This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Final Fantasy VII Remake, more

Midgar takes center stage in the first entry of a multi-part saga.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 is the highlight of this week’s Japanese (and worldwide) video game releases.

First announced at E3 2015, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an action RPG re-imagining of the Midgar section of Final Fantasy VII, a turn-based RPG first released for PlayStation in 1997. The first entry in a multi-part saga, it promises a “level of depth inconceivable for the original.”

In Final Fantasy VII Remake, the world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, which controls the planet’s life force as mako energy. In the city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization called Avalanche has stepped up their resistance, enlisting the support of Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit turned mercenary—unaware of the consequences that await him.

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


  • BQM – BlockQuest Maker (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Piczle Cross Adventure (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Sludge Life (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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