16 Upcoming Games Released in Japan 2022

List of best new games released in Japan 2022

List of Games Released in 2022

Japanese pop culture has been more and more popular among international people in the world, and you may have experienced some of the modern cultures in Japan including anime, manga, video games, idols, Kawaii, etc. All of the entertainment contents are indigenous to Japan. Japanese famous video game and electronics companies have offered the cutting-edge home video game consoles: Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and the latest Nintendo Switch by Nintendo and the PlayStation series by Sony.

Recently, online games with computers have rapidly got much popular among gamers around the globe, however, a large number of new video games have been also released every year, especially for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and 5.

Here is the list of anticipated upcoming games released in Japan 2022, which will be also on sale all over the world, of course. Don’t miss the release date of the newest games.

1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Pokémon LEGENDS アルセウス)

Release: January 28, 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://legends.pokemon.com

2. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet (ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット)

Release: Late 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/

3. Splatoon 3

Release: Summer, 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/splatoon-3-switch/

4. Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Untitled) (ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド続編)

Release: Within 2022

*NOTE: It has been officially announced that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is postponed until 2023 by Nintendo.

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-games/The-sequel-to-The-Legend-of-Zelda-Breath-of-the-Wild-1576884.html

5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (星のカービィ ディスカバリー)

Release: March 25, 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/kirby-and-the-forgotten-land-switch/

6. Chocobo GP (チョコボGP)

Release: March 10, 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://square-enix-games.com/chocobo-gp/en-us/

7. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (ストレンジャー オブ パラダイス ファイナルファンタジー オリジン)

Release: March 18, 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Xbox One/Windows

Website: https://square-enix-games.com/sopffo/en-us/

8. Dragon Quest X (ドラゴンクエストX 目覚めし五つの種族 オンライン)

Release: Summer, 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Nintendo Switch/Windows

Website: https://www.dqx.jp/offline

9. Sonic Frontiers (ソニックフロンティア)

Release: Winter, 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Nintendo Switch/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Xbox One/Windows

Website: https://frontiers.sonicthehedgehog.com/v2/index.html

10. Gran Turismo 7 (グランツーリスモ7)

Release: March 4, 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4

Website: https://www.playstation.com/en-hk/games/gran-turismo-7/

11. Granblue Fantasy: Relink (グランブルーファンタジー リリンク)

Release: Within 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Windows

Website: https://relink.granbluefantasy.jp/en/

12. Star Ocean The Divine Force (スターオーシャン6 THE DIVINE FORCE)

Release: Within 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Xbox One/Windows

Website: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/news/star-ocean-the-divine-force

13. Bayonetta 3 (ベヨネッタ3)

Release: Within 2022

Console: Nintendo Switch

Website: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-games/Bayonetta-3-2045649.html

14. Elden Ring (エルデンリング: ELDEN RING)

Release: February 15, 2022

Console: PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Xbox One/Windows

Website: https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring

15. Starfield

Release: November 11, 2022

Console: Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Windows

Website: https://bethesda.net/en/game/starfield

16. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Release: December 8, 2022

Console: Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S/Windows

Website: https://www.stalker2.com/


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