Japanese Switch Launch Line-up Has Almost Twice as Many Games
on February 27, 2017 by

Japanese Switch Launch Line-up Has Almost Twice as Many Games

The Switch day launch line-up has resulted in rather divisive opinions on whether the console should be a day one purchase. What’s more, the Japanese Switch launch line-up has almost twice as many games, many of which haven’t been announced for overseas at all. How much are we missing out on? And is it anything worthwhile?

 

Here’s the shared list of launch titles for North America and Europe:

 

1-2-Switch

Fast RMX

Human Resource Machine

I Am Setsuna

Just Dance 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Little Inferno

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Skylanders: Imaginators

Snipperclips

Super Bomberman R

World of Goo

 

Japanese Switch Launch Line-up Has Almost Twice as Many Games

Here’s the Japanese version:

 

1-2-Switch

Blaster Master Zero

Disgaea 5 Complete

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes II

Fast RMX

Human Resource Machine

I Am Setsuna

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Little Inferno

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence

Othello

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Soldam: Blooming Declaration

Soratobu Bunbun Baan

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Snipperclips

Super Bomberman R

VOEZ

World of Goo

 

Japanese Switch Launch Line-up Has Almost Twice as Many Games

An interesting thing to note here is that Skylanders: Imaginators and Just Dance 2017 aren’t due for release in Japan at this stage. Shovel Knight also doesn’t have a set Japanese release date yet, but is balanced out by Disgaea 5 Complete and Puyo Puyo Tetris releasing a month or two early. Most importantly, 7 of the Japanese launch titles don’t have any kind of external release date – not even a generic ‘2017’.

 

Puyo Teto 1

Will we be seeing the Switch play catch up in the future? Or is this an indicator of a long list of non-exported titles to come? Whatever the case, players can be somewhat reassured by the Switch’s lack of region lock, allowing certain games to be imported and enjoyed without too much of a hitch. It may not work as well for Dragon Quest XI as it would for something like Taiko Drum Master, but this is a great new development as far as the Switch’s release schedule goes!

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