This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, more

This week’s Japanese game releases are highlighted by several new titles, including Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, and more.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an action RPG developed by Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series studio CyberConnect2. It follows the story of the Saiyan Goku from the Saiyans’ invasion of Earth to the defeat of Majin Buu. Through training, eating, and more, players will be able to upgrade Goku’s skills.

The latest mainline entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (known as Yakuza 7: The Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan) stars protagonist Ichiban Kasuga in a story about rising up from the bottom. Combat uses a “Live Command RPG Battle” system. Cities in the game include Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama; Sotenbori, Osaka; and Kamurocho, Tokyo.

Based on the original Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE released for Wii U in 2015, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is an enhanced version for Switch with new elements such as additional songs and scenario. The game is set in Tokyo and pits protagonist Itsuki Aoi and company against Mirages, rogue spirits from another world, in unison with friendly Mirages based on characters from the Fire Emblem series.

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


  • The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Anime Studio Story (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Arcade Archives Detana!! TwinBee (PS4, Switch)
  • Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Degrees of Separation (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Hovership Havoc (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Joggernauts (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Maitetsu: Pure Station (Switch) – Launching worldwide for PS4 and Switch.
  • Orangeblood (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Puzzle & Dragons GOLD (Switch) – Also launching in North America.
  • Red Bow (Switch) – Launching worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PS Vita.
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV (PC)
  • Seek Hearts (PS4, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • SELF (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • To the Moon (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Wizardry: Labyrinths of Lost Souls (PC) – 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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