This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Star Wars: Squadrons, more

Plus Genshin Impact, Orangeblood, and more.

This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Star Wars: Squadrons, more

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and Star Wars: Squadrons are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

The first original entry in the Crash Bandicoot series in more than 10 years, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a true sequel and modern take on a classic developed by Activision’s Toys for Bob studio. Featuring multiple playable characters, four Quantum Masks that unlock the ability to bend the rules of reality, a new art style, a new play style, “Flashback” levels, local multiplayer modes, and more, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is packed with content.

Star Wars: Squadron is a five-versus-five first-person space combat game developed by Electronic Arts’ Motive Studios. In addition to a full single-player campaign set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the game features multiplayer dogfights, various classes of starfighters, unlockable weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetics, and more.

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

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Rival Megagun (PS4, Switch)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Ys Origin Special Edition (PS4, Switch) – Currently available digitally worldwide.


  • Birthday of Midnight (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Genshin Impact (PS4, PC, iOS, Android) – Launching worldwide.
  • Hell Sports (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Lost Dragon (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (Switch)
  • Mine Dungeon II: Rurumu’s Trip (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • MindSeize (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena (PSVR) – Launching worldwide.
  • Orangeblood (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Spiritfarer (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Xbox One, PC [Steam, Origin]) – 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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