This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: The Last of Us Part II, Namcot Collection, more

Plus a few otome visual novels for Switch.

This Week's Japanese Game Releases: The Last of Us Part II, Namcot Collection, more

The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4 and Namcot Collection for Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

The followup to the 2013-released The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II picks up five years later in Jackson, Wyoming, where Ellie and Joel have settled down and live among a community of survivors. But when a violent event disrupts the peace, Ellie embarks on a journey to carry out justice and find closure. The Last of Us Part II promises a “complex, emotional story” set in a “beautiful, yet dangerous world” full of “tense and desperate action-survival gameplay.”

Namcot Collection is a collection of 11 classic Namcot titles, including Pac-Man, Galaga, The Tower of Druaga, Battle City, Star Luster, Family Jockey, Yokai Dochuki, Dragon Spirit, Mendel Palace (Qunity), Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti, and the bonus game Pac-Man: Championship Edition (8-bit version). In the west, Bandai Namco will release two volumes of Namco Museum Archives on the same day, which include 22 titles total. Read more about those 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


  • The Academy (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Adabana Odd Tales (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Arcade Archives Naughty Boy (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • ATRI: My Dear Moments (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre (Switch) – Already available worldwide worldwide.
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Desperados III (Xbox One, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Detroit: Become Human (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle – Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes (Switch)
  • GOHOME (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Hakoniwa Explorer Plus (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Happy Oshare Time (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Heavy Rain (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes – Futairo no Shoujo (Switch)
  • My Butler (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • One Way Heroics Plus (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • TETRA for Nintendo Switch (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Watashi Dakeireba Mondainai Yone (Switch)
  • Working Zombies (Switch) – Launching worldwide.

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

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