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This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Shenmue III, Deemo Reborn, more

Shenmue III for PlayStation 4 and PC, and Deemo Reborn for PlayStation 4 are the highlights of this week’s Japanese game releases.

Crowdfunded by fans and backed by publisher Deep Silver, Shenmue III is a sequel 18 years in the making. Set directly after the events of Shenmue II, protagonist Ryo Hazuki continues his journey across China to find his father’s killer. In addition to new and returning characters, the game promises a “gorgeous, charm-laden, and danger-filled China,” from “festive towns to dark and dank enemy lairs,” skill-adaptable Free Battle and Special Skill systems, mini-games, and more.

Deemo Reborn is a remake of the popular mobile rhythm game, rebuilt from the ground up in 3D. Players will be able to explore previously hidden areas of the castle where the game is set and uncover more of the story through additional scenarios. The game ships with more than 60 songs for the rhythm game parts, with additional songs planned via downloadable content.

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.

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition (PS4, Switch) – Also launching in Europe.
    • European Version (PS4, Switch)
  • Civilization VI (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
    • North American Version (PS4, Xbox One)
    • European Version (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Deemo Reborn (PS4) – Launching digitally worldwide.
    • Multi-Language Asian Version: Standard / Premium
  • Diabolik Lovers Grand Edition for Nintendo Switch (Switch)
    • Limited Edition
  • LEGO Jurassic World (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deluxe Edition (PS4, Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Our Drop Eraser + Sports Set (Switch)
  • Shenmue III (PS4) – Launching worldwide.
    • North American Version
    • European Version
  • Sonic Forces (New Price Version) (PS4, Switch)
  • Splatoon 2 Ikasu Debut Set (Switch)
  • Arcade Archives In the Hunt (PS4, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Automation Empire (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Civilization VI (Xbox One) – Launching worldwide.
  • Croixleur Sigma (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
  • Layers of Fear 2 (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Lost Ember (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Launching worldwide.
  • Moonlighter (PS4) – Already available worldwide.
  • Narcos: Rise of the Cartels (PC) – Launching worldwide.
    • North American Version (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • European Version (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Shenmue III (PC) – Launching worldwide.
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Switch) – Already available worldwide.
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