:

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