This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Touhou Spell Bubble, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Touhou Spell Bubble, more

Granblue Fantasy: Versus for PlayStation 4 and Touhou Spell Bubble for Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

Developed by Arc System Works, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is the first console game entry in the hit mobile game series. It features 11 playable characters, with two additional characters due out via downloadable content in March, another two in April, and one more soon after. In addition to the standard Versus Mode expected of a fighting game, Granblue Fantasy: Versus also incorporates a co-op-supported RPG Mode where players can enjoy a new story in the Sky Realm and power up their characters.

Touhou Spell Bubble, which is a digital-only title (the box art above is only a mock-up), is a Touhou Project rhythm puzzle game developed by Taito. It adds rhythm game elements to bubble shooting-style puzzles featuring a total of 41 Touhou music arrangements from 23 artists, including 12 new songs. A total of 20 Touhou Project characters and 60 spell cards will appear. Story Mode will let players enjoy an original story set in the world of Gensokyo.

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

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4)
  • Ise Shima Mystery Guide: The False Black Pearl (Switch)
  • Rugby 20 (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • WRC8 FIA World Rally Championship (PS4) – Already available worldwide.


  • Cat Quest II (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dragon Fang: Drahn’s Mystery Dungeon (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Graveyard Keeper (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kunai (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Marooners (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Metal Unit (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Monster Viator (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Rocketron (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Roof Rage (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • ScourgeBringer (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Shiny Ski Resort (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Touhou Spell Bubble (Switch)
  • Voxel Pirates (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Yuoni: Rises (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.

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

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

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