This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, more

A huge week of new releases.

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, more

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster for PlayStation 4 and Switch, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch are among many highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is a remastered version of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Chronicle Edition with improved graphics and gameplay, voiced (optional) event scenes, “Normal and Hard” difficulties, and a “Merciful” difficulty as free downloadable content. With the 980 yen “Maniax Pack” downloadable content, you can play the game with Dante from the Devil May Cry series in place of Raidou Kuzunoha. Read up on more paid downloadable content here.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an enhanced version of the 2013-released Wii U title. In addition to the base game and all downloadable content, Pikmin 3 Deluxe adds local two-player cooperative play, new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie, various quality of life improvements including lock-on targeting, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, and optional hints, and a “Piklopedia” with profile entries for each character and creature you discover.

Other highlights this week include Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez, Mad Rat Dead, Watch Dogs: Legion, Auto Chess for PlayStation 4, and Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion for Switch.

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.


  • PlayStation VR Variety Pack with Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, PlayStation VR Worlds, Everybody’s Golf VR, and Blood & Truth (includes PlayStation Camera adapter)
  • PlayStation VR with PlayStation VR Worlds (includes PlayStation Camera adapter)

Physical and Digital


  • Aikano: Yukizora no Triangle (Switch)
  • Auto Chess (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Carto (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Clash Force (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Crazy Zen Mini Golf (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope (Xbox One, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology Vol. 1+2 Pack (Xbox One, PC [Steam])
  • de Blob (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Ghostrunner (Xbox One, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Monster Jam: Steel Titans (Switch)
  • Our After School Play (Switch)
  • Supraland (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase: Curious Queen (Switch)
  • Toshokan II SW: Meisaku 100-Sen + Alpha (Switch)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PSVR) – Already available worldwide.
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu (PS4)
  • YouTubers Life OMG! (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition (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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