This Week In Imports: Swords And Shields Clash Over The Latest Pokemon Games


sword and shield

The week of release for the latest Pokemon games are out. Pokemon Sword and Shield bring players to the new Galar region, filled with new concepts in the series such as the Wild Area, which is like a Safari Zone but not sectioned off, as well as the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics which turn regular Pokemon battles into kaiju films.


Aside from Pokemon, the Romancing SaGa 3 HD remaster also releases this week, bringing the game over to the West for the first time. On the PlayStation front, Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist is a 4v4 online multiplayer game that pits iconic characters from that series against each other.


Finally, Last Labyrinth, the latest VR game by Doko Demo Issyo director Hiromichi Takahashi, will release as well. This game has players escaping a mansion while working together with a girl who doesn’t speak your language.


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Here are this week’s JP releases below:

Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Sword (+ eShop version)

Pokemon Shield (+ eShop version)

Pokemon Sword & Shield Double Pack (+ eShop version)


eShop Only (Switch)

Romancing SaGa 3

Vasara Collection

Labyrinth of the Witch

Kenshiku! Gondola & Lift


PlayStation 4

Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist (+ PS Store version)

Vasara Collection (+ PS Store version)

Let’s Go On The A-Train! Exp.+ (+ PS Store version)


PS Store Only (PS4)

Last Labyrinth

Romancing SaGa 3


PS Store Only (PS Vita)

Romancing SaGa 3


Microsoft Store Only (Xbox One)

Romancing SaGa 3

Vasara Collection

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!