Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates makes its western debut on Switch this year as Seven Pirates H, with lewd humour and fanservice aplenty.
Compile Heart’s dark fairy tale dungeon crawler Mary Skelter 2 hits Steam on January 14 (NZT), with a remake of the first game bundled in.
Aspire: Ina’s Tale weaves a thoughtful tale through its striking visuals, but weak puzzle design and finnicky controls only get in the way.
Ghostrunner’s blend of action and first-person platforming is refreshing, precisely because it de-emphasises direct combat.
Aiko’s Choice builds on Blades of the Shogun in clever ways, while also being a surprisingly good place to jump into tactical stealth games.
Memories of East Coast sets out with bold ambitions, but underdeveloped ideas and an error-riddled script prevent it from living up to them.
The Taito Egret II mini, announced for Japan earlier this year and already hard to find, is getting an official western release in 2022.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, outsourced to ILCA with little Game Freak involvement, leave something to be desired.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain eschews regimented, structured brain training in favour of something more playful, with a party game twist.
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX brings a pair of quintessentially ’90s games into the modern day, finding new potential in the age of social media.