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Japan Is Getting Some Switch Games We're Not (Yet?)

SaGa Scarlet Grace.
SaGa Scarlet Grace.
Screenshot: Square Enix (YouTube)

We just got a whole bunch of awesome Nintendo Switch game announcements in today’s Nintendo Direct, but as usual, Japan got a little bit extra. Here are the announcements you didn’t see if you only watched the U.S. Direct.

SaGa Scarlet Grace, the latest in Square Enix’s long-running series of really complicated RPGs originally released on Vita, is coming to Switch this year.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version will come to Japan this summer. The surprise: You’ll be able to drum along to songs from Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, including “Jump Up, Super Star.”


(Update, 7:20 PM Eastern: Bandai Namco told Kotaku it has no news to share about the game’s prospects for overseas release.)

Finally, Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud, announced last year, got an update: It’ll include Breath of the Wild costumes and equipment. This will launch on April 4 in Japan. Sega’s American branch told Kotaku it had no news to share today about the game.


Reminder: The Switch is region-free! Okay, maybe that doesn’t help you with these RPGs if you don’t read Japanese, but at least you can just import Taiko if it doesn’t come here.

Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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I almost spit out my dinner at that PSO2 news. Bring that shit over here please!