The end of 2021 is finally here. As with earlier years, December is relatively light on new releases. This month, there are some interesting new releases and ports across different platforms and regions. The last few months have had Shin Megami Tensei V, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black WaterSuper Monkey Ball Banana ManiaDemon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami ChroniclesLost JudgmentTales of Arise, and many more games release across all systems.

We are also finally in Game of the Year season finally here. The end of year lists this time are going to be very interesting with so many amazing games across all platforms. Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese games releasing in December 2021.

Japanese video games releasing in December 2021

December 2

Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani
Aksys Games
Nintendo Switch

The Kids We Were
Nintendo Switch

December 3

Danganronpa Decadence
Spike Chunsoft
Nintendo Switch

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Nintendo Switch

December 7

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
Square Enix
PS5, PS4, PC

December 9

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX
Koei Tecmo Europe / US
iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC

December 16

Onion Games
PS5, PS4

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Deathsmiles 1 & 2
City Connection
PS4, Xbox One

December 23

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires (Japan)
Koei Tecmo Games
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

December 30

Deathsmiles 1 & 2
City Connection
Nintendo Switch


Demon Gaze Extra (Now January 6, 2022)
Clouded Leopard Entertainment
PS4, Nintendo Switch

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
Nintendo Switch

Update 1: Demon Gaze Extra release date delayed.
Update 2: Deathsmiles 1&2 Nintendo Switch release date delayed.

Update 3: Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth delayed for Switch.

I will update this if more games get announced for a release this month.

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