This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Resident Evil 3, Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore, more

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Resident Evil 3, Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore, more

The Resident Evil 3 remake and Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore are the highlights o this week’s Japanese game releases.

Developed by Capcom and M-Two, Resident Evil 3 is a remake of the 1999-released PlayStation original with an over-the-shoulder camera, modernized control scheme, and built in the RE Engine that powers games such as the Resident Evil 2 remake, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard. It also includes the four-versus-one asymmetrical multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance, which will add Resident Evil 3 protagonist Jill Valentine as a playable Survivor.

Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore is an updated re-release of Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Wii Deluxe. The Encore version adds new stages for a total of over 800 stages, as well as the “Moji Pittan Dictionary” update, which adds words that did not exist at that time, such as “Instahae” (Instagrammable) and “Reiwa.”

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

  • Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore (Switch)
  • Pika Pika Nurse Monogatari: Shounika wa Itsumo Oosawagi for Nintendo Switch (Switch)
  • Resident Evil 3 (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Shovel Knight (PS4, Switch)


  • Good Company (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • MazM: Jekyll and Hyde (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • HyperParasite (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Memories Off: Innocent Fille (PC)
  • Octahedron (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Pocket Harvest (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Pode (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Puchitto Cluster (PS4, Switch)
  • Rascal Fight (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Resident Evil 3 (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Soundart (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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