This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki for PS4, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, more

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!, Synaptic Drive, and more.

This Week's Japanese Game Releases: The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki for PS4, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, more

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki for PlayStation 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

The PlayStation 4 version of The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki, which was originally released for PSP in September 2011, 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, as well as the appearance of characters from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, whose story runs parallel to Ao no Kiseki. Read more about the game here and here.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a remastered version of June 2010-released Wii title, featuring high-definition graphics, new character models, remastered and rearranged music tracks, an updated user interface, and a 10 to 12 hours-long epilogue story called “Future Connected,” which can be played from the beginning without clearing the main game. 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


  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle – Crash ‘n’ the Boys: Street Challenge (Switch)
  • Fault: Milestone One (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Georifters (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes – Bouen wo Sagase! (Switch)
  • Little Misfortune (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Minecraft Dungeons (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Quantum League Early Access (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Strikers 1945 II (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Synaptic Drive (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase: Summer Surprise (Switch)
  • Those Who Remain (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Thy Sword (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • XCOM 2 Collection (Switch) – Launching worldwide.

The PlayStation 4 or 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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