This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Trials of Mana, The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki for PS4, more

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This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Trials of Mana, The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki for PS4, more

Trials of Mana and the PlayStation 4 version of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

A remake of the 1995-released Super Nintendo game Seiken Densetsu 3, Trials of Mana is a fully modernized action RPG with revamped 3D graphics, character voice-overs, a remastered soundtrack, a new episode available after the ending, an ability system, and a new class that reconstructs the character leveling system. Its six protagonists have overlapping stories and their fates change depending on who you choose as your main character and two companions. Read more about the game here, here, and here.

The PlayStation 4 version of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, which was originally released for PSP in September 2010, adds a fully-voiced main story, a high-speed skip mode, 60 frames per second support, high image and sound quality, the ability to skip battle cut-in scenes, and various user interface updates. Read more about the game here and here.

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

  • Aonatsu Line (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (PS4) – Launching worldwide digitally (physical edition delayed in the west).
  • Bee Simulator (PS4, Switch) – Already available in the west.
  • Bokuhime Project (PS4, Switch)
  • Bookbound Brigade (Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide.
  • Celeste (PS4, Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide.
  • Enter the Gungeon (Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (PS4)
  • Little Busters! Converted Edition (Switch) – Launching digitally worldwide.
  • Little Town Hero (PS4, Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide for Switch.
  • Metro Redux (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Super Real Mahjong LOVE 2~7! (Switch)
  • Trials of Mana (PS4, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Umihara Kawase Fresh! (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Yumeutsutsu Re:After Bundle Pack (Switch) – Launching digitally worldwide.
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War (PS4) – Already available worldwide.


  • Border Break DX Starter Pack (PS4)
  • Clash of Elementalists BURST (Switch)
  • Cloudpunk (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dragon Marked for Death (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • eSports Legend (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Glory Horse Racing (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • ITTA (Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Switch) – Already available worlwide.
  • Metro Last Light Redux (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Nira (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • OS Omega (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Picross S4 (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Spaceland (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Touhou Mechanical Scrollery (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Trials of Mana (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Yumeutsutsu Re:After (PS4, Switch, PS Vita, 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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