Nintendo's latest Direct presentation was filled with all sorts of announcements and trailers, but some of these were only revealed in Japan's broadcast. For your convenience, we've rounded up all of the Japan-only news put it all on one page.
LOOP8 - 2022
This is a new school/life RPG game from Marvelous. Here's a summary via Gematsu, and you can also visit the official website to see some additional artwork are screenshots. At the moment, it's scheduled to arrive at some point in 2022 and there's no mention of this game being released outside of Japan.
"LOOP8 is a juvenile RPG in which live your “everyday life” and fight “the extraordinary.” Live a summer all on your own while forging relationships with the people around you, while fighting calamities known as 'Kegai'.”
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story - 12th May 2022
This title is another game from Square Enix. This time round it's a live-action mystery adventure game directed by Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V) and produced by Junichi Ehara (NieR: Automata). This title is getting a worldwide launch on the same date. Source: Twitter / Gematsu
"Directed by Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) and produced by Junichi Ehara (NieR: Automata), The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story centers around the ill-fated Shijima family, who have experienced a chain of inexplicable deaths in their family over the past century. Players will take on the role of mystery novelist, Haruka Kagami and use their powers of deductions to uncover the truth behind four murder cases that have taken place in the Shijima household over the last one hundred years. Take on this accessible mystery story, uncover the truth of the case and reveal the culprit!"
Taiko Risshiden V DX - 19th May 2022
Koei Tecmo's 'DX' version of the 2004 release, originally on the PlayStation 2 and PC. This is the latest entry in the series and takes on the form of a simulation, turn-based, tactics game mixed with role-playing. There's no word on localisation just yet.
The next batch of games were part of a short "coming soon" montage:
Touken Ranbu Musou - 24th May 2022
DMM Game has teamed up with Koei Tecmo's Omega Force on this one. It's a warriors / Musou game. A western release is on the way and you can learn more about it in our previous story:
Voice Of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden - 17th February 2022
This is a worldwide release and will be available next week.
Chocobo GP - 10th March 2022
Cloud Strife was confirmed as an unlockable racer in Chocobo GP but is a Season Pass One exclusive reward.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 12th April 2022
Another one that's already locked in for the west - out this April.
Konami eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 - 21st April 2022
Another entry in the Konami eBaseball series is on the way. These likely won't be localised.
Nintendo Direct - Japan (February 2022)
You can see the whole Japan broadcast in the video below:
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