This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Aleste Collection, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, more

Physical releases dwindle as 2020 nears its end.

This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Aleste Collection, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, more

Aleste Collection and Earth Defense Force: World Brothers for PlayStation 4 and Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

Developed by M2, Aleste Collection includes the shoot ’em ups Aleste (1988, Sega Mark III), GG Aleste (1991, Game Gear), GG Aleste II (1993, Game Gear), Power Strike II (1993, Sega Master System), and the all-new GG Aleste 3, developed for Game Gear specifications. Read more about the collection here.

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is a third-person action shooter set in a 3D voxel world torn apart by the destruction of alien invaders. Players can build their own four-member Earth Defense Force unit of soldier classes from across the series to fight against the various enemies that have appeared throughout the franchise thus far, including Invaders, Foreigners, Primers, Ravagers, and Aggressors.

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


  • Akita Oga Mystery Guide: The Frozen Silverbell Flower (Switch)
  • de Blob 2 (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Death end re;Quest (Switch)
  • Demon’s Tier+ (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Dragon’s Lair Trilogy (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Drunken Fist (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Fox n Forests (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Great Conqueror: Rome (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kingdom Tales (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Nekopara Vol. 4 (PS4, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Override 2: Super Mech League (Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Pachislot Universe Oukoku: A Project (Switch)
  • Smart Moves (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Super Real Mahjong Graffiti (Switch)
  • Void Source (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Wingspan (Switch) – Launching worldwide.

The PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and 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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