This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, Shing!, more

The first week of new physical releases in 2021.

This Week's Japanese Game Releases: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, Shing!, more

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time and Shing! for PlayStation 4 and Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

Both games are already available digitally worldwide, with the exception of the Switch version of Shing! (which is due out via the Nintendo eShop in the west alongside its Japanese release on January 21), but the Japanese releases mark the first retail physical editions of each title. Both games support English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian language options, while Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time also supports Simplified Chinese, and Shing! also supports Italian and Korean.

On the digital side, the Early Access version of the dark fantasy action RPG ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is launching for PC via Steam, as well as the PC port of the strategy RPG and visual novel hybrid Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen. The Switch port of visual novel Grisaia Phantom Trigger 5.5 is also due out.

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

  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (PS4, Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide.
  • Shing! (PS4, Switch) – Already available digitally worldwide.


  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Early Access (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • G-Mode Archives 28: Sepas Channel (Switch)
  • Grisaia Phantom Trigger 5.5 (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Gryphon Knight Epic: Definitive Edition (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Her Love in the Force (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Legend of Numbers (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Lily: Shiroki Yuri no Otome-tachi S (Switch)
  • Teratopia (PS4, Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Unspottable (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:

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