This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Project Sakura Wars, Samurai Shodown for Switch, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Project Sakura Wars, Samurai Shodown for Switch, more

Project Sakura Wars for PlayStation 4 and Samurai Shodown for Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

The first new entry in the series since Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for PlayStation 2 in 2005, Project Sakura Wars is a dramatic adventure game set in a romanticized version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Players take on the role of protagonist Seijuro Kamiyama, who leads the new Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, who alongside a cast of heroines must fight against the threat of the Kouma that threaten peace, as well as restore the Great Imperial Theater to its former glory. Adventure parts see the player run around the Imperial Capital while interacting with characters and triggering events, while battle parts see the player suit up and pilot a mech in action-based combat.

The Switch version of Samurai Shodown, which was first released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, contains all the content of the previously released versions, as well as the same purchasable downloadable content. Early copies of the game include a port of Samurai Shodown! 2, which was originally released for Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999.

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


  • AVICII Invector (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dauntless (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Dead End Job (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Detroit: Become Human (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • European Conqueror X (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Gensou SkyDrift (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Golf Peaks (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Gunlord X (PS4, Switch) – Already available on Switch worldwide, launching for PS4 worldwide.
  • Headliner: NoviNews (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Layers of Fear 2 (PC) – Already available worldwide.
  • Megaquarium (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Mochi A Girl (Switch)
  • Omega Labyrinth Life (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Princess Maker: Go! Go! Princess (Switch)
  • Riverbond (PS4, Switch) – Already available for PS4 worldwide, launching for Switch worldwide.
  • Sacred Stones (Switch)
  • Stay (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Virgo Versus the Zodiac (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Zombie Driver Immortal Edition (Switch) – Already available 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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