This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Biomutant, Tantei Bokumetsu, World’s End Club, more

Open-world mutant action, detective adventures, and juvenile survival.

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Biomutant, Tantei Bokumetsu, World's End Club, more

Biomutant for PlayStation 4, Tantei Bokumetsu for PlayStation 4 and Switch, and World’s End Club for Switch are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

Due out worldwide, Biomutant is an open-world action RPG in which players create their own “mutant” protagonist who fights in a martial arts-styled combat that mixes melee, shooting, and mutant ability action. As a plague runs through the land and the Tree-of-Life bleeds death from its roots, the Tribes of the world stand divided. It is the player’s mission to either save the land—or lead it to an even darker destiny.

Tantei Bokumetsu is a detective adventure game from Nippon Ichi Software. It follows protagonist Wato Houjou—“The Incompetent Detective”—and 13 of the world’s best detectives as they are trapped on an island with the still-at-large serial killer known as “Yatsuzakikikou.” Their goal: to sniff out the serial killer among them. A demo for Tantei Bokumetsu is currently available for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Switch via the Nintendo eShop in Japan.

World’s End Club is the newest game from Kazutaka Kodaka and Kotaro Uchikoshi. Currently available in an Early Access state via Apple Arcade, the Switch version of the puzzle action adventure game is the full story experience. The game follows a group of misfit students from all over Japan who find themselves trapped in a strange theme park during a class trip. While trying to unravel the mystery of their circumstances and escape, they end up involved in a “Game of Fate” that test their bonds of friendship.

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 Almost Gone (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Animal Fun for Toddlers and Kids (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Animal Pairs: Matching & Concentration Game for Toddlers & Kids (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Arcade Archives: Task Force Harrier (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
  • Baby Puzzle: First Learning Shapes for Toddlers (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Biomutant (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Cape’s Escape Game 2.5th Room (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Castle of No Escape (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Connect Color Dots: Fun Water Flow Pipe Line Art Puzzle Game (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Crying Suns (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Dragon Star Varnir (Switch)
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide, including PlayStation 4 and Switch.
  • Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Gadgeteer (PSVR) – Launching worldwide.
  • G-Mode Archives+: Maou ga Ochiru Hi (Switch)
  • HORGIHUGH with Friends (Switch)
  • Ittle Dew 2+ (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kakurasu World (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Kasiori (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Liberated (Xbox One, PC [Steam, DMM Games])
  • LiEat (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Maneater (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Pathway (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Puzzles for Toddlers & Kids: Animals, Cars, and More (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Sir Tincan: Adventures in the Castle (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Skittles (Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Super Bomberman R Online (PS4, Switch, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Sumire (Switch, PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase: Winter Guest (Switch)
  • Vivid Knight (PC [Steam]) – Launching worldwide.
  • Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife (PC VR [Steam], Oculus Quest 1 / 2) – 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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